FTA has published Mental Health Resources to support transit industry workers during these challenging times. We encourage you to share these online resources widely with your networks. These resources will be updated weekly. Please share feedback to FTASafetyStakeholder@dot.gov. FTA Mental Health Resources Mental Health, Wellness and Self-Care: These resources can help transit stakeholders address mental.. read more →

As part of FTA’s effort to promote continuous safety improvement in the public transit industry, these Guidelines for Performing Transit Bus Accident Investigations were developed to provide bus transit agencies leading transit industry practices for performing investigations. The supporting Transit Bus Accident Investigations—Background Research provides a comprehensive examination of each SMS element to broaden the.. read more →

As part of FTA’s effort to promote continuous safety improvement in the public transit industry, these Guidelines for Performing Rail Transit Agency Accident Investigations were developed to provide rail transit agencies leading transit industry practices for performing investigations. The supporting Rail Transit Accident Investigations—Background Research provides a comprehensive examination of each SMS element to broaden.. read more →

Bus drivers and bus station employees are in a critical position to help combat human trafficking. Traffickers recruit victims at bus stops or bus stations and utilize buses in transporting them, either following an initial online recruitment—when they are using a bus to bring their victims to them—or using a bus to take their victims.. read more →

This publication provides information, tips and resources for bus operators assisting passengers with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Operators who are aware of the challenges that individuals with dementia and their caregivers face, are better able to recognize dementia symptoms and ensure a safe trip for all riders. View Report   read more →

While forms of chairs on wheels have been around for centuries, and motorized wheelchairs have been around since the early 1900s, electric wheelchairs were first mass-produced in the 1950s. These mobility aids are also known as power chairs and electric powered wheelchairs (EPWs). Although data are limited, studies (2, 7) have estimated that between 5-23%.. read more →

In the current U.S. climate of on-demand transportation services, the development of transactional data specifications for demand-responsive transportation (DRT)—sometimes referred to as “on-demand services”—will help facilitate interaction between software systems that manage DRT services in the United States. The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program’s TCRP Research Report 210: Development of Transactional Data Specification for Demand-Responsive.. read more →

This report is designed to help transit agencies that have decided to pursue partnerships with one or more TNCs. The report provides information on where, when, and how partnerships between transit agencies and TNCs should be considered and pursued. View Report read more →

The report responds to major concerns of public transportation agencies about the rising demand and costs to provide kidney dialysis trips and about experiences showing these trips require service more specialized than public transportation is designed to provide. View Report Webinar Recording now available read more →

Authors: Leslie Saxon, MD, Rebecca Ebert, and Mona Sobhani, PhD Author affiliations: USC Center for Body Computing, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA Correspondence to: Leslie Saxon saxon@usc.edu Background Transportation barriers in older adults with chronic disease can lead to adverse outcomes like inability to access care and social isolation… read more →