Signage and Lighting Configuration Design for Bus Safety

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Around the world, different lighting and signage technologies have been employed to improve the safety and operations of public transit buses. The effectiveness of different lighting configurations on the back of the bus can be hard to evaluate since some transit agencies may have buses in their fleet with different lighting layouts and the effectiveness of the lighting configurations may depend on external factors such as the driver populations understanding of bus signals and laws such as the yield-to-bus (YTB) and bus priority laws employed around the world. This paper summarized the part of results of a research project funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to determine the best practices in signage and lighting configuration for moving a bus back into the traffic flow safely from a pull-out bay. For the covering abstract see ITRD E140665.

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14th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Beijing, China, October 9-13, 2007.