Transit Oriented Development

Singapore's urban growth pattern has been highly influenced by a unique mode
of planning and development of new towns, integrating land use with the mass
rapid transit system (MRT). The concept of a ring-shaped city and the principle of

Author: John L Renne

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409488217

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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Transit Oriented Development: Making it Happen brings together the different stakeholders and disciplines that are involved in the conception and implementation of TOD to provide a comprehensive overview of the realization of this concept in Australia, North America, Asia and Europe. The book identifies the challenges facing TOD and through a series of key international case studies demonstrates ways to overcome and avoid them. The insights gleaned from these encompass policy and regulation, urban design solutions, issues for local governance, the need to work with community and the commercial realities of TOD.

Transit Fact Book




Category: Local transit


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Mass transit bus rapid transit shows promise

Besides cost and performance characteristics already discussed, Bus Rapid
Transit and Light Rail each have a variety of advantages and disadvantages. Bus
Rapid Transit generally has the advantage of (1) having more flexibility than Light


Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428948678



View: 286

Emergency Preparedness for Transit Terrorism

The U . S . mass transit infrastructure is currently valued at more than $ 1 trillion (
1 ) . Transit police , security , and agency personnel , in cooperation with local
police departments , implement a variety of security programs to protect ...

Author: M. Annabelle Boyd

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309061032

Category: Civil defense

Page: 73

View: 880

Provides a useful perspective on mass transit preparedness, offering information on the current practices of selected transit agencies to prevent and respond to terrorism and acts of extreme violence. This synthesis contrasts transit perspectives to those of general service police through a review of the relevant literature.

Integration of Bicycles and Transit

BACKGROUND Brief History of Bicycle and Transit Integration The first
formalized bicycle and transit integration programs were bike-on-ferry services
established in the 1940s and 1950s. A few transit systems began to experiment
with ...

Author: Michael Baltes

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309097584

Category: Bicycle commuting

Page: 70

View: 204

TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 62: Integration of Bicycles and Transit examines how transit agencies may improve their existing services and assist other communities in developing new bicycle and transit services. Synthesis 62 updates TCRP Synthesis 4: Integration of Bicycles and Transit (1994).

Transit Systems in College and University Communities

inquiries of this synthesis study was to discover the means through which transit
systems support themselves financially. The survey asked specifically what
sources of ...


Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309098203

Category: College students

Page: 88

View: 578

This synthesis updates an earlier synthesis offering information on the planning, implementation, and operation of campus transit systems by moving to a focus on the communities in which schools are located. It includes local and regional transportation systems that serve college and university campuses. This report inquires into the current state of the practice with focused case studies. It presents information about practices and trends in the areas of transit operations, and campus policies and planning, with a special focus area in technology and environmental innovations. One underlying question regards the structure of transportation offered, including the interactions between services and unusual and innovative partnership strategies used to enhance services for students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community.

Improving Transit Security

General managers , security directors , and other transit industry professionals
are aware of and sensitive to the consequences of even marginal incidence of
crime and the appearance of disorder . Accordingly , American transit agencies
are ...

Author: Jerome A. Needle

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309060134

Category: Bus lines

Page: 35

View: 180

Examines the nature and extent of transit crime, effective strategies to combat problem situations, and case studies of specific control practices deemed successful by transit agency professionals (with no distinctions drawn between bus and rail modes) are discussed.

Rail Mass Transit for Developing Countries

Keynote address The two analytic cultures of rail transit planning R.
GAKENHEIMER , Departments of Urban Studies and Planning , and Civil
Engineering , Massachusetts Institute of Technology , USA There are at least two
main orientations ...

Author: Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727715609

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 393

View: 192

Transit Agency Participation in Medicaid Transportation Programs

perceived barriers to the coordination of NEMT and public transportation, three
types of stakeholders were surveyed: transit agencies, state DOTs (transit
divisions), ...


Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309097703

Category: Local transit

Page: 48

View: 754

Public Transit Board Governance Guidebook

Transit Cooperative Research Program, National Research Council (U.S.).
Transportation Research Board. Transportation Advisory Board A transportation
advisory board is a citizen board with no governing powers. Members may be ...


Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309067685

Category: Local transit

Page: 30

View: 655

Transit Advertising Revenue

STRUCTURES SUMMARY Transit agencies across the country are examining
opportunities to increase revenues as decreasing subsidies from federal , state ...

Author: Beverly R. Silverberg

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309061216

Category: Advertising

Page: 58

View: 820

Offers information from selected North American and other transit agencies about the existing environment for advertising on transit property and describes agency experiences. It also explores innovative revenue-generating practices.

Economic Benefits of Coordinating Human Service Transportation and Transit Services

Jon E. Burkhardt, David Koffman, Gail Murray, Transit Cooperative Research
Program. program, there are potential problems that could arise with a similar
arrangement. Paratransit providers may oppose the loss of ridership and revenue

Author: Jon E. Burkhardt

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309087651

Category: Intergovernmental cooperation

Page: 173

View: 173

Examines the net economic benefits associated with various strategies and practices for coordinating human service transportation and general public transit, provides quantitative estimates for these strategies and practices, and identifies innovative and promising coordination strategies and practices.

Transit friendly Streets

calming physical design techniques create physical impediments to speeding ,
such as road undulations , humps , rumble strips , and speed tables ( crosswalks

Author: Project for Public Spaces

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309062657

Category: Central business districts

Page: 72

View: 134

Presents 10 strategies used in both the United States and Europe to create transit-friendly streets. The strategies are followed by case studies of five communities that have pursued different initiatives to improve their livability by making their streets more transit-friendly.

Transit Operator Health and Wellness Programs

This chapter summarizes the current literature on the topic of health and wellness
issues facing transit operators and the interventions used to address these issues
. The literature review revealed a limited number of transit-specific studies.


Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 030907004X

Category: Bus drivers

Page: 80

View: 989

The report documents current information on prevention and intervention strategies and resources that can be used by transit agencies. It offers survey information obtained from individuals with the responsibility for managing health and wellness programs. This synthesis covers the state of the practice at 14 U.S. transit agencies of various sizes, operating different modes, in diverse locales around the nation.

Analyzing the Costs of Operating Small Transit Vehicles

VEHICLES STVe REPORT Year 1999 Purchase Cost Life Total Expectancy
Equivalent ( years ) Annual Cost Percent EAC Difference Estimated Year 1999 O
& M ...

Author: KFH Group

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309066556

Category: Buses

Page: 42

View: 750

This User's Guide explains the accompanying Small Transit Vehicle economics (STVe) model - a tool designed for transit planners and others making decisions about the purchase of small transit vehicles for different services and operating environments. The computerized STVe model is based on the principles of engineering economics and allows the user to assess whether it makes economic sense to invest in a particular type of vehicle, based on user-defined inputs. The User's Guide describes how to run the model and interpret its results.

Integrated Urban Models for Simulation of Transit and Land Use Policies

The need to account for such difficult to measure attributes as travel time weights
and value - of - time ; • The scale of calibration required to simulate major routes
as compared with the simulation of major roads ; • That the transit share in most ...

Author: Eric J. Miller

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309063241

Category: Electronic book

Page: 31

View: 471

Describe how transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and state DOTs can act today to initiate or expand their analytical tools for integrated land use-transportation planning. The Guidelines are intended for the general reader having an interest in the effects of transit on land use. The Guidelines describe currently available integrated models, the characteristics of an "ideal" integrated model, and steps that a planning organization should take in order to support and expand such modeling capability.

In Transit




Category: Transport workers


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The Use of Small Buses in Transit Service

Transportation Research Board, Transit Cooperative Research Program.
FIGURE 4 KCATA MetroFlex 12-passenger bus (interior). FIGURE 12 Route map
for Port Authority 75E GoldLink service. schedule). In another case, the fixed
route is ...


Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309069149

Category: Bus lines

Page: 71

View: 412

Examines the use of small buses -- 30 ft or less in length -- as replacements for large buses in fixed-route, scheduled servcice or those used in innovative, more flexible operations such as route deviation or demand-response service.

Risk Management for Small and Medium Transit Agencies

PREFACE A vast storehouse of information exists on many subjects of concern to
the transit industry . This information has resulted from research and from the
successful application of solutions to problems by individuals or organizations .

Author: Michael M. Kaddatz

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309058612

Category: Bus accidents

Page: 31

View: 176

Provides information on how small and medium-sized transit agencies can evaluate various approaches to risk management and can access risk management services at reasonable cost. It emphasizes liability and workers' compensation risks and insurance, but the discussion applies to property risks and insurance, as well. It contains information on differing transit agencies' risk management experiences. Three bus transit agency approaches to financing risk and the size of areas they serve are discussed in more detail, based on the results of a survey. Case study examples describe programs currently used at the Regional Transportation Commission of Reno, Nevada; the City of Jackson, Michigan Transportation Authority; and the Baldwin Rural Area Transit System of Robertsdale, Alabama.

Use of Rear facing Position for Common Wheelchairs on Transit Buses

accommodating wheelchairs on standard transit buses. The desire to enhance
accessibility for persons with disabilities is a societal concern in Canada, but it is
not governed by formal legislative requirements and prescriptive regulations.


Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309069734

Category: Buses

Page: 42

View: 787

This synthesis will be of interest to transit agency staff and those who work with them in dealing with common wheelchair securement on transit buses. It offers information on existing programs in many countries and documents transit agency experiences for the benefit of others considering similar deployments, in particular with respect to the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and to its use in U.S. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems. The report describes the state of the practice with respect to the use of rearfacing position for accommodating common wheelchairs (as defined by the ADA) on large transit buses (more than 30,000 lb) and identifies pertinent issues related to its transferability to the U.S. context.