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... 71 The purpose of this study was to document successful practices and training initiatives, including bus operator training and retraining programs, that have been effective in reducing accidents and incidents. The study also focused on other system approaches that have been implemented to address safety hazards, including various technology applications, infrastructure modifications, and other programs and initiatives, such as driver incentive programs and close call/near miss reporting.
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... 72 Interviewees from the case example agencies in this study said the importance of recurring refresher training could not be overstated. Every case study agency provides refresher or recertification training, and most provide it annually.
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... 73 pedestrians and cyclists were also cited as problematic. Although transit agencies have found success through bus operator training, the application of various technologies, and internal safety promotion programs, awareness education of the public is a challenge.
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... 74 SUMMARY Quality and frequency of training were established as critical to the overall safety programs highlighted in the case examples. Most of the 11 agencies provide annual refresher or recertification training, and this training is central to their safety management systems.

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