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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...

Transit Signal Priority: Current State of the Practice
Available in: Category: Management and Administration,Planning and Design Publish Date: 05/18/2020
The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program's TCRP Synthesis 149: Transit Signal Priority: Current State of the Practice documents the current practice of TSP, which is an important tool that increases bus speeds and reliability, thereby improving transit system efficiency and effectiveness.

Transit Station and Stop Adoption Programs
Available in: Category: Planning and Design,Capital Assets Publish Date: 04/30/2013
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 103: Transit Station and Stop Adoption Programs highlights programs in which local organizations, citizens, or other groups adopt a transit station or stop, recognizing the groups and providing cleanup or other monitoring activities for the transit agency. 

Transit Tech Toolkit
Available in: Category: Management and Administration,Transit Operations Publish Date: 11/01/2018
The Coalition for Smarter Transportation published a Transit Tech Toolkit designed to provide information to transit agencies looking to incorporate multi-modal fare media collection and trip planning. The toolkit contains policy reports, active RFPs, RFP samples, webinars and a vendor directory.

Transit Technical Training, Volume 1: Guide to Applying Best Practices and Sharing Resources
Available in: Category: Management and Administration,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 07/27/2018
TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Research Report 199: Transit Technical Training, Volume 1: Guide to Applying Best Practices and Sharing Resources documents the best models of technical training programs serving U.S. and international transportation agencies and related industries. This report includes information about National RTAP's eLearning, training modules, technical briefs, online chat, resource catalog, cloud-based applications, toolkits and webinars.

Transit Technical Training, Volume 2: Guide to Overcoming Barriers to Implementing Best and Innovative Training
Available in: Category: Management and Administration,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 07/27/2018
TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Research Report 199: Transit Technical Training, Volume 2: Guide to Overcoming Barriers to Implementing Best and Innovative Training provides public transportation agencies with best practices, strategies, and resources to assist with the implementation of effective and innovative training programs and techniques for front-line employees. 

The report provides details about Exemplar Training Courses, including National RTAP courses.  National RTAP is cited in this report for innovative training technology, reduced infrastructure requirements, cost-effective, scalable approach and addressing legal barriers to shared training. National RTAP Executive Director Robin Phillips was interviewed as part of the rese...

Transit, Call Centers, and 511: A Guide for Decision Makers
Available in: Category: Management and Administration,Transit Operations Publish Date: 01/01/2009
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 134: Transit, Call Centers, and 511: A Guide for Decision Makers explores the operational characteristics of 511 telephone traveler information systems and examines how 511 systems interact with transit system call centers. This report inventories existing 511 systems throughout the country, documents the extent of transit participation and transit agency experiences with 511, and presents guidance to assist transit agencies and 511 system administrators in determining a transit-511 telephone strategy. 

Transit's Role in Emergency Response
Available in: Hardcopy Category: Safety and Security,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 01/14/2018
Transit providers do an excellent job of planning—everything from routes to staffing to equipment needs to ridership expansion. But how can they plan for the unexpected? By their very nature, emergencies are unpredictable. That’s why the time to develop a detailed plan—and to convey that plan to key community partners—is before disaster strikes.  This National RTAP Technical Brief, Transit's Role in Emergency Response, provides important information for transit providers keep in mind to plan for unexpected emergencies.  The brief was released in 2002 and updated in 2018.