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Tracking Costs of Alternatively Fueled Buses in Florida – Phase II

(Center Identification Number: 77943) The goal of this project was to continue collecting and reporting the data on the performance and costs of alternatively fueled public transit vehicles in the state in a consistent manner in order to keep the Bus Fuels Fleet Evaluation Tool (BuFFeT) cost

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Analysis of Movable Bus Stop Boarding and Alighting Areas

(Center Identification #79050-02-B) This study explored the feasibility of using movable and reusable boarding and alighting (B&A) pads at bus stops.  Potential design alternatives in terms of materials and structural support for these pads were evaluated. The review focused on the existing and alternative design materials, especially in

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Quantifying the Benefits of the Florida Transit Research Inspection Procurement Services (TRIPS) Program

(Center Identification Number: 77936) This study details the analysis of the Florida Transit Research Inspection Procurement Services (TRIPS) Program. It provides a comparative assessment of the program with respect to out-of-state practice, provides recommendations to improve life cycle vehicle data reporting procedures and details benefits of the

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Dynamic Delivery of the National Transit Database Sampling Manual

(Center Identification Number: 77933) This project improves the National Transit Database (NTD) Sampling Manual and develops an Internet-based, WordPress-powered interactive Web tool to deliver the new NTD Sampling Manual dynamically. The new manual adds guidance and a tool for transit agencies to develop sampling plans customized to

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Evaluation of Camera-Based Systems to Reduce Transit Bus Side Collisions – Phase II

(Center Identification Number: 77940) The sideview camera system has been shown to eliminate blind zones by providing a view to the driver in real time. In order to provide the best integration of these systems, an integrated camera-mirror system (hybrid system) was developed and tested. Traditional aftermarket

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