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Transit research and industry news update : April 2010.
  • Published Date:
    2010-04-01
  • 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 ;
  • Abstract:
    SPECIAL

    Transportation's Role in Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Volume 1: Synthesis Report.............................................................................................................................. 3

    U.S. Department of Transportation Posts Open Government Plan on Website ..................... 3

    Federal Transit Administration Awards TriMet $2.4M for Streetcar Research ..................... 4

    Federal Transit Administration Announces Additional $765 Million for ARC Project......... 4

    First Modern Streetcar to Debut in the District of Columbia, May 5-8, 2010........................ 4

    RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

    Reconnecting America’s Center for Transit Oriented Development...................................... 5

    Rail Transit Passenger Protection ........................................................................................... 5

    Strategic and Program Plan for Research Communication and Information Dissemination.. 6

    FEDERAL RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

    Easter Seals Project ACTION Update, April 2010................................................................. 7

    Mobility Management and Coordination are Advanced by New ITS in Kentucky ............... 7

    Adaptive Traffic Control Systems: Domestic and Foreign State of Practice ......................... 8

    Bus Lane with Intermittent Priority (BLIMP) Concept Simulation Analysis ........................ 8

    Bus Rapid Transit and Development: Policies and Practices that Affect Development Around Transit................................................................................................................. 8

    Context Sensitive Solutions Toolkit ....................................................................................... 8

    Estimating Soft Costs for Major Public Transportation Fixed Guideway Projects ................ 9

    FHWA Livability Initiative Website ...................................................................................... 9

    FHWA Successes in Stewardship Newsletter......................................................................... 9

    Mixed Income Transit Oriented Development Action Guide (MITOD).............................. 10

    Performance Measurement and Outcomes, TCRP Research Results Digest 95 .................. 10

    The Road to Livability: How State Departments of Transportation are Using Road Investments to Improve Community Livability............................................................. 10

    Transit-Oriented Tools for Metropolitan Planning Organizations........................................ 11

    Volpe Highlights: April 2010 ............................................................................................... 11

    ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE

    Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) Program and FY 2009 and 2010 Clean Fuels Grant Program............................................................. 11

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

    NC State University Named One of Top 5 Greenest Schools .............................................. 12

    Modal Primer on Greenhouse Gas and Energy Issues for the Transportation Industry ....... 12

    Research Needs Statements for Climate Change and Transportation .................................. 12

    RECOVERY

    New TRAX Buses Roll-Out Service .................................................................................... 13

    Nearly $50 Billion in Federal Funds Available .................................................................... 13

    Wyandotte County Putting Stimulus Money Toward Rapid Transit Bus Line on State Avenue ........................................................................................................................... 13

    SAFETY AND SECURITY

    APTA Seeks Public Transportation Security Funding ......................................................... 13

    Safety Compass Newsletter: Spring 2010............................................................................. 14

    Amtrak Security Efforts Aim to Defeat, Deter Most Dangerous Terror Tactics................. 14

    UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

    Syracuse to Build $4.3M 'Green' Transportation Center ...................................................... 14

    Terrorist Attacks on Public Bus Transportation: A Preliminary Empirical Analysis........... 15

    Upwardly Mobile - University Transportation Center for Mobility Newsletter, Texas Transportation Institute.................................................................................................. 15

    INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH

    TRB's Research in Progress (RiP) Database Increases Coverage of International Transportation Research Projects .................................................................................. 15

    Commuter Culture in the United States ................................................................................ 15

    Cooperative Mobility Showcase 2010: Smart Vehicles on Intelligent Roads..................... 16

    Could EU-funded Study Herald the Dawn of a New Transport Era?................................... 16

    Tianjin to Build Smart Grid Demonstration Project ............................................................. 16

    Transport Research Knowledge Centre Passes 6000 Project Milestone! ............................. 17

    World’s First ITS-Specific Test Track Takes Shape ............................................................ 17

    RESEARCH NEWS & RESOURCES

    Access Board Releases Draft Refresh Section 508 Standards and Section 255 Guidelines 17

    Amtrak Introduces Podcasts for Sunset Limited .................................................................. 18

    Amtrak Advancing Positive Train Control Installations ...................................................... 18

    CTA Begins Testing of New Railcars .................................................................................. 18

    Expanding Biofuel Production: Sustainability and the Transition to Advanced Biofuels: Summary of a Workshop ............................................................................................... 18

    Los Angeles Metro Transportation Library Launches ‘Primary Resources’ Blog............... 19

    Mobility Services for All Americans: Paducah Area Transit System Grand Opening......... 19

    METRO’S BRT 25 Survey: Analysis of Bus Rapid Transit in North America ................... 20

    Pittsburgh's Maglev Competitors Seem to Have Higher Hurdles......................................... 20

    Streets as Places: A Training Seminar, April 22-23, 2010 ................................................... 20

    TIFIA Loan Applications Total $13 Billion ......................................................................... 20

    Toronto Transit Commission may Opt for Open Electronic Fare Payment System............. 21

    What is the Online TDM Encyclopedia? .............................................................................. 21

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