Special Event Transportation Service Planning and Operations Strategies for Transit

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land use - planning, organisation - regulation


Best practices, Case studies, Charter operations, Guidelines, Operational strategies, Public transit, Regulations, Special events, Strategic planning, Transportation planning, Transportation services, U.S. Federal Transit Administration


The goal of this project was to meet the expressed needs of Florida transit agencies for the development of a guide for special event transportation services that could benefit transit agencies and the organizations they must coordinate with for the provision of services. An overview of transportation planning and management for special events is presented. The current practices of Florida public transit systems involved in supporting special events in their communities is documented. An overview of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA's) charter regulations is provided, including an outline of the procedures for compliance. Also, a summary of recent pertinent FTA cases and rulings related to charter service provision and special events is provided. Best practices in planning guidelines and strategies are presented for use by transit agencies to improve their involvement in community planned special events.