Simulators and Bus Safety: Guidelines for Acquiring and Using Transit Bus Operator Driving Simulators
planning - safety/accidents, planning - surveys, ridership - drivers, organisation - management, mode - bus, literature review - literature review
Bus drivers, Driving simulators, Field studies, Guidelines, Human resources management, Literature reviews, Safety, Surveys, Training
This report provides guidance to transit agency managers on whether to purchase a driving simulator and, if so, what kind. Also, this document provides guidance on how to use simulation effectively to improve bus operator training and safety. Information was obtained from a literature search, surveys, and site visits. The guidelines are designed to be used by transit-operations management, human resource management, training instructors, operations, and safety personnel.
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Brock, J.F., Jacobs, C., Van Cott, H., McCauley, M., & Norstrom, D.M. (2001). Simulators and Bus Safety: Guidelines for Acquiring and Using Transit Bus Operator Driving Simulators. TRB's Transit Coopertive Research Program (TCRP) Report 72, published by Transportation Research Board, Washington.