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 Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)

The Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) develops near-term, practical solutions to problems facing public transportation. TCRP is managed by the Transportation Research Board, a program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. TCRP is sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration and works in partnership with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

TCRP provides you access to public transportation-related research reports, and products. 

TCRP Webinars

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 Visit Us at Upcoming Conferences


New Mexico Transit Conference and Expo, April 9-10, Sante Fe, NM 

Ohio Transit Conference and Trade Show, April 9-11, Columbus, OH 

APTA Fare Collection/Revenue Management and TransITech Conferences, April 9-11, Jacksonville, FL





TCRP is interested in sharing an open dialogue with you, so check us out on LinkedIn. If you are a LinkedIn member, please feel free to join the TCRP Group, if not, please join and get in on a great conversation!

  • The Transit Cooperative Research Program is accepting proposals for the 2018 Transit Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Program, which supports the development and testing of innovative concepts and methods for advancing transit practice. The Transit IDEA Program provides funding at an early stage of the development process for promising but unproven innovative concepts or methods. Proposals are permitted up to $100,000 in IDEA funds. Transit IDEA proposals are particularly encouraged for innovations that address any one of the following four high priority focus areas for this program: improving transit safety or security; improving transit capital or operating efficiencies; increasing transit ridership; or protecting the environment and promoting energy independence. The deadline for submitting Proposals is May 1, 2018. For more information and to apply click here.

  • The Transit Cooperative Research Program is seeking Ambassadors for 2018-2020 Ambassador Class.  The Ambassador Program is to broaden, strenghen, and accelerate the introduction and adoption of TCRP-sponsored research within the public transportation industry.  Ambassadors disseminate TCRP research through visits at public transportation agencies, presentations, seminars, and workshops at transit industry conferences and local organizations.  Applications are accepted year-round. The deadline to submit an application for consideration is Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  For more information and to apply click here.​

  • The Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) is soliciting Research Problem Statements identifying research needs for  Fiscal Year 2019 Program.  These submittals form the basis for selection of the annual TCRP research program. It is easy to develop and submit a problem statement for consideration.  The deadline for submitting problem statements is June 15, 2018.  For information on how to submit a problem statement, click here​.

  • The National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) hosts Peer Calls every other month on a particular topic in rural and tribal transit to facilitate information sharing and discussion of mutual issues and solutions. Click here ( to find out more and to register for upcoming Peer Calls.
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