Archive for the Publications Category

Implications to Public Transportation of Emerging Technologies

Over the past several  years, the emergence of new technologies impacting all travel modes including public transportation has garnered significant attention across the spectrum of interests, from the research and technology communities to the transportation planning and policy communities to the public, media, and political communities. This

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Guidebooks for Estimating Total Transit Usage through Extrapolating Incomplete Counts

This report provides guidance for transit agencies to estimate transit usage for reporting to the National Transit Database (NTD) when their counting procedure that is designed to perform full counts misses some trips. Transit usage refers to unlinked passenger trips (UPT), passenger miles traveled (PMT), and average

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Estimating Ridership of Rural Demand-Response Transit Services for the General Public

The objective of this study is to develop a model for estimating demand for rural demand-response transit services for the general public. Lack of data for demand-response service characteristics and geographic coverage has limited the development of such models. This study developed two models for estimating demand.

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Workforce Development and Succession Planning to Prepare the Rural Transit Industry for the Future

As America’s transportation workforce continues to age, there is an increased need to invest in workforce development to combat the impending retirement tsunami. This is especially true within the small urban and rural transit industry. A literature review showed that 63 percent of U.S. transit workers are

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