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A Guide for Planning and Operating Flexible Public Transportation Services
Report Number: R-140
This report explores the types of flexible transportation service strategies that are potentially appropriate for small, medium, and large urban and rural transit agencies. It also examines financial and political realities, operational issues, and institutional mechanisms related to implementing and sustaining flexible transportation services.
A Guidebook for Developing a Transit Performance-Measurement System
A Guidebook for Developing a Transit Performance-Measurement System
Report Number: R-088
This guidebook will assist transit system managers in developing a performance-measurement system or program that uses traditional and non-traditional performance measures to address customer and community issues.  The measures presented in the book will also be of interest to metorpolitan planning organizations interested in assessing the community benefits provided by transit service.
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A Guidebook for the Evaluation of Project Delivery Methods
Report Number: R-131
This report examines various project delivery methods for major transit capital projects.  The report also explores the impacts, advantages, and disadvantages of including operations and maintenance as a component of a contract for a project delivery method.
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A Guidebook on Transit-Supportive Roadway Strategies
Report Number: R-183
This report is a resource for transit and roadway agency staff seeking to improve bus speed and reliability on surface streets while addressing the needs of other roadway users, including motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
 
The guidebook identifies consistent and uniform strategies to help improve transportation network efficiency to reduce delay and improve reliability for transit operations on roadways; and includes decision-making guidance for operational planning and functional design of transit/traffic operations on roads that provides information on warrants, costs, and impacts of strategies. It also identifies the components of model institutional structures and intergovernmental agreements for successful implementation; and highlights potential changes to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and related documents to facilitate implementation of selected strategies.
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A Summary of TCRP Report 88: A Guidebook for Developing a Transit Performance-Measurement System
A Summary of TCRP Report 88: A Guidebook for Developing a Transit Performance-Measurement System
Report Number: RRD-056
This digest provides senior transit mangers with an easy-to-read summary of the contents of and tools in TCRP Report 88: A Guidebook for Developing a Transit Performance-Measurement System.  The guidebook provides a step-by-step process for developing a performance-measurement program that includes both traditional and non-traditional performance indicators that addresses customer-oriented and community issues.  It is intended to introduce agency staff and decision-makers to the key performance-measurement concepts described in the guidebook.  Information on obtaining the guidebook is on page 25.
A Toolkit for Self-Service, Barrier-Free Fare Collection
A Toolkit for Self-Service, Barrier-Free Fare Collection
Report Number: R-080
A significant number of rail transit operators are not or will be looking to adopt lower-cost, less-infrastructure-intensive ways to carry out certain system functions such as fare collection.  This report addresses the full range of issues and parameters that an agency must consider in determining the applicability of self-service fare collection (SSFC) systems, including those related to policy and enforcement issues, operational issues, and capital and equipment issues. The Toolkit is designed for use by agencies at various points in the fare collection decision process.
Analyzing the Costs of Operating Small Transit Vehicles
Analyzing the Costs of Operating Small Transit Vehicles
Report Number: R-061
This User's Guide explains the accompanying Small Transit Vehicle economics (STVe) model -- a tool designed for transit planners and others making decisions about the purchase of small transit vehicles for different services and operating environments. The User's Guide describes how to run the model and interpret its results.
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AVL Systems for Bus Transit
AVL Systems for Bus Transit
Report Number: S-024
This synthesis will be of interest to transit agency general managers, bus operations, planning, scheduling, safety, and procurement staff, as well as agency communications and engineering staff. It addresses various aspects of developing and deploying automated vehicle location ( AVL) systems over the last 20 years. Current practice, AVL architecture and technologies, and the institutional context of AVL defined in terms of funding, justification, staffing and procurement are discussed. This report of the Transportation Research Board describes the different approaches to AVL deployment used at selected transit agencies. It attempts to define the role of AVL for bus transit by examining objectives of implementation and both technological and operational frameworks.
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AVL Systems for Bus Transit:  Update
AVL Systems for Bus Transit: Update
Report Number: S-073
This publication explores the uses of computer-aided dispatch/automatic vehicle location (CAD/AVL) systems in fixed-route and demand-responsive services (bus AVL), as well as changes in agency practices related to the use of AVL systems.
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Better On-Street Bus Stops
Report Number: S-117
This synthesis explores major issues and successful approaches to address on-street bus stops from both the transit agency’s perspective and customer's perspective. It documents the current state of the practice with regard to actions taken to address constraints and improvements to on-street bus stops. To obtain a hard copy of this report, please click the link. https://www.mytrb.org/Store/Product.aspx?ID=7704
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