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Strategic Planning and Management in Transit Agencies
Available in: Category: Planning and Design Publish Date: 01/01/2005
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 59: Strategic Planning and Management in Transit Agencies examines how and when transit agencies engage in strategic planning and management, and what the benefits to the agency and the community are when it does so.

Strategies for Accelerating Multimodal Project Delivery
Available in: Category: Planning and Design Publish Date: 10/01/2018
FHWA's Strategies for Accelerating Multimodal Project Delivery is intended to help transportation agencies and practitioners identify top strategies for accelerating multimodal infrastructure delivery. This Workbook describes thirteen key strategies that have been used effectively to accelerate multimodal projects and provides examples and case studies for each. A strategy overview to provide technical assistance to support small and rural communities is provided.


Strategies To Attract Auto Users to Public Transportation
Available in: Category: Planning and Design,Rider Groups Publish Date: 01/01/1998
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 40: Strategies To Attract Auto Users to Public Transportation discusses eight different strategies that transit agencies have used to attract auto users to transit, concluding that the community, political and cost circumstances distinct to each agency mean that no strategy can be used universally, but elements of different strategies can be incorporated into a successful strategy.

Strategy Guide to Enable and Promote the Use of Fixed-Route Transit by People with Disabilities
Available in: Category: Management and Administration,Rider Groups Publish Date: 02/01/2014
TRBs Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 163: Strategy Guide to Enable and Promote the Use of Fixed-Route Transit by People with Disabilities focuses on helping transit agencies make fixed-route bus and rail systems accessible to people with disabilities, in compliance with ADA.



Strengthening Linkages between Transportation Demand Management and Traffic Management
Available in: Category: Safety and Security,Transit Operations Publish Date: 06/01/2019
Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Strengthening Linkages between Transportation Demand Management and Traffic Management presents examples of how traffic managers and demand management professionals can work together to create a comprehensive approach to manage mobility and reliability concerns under different contexts. The document highlights the benefits of linking transportation demand management (TDM) and traffic management using case study examples that show how TDM and traffic management were combined to address a specific issue, the strategies implemented, if and how they affected a portion of the trip chain, and any opportunities for future improvement.  For example, the Wyoming DOT released a proactive variable message sign to discourage behavior that wou...

Strollers, Carts, and Other Large Items on Buses and Trains
Available in: Category: Transit Operations Publish Date: 01/01/2011
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 88: Strollers, Carts, and Other Large Items on Buses and Trains examines how transit agencies manage capacity on vehicles with large items.

Study on the Effectiveness and Benefits of Transportation Liaisons
Available in: Category: Programs and Regulations,Management and Administration,Planning and Design Publish Date: 07/01/2019
Transportation liaisons work at state or federal resource and regulatory agencies and are funded by State DOTs to accelerate environmental reviews and permitting of transportation projects. Transportation liaison programs are not required. Federal legislation has made transportation liaisons an eligible activity for State DOTs wishing to expedite project delivery activities.  Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Study on the Effectiveness and Benefits of Transportation Liaisons interviewed six states and focused on the question, “How have transportation liaisons contributed to accelerating project delivery?”  The answers  identified benefits, challenges, and recommendations to help others establish and manage programs.


Substance Abuse Awareness Training (eLearning)
Available in: eLearning Category: Safety and Security,National RTAP,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 08/18/2016
This online Substance Abuse Awareness Training is available on the National RTAP eLearning portal.

The FTA drug and alcohol testing regulation (§655.14(b)) requires a minimum of sixty (60) minutes of training for all safety-sensitive employees on the effects and consequences of prohibited drug use on personal health, safety, and the work environment. 

This Substance Abuse Awareness Training addresses the signs and symptoms that may indicate drug use. Upon completion, users are awarded a certificate in their name with a time stamp showing the duration it took to complete the module (minimum of 60 minutes).  The average time to complete the program is 90 minutes.

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Substance Abuse Awareness Training, Testing, and Compliance (Technical Brief)
Available in: Hardcopy Category: Safety and Security,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 04/25/2017
Anyone designated by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) as a safety-sensitive employee is subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing. But what does “safety-sensitive” mean? The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) states that “Operators of revenue service vehicles, CDL-holding operators of nonrevenue service vehicles, vehicle controllers, revenue service vehicle mechanics, firearm-carrying security personnel” all qualify as safety-sensitive, while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandates that anyone who holds a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and operates a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) is a safety-sensitive employee.

The Substance Abuse Awareness Training, Testing, and Compliance National ...

Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies
Available in: Category: Safety and Security,Management and Administration,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 02/09/2017
TRBs Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 126: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies 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.