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 →

Pre-trip This video presents guidelines that transit agencies can use when developing their own pre-trip/post-trip inspection procedures.  These guidelines serve as a sample of best practice methods for inspecting vehicle components generally found on Type II vehicles. https://vimeo.com/aecomvizstudio/review/424871401/e267abb387 Triennial Maintenance Review This video presents a sample vehicle safety inspection performed during a transit agency’s Triennial.. 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 →

Recently, FTA’s Office of Transit Safety and Oversight hosted a panel discussion on human trafficking during the 2019 FTA Joint State Safety Oversight and Rail Transit Agency Workshop. Speakers included FTA, the A21 Campaign, Southwest Transit Association, and American Public Transportation Association. Watch the full video for information, training, and other resources on human trafficking.. 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 →