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Visit Us at Upcoming Conferences:

Dakota Transit Fall Conference, September 9-14, Spearfish, SD
APTA Annual Meeting, September 11-14, 2016,
Los Angeles, CA
Congressional Black Caucus, Transportation Braintrust, September 15, 2016, Washington, DC
Washington State DOT Public Transportation Conference, September 18-21, 2016, Wenatchee, WA
Transportation Association of Maryland, Conference & Expo, September 26-29, 2016, Ocean City, MD
National Conference on Rural Public & Intercity Bus Transportation Conference, October 2-5, 2016, Ashville, NC


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

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. To obtain a hard copy of this report, click the link.
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.
Print copy not available
Contracting Commuter Rail Services
Report Number: RRD-112
This digest provides guidance for public agencies and other key stakeholders in contracting commuter rail services. It presents potential approaches for contracting commuter rail services, an evaluation of the approaches, and guidance on how and when to apply different approaches to existing and new services; documents current commuter rail practices and gaps in knowledge; and provides an overview of the commuter rail systems operating in the United States and Canada. To obtain a hard copy of this report click the link.
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Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit (A pre-publication draft)
Report Number: R-188
This report examines the relationship of public transportation (including paratransit and demand-responsive services) to shared modes, including bikesharing, carsharing, microtransit, and ridesourcing services provided by companies such as Uber and Lyft. Additionally, it examines issues and explores opportunities and challenges as they relate to technology-enabled mobility services, including suggesting ways that transit can learn from, build upon, and interface with these new modes.
Print copy not available
Onboard Camera Applications for Buses
Report Number: S-123
This report explores the current technologies, research, and opportunities for use. It also provides examples of how surveillance systems are used to improve operations, safety, security, training, and customer satisfaction. To obtain a hard copy of this report, click the link.
Print copy not available
Economic Impact Case Study Tool for Transit
Report Number: R-186
The report is a pre-publication, non-edited version.  It presents the results of a project aimed at creating the prototype for a searchable, web-based database of public transit investment projects and their associated, transit-driven economic and land development outcomes. This information is intended to inform future planning efforts for transit-related projects, and to support better multi-modal planning.
This TCRP project builds upon a database established for highway projects under TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) called Transportation Project Impact Case Studies (TPICS). The purpose of TPICS is to provide transportation planners with a consistent base of data on actual, documented economic and land development impacts of completed transit-related investments, along with descriptions of the nature and associated factors of the impact.
The report covers the design and development of the case study database and web tool, and includes a set of seven prototype case studies. The web tool and prototype cases can be found at
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