Considering the Unbanked in Cashless Fare Payment at Point of Service for Bus/Demand-Response Services

Report Number: S-161
Publication Date: 05/19/2022

In recent years, many transit systems have been considering the benefits and challenges of moving to completely cashless fare payments and trying to find innovative solutions to help all their customers.

This report is designed to help inform transit systems of the impacts of going cashless. Several emerging trends are identified, including that transit agencies are seeking to understand how many riders are unbanked and how to meet their needs.

Coordination of Public Transit Services and Investments with Affordable Housing Policies
Report Number: S-162
Publication Date: 03/23/2022

The nexus of transit with affordable housing, in some ways, is fundamental to transit’s very existence. Public transit provides a lower-cost mobility option for those who cannot or do not have a personal automobile to access regional destinations, including jobs, schools, and essential services.

This report looks at the current body of published works focused on the affordable housing and transit nexus. This information is supplemented by a national survey completed by 51 diverse transit agencies and five case examples that explore not only ways transit agencies are coordinating with affordable housing initiatives but also the ways regional planning agencies, local governments, and affordable housing partners are helping to bridge housing and transit to realize the full potential of each.

Measuring and Managing Fare Evasion
Report Number: R-234
Publication Date: 03/04/2022

Fare evasion is generally defined as a passenger using public transit without paying the required fare or possessing the required fare media or valid proof of fare payment. Fare evasion has significant implications for the financial sustainability of transit systems and must be replaced by another stable source of funding.

This report explores in detail the recent past and emerging future of fare enforcement on transit systems.

Fare Capping: Balancing Revenue and Equity Impacts
Report Number: S-160
Publication Date: 02/23/2022

Transit agencies in the United States are beginning to experiment with fare caps to ensure that passengers who pay for single rides do not pay more than multiple-ride passes included in their fare structure.

This report includes a review of the literature; a survey of 35 North American transit agencies that have recently considered implementing, are in the planning stages of implementing, or have implemented fare capping; and detailed case examples for five transit agencies that provide greater insight into the motivations, program designs, implementations, and lessons learned.

ADA Paratransit and Other Demand-Responsive Transportation Services in Small to Midsized Transit Agencies
Report Number: S-161
Publication Date: 02/23/2022

​ADA paratransit demand continues to grow while resources are dwindling. Because of this, transit agencies continue to explore models to more effectively meet the demand.

This report explores paratransit delivery models for small and midsize systems and documents the way various service and contract models are structured, to enhance the knowledge base of small agencies.

Strategies for Deterring Trespassing on Rail Transit and Commuter Rail Rights-of-Way, Volume 2: Research Overview
Report Number: R-233 Volume 2
Publication Date: 02/16/2022

Trespassing on rail transit and commuter rail rights-of-way is a longstanding issue impacting every agency.

This report provides guidance on strategies to deter trespassing on rail transit and commuter rail rights-of-way.

This report is a supplement to the pre-publication draft of TCRP Research Report 233: Strategies for Deterring Trespassing on Rail Transit and Commuter Rail Rights-of-Way, Volume 1: Guidebook.

Strategies for Deterring Trespassing on Rail Transit and Commuter Rail Rights-of-Way, Volume 1: Guidebook
Report Number: R-233 Volume 1
Publication Date: 02/16/2022

A great risk facing the rail transit and commuter rail industries is the continuing problem with trespassing incidents occurring on systems throughout the United States.

This report provides guidance on strategies to deter trespassing on rail transit and commuter rail exclusive and semi-exclusive rights-of-way, including within station areas outside designated pedestrian crossings.

Supplemental to the report is the pre-publication draft of TCRP Research Report 233: Strategies for Deterring Trespassing on Rail Transit and Commuter Rail Rights-of-Way, Volume 2: Research Overview. Once the final versions of these reports are released, they will be accompanied by a Dataset and a Video.

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