Transit Operator Health and Wellness Programs


M. J. Davis

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date


Subject Area

planning - surveys, ridership - drivers, mode - bus, literature review - literature review


Bus drivers, Case studies, Health, Literature reviews, State of the practice, Surveys, Transit operating agencies, Transit operators


This synthesis will be of interest to transit staff concerned with proactively addressing operator health and wellness issues at their agencies. The report documents current information on prevention and intervention strategies and resources that can be used by transit agencies. It offers survey information obtained from individuals with the responsibility for managing health and wellness programs. This synthesis covers the state of the practice at 14 U.S. transit agencies of various sizes, operating different modes, in diverse locales around the nation. This report provides insight into the health and wellness issues faced by bus and rail operators, the impacts of these issues on operators' ability to be productive employees, and programs that transit agencies have implemented to improve the health status of operators. It integrates information from an extensive literature review with survey responses, as well as from follow-up telephone calls and e-mail contacts. Case study information was collected from six agencies.


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