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A Physical and Cybersecurity Primer for Transportation Agencies
Available in: Category: Safety and Security,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 07/17/2020
The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Research Report 930: Update of Security 101: A Physical Security and Cybersecurity Primer for Transportation Agencies provides valuable information about current and accepted practices associated with both physical and cyber security and its applicability to surface transportation. The report covers risk management, security countermeasures, workforce planning, and infrastructure protection and resilience. 

A Qualitative Analysis of Bus Simulator Training on Transit Incidents: A Case Study in Florida
Available in: Category: Safety and Security,Management and Administration Publish Date: 06/15/2013
This report is the result of tracking three public transit agencies in Florida as they implemented bus simulator training. The report discusses the results of implementation, as well as best practices for implementing this type of training.

A Research Roadmap for Transportation and Public Health
Available in: Category: Programs and Regulations,Management and Administration,Planning and Design,Capital Assets,Mobility Management Publish Date: 01/09/2020
States and localities are beginning to recognize and act on the connection between health and transportation. A growing number of entities have produced a number of resources, guidance documents, and strategic plans on the topic. The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Research Report 932: A Research Roadmap for Transportation and Public Health builds upon this body of work to provide a plan for funding research over the next decade that can lead to greater consideration of health issues in transportation contexts. The report includes an implementation plan and a document on the research methods and background materials from the project.

National RTAP has a print copy of this report available for loan.  If you would like to borrow it, ema...

A Tool for Assessing Economic Impacts of Public Transit Spending
Available in: Category: Management and Administration,Planning and Design,Capital Assets Publish Date: 07/15/2013
Florida DOT released an Excel-based tool and report to help transit agencies, local governments, and other public transit stakeholders assess the impacts of transit spending. Particular focus was given to industry specific multipliers, best practices, flexibility and ease of use.

A Toolkit for Reporting Rural and Specialized Transit Data--Making Transit Count
Available in: Category: Management and Administration,Statistics and Data Publish Date: 08/28/2012
NCHRP's Toolkit for Reporting Rural and Specialized Transit Data--Making Transit Count presents the results of an analysis of automated transit data collection and analysis procedures in state department of transportation transit units. The report also provides a toolkit for next-generation transit data analysis focused on approaches and practices that have been used successfully in collecting, managing, and reporting data for rural transit and specialized transit service programs.

A.C.C.E.S.S. Matters
Available in: Category: Transit Operations,Rider Groups Publish Date: 08/23/2013
A.C.C.E.S.S. Matters is a resource published by Easter Seals Project ACTION (ESPA). The video covers accessibility, communication, cooperation, excellence, sensitivity and service.


Access to Care for Rural People with Disabilities Toolkit
Available in: Category: Planning and Design,Rider Groups Publish Date: 12/13/2016
Rural Health Information Hub's Access to Care for Rural People with Disabilities Toolkit provides rural communities with the information, strategies, resources, and other important materials that could be helpful in implementing a program to improve access to care for people with disabilities. Modules include program models, implementation, evaluation, sustainability and dissemination. This toolkit was produced by the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, in partnership with the University of Minnesota's Rural Health Research Center, and in collaboration with the Rural Health Information Hub.

Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities
Available in: Category: Rider Groups Publish Date: 10/01/2017
FHWA's Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities reviews notable practices and considerations for accommodating pedestrians with vision disabilities on shared streets. It focuses on streets where pedestrians, bicyclists, and motor vehicles are intended to mix in the same space. The guide includes a description of shared streets, an overview of vision disabilities and the strategies people with vision disabilities use to navigate in the public right-of-way. Recommendations include: planning project meetings should be held in accessible facilities, preferably locations served by transit, and directional indicators may be used to direct pedestrians to designated crossings and amenities like transit sto...

Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) Performance Metrics and Evaluation
Available in: Category: Rider Groups Publish Date: 07/01/2020
U.S. DOT's Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) Performance Metrics and Evaluation provides a framework that can be used to develop an evaluation of technology applications designed to remove barriers to transportation for people with visual, hearing, cognitive, and mobility disabilities. The document provides an appendix for activities that include transit facilities, riding a vehicle, and transit payment.

AchiEVe: Model Policies to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption
Available in: Category: Programs and Regulations,Transit Operations,Capital Assets Publish Date: 08/01/2020
AchiEVe: Model Policies to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption by Sierra Club, Plug In America, FORTH, and the Electrification Coalition provides examples of policies and projects across a range of categories that are currently enacted at the state, local, and utility levels, such as an Electric School and Transit Bus Pilot Program to demonstrate the feasibility of electric buses on Vermont’s rural roads.