FutureView: Defensive Operating and the "Point and Call" Method in Rail Operations
During this webinar, Safety Management Systems (SMS) and the importance of defensive driving in rail operations will be covered, along with the APTA Operating Practices Working Group’s (OPWG) “Defensive Rail Operations” recommended practices. The Japanese Railway Technical Research Institute / East Japan Railway Company will provide a historical background on over 100 years of pointing and calling within Japanese railways and discuss how this method has been effective in improving operator awareness.
PERSPECTIVES: Cities Driving Sustainable Transportation and EquityRecorded On: 02/11/2021
Hear how cities across America are driving sustainable transportation and equity and their visions for Building-Back-Better.
Innovations in Mobility: Use of Automated Buses on Connecticut’s CTfastrak BRT
Visionaries behind the project will describe projected passenger benefits from automated bus service, including more consistent acceleration, deceleration, and headways as well as smoother docking at stations.
PERSPECTIVES: A Look Ahead at the New AdministrationRecorded On: 01/15/2021
Join former US DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and former FTA administrators for a discussion on the top transportation and infrastructure issues the incoming Biden administration will need to tackle.
Transit and Climate: An Equitable StrategyRecorded On: 01/12/2021
This workshop will explore what happens when an agency introduces a new type of service (BRT) and a new technology (electric buses) at the same time. The presenters will discuss challenges and lessons learned within the past year at IndyGo and Metro Transit (Minneapolis), with a focus on implications for operations planning.
MicrotransitRecorded On: 12/15/2020
Equity. Safety. Sustainability. These are King County Metro’s core values. Learn how these values were incorporated into the development and iteration of their first/last mile pilots, and how they are used as the yardstick by which the pilots are evaluated. This presentation will discuss the tactics used to achieve equity, safety, and sustainability, as well as the challenges, tradeoffs, costs, and benefits of leading with these values.
PERSPECTIVES: A Focus on Small OperatorsRecorded On: 12/10/2020
This edition will explore how small operators are faring during this challenging time, what innovative measures they have put in place and how they are positioning themselves for the future.
Innovations in Mobility: Shared Bikes and e-Bikes in the Transit PortfolioRecorded On: 12/03/2020
In September, Austin’s Capital Mero Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) began co-managing the local bikeshare system, rebranding it “MetroBike.” Capital Metro plans to integrate MetroBike with existing transit service, providing first mile-last mile connectivity and simplified ticketing for those wishing to combine bike share and transit in their journey. MetroBike's fleet includes a growing number of e-bikes, which have been extremely popular.
Final Rule for 49 CFR Part 270 System Safety Program - Part 4Recorded On: 11/25/2020
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) lead a Webinar hosted by APTA on Final Rule 49 CFR Part 270 System Safety Program (SSP). This rule was published on March 4, 2020, with an effective date of May 4, 2020. This affects Passenger and Commuter Railroads and would be highly beneficial for system safety professionals to attend.
COVID-19 Series: The COVID-19 Pandemic Public Transportation Responds: Safeguarding Riders and EmployeesRecorded On: 11/25/2020
Public transportations response to COVID
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