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Transit research update : March 2009.
  • Published Date:
    2009-03
  • Language:
    English
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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
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    SPECIAL............................................................................................................................3

    HUD and DOT Announce Interagency Partnership to Promote Sustainable Communities...............................................................................................................3

    The Transit Wire Website...........................................................................................3

    U.S. DOT Launches Web-Based Clearinghouse of Transportation and Climate Change Resources.......................................................................................................3

    RESEARCH IN PROGRESS.............................................................................................4

    Develop and Maintain Transit Standards....................................................................4

    Missouri Transportation Institute................................................................................4

    Travel Management Coordination Center..................................................................5

    Wayside Charging and Hydrogen Hybrid Bus...........................................................5

    ECONOMIC RECOVERY.................................................................................................6

    US Stimulus Projects to Feature New Emblem..........................................................6

    Middle Class Task Force Holds Town Hall Meeting on the Recovery Act...............6

    Recovery.gov Linked to Other Stimulus Tracking Sites............................................6

    ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE...............................................................................6

    Integrating U.S. Climate, Energy, and Transportation Policies: Proceedings of Three Workshops..................................................................................................................6

    Planners Energy and Climate Change Database.........................................................6

    Summit on America’s Climate Choices, March 30-31 in Washington, D.C.............7

    FROM THE TRI RESEARCH CORNER.........................................................................7

    35' Hybrid & Battery-Electric Transit Bus Display at US DOT, Friday, April 3.......7

    FTA Conference with UTCs on Transit Workforce Planning and Developing a Safety Culture.............................................................................................................7

    FTA-NHTSA Discussion on Fuel Cell Research.......................................................8

    International Policy Council Meeting.........................................................................8

    Professor Leon Dash from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.............8

    FEDERAL PUBLICATIONS............................................................................................8

    A Report on Hydrogen Bus Demonstrations Worldwide, 2002-2007........................8

    Best Practices in Transit Service Planning.................................................................9

    Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program: A Status Report 2009........9

    Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide.....................................................................9

    Local and Regional Funding Mechanisms for Public Transportation, TCRP Report 129..............................................................................................................................9

    FHWA's Successes in Stewardship" March Newsletter...........................................10

    Major Legal Issues for Highway Public-Private Partnerships..................................10

    Rail Magazine: Current Issue...................................................................................10

    Tool for Planning and Monitoring Railroad Traffic Supports Visualization of Railroad Operations..................................................................................................10

    TRB Conference Proceedings 42, Innovations in Travel Demand Modeling, Volume 2: Papers....................................................................................................................11

    Urban Partnership Agreements: Congestion Relief Initiative Holds Promise; Some Improvements Needed in Selection Process, GAO-09-154......................................11

    INTERNATIONAL...........................................................................................................11

    Lessons Learned From International Experience in Congestion Pricing..................11

    ERTICO-ITS Europe Talks to Anne Jensen.............................................................12

    Public Transportation’s Role in Addressing Global Climate Change: TCRP Research Results Digest 89.......................................................................................12

    Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Research Results Digest 89.........12

    U.S. and International Approaches to Performance Measurement for Transportation Systems: Conference Proceedings 44.......................................................................12

    RESEARCH NEWS & RESOURCES.............................................................................12

    California DOT’s New Monitoring Systems to Speed Traffic Flow........................13

    Fourth Bus Rapid Transit Conference......................................................................13

    Geospatial One-Stop Update: More Filters, Formats and Figures............................13

    Hampton Roads Transit Plans Marketing Blitz as Light Rail Takes Shape.............13

    MIT Takes on Global Transportation Challenge......................................................14

    National Resource Center for Human Service Coordination Website......................14

    New University Transit Center and Regional Traveler Information at University of Massachusetts Amherst.............................................................................................14

    Obama Wants Contracting Overhaul: President Calls for Limiting Outsourcing and Restricting Contract Types.......................................................................................15

    Portland Metro Unveils an Online Planning Tool....................................................15

    San Francisco's Transbay High-Speed Rail Station Hits a Snag..............................15

    South Florida’s Tri-Rail Starts ‘Fund or Fail’ Campaign.........................................15

    Obama Names National Health IT Coordinator.......................................................15

    Rail Magazine: Current Issue...................................................................................16

    The Challenge of Using Public Transport: Descriptions by People with Cognitive Functional Limitations..............................................................................................16

    Transportation and Climate Change Newsletter - February 2009............................16

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