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Bus Accident Investigation What’s a Rural Agency to do?. Deborah Sapper & Amber Reep Sr. Research Associates Center for Urban Transportation Research University of South Florida www.cutr.usf.edu. When a Rural Transit Accident/Incident Occurs. What to you do? What are your responsibilities?

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Bus accident investigation what s a rural agency to do

Bus Accident InvestigationWhat’s a Rural Agency to do?

Deborah Sapper & Amber Reep

Sr. Research Associates

Center for Urban Transportation Research

University of South Florida

www.cutr.usf.edu


When a rural transit accident incident occurs

When a Rural Transit Accident/Incident Occurs

  • What to you do?

  • What are your responsibilities?

  • What happens after the incident?


Bus accident investigation what s a rural agency to do

The Florida’s Department of Transportation in conjunction with the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) heard this call for help by Florida’s rural transit providers and responded.


Florida s response to rural providers

Florida’s Response to Rural Providers

  • In 2005 FDOT funded the development of a tracking system that would help rural transit providers with a tool to track, trend and analyze their accidents/ incidents

  • Tracking this data is a requirement under Florida Statute 1490.004


Bus accident investigation what s a rural agency to do

Are you tracking your incident data?

If not, this tool is available to you through the internet at no cost.


General functionality of the bus incident reporting tracking and analysis system

General Functionality of the Bus Incident Reporting, Tracking and Analysis System

  • Microsoft Access

    • Data Fields

      • Drop down menu selections

    • Data Analysis

      • Queries

    • Reporting

      • Basic ready made reports

    • Charts

      • Ready made charting capabilities

    • Customizable

    • Exportable


Bus incident reporting tracking and analysis system

Bus Incident Reporting, Tracking and Analysis System


Bus incident reporting tracking and analysis system1

Bus Incident Reporting, Tracking and Analysis System


Outputs

Outputs

  • Tracking data:

    • Tables

    • Graphs

    • Charts


The florida model

The Florida Model

  • Today both large and rural transit systems throughout Florida are utilizing and customizing the system.

    • They are tracking & analyze their data

    • They are in compliance with FS1490.004


Bus incident investigation training video

Bus Incident Investigation Training Video

  • In 2006, NCTR and FDOT partnered again to provide technical assistance and support to rural transit system, by providing them with a video on the rules & responsibilities of accident /incident investigation


Bus accident investigation what s a rural agency to do

Bus Incident Investigation Training Video

  • The video and pocket guide were release in 2007 and provided rural transit systems with

  • Accident/Incident Investigation Training

    • Toolbox

      • Recommended Procedures

      • Forms

      • Best Practices

      • Case Studies

      • Quick Resource Guide

      • Guidelines on Recordability


Bus incident investigation video

Bus Incident Investigation Video


Accessing them

Accessing them…..

Bus Incident Reporting, Tracking & Analysis System

www.cutr.usf.edu/bussafety

Accident Investigation Training Video

www.cutr.usf.edu/bussafety


Contact information

Contact Information

Deborah Sapper or Amber Reep

CUTR Senior Research Associates

(813) 974-3120

[email protected]

[email protected]


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