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Publications and Netcasts

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NCTR Final Reports and On-Demand Net Casts

All the final reports are available in HTML and pdf formats.  Some projects have short, streaming video presentations or net casts by the researcher. Please click on the HTML hyperlink or the pdf hyperlink in the left hand columns of the table below to obtain the copies of the report. Click on the to view the streaming video presentation.

FY2011      

Final Report

Netcast

Project
Project underway     Best Practices in Bus Dispatch (77930)
Project underway     Assessing the Impact of Proposed Transit Investments and Public Policy Choices on Land Use Patterns (A Simulation Approach with UrbanSim) (77931)
Project underway     Estimating Costs and Benefits of Emissions Reduction Strategies for Transit by Extending the TRIMMS Model (77932)
Project underway     Dynamic Delivery of the National Transit Database Sampling Manual (77933)
Project underway     Analysis of the Implementation Status of Impact of Transit Research (77934)
Project underway     Development of a Regional Public Transportation GIS Architecture and Data Model (77935)
Project underway     Quantifying the Benefits of the Florida Transit Research Inspection Procurement Services (TRIPS) Program (77936)
Project underway     A Guide to Design, Policies, and Operational Characteristics for Shared Bicycle/Bus Lanes (77937)

FY2010       

Final Report

Netcast

Project
Project underway     An Assessment of Public Transportation Markets Using NHTS Data (77920)
Project underway     Improving Value of Travel Time Savings Estimation for More Effective Transportation Project Evaluation (77921)
Project underway     Project UCARE: Uniform Cost Accounting and Reporting Elements for Transportation Demand Management Programs (77922)
Project underway     Exploring Opportunities to Expand Public Transportation Services in Florida Through Potential Private Sector Participation: Phase I  - Analysis of Contracting for Fixed Route Bus Service (77923)
Project underway     Florida Bus Maintenance Staffing Practices (77924)
Project underway     Exploration of Transit's Sustainability Competitiveness (77925)
Project underway     Enabling Cost-Effective Multimodal Trip Planners through Open Transit Data (77926)
Project underway     Tracking Costs of Alternatively Fueled Buses in Florida (77927)
Project underway     Enhancing the Connectivity of High Speed Rail in the Orlando-Tampa Corridor with Local Public Transportation Systems: Issues and Opportunities (77928)

FY2009       

Final Report

Netcast

Project
Project underway     Expanding the Google Transit Data Feed Specification to Support Operations and Planning (77902)
--- pdf   Investigation of the Feasibility of Toll and Transit Agency Equity Sharing(77903)
---  pdf   Travel Assistant Device - Deployment to Transit Agencies (77904)
---  pdf   Evaluation of Camera Based Systems to Reduce Transit Bus Side Collisions(77905)
---   pdf       Assessing Air Quality Impacts of Managed Lanes (6402-1041-00)
Project underway     Best Practices in Fixed-Route Bus Transit Dispatch - Management and Function (77907)
---  pdf   Developing a Framework for a Toolkit for Carbon Footprint that Integrates Transit (C-FIT) (77909)
---  pdf   Moving the Bus Safely Back into Traffic Phase II (77910)
  pdf   Development of a Program Assessment Instrument for the Certified Transit Technician Program - Phase One (77911)

FY2008                                             

Final Report

Netcast

Project
Project underway     TBEST Model Enhancements - Parcel Level Demographic Data Capabilities and Concepts for Park-and-Ride Modeling (77801)
--- pdf   Guidebook on Using American Community Survey Data for Transit Planning (77802)
--- pdf   Guidebook on Using Automatic Passenger Counters for NTD Reporting (77803)
Project underway     Dynamic Travel Information - Personalized and Delivered to Your Cell Phone (77804)
--- pdf   Quantifying Net Social Benefits of Vehicle Trip Reduction Impacts (77805)
--- pdf   Synthesis of Research on Value of Time and Value of Reliability (77806)
--- pdf   Evaluation of Smart Video for Transit Event Detection (77807)
--- pdf   Evaluation of Electronic Data Recorder for Incident Investigation, Driver Performance, and Vehicle Maintenance (77808)
---  pdf    Developing a Technique That Predicts the Impacts of  TDM on a  Transportation System (77809)
---  pdf    Utilizing Information Technology in Innovative Marketing Approaches for Public Transportation (77810)

FY2007

Final Report

Netcast

Project
Project underway ---   A Qualitative Analysis of Bus Simulator Training on Transit Incidents - A Case Study in Florida (77701)
Project underway ---   An Evaluation of Public Transportation Productivity Trends and Funding Challenges (77712)
--- pdf   Development of a Large Bus / Small Bus Decision Support Tool (77713)
--- pdf   Enhancing Transit Safety and Security with Wireless Detection and Communication Technologies (77714)
--- pdf   Development of a NTD Tool for Vanpool Services (77715)
--- pdf   Integrating Transit and Urban Form (77716)
--- pdf   Programs That Match Seniors With Volunteer Drivers (77717)
--- pdf   Best Practices In Transit Service Planning (77720)
--- pdf   Impacts of More Rigorous ADA Paratransit Eligibility Assessments on Riders with Disabilities (77721)
--- pdf   Exploration of a Shift in Household Transportation Spending from Vehicles to Public Transportation (77722)
  • Spreadsheet tool can be downloaded as a zipped Excel file at 77722.zip or unzipped Excel file at 77722.xls
--- pdf   Development of Comprehensive Guidance on Obtaining Service Consumed Data for National Transit Database (NTD) (77723)

FY2006

Final Report

Netcast

Project
--- pdf   Performance Measures and Best Practices for Incorporating Transit into the FDOT DRI Review Process (77703)
HTML pdf   Economics of Travel Demand Management: Comparative Cost Effectiveness and Public Investment (77704)
  pdf   Regional Fare Policy and Fare Allocation, Innovations in Fare Equipment and Data Collection (77705) 
--- pdf Toolbox for Transit Event Investigation (77706)
HTML pdf   Transit Extraboard Management-Optimum Sizing and Strategies (77707)
HTML pdf   Development of Alternative Measures of Transit Mode Share (77708)
--- pdf   Smart Phone Application to Influence Travel Behavior (TRAC-IT Phase 3) (77709)
--- pdf   Developing a Printed Transit Information Material Design Manual (77710)
--- pdf   Travel Assistant Device (TAD) to Aid Transit Riders with Special Needs (77711)

FY2005

FY2005

   

Final Report

Netcast

Project
HTML pdf   Repair Time Standards for Transit Vehicles - Phase III (31009)
HTML pdf  

Transit Use Viability Among Older Drivers Losing Driving Privileges (77601)

HTML pdf  
  • Technical Memorandum One

HTML pdf   Finding Ways to Reduce Insurance and Bonding Costs for Major Transit Projects (77602)
HTML pdf   Validating T-BEST Models with 100% APC Counts (77603)
HTML pdf   The National Smart Transportation Archive Researcher (NSTAR) Program (77604)
--- pdf  

Technical Memorandum #2: Database User Guide and System Documentation

--- pdf  

Technical Memorandum #2 Appendix A: Peer Review and Responses

HTML pdf   Impact of Employer Based Programs on the Transit System Ridership and Transportation System Performance (77605)

--- pdf   Creative Ways to Manage Paratransit Costs (77606)
--- pdf   Transit Ridership, Reliability, and Retention (77607)
--- pdf   Testing the Impact of Personalized Feedback on Household Travel Behavior (TRAC-IT 2) (77609)
  pdf   Moving the Bus Back Into Traffic Safely (77610)

FY2004

Final Report

Netcast

Project
Link to Website     Florida Journey to Work Fact Web-Site (575-16)
See Below See Below   Public Transportation Syntheses Series (III) (576-01)

HTML

 

HTML

pdf

pdf

 

Relationships Between Business and Public Transportation

 

Identifying the Characteristics of Successful Local Transit Circulator Systems in Residential Areas of Southeast Florida

HTML pdf   Public Transit in America: Analysis of Access Using the 2001 National Household Travel Survey (576-02)
HTML pdf   Bus Accident Reporting, Tracking and Analysis System (576-03)
HTML pdf   Guidebook for Start-up Transit Agencies (576-04)
HTML pdf A Return on Investment Analysis of Bikes-on-Bus Programs (576-05)
HTML pdf   Reassessing Passenger Mile Data for Transit Planning and Fund Allocation (576-06)
HTML pdf   Using Local Transit On-Board Surveys for State-Level Measurement (576-07)
HTML pdf   Strategies for an Intra-Urban Circulator System (576-08)
HTML pdf   Special Event Transportation Service Planning & Operations Strategies for Transit (576-09)
HTML pdf   Impacts of Transit Oriented Development on Public Transportation Ridership– Phase One (576-10)
HTML pdf Incorporating TDM into the Land Development Process (576-11)
HTML pdf   Case Studies in Environmental Justice and Public Transit Title VI Reporting (576-12)
HTML pdf   Update Methodology for ADA Demand Estimates: Lessons Learned (576-13)
HTML pdf   Teenage Attitudes and Perceptions Regarding Transit Use (576-14)
HTML pdf   Enhancing the Rider Experience: The Impact of Real-Time Information on Transit Ridership (576-15)
HTML pdf   Traveling Smart: Increasing Transit Ridership by Automatic Collection (TRAC) of Individual Travel Behavior Data and Personalized Feedback (576-16)

FY2003

Final Report

Netcast

Project
NA National TDM and Telework Clearinghouse (526-10)
HTML pdf
  • 2003 Transportation Management Association Survey

 

See Below

 

See Below

 

Public Transportation Syntheses Series (527-01)

HTML

 

pdf

 

 

Evaluation of USF Bio-Diesel Fueled Bull-Runner Service

HTML

pdf

Fixed Route Transit Scheduling in Florida: The State of the Industry

HTML

pdf  

State Bus Transit Safety Guide (527-02)

HTML pdf Benchmark Rankings for Transit Systems in the United States (527-03)
HTML pdf   Impacts of Transfer Fares on Transit Ridership and Revenue (527-04)
HTML pdf   Alternative Sampling Techniques for NTD Reporting (527-05)
HTML pdf Commuter Choice Program Case Study Development and  Analysis (527-06)
HTML pdf  
  • Appendix C: Characteristics of Employee Transportation Coordinators (527-06c)
HTML pdf   Model Regulations and Plan Amendments for Multimodal Transportation Districts (527-07)
HTML pdf   Assessing the Hierarchy of Needs in Levels of Service (527-08)
HTML pdf   Public Transit in America: Evidence from the 2001 National Household Travel Survey (527-09)
HTML pdf Evaluation of Shared Use Park & Ride Impact on Properties (527-10)
HTML pdf   Analysis of Florida Transit Bus Accidents (527-11)
HTML pdf   Design Elements of Effective Transit Information Materials (527-12)
HTML pdf   Designing Bus Transfer Facilities for Maximum Transit Agency and Community Benefit (527-13)
HTML pdf Price Elasticity of Rideshare: Commuter Fringe Benefits & Parking Cash-Out (527-14)

Related paper: Fare Pricing Elasticity, Subsidies and the Demand for Vanpool Services ( streaming presentation)

FY 2002

Final Report

Netcast

Project

 HTML

pdf

 

2001 Transportation Almanac (473-01)

HTML

pdf

Evaluation of First-Year Florida MPO Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Reports (473-02)

HTML

pdf

 

Transit Ridership Models at the Stop Level (473-04)

 HTML 

pdf

 

Repair Time Standards for Transit Vehicles (473-05)

HTML

pdf

 

Why People Cross Where They Do (473-06)

HTML

pdf

Expanding Commuter Choice Tax Benefit Options (473-08)

HTML

pdf

 

Best Practices in Voluntary Driving Cessation Programs for Seniors (473-09)

HTML

pdf

 

The Florida Department of Transportation Statewide GIS for Transit Technical Assistance Program (473-10)

HTML

pdf

 

National Transit Database Automated Data Collection Procedures (473-11) plus the templates below:

HTML

pdf

 

Assessment of Transit Information Materials and Development of Criteria for Prototype Transit Materials (473-12) 

see below

see below

 

Public Transportation Syntheses Series (473-13)

HTML

pdf

 

Safer Stops for Vulnerable Customers (473-13)

HTML

pdf

 

Fare, Free or Something in Between?

HTML

pdf

 

TDM in Europe: A Synthesis of Research Findings (473-133)

HTML

pdf

Annotated Bibliography of TDM in Europe (473-133biblio)

HTML

pdf

 

Commuter Choice Managers and Parking Managers Coordination: Public Transportation Synthesis Series (473-134)

HTML

pdf

 

Building Transit Oriented Development in Established Communities: Public Transportation Synthesis Series (473-135)

HTML

pdf

 

Worksite Trip Reduction Model and Manual (473-14)

FY2001

Final Report Netcast Project
HTML pdf

National Outreach Initiative for the Florida Maintenance Training Program

(415-13)

No report No report

Low-Speed Vehicle (LSV) & Golf Cart Safety Training (415-14)

HTML pdf

Telecommunications and Its Future Role in the Public Transportation Arena

(416-01)

HTML pdf

Pedestrian Mid-block Crossing Difficulty (416-02)

HTML pdf  

FSUTMS Mode Choice Modeling: Factors Affecting Transit Use and Access

(416-03)

HTML pdf  

Effectiveness of Bus Signal Priority (416-04) Excel spreadsheet

HTML pdf Environmental Justice and Community Impact Assessment for Transit Agencies (416-05)
HTML pdf Land Developer Participation in Providing for Bus Transit Facilities/Operations (416-06)
HTML pdf Synthesis of Securement Device Options and Strategies & Preliminary Assessment of Paratransit Accident Incidence & Accident Tracking Processes (416-07) Related Paper: The Challenges Of Wheelchair Securement: Searching For Solutions presented at APTA Bus and Paratransit Conference
HTML pdf   Qualitative Methods for Transit Research (416-081) and Perceptions of Transit Safety (416-082)
HTML  pdf   Customer Surveying for Public Transit: A Design Manual (416-083)
HTML pdf   Synthesis for Transit Non-User Surveys (416-084) pdf Appendices
HTML pdf   The Florida Department of Transportation Statewide Transit Training Program (416-09)
HTML pdf   Continuation and Enhancement of The Public Transportation Promotional Materials Clearinghouse (416-10)
HTML  pdf   Quantifying the Business Benefits of TDM (416-11)
HTML  pdf   Public Transit Investment Decisions: Per Capita Trends and Analysis (416-12)
HTML pdf   National Transit Bus Accident Data Collection and Analyses (416-13)
HTML pdf   Is Organizational Structure a Critical Determinant of Performance? An Investigation of the Structure/Performance Relationships of Public Transit Agencies (416-14)

FY2000

Final Report Netcast Project
HTML  pdf   Lessons Learned in Transit Efficiencies, Revenue Generation, and Cost Reductions - Part II (350-07 and 392-06)
HTML pdf  

Related research: Conditions that Promote Creativity at Public Transit Agencies (National Urban Transit Institute)

HTML  pdf   Analysis of the National Transit Database (350-11)
HTML pdf   Bus Rapid Transit -- Phase I Preliminary Evaluation of the South Miami-Dade Busway in Miami, Florida (350-13)
see below see below   Analysis of the Florida Department of Transportation Transit Corridor Program/Projects (392-01)
HTML pdf  

Analysis of Florida Department of Transportation Transit Corridor Program/Projects - Tech Memorandum #1 - Review and Summary of Transit Corridor Plans

HTML pdf  

Analysis of Florida Department of Transportation Transit Corridor Program/Projects - Tech Memorandum #2 - Summary of Transit Corridor Projects Status/Strengths and Weaknesses/Lessons Learned

HTML pdf  
Analysis of Florida Department of Transportation Transit Corridor Program/Projects  - Tech Memorandum #3 - Recommendations
HTML pdf   The Florida Department of Transportation Statewide Transit Training Program (392-03)
HTML pdf   Inventory and Analysis of Advanced Public Transportation Systems in Florida (392-04)
HTML pdf   Analysis of Florida Transit Bus Accidents (392-05)
HTML pdf  

FSUTMS Mode Choice Modeling: Factors Affecting Transit Use and Access

(392-07) and Part 2 (416-03)

HTML pdf   Continuation and Enhancement of The Public Transportation Promotional Materials Clearinghouse (392-08)
HTML pdf  

Evaluation of the Economic Viability of Narrow-Gauge Local Rail Systems

(392-09)

HTML pdf   1999 Transit Customer Satisfaction Index for Florida Transit Properties (392-10)
HTML pdf   Assessment of Operational Barriers and Impediments to Transit Use (392-11)
HTML pdf   Cops, Cameras, and Enclosures: A Synthesis of the Effectiveness of Methods to Provide Enhanced Security for Bus Operators (392-12)
HTML pdf   Update of FDOT "State Park & Ride Lot Program Planning Manual (392-13)
HTML pdf   Pedestrian Mid-block Crossing Difficulty (392-14)
  pdf   Bus Rapid Transit Technology: A Case Study of the LYNX LYMMO in Downtown Orlando, Florida (392-15)
HTML pdf   Neighborhood Intermodal Transfer Facilities (392-16)

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Select National Urban Transit Institute Publications (NUTI was the predecessor to NCTR)

HTML PDF Netcast*
/Other
Title
  pdf   Public Transit Access to Private Property
HTML pdf Conditions that Promote Creativity at Public Transit Agencies

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NCTR Strategic Plan and Annual Reports

HTML PDF Netcast*
/Other
Title
  pdf   National Center for Transit Research Strategic Plan (2009-2012)
  pdf   National Center for Transit Research Annual Report (FY 2010)
  pdf   National Center for Transit Research Annual Report (2009)
HTML pdf   National Center for Transit Research Annual Report (2004-2005)
HTML pdf National Center for Transit Research Annual Report (2001-2002)
HTML pdf National Center for Transit Research Annual Report (2000-2001)
HTML pdf National Center for Transit Research Annual Report (1999-2000)

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Transit Industry Newsletters and Periodicals Supported by NCTR

HTML PDF Netcast*
/Other
Title Vol./ Issue Date
  pdf   TRB Bus Transit Systems Committee Newsletter Vol.3
Issue 1
April 2003
pdf TRB Bus Transit Systems Committee Newsletter Vol. 2
Issue 1
May 2002
pdf TRB Bus Transit Systems Committee Newsletter Vol. 1
Issue 2
April 2001
pdf TRB Bus Transit Systems Committee Newsletter Vol. 1
Issue 1
2000

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