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Public Transportation
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Areas of specialty include: Accident analysis, investigation, testimony and mediation in vehicle and pedestrian accidents and incidents involving buses and other public transportation vehicles, including: transit, paratransit, school bus, special education, child transportation, motorcoach, charter & tour, non-emergency medical/ambulette, ambulance, taxi, Uber (etc.), limousine, shuttle and other services. Scenarios include: slips and falls, loading & unloading/boarding and alighting, vehicle-pedestrian collisions, crossing, vehicle-to-vehicle collisions, turning, wheelchair securement and tip-overs, seat belts and passenger securement, hiring & retention, driver training, passenger handling & assistance, stop selection, management, monitoring and supervision, evaluation, passenger molestation and assault, vehicle fires and explosions, driver and motorist fatigue, and catastrophic accidents. Particular expertise in standards of care (all public transportation modes) and compliance with USDOT and other regulations (e.g., ADA, FTA, FMCSA, NHTSA, IDEA, FERPA, HIPAA). Extensive familiarity with full range of vehicles, from two international bus design projects, preparation of vehicle specifications, and a decade directing the operations of my own 70-vehicle paratransit system (with five vehicle types).