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Toolbox for Transit Operator Fatigue
Toolbox for Transit Operator Fatigue
Report Number: R-081
The role that operator fatigue plays in mass transit safety has become one of the central issues that U.S. bus and rail transit agencies must address. Fatigue is increasing cited as a contributing factor in bus and rail transit accidents.  The National Transportation Safety Board lists human fatigue as an area where significant improvement is needed in order to increase transportation safety.  In addition to reducing accidents, mitigating fatigue can also reduce the cost of transit operations.  Costs due to lost productivity, employee absenteeism, employee turnover rate, reduced morale, and increased wear and tear on equipment are affected by employee fatigue.
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