Guidebook for Evaluating, Selecting, and Implementing Suburban Transit Services

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place - urban, place - low density


handbooks, land use, public transit, suburbs, transit services


This report examines the current status of suburban transit services and land-use environments and the relationship between the two. Types of suburban transit services include commuter, route deviation, demand response, circulators, shuttles, and vanpools. Also, the guidebook describes the emerging trends that significantly influence the availability and operation of suburban transit services. This report updates information presented in TCRP Report 55, "Guidelines for Enhancing Suburban Mobility Using Public Transportation," and presents the latest research results and issues related to suburban transit services. This information will be useful to transit professionals and policy makers in planning and implementing suburban transit services.


Permission to link to the report has been given by TRB.