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Transit research and industry news update : January-February 2010.
  • Published Date:
    2010-02-01
  • Language:
    English
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  • Alternative Title:
    Transit research and industry news update, January-February 2010 : contents
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  • NTL Classification:
    NTL-LAWS AND REGULATIONS-Transit Laws and Regulations ; NTL-PLANNING AND POLICY-Transit Planning and Policy ; NTL-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-Transit Economics and Finances ; NTL-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-Transit Energy and Environment ; NTL-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-Transit Law and Regulation ; NTL-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-Transit Newsletter ; NTL-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-Transit Planning and Policy ; NTL-PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-Transit Safety and Security ;
  • Abstract:
    SPECIAL

    Statement of The Honorable Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation Before the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies, United States House of Representatives ...................................................... 4

    Obama Administration Proposes Major Public Transportation Policy Shift to Highlight Livability................................................................................................................................... 4

    FTA Launches New Livable and Sustainable Communities Website............................................ 4

    RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

    Bus Rapid Transit Peer-to-Peer Exchange...................................................................................... 5

    Transit Communications Interface Profiles (TCIP) Traveler Information Pilot Project ................ 5

    Synthetic Diesel Mass Transit Demonstration................................................................................ 6

    University Transportation Centers FY 2009................................................................................... 7

    FEDERAL RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

    2010 TRB 89th Annual Meeting: Compendium of Papers DVD Now for Sale............................. 8

    Bus Crash Causation Study - Report to Congress .......................................................................... 8

    Collision Safety Improvements for Light Rail Vehicles Operating in Shared Right-of-Way Street Environment.............................................................................................................................. 8

    Environmental Mitigation in Transportation Planning: Case Studies in Meeting SAFETEA-LU Section 6001 Requirements ....................................................................................................... 9

    Guide to Transportation Decisionmaking....................................................................................... 9

    Guidelines for Conducting a Disparity and Availability Study for the Federal DBE Program...... 9

    Legal Handbook for the New Starts Process ................................................................................ 10

    New Ideas for Transit: Annual Report of the Transit IDEA Program, January 2010 .................. 10

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    Reaping the Benefits of Attending the TRB Annual Meeting: Utah Department of Transportation’s Practical, Systematic Model ......................................................................... 10

    State DOT Best Practices for Title VI Compliance ...................................................................... 11

    TCRP Annual Report of Progress 2009........................................................................................ 11

    TCRP Research Results Digests (RRD) ....................................................................................... 11

    Transportation Planning Update Newsletter Winter 2010............................................................ 12

    Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Online Database..................................... 12

    ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE

    Clean Energy Fuels to Build, Operate Three CNG Fueling Stations ........................................... 12

    Climate Change and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS): Looking to 2020 ..................... 13

    UTC Fuel Cell Reaches Durability Milestone .............................................................................. 13

    Transitions to Alternative Transportation Technologies--Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles ....... 13

    Transportation Research Program for Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change and Conserving Energy................................................................................................................... 14

    RECOVERY

    Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) Grants ................... 14

    Recovery Act Has Created or Saved 1.5 to 2 Million Jobs, Administration Reports................... 15

    SAFETY AND SECURITY

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces Historic New Safety Standards for Freight and Passenger Trains ................................................................................................... 15

    Safety 2009: Security; Emergencies; Management; and School Transportation.......................... 15

    Transit 2009, Volume 3 ................................................................................................................ 15

    UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

    Expansion of the Border Crossing Information System............................................................... 16

    Report Explores Plan for Transportation Knowledge Networks .................................................. 16

    INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH

    Cooperative Mobility Showcase: - Not to be missed! .................................................................. 16

    Thinking Highways Europe/Rest of the World Magazine............................................................ 17

    Road Safety in India: Challenges and Opportunities.................................................................... 17

    TRISWorld Database – A New Product for TRB Sponsors ........................................................ 17

    RESEARCH NEWS & RESOURCES

    Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database – New Home .......................... 18

    APTA: Public Transit Saves Riders $9,242 Annually.................................................................. 18

    APTA Launches New Center for High-Speed Rail ...................................................................... 19

    CVSA Releases 2010 Out-of-Service Criteria.............................................................................. 19

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    Excellence in Service for Paratransit Managers – Free Training Course ..................................... 19

    Feds Raid Houston Bus Companies.............................................................................................. 20

    511 Pennsylvania Travel Information Service.............................................................................. 20

    Hawaii's Cummins-Powered Buses Reach 1 Million Miles ......................................................... 20

    Leaders Discuss Personal Rapid Transit for Minnesota ............................................................... 20

    Madison Metro Driver Highest Paid............................................................................................. 21

    New Direction for High-Speed Rail in America........................................................................... 21

    New on the Job in Norfolk............................................................................................................ 21

    New Sample Bill will Aid States in Banning Texting While Driving.......................................... 21

    Preliminary Rail Plan Includes Station in Brookfield................................................................... 21

    New Transit-Funding Rules Make Streetcars More Desirable ..................................................... 22

    Senate Jobs Bill Becomes "Jobs Agenda" .................................................................................... 22

    Traffic Congestion Returns as Economy Shows Signs of Recovery............................................ 22

    Trains, Buses Steal Gold for Vancouver....................................................................................... 22

    Understanding H1N1 Risks in the Transportation Sector-New Course ....................................... 23

    U.S. Lags Behind Other Nations in ITS Deployment, Report Finds............................................ 23

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