Psychology and behavior-analysis in bus-driving

The 15th “People Who Read People” episode is an interview with Brendan Bartholomew, a San Francisco bus driver. Besides driving buses, Brendan has written articles for CityLab and the San Francisco Examiner. For a transcript, see this post.

Links to the episode:

In this podcast episode, we talk about the role understanding/predicting human behavior can play when driving a city bus. Topics include:

  • The importance of thinking ahead about potential pedestrian/traffic dangers
  • How bus drivers know who’s waiting for a bus and who’s not
  • Thoughts on handling unruly and/or mentally ill passengers
  • How modern rideshare and scooter traffic have changed things for bus drivers

Some resources/articles on topics discussed in this episode: