Report 132 - Assessment of Hybrid-Electric Transit Bus Technology: This report explores decision-making guidelines coupled with a comprehensive life cycle cost (LCC) model designed to assist transit managers in evaluating, selecting, and implementing hybrid-electric technology options for transit buses. The LCC model allows the user to compare the total life cycle costs across several cost categories for up to six different purchase scenarios.
Report 136 – Guidebook for Rural Demand-Response Transportation: Measuring, Assessing, and Improving Performance: This report explores the diversity of demand-response transportation (DRT) services and examines definitions of performance data and performance measures. The report also highlights the typology of rural DRT systems and includes examples of performance data from more than 20 representative rural systems.
Report 137 – Improving Pedestrian and Motorist Safety along Light Rail Alignments: This report examines pedestrian and motorist behaviors contributing to light rail transit (LRT) safety and explores mitigating measures designed to improve safety along LRT lines. The report also includes suggestions to facilitate the compilation of accident data in a coordinated and homogeneous manner across LRT systems. Finally, the report provides a catalog of existing and innovative safety devices, safety treatments, and practices along LRT lines.
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