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Transit research and industry news update : March 2010.
  • Published Date:
    2010-03-01
  • Language:
    English
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    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
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    SPECIAL

    Administrator Rogoff Issues Oral Statement on Federal Transit Administration’s Recent Audit of WMATA and the Tri-State Oversight Committee .................................................. 3

    Subcommittee Hears Plans for Improving Transit, Commuter Service ..................................... 4

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces Major Investigations to Resolve Issue of Sudden Acceleration.......................................................................................................... 4

    RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

    Very High-Speed Third Rail Insulator Cleaner – FTA SBIR Phase 2 ....................................... 5

    Montachusett Regional Transit Authority .................................................................................. 5

    Transit Cooperative Research Program – 18th Year ................................................................... 6

    FEDERAL RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

    Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2010 Benchmarking Report ................................ 7

    Bureau of Transportation Statistics: Pocket Guide to Transportation 2010 ............................... 7

    Compliance Monitoring Tools.................................................................................................... 7

    Guide to Federal Buy America Requirements-2009 Supplement .............................................. 8

    Legal Handbook for the New Starts Process .............................................................................. 8

    Miami Urban Partnership Agreement: Project 1A – Transit Evaluation Report....................... 8

    Natural Gas Basics...................................................................................................................... 9

    Optimization Models for Prioritizing Bus Stop Facility Investments for Riders with Disabilities ............................................................................................................................. 9

    Pedestrians, Bicycles, and Motorcycles...................................................................................... 9

    Preventive Maintenance Intervals for Transit Buses .................................................................. 9

    San Francisco Urban Partnership Agreement: National Evaluation Plan................................ 10

    Significant Accomplishments Fiscal Year 2009....................................................................... 10

    Success in Stewardship Newsletter........................................................................................... 10

    Track-Related Research Volume 7: Guidelines for Guard/Restraining Rail Installation........ 11

    Traffic Signal Systems 2009..................................................................................................... 11

    Utilizing Information Technology in Innovative Marketing Approaches for Public Transportation ...................................................................................................................... 11

    ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE

    Assessing Mechanisms for Integrating Transportation-Related Greenhouse Gas Reduction Objectives into Transportation Decision Making ................................................................ 12

    Energy and Global Climate Change 2009 ................................................................................ 12

    Energy in Brief—What is a Cap-and-Trade Program and How Does it Work?....................... 12

    Hydrogen Production Roadmap: Technology Pathways to the Future..................................... 13

    Observations on Options for Selling Emissions Allowances in a Cap-and-Trade Program .... 13

    RECOVERY

    Vice President Biden Announces Nearly 200 New Recovery Act Transit Projects................. 13

    U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces More Than $1.3 Billion in Recovery Act Funds Have Gone to Economically Disadvantaged Businesses .......................................... 14

    Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grants, February 17, 2010..................................................................................................................................... 14

    State Transit Projects may be U.S. Models .............................................................................. 14

    Stimulus in Action: Federal Officials Tour Oakland Sites ....................................................... 15

    SAFETY AND SECURITY

    House Designates April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month ............................ 15

    FMCSA Launches Phase I of Pre-Employment Screening Program ....................................... 15

    Cooperative Research Programs Security Research Status Report .......................................... 16

    Implementing the High Risk Rural Roads Program................................................................. 16

    Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Report: A Strategic Framework for a Secure Homeland, February 2010.................................................................................................... 16

    State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program Audit of the Tri-State Oversight Committee (TOC) and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Final Audit Report ...... 16

    UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

    Creative Ways to Manage Paratransit Costs............................................................................. 17

    Network Design for a Grid Hybrid Transit Service.................................................................. 17

    NTI Webinar on Improving Pedestrian and Motorist Safety Along Light Rail Alignments.... 17

    Structure of Competitive Transit Networks.............................................................................. 18

    INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH

    Cities for Mobility - E-Mobility, The Future of Transport....................................................... 18

    Grid-Connected Systems for Sustainable Transport in Developing Countries ........................ 18

    From Place to Place (Part Two): International Innovation in Transportation Planning ........... 19

    From Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi, Great Ideas for Improving Our Communities...................... 19

    Fourth International Conference on Financing Surface Transportation in the U.S.--Forging a Sustainable Future - NOW!.................................................................................................. 19

    Velaro International Trainset – High Speed ............................................................................. 19

    Wolmido Monorail: Incheon, South Korea .............................................................................. 20

    RESEARCH NEWS & RESOURCES

    Eno Brief: March 2010 ............................................................................................................. 20

    Experience from Others: How to Successfully Apply the ITS Knowledge Resources for Decision Making, April 15, 2010......................................................................................... 20

    Faking Places: News and Ideas from Project for Public Spaces............................................... 20

    Knowledge Is Power Webinar: How TRB's Databases Improve Access to Transportation Research ............................................................................................................................... 21

    Google Maps to Add Bike Maps, Directions............................................................................ 21

    Housing and Transportation Affordability Index ..................................................................... 21

    Introduction to Travel Training Course set for Denver ............................................................ 21

    ITS America Smart Solution Spotlight Award ......................................................................... 21

    SHA to Keep Travel Time Signs Up, Will Review Them........................................................ 22

    New Schedule Tool Assists Muni Riders, Call Center............................................................. 22

    New Searchable Tool: Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Performance Measurement Knowledgebase .................................................................................................................... 23

    New York City TLC Equips Cabs with New Fare-Setting Alert ............................................. 23

    Report: D.C. Metro Accident Costs $25.5 Million in Damages.............................................. 24

    Streetwise - New Transportation Blog...................................................................................... 24

    Texting While Driving: Put the Thumbs Away........................................................................ 24

    TRB Engaged in National Academies' Review of Unintended Acceleration........................... 24

    US DOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration Launches Transportation Research Collaboration Pilot Web Site................................................................................ 25

    Who will Stand by Transit? ...................................................................................................... 25

    Workshop: Zero Emission and Low Carbon Transit Buses: State of the Technologies and Fuels and Current Challenges, April 21, 2010, Los Angeles............................................... 25

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