transit

Land Use Impacts of Bus Rapid Transit (National BRT Institute, 2009)

This report is among the first in recent years in the United States to examine property value impacts from proximity to BRT stations. A hedonic regression model was estimated to isolate the effect of distance from a BRT station on property values of single-family homes along the Pittsburgh

Peer-to-Peer Information Exchange on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Bus Priority Best Practices (FTA, 2011)

The purpose of this effort has been to foster a dialogue among peers at transportation and planning agencies about their experiences with promoting public transit and, in particular, the challenges they face related to bus rapid transit (BRT) projects, as well as the solutions that they have

Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner’s Guide (Transit Cooperative Research Program, 2007)

This guide explores the costs, impacts, and effectiveness of implementing selected bus rapid transit (BRT) components. The report examines planning and decision making related to implementing different components of BRT systems, and highlights the costs and impacts of implementing various BRT

Recapturing Global Leadership in Bus Rapid Transit: A Survey of Select U.S. Cities (Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, 2011)

Bus Rapid Transit was first implemented in Curitiba, Brazil in 1974, and has become a global phenomenon in the twenty-first century. BRT holds great promise for the United States. This report outlines what it would take to build high-quality, or “gold-standard,” BRT here. Download the full

“Patent troll” targets transit agencies over vehicle tracking apps

For years, technology companies have battled “patent trolls,” individuals and firms that do not produce products, but instead sue to assert patent rights to various innovations. A working paper from Boston University Law School, charges that such lawsuits drained $500 billion from tech

Bike sharing: An on-demand mobility solution

During the National Bike Summit, and the following day at a special session sponsored by FTA and NACTO, local officials and advocates heard about bike sharing best practices, research, funding opportunities, and updates from existing programs. Dr. Susan Shaheen from the Transportation

U.S. Treasury report outlines need for road maintenance, transit investment, and alternatives to driving

A new report from the U.S. Department of the Treasury says that Americans are wasting gas and time every year due to traffic on congested roads. Maintenance costs due to poor road conditions add additional financial burdens to family budgets. In total, the report estimates that insufficiencies in

Guidelines for Providing Access to Public Transportation Stations (TRB, 2012)

This report provides a process and spreadsheet-based tool for effectively planning for access to high capacity transit stations, including commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, bus rapid transit (BRT), and ferry, including  trade-off analyses among the various access modes (automobile, transit,

Aging in Place, Stuck Without Options (Transportation for America, 2011)

By 2015, more than 15.5 million Americans 65 and older will live in communities where public transportation service is poor or non-existent. That number is expected to continue to grow rapidly as the baby boom generation “ages in place” in suburbs and exurbs with few mobility options for

Transit ridership continues upward trend in 2011

As Congress debated stripping dedicated transit funding from the new transportation bill, transit agencies around the country struggled with the choice of raising fares or cutting service. Meanwhile, VMT continued to decrease, and the American Public Transit Association announced that 2011 saw