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​​WELCOME to the TCRP website. Our goal continues to be the timely dissemination of TCRP reports, products, and information for awareness and use by public transportation stakeholders.

You can check our site for the latest TCRP Publications, Industry Announcements, Conferences TCRP will be attending, Information about our Ambassador Program, our current Ambassadors, and how to apply.


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Visit Us at Upcoming Conferences:

SWTA Freedom Through Transit Conference & EXPO, February 13-15, 2017, Baton Route, LA

APTA Marketing & Communications Workshop, February 26 - March 1, 2017, Tampa, FL




The Transit Cooperative Research Program is cosponsoring a webinar with the National Transit Institute (NTI) on February 16, 2017 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET that will feature TCRP Report 185, Part II: Bus Operator Workstation Design for Improving Occupational Health and Safety. This report provides guidance to transit agencies and bus manufacturers as they integrate emerging technologies into current procurement practices and improve bus operator workstation design across the transit industry. Participants should register in advance. NTI is sponsoring this webinar, and there is no fee to register. For more information and to register click here.
The National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) host Peer Calls every other month on a particular topic in rural and tribal transit to facilitate information sharing and discussion of mutual issues and solutions.  Click here ( to find out more and to register for upcoming Peer Calls.



Latest Publications

Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Bus Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies
Report Number: S-126
This report documents current practices and training initiatives, including bus operator training and retraining programs that have been effective in reducing accidents and incidents at transit agencies. The study also focuses on other system approaches that have been implemented to address safety hazards. These approaches include various technology applications, infrastructure modifications, and programs and initiatives such as driver incentive programs and close call/near miss reporting.
Print copy not available
Planning and Design for Fire and Smoke Incidents in Underground Passenger Rail Systems
Report Number: S-124
This report documents the state-of-the-practice to address fire and smoke incidents. Fires in underground passenger rail tunnels require implementation of different measures in order to provide safety for the passengers and ensure structural and system integrity of the facilities and operating infrastructure. The publication addresses planning, design, and operations to address fire and smoke incidents, and identifies current practices including lessons learned, challenges, and gaps in information.
Guide to Value Capture Financing for Public Transportation Projects
Report Number: R-190
This report identifies the requirements necessary for successful value creation through transportation infrastructure investment and capturing a portion of that value through specific value capture mechanisms. It includes six case studies that provide practical examples of successful value capture from public transportation investments.
Print copy not available
TCRP Annual Report of Progress 2016
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This Annual Report provides background and an overview of the program, status of each of TCRP’s projects, and a summary of some of the program's accomplishments for the year.
Print copy not available
Livable Transit Corridors: Methods, Metrics, and Strategies
Report Number: R-187
This report presents practical planning and implementation strategies to enhance livability in transit corridors. It provides a resource for planning practitioners, policy makers, and other stakeholders to measure, understand, and improve transit corridor livability.
The handbook provides a definition of transit corridor livability and a set of methods, metrics, and strategies—framed within a five-step visioning and improvement process—that communities can use to improve livability in their transit corridors. It includes a set of tools and techniques that can help in planning and building support for corridor improvements, screening alternatives in preparation for environmental review, identifying a corridor’s livability needs, and developing an action-oriented set of strategies for improving transit corridor livability and quality of life.
A spreadsheet-based Transit Corridor Livability Calculator tool and a separate spreadsheet used for tool testing are also available for download by clicking this link. An instructional file accompanies the spreadsheet.
Any digital files or software included is offered as is, without warranty or promise of support of any kind either expressed or implied. Under no circumstance will the National Academy of Sciences or the Transportation Research Board (collectively “TRB”) be liable for any loss or damage caused by the installation or operation of this product. TRB makes no representation or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, including without limitation, the warranty of merchantability or the warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, and shall not in any case be liable for any consequential or special damages.
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