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You can check this 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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APTA Rail Conference, June 11-14, 20017, Baltimore, MD 
 
Community Transportation Association Expo, June 11-16, 2017, Detroit, MI

Announcement 

  • Join the Transportation Research Board and the National Transit Institute for the upcoming webinar:
  • Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies

    July 19, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 PM ET
    TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 126
  • This webinar will discuss 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 webinar will also focus on other system approaches that have been implemented to address safety hazards, including various technology applications, infrastructure modifications, and programs and initiatives such as driver incentive programs and close call/near miss reporting. 
    There is no cost to attend this webinar. For more information, and to register, click here.
  • TCRP is accepting proposals for the Transit Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Program. The deadlines for submitting proposals are May 1 and November 1, 2017.  For more information, and to apply 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 ( http://nationalrtap.org/Peer-Program/Peer-Calls) to find out more and to register for upcoming Peer Calls.

 

Latest Publications

Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation: Guidebook on Planning and Managing Park-and-Ride
Report Number: R-192 (Final Report)
This report provides approaches to managing park-and-ride facilities, from developing the park-and-ride concept for a community to day-to-day management. Key themes include design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of these facilities. Supplementing the report is TCRP Web-Only Document 69: Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation: Research Report and Transit Agency Case Studies.
Managing Extreme Weather at Bus Stops
Report Number: S-129
This report documents current practices of transit systems to determine methods and procedures used for maintaining transit stops and associated infrastructure during and following such weather events. This synthesis also provides a state-of-the-practice report on transit systems' management of extreme weather events; associated planning; management responsibilities; efforts to respond; standards and specifications; associated legal claims; and communication with customers.
Public Transit Emergency Preparedness Against Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases: Legal Issues
Report Number: LRD-50
This report examines responses to infectious disease epidemics and identifies legal issues that may be confronted by transit agencies. It considers federal and state laws and available court decisions affecting transit agencies’ responses to infectious disease outbreaks, including potential cohesiveness among transit agencies’ procedures and federal and state guidance. The digest also examines the legal basis for the protocols that public transit agencies and other transportation providers such as airlines have planned or implemented to respond to epidemics and pandemics. It further builds upon the 2014 NCHRP Report 769: A Guide for Public Transportation Pandemic Planning and Response.
Updated Guide to Buy America Requirements—2015 Supplement
Report Number: LRD-49
This report examines various statutory and regulatory Buy America requirements that a state or local governmental entity must examine when receiving funds for a public transportation project from one or more USDOT agencies. The purpose of this Legal Research Digest is to update the earlier TRB legal research to provide a comprehensive and current summary of the FTA Buy America provision.
 
Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation: Guidebook on Planning and Managing Park-and Ride
Report Number: R-192
This report is a pre-publication, non-edited version. The report provides approaches to managing park-and-ride facilities, from developing the park-and-ride concept for a community to day-to-day management. Key themes include design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of these facilities.
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