This research is funded by the Florida Department of Transportation and is being conducted by the National Center for Transit Research at the Center for Urban Transportation Research. This report summarizes the data findings from profiling 17 Florida transit agencies in regards to rear-ended and side collisions. Site visits were conducted to get a better understanding of their procedures for investigating, tracking, and preventing collisions. It also included an analysis of their NTD and non-NTD collision data. Based on the findings, this report recommends several strategies to help reduce bus rear-ended and side collisions. They include a statewide awareness campaign, the creation of a statewide transit collision database and search tool, supporting innovative bus lighting treatments, supporting the creation of bus pullouts, investigating bus operator complacency, and eliminating bus rear advertising. It also cites as a best practice the use of the DriveCam system by Jacksonville Transportation Authority.
Presenters: Brian Pessaro, Center for Urban Transportation Research
Report sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation