Archive for the Final Report Abstracts Category

Reassessing Passenger Mile Data for Transit Planning and Fund Allocation

(Center Identification Number: 576-06)  This document provides information on the collection and use of passenger mile (PM) data that may be helpful to the transit industry in reconsidering the use of PM data for transit planning and fund allocation. Historically the industry seldom uses PM data. This

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State Bus Transit Safety Guide

(Center Identification Number: 527-02)  The purpose of this project was to gather industry “Best Practices” for developing model state safety programs, necessary state legislation, for the development of improved bus transit safety standards and practices. This guide, as well as associated information included on a website, will

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

(Center Identification Number: 527-01 Part 3)  Fixed route transit scheduling is an undervalued and often misunderstood task of public transit agencies. It is a complex process that involves several detailed analytical procedures. Trip building, blocking, runcutting, and rostering are all sub-tasks of the overall task of scheduling.

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Public Transportation Synthesis Series III: Identifying the Characteristics of Successful Local Transit Circulator Systems in Residential Areas of Southeast Florida

(Center Identification Number: 5760-1 Part 2)  This research synthesis seeks to identify the key factors that determine the success of a community shuttle system by focusing on the Community Bus Program operating in Broward County, Florida. A measure of success commonly used in transit is passengers per

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Public Transportation Synthesis Series III: Relationships Between Business and Public Transportation

(Center Identification Number: 576-01 Part 1)   The goal of this public transportation synthesis series research is to document the positive and successful linkages and relationships between public transportation, the business community, and the national, state and local economy. As funding for public services becomes more competitive, it

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