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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.
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An Evaluation of the Relationships Between Transit and Urban Form
Report Number: RRD-007
This TCRP Digest summarizes the results of Phase I of TCRP Project H- 1, An Evaluation of the Relationships Between Transit and Urban Form. The objectives of this phase were to 1) review the existing literature on transit and urban form relations, 2) develop a framework to synthesize this knowledge, 3) identify gaps in current knowledge, and 4) develop the research plan for the balance of the project. This Digest, which brings together the results of more than 30 years of theoretical and practical examinations of transit and urban form relationships, provides a base of knowledge for future planning and decision making.
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Analyzing the Effectiveness of Commuter Benefits Programs
Analyzing the Effectiveness of Commuter Benefits Programs
Report Number: R-107
This report is designed to help employers, transit agencies, and other organizations that promote transit benefits, and policy makers better understand the impacts of a transit benefits program and how to qualify these impacts for their own programs.  The report has three chapters: Chapter 1 provides an overview of commuter benefits and a discussion of the study objective and the organization of the report. Chapter 2 provides guidance on how to evaluate the effectiveness of a transit benefits program. Chapter 3 based on research from metropolitan areas across the United States, examines the effects of transit benefits programs on employee travel behavior and on transit agency ridership, revenues, and costs.
Building Transit Ridership
Building Transit Ridership
Report Number: R-027
An Exploration of Transit's Market Share and the Public Policies That Influence It. State and local transportation officials constitute the primary intended audience for this report. This includes elected and appointed board members who deal with local transportation policy, transit agency officials, transit agency professionals, and metropolitan area transportation planners. The report addresses transit's ridership and its share of the travel market. The research explored a variety of different public policies and transit management actions that can potentially influence transit ridership, particularly in comparison to local travel by private vehicle. The policies are presented through case studies, which are summarized in the report and documented in greater detail in the accompanying appendices.
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Bus Rapid Transit - Implementation Guidelines
Bus Rapid Transit - Implementation Guidelines
Report Number: R-090 Volume 2
This report presents planning and implementation guidelines for bus rapid transit (BRT).  The guidelines are based on a literature review and an analysis of 26 case study cities in the United States and abroad.  The guidelines cover the main components of BRT - running ways, stations, traffic controls, vehicles, intelligent transportation systems (ITSs), bus operations, fare collections and marketing, and implementation. This report will be useful to policy-makers, chief executive officers, senior managers, and planners.
Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide
Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide
Report Number: R-118
This report provides information on the costs, impacts, and effectiveness of implementing selected bus rapid transit (BRT) components.  It includes practical information that can be readily used by transit professionals and policy makers in planning and decision making related to implementing different components of BRT systems.
Bus Use of Shoulders
Bus Use of Shoulders
Report Number: S-064
This synthesis documents and summarizes transit agencies' experiences with policies and regulations that permit buses to use shoulders on arterial roads or freeways to bypass congestion either as interim or long-term treatments. Both the transit and highway perspectives are explored. The purpose is to identify and obtain information and experience about jurisdictions that allow bus use of shoulders and about how jurisdictions have considered, but have not implemented, these treatments and the reasons why. This topic will be of interest to transit agency and highway organization staff responsible for bus use of shoulders.
Characteristics of State Funding for Public Transportation 2002
Characteristics of State Funding for Public Transportation 2002
Report Number: RRD-060
This digest provides information on the nature and magnitude of FY 2002 state transit funding for 46 states and the District of Columbia in an easy-to-read graphic format.  The information includes state transit funding sources and amounts, programs, eligible uses and allocation, and per capital state transit funding.  The digest also includes an overview of the results of 28 transit-related state and local ballot initiatives held in 2002.
Civil Rights Implications of the Allocation of Funds between Bus and Rail
Civil Rights Implications of the Allocation of Funds between Bus and Rail
Report Number: LRD-27
This publication examines complaints filed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the Federal Transit Administration.  The report also explores the number of Title VI challenges, the nature of transit agencies' responses to these challenges, U.S. Supreme Court decisions associated with Section 602 disparateimpact violations, intentional discrimination claims, immunity, and more.
Compact Disc - Interactive Violence Prevention Training Program
Compact Disc - Interactive Violence Prevention Training Program
Report Number: IDEA-11
This project developed and demonstrated an interactive compact disc multimedia training program in a video and a CD-ROM format. The goal of the project was to improve the transit employee's ability to handle incidents of violence and aggression. The project has undergone several format changes dictated by changes in technology since the project was initiated. The training program implementation strategies were under development in coordination with the National Transit Institute at Rutgers University and a number of transit agencies. San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) collaborated with the National Transit Institute and six other transit properties around the country in developing and testing this training program. The production of the compact disc program, "Customers, Conflicts, and You: A Transit Operator's Guide to Problem Solving," has been completed. The visual and audio materials were reviewed and assembled, and a database of these assets--audio and visual components--was created. The final revised narration, music, and sound were recorded. The final version of the video was completed at an on-line post-production facility. In addition, the program interface design, art, learner log-in, computer mouse tutorial, and the navigational tutorial were finalized. The assets were digitized. The training package, incuding the video and CD-ROM and Instructor Guidebook has been completed. It is available from the National Transit Institute.
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