FTA Issues Advisory to Improve Safety for Pedestrians and Cyclists Around Buses

Published on: September 21, 2023

Today, FTA issued a safety advisory to recommend that transit agencies take action to reduce bus-to-person collisions, which remain a top safety concern. Between 2008 and 2021, bus-to-person collisions accounted for 15 percent of all transit fatalities.

To improve bus safety, transit agencies should identify hazards that may cause or contribute to bus-to-person collisions, assess the associated safety risk and implement mitigations to reduce the likelihood and severity of those collisions.

Find fact sheets, guidance and training available for transit providers on identifying safety hazards, completing a safety risk assessment and developing mitigations at FTA’s website. FTA has also posted a Bus-to-Person Collision webpage with information about the advisory and available data.

FTA will host a webinar Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 1 p.m. CT to review key elements from the safety advisory and share resources to assist transit agencies with safety risk assessments and strategies to minimize bus-to-persons collisions. Register now.

Federal Register Notice
Safety Advisory 23-1
Bus Transit Provider Resources
Bus-to-Person Collision Webpage
Webinar Registration

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