Redesigning Transit Networks for the New Mobility Future
Report Number: R-221
Publication Date: 01/26/2021

Urban travel patterns are affected by many factors including changes in demography, land use, economics, technology, and mobility options. Public transportation must evolve to remain responsive.

This report presents case studies and toolkits to plan and implement the redesign of bus networks in the United States.

Guidebook and Research Plan to Help Communities Improve Transportation to Health Care Services
Report Number: R-223
Publication Date: 01/25/2021

The availability of transportation influences the ability of individuals to access health care, whether in urban, suburban or rural areas. Those lacking appropriate or available transportation miss health care appointments, resulting in delays in receiving medical interventions that can lead to poorer health outcomes. This in turn contributes to the rising cost of health care.

This report details how to initiate a dialogue between transportation and health care providers as well as subsequent actions and strategies for pursuing a partnership and implementing transportation solutions appropriate for patients.

Efforts to improve health in the United States increasingly recognize that it’s not just the health care system that is responsible. It’s a range of factors that collectively affect health and health outcomes. These factors are known as the “social determinants of health,” and, significantly, they include transportation

Low-Speed Automated Vehicles (LSAVs) in Public Transportation
Report Number: R-220
Publication Date: 01/21/2020

Interest in driverless vehicles, including low-speed automated vehicles (LSAVs), continues to expand globally and in the United States.

This repot presents current use cases for LSAVs and provides a practitioner guide for planning and implementing LSAV services as a new public transportation service.

Guide to Joint Development for Public Transportation Agencies

Report Number: R-224
Publication Date: 01/05/2021

Joint development is real estate development that occurs on transit agency property or through some other type of development transaction to which the transit agency is a party.

This report is designed to expand the successful use of joint development in North American transit systems—in the volume and variety of projects undertaken, the diversity of transit agencies participating, and the quality of outcomes achieved.

Supplemental to the report is a PowerPoint presentation titled “Guide to Joint Development for Public Transportation Agencies.”

TCRP Annual Report of Progress 2020
Report Number: Annual Report
Publication Date: 01/04/2021

This annual report provides background and an overview of the program, status of each of TCRP’s projects, and a summary of some of the program’s accomplishments for the year.

In FY 2020, TCRP produced 22 publications, including 11 research reports, 8 syntheses, 1 legal research digest, and 1 web-only document bringing the total to more than 720 publications since the inception of the program. In the period from August 1992 (when the first TCRP grant was received) through December 2020, approximately 828 study activities have been authorized and more than 720 publications have been issued.

TCRP focuses on issues significant to the public transportation industry, with emphasis on developing near-term research solutions to a variety of transit problems involving facilities, vehicles, equipment, service concepts, operations, policy, planning, human resources, maintenance, and administrative practices.

Characteristics and Elements of Nonpunitive Employee Safety Reporting Systems for Public Transportation
Report Number: R-218
Publication Date: 12/17/2020

The importance of safety cannot be overstated and requires continued shifts in the approach to safety management within the public transportation industry.

This report compiles the best practices used in nonpunitive employee safety reporting systems at transit agencies.

Improving the Health and Safety of Transit Workers with Corresponding Impacts on the Bottom Line
Report Number: R-217
Publication Date: 12/09/2020

​Transit workers experience more health and safety problems than the general workforce, primarily as a result of a combination of physical demands, environmental factors, and stresses related to their jobs.

This report focuses on the prevalence of these conditions, costs associated with these conditions, and statistical analysis of data on participation in and the results of health and wellness promotion programs.

Supplemental files to the report include a PowerPoint of the final briefing on the research and the Executive Summary.

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