The point is made that management's role in improving safety performance encompases the recognition of the importance of safety, search for innovative new techniques and, a well-reasoned evaluation of all dilemmas faced in optimizing safety. It is pointed out that large transit systems must be involved not only with safety in moving people but also with industrial safety because of manufacturing type activities. Experiences at the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) are described. Concern for safety at CTA led to the reorganization of the safety related staff functions into a group raised to department level, and safety functions at line level within the transportation and maintenance departments were strengthened. The responsibilities of the staff safety officer, and the safety department are outlined, and funding assistnace for safety improvements are discussed. Two-way voice communication, lighting of vehicles and stations, handrails and personal security for riders are also described.

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    American Transport Association

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  • Authors:
    • Krambles, G
  • Publication Date: 1975-12-19

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 6-7
  • Serial:
    • Passenger Transport
    • Volume: 33
    • Issue Number: 51
    • Publisher: American Public Transportation Association
    • ISSN: 0364-345X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132900
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1982 12:00AM