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Transit Development Plan Guidebook
Available in: Category: Planning and Design Publish Date: 01/01/2018
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Kittleson and Associates provide best practices and recommendations for preparing transit development plans (TDPs) in this Transit Development Plan Guidebook.  The guide draws on ODOT's own experiences and the policies, procedures, and experiences of transit providers and other transportation agencies nationwide.  The guidebook covers getting started, vision and goals, stakeholder involvement, needs assessment, finance, implementation, evaluation and documentation.  Also included are surveys that can be used to obtain data for TDPs.

Transit Employee Health and Wellness Programs
Available in: Hardcopy Category: Management and Administration,National RTAP,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 11/29/2018
During this webinar held on November 29, Erwin Reitsma of Wyoming Independent Living (WIL) and Jill Stedem of OATS Transit in Missouri presented about common health issues among transit drivers and other staff, the impact on agencies, and the benefits of wellness programs.  Topics covered included improving worker health, exercise, getting enough sleep, eating well, drinking more water and less caffeine, taking breaks to stretch, and managing stress.  The webinar also provided best practices for employee wellness programs, such as competitions, financial incentives, partnering with local sponsors, and making it fun. 

Transit Increases On-Demand Options for Wheelchair Users
Available in: Category: Rider Groups Publish Date: 05/06/2019
While transit agencies are now offering more on-demand transportation options to their paratransit customers, they are now looking for ways to also provide those same options to those who rely on wheelchairs or have other special needs. The Metro Magazine article Transit Increases On-Demand Options for Wheelchair Users provides case studies and tips for forming an on-demand paratransit program, or piloting any type of paratransit program.

Transit Manager's Toolkit
Available in: Category: Programs and Regulations,Management and Administration,National RTAP,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 05/01/2019
The National RTAP Transit Manager's Toolkit was developed to give new transit managers the information they will need on day one to ensure their transit organizations are operating smoothly and are in compliance with the federal regulations associated with receiving 5311 funding.  The toolkit contains the following section categories:  Administration, Operations and Planning, and Compliance. The Toolkit was fully updated in May 2019. 


Transit on the Lookout to Combat Human Trafficking: A Toolkit for Transit Agencies
Available in: Category: Safety and Security,Rider Groups Publish Date: 06/01/2020
Transit on the Lookout to Combat Human Trafficking: A Toolkit for Transit Agencies by Truckers Against Trafficking's Busing on the Lookout summarizes the issue and shares case studies, outlines best practices, and provides step-by-step guidance for transit agencies looking to establish an anti-human trafficking initiative. National RTAP is highlighted as one of the options for implementing Busing on the Lookout training.

Transit Operator Health and Wellness Programs
Available in: Category: Management and Administration,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 01/01/2004
Transit Operator Health and Wellness Programs is a TRB TCRP report presents best practices in addressing transit operator health and wellness issues. 

Transit Operator's Pocket Guide
Available in: Category: Programs and Regulations,Rider Groups Publish Date: 12/01/2017
This NADTC Transit Operator's Pocket Guide for fixed-route bus operators addresses ADA requirements such as priority seating and stop announcements. The guide also provides tips for serving customers with disabilities and those who have service animals.

Transit Public-Private Partnerships: Legal Issues
Available in: Category: Management and Administration Publish Date: 06/25/2014
TRBs Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Legal Research Digest 45: Transit Public-Private Partnerships: Legal Issues discusses legal issues around transit public-private partnership (PPP) agreements, including why PPPs should be used in certain cases, legal barriers that PPPs may confront, and funding of PPPs for transit projects and facilities.

Transit Security Preparedness
Available in: Category: Safety and Security,Transit Operations,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 04/01/2020
The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program's TCRP Synthesis 146: Transit Security Preparedness identifies current practices transit systems can use to enhance their security measures and to identify opportunities to apply security technology applications used in other industries to the transit environment.

Transit Service Evaluation Standards
Available in: Category: Management and Administration,Statistics and Data,Planning and Design Publish Date: 05/02/2019
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 139: Transit Service Evaluation Standards provides an overview of the purpose, use, and application of performance measures, service evaluation standards, and data collection methods at North American transit agencies. The report addresses the service evaluation process, from the selection of appropriate metrics through development of service evaluation standards and data collection and analysis to the identification of actions to improve service and implementation. The report also documents effective practices in the development and use of service evaluation standards. The report includes an analyses of the state of the practice of the service evaluation process in agencies of different sizes, geographic locations...