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Understanding How To Motivate Communities to Support and Ride Public Transportation
Available in: Category: Planning and Design,Rider Groups Publish Date: 03/18/2008

TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 122: Understanding How to Motivate Communities to Support and Ride Public Transportation discusses on methods and strategies used by public transportation and other agencies to enhance their public images and motivate the support and use of public transportation. This report examines perceptions, misconceptions, and use of public transit. The report also identifies effective communication strategies, campaigns, and platforms for motivating individuals to action in support of public transportation. 


Understanding Roadway Safety in American Indian Reservations
Available in: Category: Safety and Security,Statistics and Data,Rider Groups Publish Date: 10/01/2018
The focus of University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies' Understanding Roadway Safety in American Indian Reservations: Perceptions and Management of Risk by Community, Tribal Governments, and Other Safety Leaders is roadway safety in American Indian reservations. Four case studies were conducted in partnership with the tribal governments of the Red Lake, Fond du Lac, Leech Lake, and Mille Lacs reservations.  The report covers pedestrian safety, reckless driving, and Tribal cooperation with local, state and federal agencies.

Understanding the Causative, Precipitating, and Predisposing Factors in Rural Two-Lane Crashes
Available in: Category: Safety and Security Publish Date: 07/01/2018
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)'s Understanding the Causative, Precipitating, and Predisposing Factors in Rural Two-Lane Crashes examines alternate data sources to increase understanding of precipitating events and predisposing crash factors. This report describes low-cost in-house efforts to make full use of existing data resources to understand the roadway departure problem.

Understanding the U.S. Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
Available in: Hardcopy Category: Programs and Regulations,Management and Administration,National RTAP,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 07/27/2017
This National RTAP Technical Brief provides an overview of the U.S. DOT's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program for DOT-funded agencies and the different requirements you should be aware of.

USDOT distributes a significant amount of money each year through state and local governments in contracts for public and community transportation. U.S. DOT's DBE program is intended to ensure nondiscrimination in the distribution of these funds to subcontractors.

The technical brief was updated in 2017 to include guidance for sub-recipients who may be required by their state to include DBE third-party contracts. In addition, a sample transit agency DBE plan donated by the Southern Nevada Transit Coalition (SNTC) is available for download -- a link is provided ...

Understanding the Updated USDOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulation
Available in: Hardcopy Category: Programs and Regulations,Safety and Security,National RTAP Publish Date: 12/12/2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation's drug and alcohol testing regulation, 49 CFR Part 40, was revised and released on November 13, 2017 and is effective on January 1, 2018. During this webinar, Robbie Sarles of RLS & Associates provides a brief, but comprehensive, summary of the changes and how they will impact transit systems.

A PowerPoint of the presentation is available for download at the link provided, and the transcript and Q&A document are available on our webinars page.

Union County Public Transit Route Deviation Policy
Available in: Hardcopy Category: Management and Administration,Planning and Design Publish Date: 01/01/2018
This is a sample of a route deviation policy used by Union County Public Transit in La Grange, OR to govern principles for the operation of safe, convenient and cost effective route deviation service.

Updated Problem Passengers Training Overview
Available in: Hardcopy Category: Safety and Security,Transit Operations,Rider Groups,National RTAP,Transit Personnel Publish Date: 07/18/2018
During this Updated Problem Passengers Training Overview webinar, National RTAP and Zipline Performance Group staff walk through the content and components of the Problem Passengers: Managing Difficult Passengers and Situations training module, which was updated and enhanced in June 2018. The webinar also explains how to access and best utilize this course and provides an overview of the National RTAP eLearning system at http://www.nationalrtap.org/Training/National-RTAP-eLearning.

Note: this is not a delivery of the training content.

Updating Regional Transportation Planning and Modeling Tools to Address Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles, Volume 2: Guidance
Available in: Category: Transit Operations,Planning and Design,Capital Assets Publish Date: 11/20/2018
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 896: Updating Regional Transportation Planning and Modeling Tools to Address Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles, Volume 2: Guidance provides detailed information and guidelines for state departments of transportation (DOTs) and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to help update their modeling and forecasting tools. These tools address expected impacts of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) on transportation supply, road capacity, and travel demand components. CAVs are likely to influence all personal and goods movement level of demand, travel modes, planning and investment decisions, physical transportation infrastructure, and geographic areas. 

Use of Electronic Passenger Information Signage in Transit
Available in: Category: Management and Administration,Transit Operations Publish Date: 06/04/2013
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 104: Use of Electronic Passenger Information Signage in Transit discusses the use of electronic signs in relaying transit information to passengers, including the process of implementing the technology.

Use of In-Kind as Match for Federal Transit Administration Awards
Available in: Category: Programs and Regulations,Management and Administration,Capital Assets Publish Date: 02/01/2020
NCHRP's Use of In-Kind as Match for Federal Transit Administration Awards will help recipients, subrecipients, and awarding agencies understand how in-kind resources can be used as match to FTA funds. It explores potential options for use of in-kind as match, addressing potential sources of in-kind and discussing under what circumstances these sources are eligible. It incorporates information gathered from a survey of State DOTS, case studies, discussion with FTA staff, and field experience. Case studies include a rural intercity bus feeder service in West Virginia and the San Carlos Apache Tribe transit se...