The report describes a project of testing and analysis directed at finding solutions to the problem of on-board accidents on transit buses which was conducted as part of the Transbus program. Accident statistics are discussed with respect to the on-board accident problem, the on-board accident scenario, interior hazards and potential design changes, and the deceleration problem. A comparison of the risk of on-board accidents to other everyday human risks is presented. An on-board accident test procedure was developed based upon knowledge gained from the accident data analysis. This human factors test procedure is described in detail, in terms of the following: test objectives, detailed test procedures, data analysis procedures. The general test results, a comparison of the test results for the Transbus prototypes, and significant conclusions for urban transit bus safety are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Booz-Allen Applied Research, Incorporated

    4733 Bethesda Avenue
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20014

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1976-4-30

Media Info

  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133425
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BAARINC-TR-76-001 Final Rpt., UMTA-IT-06-0029-76-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-10008
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1981 12:00AM