Around the United States and Canada, both transit agencies and the unions representing operators have recognized the serious impact of limited restroom access and begun to negotiate ways to address this problem.
The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program's TCRP Research Report 216: Improving the Safety, Health, and Productivity of Transit Operators Through Adequate Restroom Access presents a catalog of good practices, tools, and resources that provide a foundation for implementable strategies to improve restroom access, primarily for transit vehicle operators.
A toolbox accompanies the report and includes:
Also included as part of the report is Appendix E: Collective Bargaining Agreement Restroom Language.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Improving the Safety, Health, and Productivity of Transit Operators Through Adequate Restroom Access. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25960.
|Chapter 1 - Transit Operator Restroom Access: Issues and Good Practice
|Chapter 2 - Organizational Context of Restroom Access
|Chapter 3 - Charting and Developing Infrastructure
|Chapter 4 - Planning, Scheduling, and Runcutting
|Chapter 5 - Service Delivery
|Chapter 6 - Costs and Evaluation
|Annex - Supporting Materials
|Tool - Templates for Restroom Access Policies and Boilerplate Contract Language
|Appendix A - Technical Report on Data Collection and Survey Results
|Appendix B - Summary of Health Literature
|Appendix C - Summary of the Literature on Restroom Access and Transit Operations
|Appendix D - Laws and Regulations About Restroom Access for Transit Vehicle Operators
|Appendix E - Collective Bargaining Agreement Restroom Language
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