New IDEAS for Transit: Transit IDEA Program Annual Report

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technology - automatic vehicle monitoring, technology - intelligent transport systems, technology - passenger information, planning - personal safety/crime, planning - safety/accidents, mode - bus, mode - subway/metro, mode - tram/light rail, mode - park and ride


transit, mobility, safety, environment


This annual report presents a summary of progress on investigations conducted as part of the Transit Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (Transit IDEA) program. The program is conducted through the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP), administered by the Transportation Research Board, part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The TCRP program is funded by the Federal Transit Administration and is overseen by the TCRP Oversight and Project Selection (TOPS) Committee. Transit IDEA fosters innovation in transit systems and operations. Transit IDEA nurtures new concepts for technologies, methods, and processes for: 1. Improving transit relevance in the context of mobility management; 2. Satisfying current and anticipated customer needs; 3. Improving transit safety, security, and viability; and 4. Delivering equitable, accessible, and environmentally responsible services.


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