Transportation Alternatives recently began assisting a plaintiff’s counsel in a vehicle-pedestrian crossing case — a theme in which he has served as an expert in more than 60 lawsuits. In this case, an adult was discharged at a mid-block position at a non-designated stop by a transit vehicle, and while crossing, was struck by a car traveling in the same direction that had just passed the bus when the plaintiff stepped from in front of the bus into its path. The transit agency’s policy included the require that all drivers inform crossing passengers to cross behind the bus.
Transportation Alternatives is a NYC-based public transportation consulting and forensic expert witness firm. Its forensic practice encompasses all ground transportation modes, including fixed route transit, paratransit, non-emergency medical transportation/ambulette, medical, school bus, special education, motorcoach, taxi, shuttle and other services, and representing both plaintiffs and defendants and their insurance carriers. TA President Ned Einstein specializes in modes serving elderly and disabled individuals and schoolchildren, and otherwise emphasizes regulatory violations (particularly involving the ADA, FERPA, HIPAA , FMCSA and FTA regulations) and the seeking of “special damages.” Mr. Einstein may be reached at 212-766-1121, or via Transportation Alternatives’ website: www.transalt.com.