New IDEAS for Transit: Transit IDEA Program Annual Report

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ridership - growth, planning - environmental impact, planning - personal safety/crime, planning - safety/accidents, planning - service improvement, operations - performance, technology - intelligent transport systems, mode - mass transit, mode - bus, mode - car, mode - rail


transit ridership, transit safety, security, emergency preparedness, operating efficiencies, Protecting the environment, promoting energy independence


This annual report presents a summary of progress on investigations conducted as part of the Transit Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (Transit IDEA) program conducted through the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP). The TCRP program is funded by the Federal Transit Administration and is overseen by the TCRP Oversight and Project Selection (TOPS) Committee. Transit IDEA is one of three IDEA programs managed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) to foster innovation in transit systems and operations. Transit IDEA nurtures new concepts for technologies, methods, and processes for: 1. Increasing transit ridership; 2. Improving transit safety, security, and emergency preparedness; 3. Improving transit capital and operating efficiencies; and 4. Protecting the environment and promoting energy independence.


Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Transportation Research Board, Washington, copyright remains with them.