Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program: A Status Report 2012

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mode - bus, place - north america, planning - safety/accidents


Buses, Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program, Commercial vehicles, Research, Syntheses, Transportation safety, Trucks, U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration


The Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) is a cooperative research program sponsored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and administered by the Transportation Research Board. The program began in 2002 in support of the FMCSA’s safety research programs. The program initiates several synthesis studies annually that address concerns in the area of commercial truck and bus safety. The program is overseen by a committee representing the truck and bus safety, labor, and insurance communities. Major responsibilities of the expert panel are to (1) provide general oversight of the CTBSSP and its procedures, (2) annually select synthesis topics based on an industrywide solicitation, (3) refine synthesis scopes, (4) select researchers to prepare each synthesis, (5) review products, and (6) make publication recommendations. This staff digest reports on the progress and status of the CTBSSP. It contains the following three tables: (1) CTBSSP Program Oversight Panel; (2) Synthesis Studies—In Progress as of December 2011; and (3) Published CTBSSP Syntheses.


Permission to publish the abstract and link to the article has been given by Transportation Research Board, Washington, copyright remains with them.