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Table of Reports
Report No. Full Report Report Summary
0083 Rail Vehicle Qualification Test Compendium Photo of a rail vehicle on the tracks at a rail station
0082 Dallas Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Transit Vehicle Real - Time Data Demonstration, Final Report Phot of interestate traffic looking southbound from Galatyn Bridge in Dallas
0081 Accessible Transit Services for All Photo of a woman in a wheelchair being assisted in alighting by the driver of a transit vehicle
0080 Promoting Employment in Transit Construction Projects by Members of Minority and Low Income Communities Photo showing two passengers boarding a bus at a bust stop
0079 Evaluation of Regional Real-time Transit Communications and Data Information Sharing in the National Capital Region Photo of Metro Bus loading passengers
0078 State of Bus Safety in the U.S.: Summary of Federal and State Regulations Photo of two buses side by side on a busy street
0077 Integrated Corridor Management Transit Vehicle Real-Time Data Demonstration: Dallas Case Study Photo of passengers boarding a light rail vehicle
0076 Transit Climate Change Adaptation Assessment/Asset Management Pilot for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transit Authority Pilot Project
0075 Sound Transit Climate Risk Reduction Project Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority Pilot Project
0074 San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) Climate Change Adaptation Assessment Pilot San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District Pilot Project
0073 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Climate Change Adaptation Pilot Project Report Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
0072 Gulf Coast Climate Change Adaptation Pilot Study - Final Report Galveston Island Transit, Tampa HART
0071 A Vulnerability and Risk Assessment of SEPTA’s Regional Rail Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
0070 An Integrated Approach to Climate Adaptation at the Chicago Transit Authority Chicago Transit Authority Pilot Project
0069 Transit and Climate Change Adaptation: Synthesis of FTA-Funded Pilot Projects Transit and Climate Change Adaptation:
0068 Limited English Proficiency Accessibility Program: Demonstration Program Limited English Proficiency Accessibility Program:
0067 National Study on Carless and Special Needs Populations National Study on Carless and Special Needs Populations
0066 Evaluating Transportation Equity: An Intermetropolitan Comparison of Regional Accessibility and Urban Form Evaluating Transportation Equity
0065 Lower Savannah Aging, Disability & Transportation Resource Center: Regional Travel Management Coordination Center (TMCC) Model and Demonstration Project - Final Report

Photo of coordination center showing array of computers and operator
0064 Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program: Second Assessment Report Picture of Sound Transit Light Rail Vehicle
0063 Kent, Ohio, Traveler Management Coordination Center (TMCC) Project - Final Report Photo of three people stng inside a bus
0062

Rail Transit Shared Use and Control Systems Study

Photo of Southbound River Line meeting NS 39G and NS65W at Cove Road showing three locomotives
0061 Model Orlando Regionally Efficient Travel Management Coordination Center (MORE TMCC) - Phase II Final Report Photo taken at night showing the LYNX central transit terminal in Orlando
0060 Review and Evaluation of Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) for Electric Transit Applications Photo of the University of Utah' WAVE all-electric bus
0059

2012 Statistical Summaries - FTA Grant Assistance Programs

Photograph of liht rail vehicle being boarded by a passanger
0058 UWR/MSAA Demonstration of Coordinated Human-Service Transportation Models: Phase II—Phased Implementation Final Report Photo of a Montachusett Area Regional Transit Authority (MART) paratransit vehicle
0057 Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner’s Guide - Section 5: Local Planning and Transit-Supportive Development Photo of Tampa's TECO Line historic replica streecar
0056 Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner’s Guide - Section 4: Corridor Planning and Transit-Supportive Development Photo of Portland Transit Mall with cyclists crossing the street
0055 Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner’s Guide - Section 3: Regional Vision Planning and Transit-Supportive Development Photo of rail station at Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center in Richardson, Texas
0054 Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner’s Guide - Section 2: General Transit-Supportive Development Planning Topics Photo of Plaza at Archstone Del Mar transit-supportive development
0053 Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner’s Guide - Section 1: Introduction Photo of Fruitvale Transit Village Plaza in San Fracisco
0052 Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner’s Guide - Executive Summary Photo of Plaza at Archostone Del Mar transit-supportive development
0051

Bus Safety Study: A Report to Congress

Photo of passengers debarking a bus at a stop near the U.S. Capitol Building
0050

Trends in Transit-Oriented Development 2000 - 2010

Image of passengers boarding a Metra train ear a station in northeastern Illinois
0049

Automated Track Video Inspection Pilot Project

Photo of a TGC4 car
0048

Transit Vehicle Emissions Program Final Report

Photo of bus being tested at the Larsen Institute Vehicle Research and Testing Laboraoy.
0047

American Fuel Cell Bus Project: First Analysis Report

Photograph of SunLine's American Fuel Cell Bus.
0046

Transit Track Worker Safety Protection Demonstration Project

Photo of a track worker tagging in using his Radio Frequency Identificaion embedded in a wristbnd.
0045

An Assessment of the Business Case for Communications-Based Train Control

Photo of passegers f the main BTB platform
0044

Dots & Dashes: Piecing Together Transit’s Future

Photo of area ma showing the hands of people working around it
0043 Managing Railcar Maintenance - A Primer on Practices and Improvement Opportunities for the U.S. Transit Industry Phoo of rail cars in a maintenance facility
0042

LYMMO BRT: 15 Years Later

Photo of LYNX LYMMO bus
0041

Mobility Enhancements on a Multi-Nodal Urban Campus

Photoraph of University of New Mexico shuttle bus
0040 Louisville Region Demonstration of Travel Management Coordination Center: System Pre-Deployment Preparation, Final Report Photo of dispatcherts at a transit agency call center
0039

2011 Statistical Summaries - FTA Grant Assistance Programs

Photo of a transit bus at a station
0038

2010 Statistical Summaries - FTA Grant Assistance Programs

Photo of passengers at a comuter rail station
0037

Rail Capacity Improvement Study for Commuter Operations

Photograph of a commuter boarding a train
0036 Application of Information Technology to Transportation Logistics and Security at Northern Kentucky University Photograph of a TANK bus
0035

Rail Capacity Improvement Study for Heavy Rail Transit Operations

Photograph of a train in a rail yard
0034 Community-Oriented BRT: Urban Design, Amenities, and Placemaking photograph of a covered bus stop fcility with passengers boarding
0033 Multi-Modal Trip Planning System: Northeastern Illinois Regional Transportation Authority Photograph of downtown Chicago showing buildings, traffic, and an elevated train
0032 LAFLA Public Transportation Public Participation Pilot Program: Final Technical Report Photograp of a large group of bicyclists on a Los Angeles street
0031

Walking to Transit

Pothograph of pedestrians participating in a transporttion surveyin downtown Boston
0030

Transportation Needs of Disadvantaged Populations: Where, When, and How?

Photo of Passengers boarding a transit bus in Miami, Florida
0029 Zero-Sulfur Diesel Fuel from Non-Petroleum Resources: The Key to Reducing U.S. Oil Imports Test vehicle at selfridge Air National Guard Base
0028 Wayside Charging and Hydrogen Hybrid Bus: Extending the Range of Electric Shuttle Buses Photograph of a bus being fueled with hyrogen
0027

Asset Management Guide

Photo of passeger ticket counters in Grand Central Station in New York City
0026

Urban Maglev Research Program – Updated Lessons Learned

Photograph o the MagneMotion system instaled as a gideway.
0025

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Statistical Summaries

Metro train as station with doors open
0024

Transit Bus Applications of Lithium Ion Batteries: Progress and Prospects

Photograph of the Foothill Transit Proterra Ecoliner BE35 electric bus, shown charging a station from an overhead FastFill induction charger
0023

Transit Asset Inventory Development and Integration

Photograph of a St. Louis Metro Transit vehicle
0022 Land Use Impacts of Bus Rapid Transit: Phase II—Effects of BRT Station Proximity on Property Values along the Boston Silver Line Washington Street Corridor Photo of the Lenox Street inbound station, showing a covered seating and an information kiosk
0021

Crashworthiness Evaluation of Mass Transit Buses

Image of a kinematic of two instances of time during a sled dynamic test, showing two occupants and two child seats
0020

Connecticut Nutmeg Fuel Cell Bus Project: First Analysis Report

Photo of a Connecticut Nutmeg fuel cell buses in operation at CTtransit
0019 Health and Productivity of Commuter Railroad Employee Involved in Critical Incidents Picture of a Rail Crossing Sign
0018 Design & Development of the LCO-140H Series Hydraulic Hybrid Low Floor Transit Bus Image of Altair LCO-140H bus with a large exterior graphic that says "World Fist Series Hybrid Hydraulic Bus - Cuts Fuel Use in Half"
0017

LYNX Community Advocacy & Service Engagement (CASE) Project Final Report

Photo of Orland's LYNCX Station
0016

Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program: First Assessment Report

MARTA Solar Canopy at the Laredo Bus Facility, Decatur, Georgia
0015

Construction Project Management Handbook

Heavy machinery digging out at a construction site
0014

FTA Fuel Cell Bus Program: Research Accomplishments through 2011

Three fuel cell buses at 2011 Fuel Cell Bus Workshop, San Francisco, CA, February 2011
0013

Air-Steam Hybrid Engine: An Alternative to Internal Combustion

BRASH test vehicle with bus in the background
0012 Remote Infrared Audible Signage (RIAS) Pilot Program Report Image of a sign for the bus parking location for the Green River and Timberline routes that Sound Transit Services
0011 Low Cost Carbon Fiber Technology Development for Carbon Fiber Composite Applications Image of the periodic table display for C, Carbon
0010 Cedar Avenue Driver Assist System Evaluation Report FTA0010 Research Report
0009 Peer-to-Peer Information Exchange on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Bus Priority Best Practices FTA0009 Research Report Summary
0008 Safe Transit in Share Use FTA0008 Research Report Summary
0007 Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Management for the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area FTA0007 Research Report Summary
0006 Evolution of Intelligent Transportation Systems for Mobility Management and Coordination Serving California’s Rural Frontier FTA0006 Research Report Summary
0005 Crashworthiness Evaluation of Light Rail Vehicle Interiors FTA0005 Research Report Summary
0004 Metro Orange Line BRT Project Evaluation FTA0004 Research Report Summaryn
0003 National Fuel Cell Bus Program: Proterra Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus Report, Columbia Demonstration FTA0003 Research Report Summary
0002 Miami Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) Pines Boulevard Transit Signal Priority Evaluation Report FTA0002 Research Report Summary
0001 Flooded Bus Barns and Buckled Rails: Public Transportation and Climate Change Adaptation FTA0001 Research Report Summary

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