Topic Guides

 

ADA

Transit agencies are required to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. The resources in this topic guide provide information to ensure compliance with the law.

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Bloodborne Pathogens

Dealing with emergency situations that involve the possible spread of bloodborne pathogens can be scary. Fortunately, there are a lot of resources to help train drivers and other transit system personnel about the proper ways to handle these types of emergencies.

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Defensive Driving

Defensive driving entails altering driver behavior to prevent accidents caused by hazards on the road or in the vehicle. These resources include training that will help drivers deal with situations before they arise.

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Disasters

Nobody is ever prepared for a disaster.  From fires to hurricanes to blizzards, natural disasters and extreme weather affect every aspect of normal transit operations.  This topic guide provides resources that help transit agencies plan, respond and recover from disasters.

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Distracted Driving

Driver distractions can be dangerous for passengers, and also other vehicles on the road. Resources in this section focus on distracted driving and training to reduce the practice and distractions.

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Drug and Alcohol Programs

Safety-sensitive employees are required to undergo drug and alcohol testing as part of federal regulations aimed at increasing public safety. Rural and tribal transit agencies are responsible for making sure that these requirements are met. This topic guide will direct you to the most current and relevant resources on all aspects of the federal drug and alcohol requirements.

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Livability

Livability entails the factors that create a community's quality of life, including access to transportation, natural resources, educational opportunities, medical care, employment and leisure activities. Resources are provided for creating higher quality of life through community design, focusing on transit in rural areas.

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Mobility Management

Mobility management is the idea of using available resources to get passengers from point A to point  B. It often focuses on coordination between different agencies providing transportation, and may include a technological component (ITS), such as scheduling and dispatching software, or regional website-based demand-response services.

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RTAP Programs

Resources are geared toward the needs and interests of State RTAP Managers.

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Transit Asset Management (TAM)

Transit asset management (TAM) is a model that prioritizes funding based on the condition and maintenance of transit assets, such as vehicles, equipment and/or facilities.

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Tribal Transit

These resources include training and technical assistance specifically geared toward tribal transit operators and riders.

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Wheelchair Securement

While wheelchair securement practices are based heavily on the type of equipment used and the manufacturer, there are some common best practices.

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