Archive for the FY 2007 Final Reports Category

A Qualitative Analysis of Bus Simulator Training on Transit Incidents – A Case Study in Florida

(Center Identification Number: 77701) The purpose of this research was to track and observe three Florida public transit agencies as they incorporated and integrated computer-based transit bus simulators into their existing bus operator training programs. In addition to the three Florida case study agencies, four transit agencies outside

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Impacts of More Rigorous ADA Paratransit Eligibility Assessments on Riders with Disabilities

(Center Identification Number: 77721)  Due to the ever-increasing demand for complementary ADA paratransit trips, transit agencies have instituted a number of actions related to reducing the costs of this type of service, including steps to limit the demand through stricter and more complex ADA paratransit eligibility processes.

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Development of a National Transit Database (NTD) Tool for Vanpool Services

(Center Identification Number: 77715) The National Transit Database has requirements on how providers of vanpool services collect and report their data on service consumed and service provided. Current practices, however, often deviate from these requirements. Such deviations lead to poor data for policy decision-making and can result in

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Enhancing Transit Safety and Security with Wireless Detection and Communication Technologies

(Center Identification Number: 77714)   Public transportation systems are among the most open public facilities in the world and susceptible to breaches of security. Reconciling the need for workplace safety and security with budgetary pressures requires new approaches to increase the effectiveness of existing solutions while preserving flexibility and

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