Project ID Number: 473-13
Project Title: Public Transportation Syntheses Series
Dennis Hinebaugh, Transit Program
External Project Contact: Tara Bartee, FDOT
I. Project Objective
As defined by the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP), syntheses projects search out and assemble useful knowledge from all available sources, especially from practitioners, and report on current practices in the subject. Each synthesis is a compendium of the best knowledge available on measures found to be successful in resolving specific problems and records practices that were acceptable within the limitations of the knowledge available at the time of its preparation. The Synthesis is an immediately useful document that is tempered by the user's knowledge and experience in the particular problem area.
The NCTR/FDOT Syntheses Series will on an annual basis identify a set of low cost public transportation research projects requiring a short turn-around time so as to get the information out to the technicians. Approximately 4-6 projects ranging in cost from $5-15,000 will be performed each year.
II. Project Abstract
The syntheses series will consist of 4-6 public transportation research projects which can be completed in approximately 6 months or less, and range in cost from 5-$15,000. The set of synthesis projects to be considered for year 1 of the series are as follows:
III. Task Descriptions
To be provide upon selection of syntheses projects.
IV. Student Involvement
Graduate students will be used to perform research in synthesis topic areas.
V. Relationship to Other Research Projects
Summarizes other research efforts and
explores current state of the art for identified topic areas.
Synthesis reports will be shared through the NCTR web site, FDOT, and through the USDOT office of Research and Special Programs Administration.
VII. Potential Benefits of the Project
Public transportation professionals will have immediate access to the latest information within selected subject areas of critical concern to the industry.
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