Public Transportation Participation Pilot Program

2009 Public Transportation Participation Pilot Program Awardees (Updated 10/28/2009)

Sponsoring innovative research to advance participation in public transportation planning.

What is the PTP Program?

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is currently sponsoring applied research that will develop innovative approaches to improving public participation in the planning of public transportation.  This research is part of the Public Transportation Participation Pilot Program (PTP Program), created as part of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).

The PTP Program is designed to fund small applied research projects that focus on: improving data collection analysis and transportation access for all users of the public transportation systems, supporting public participation through the project development phases, using innovative techniques to improve the coordination of transportation alternatives, enhancing the coordination of public transportation benefits and services, contracting with stakeholders to focus on the delivery of transportation plans and programs, and measuring and reporting on the annual performance of the transportation systems

Selected proposals will work to yield products that can be applied to improve the state of the practice of public participation in transportation planning at the regional or project level.

Project Outcomes

Projects will be performed over a 12 to 18 month period.  At their conclusion, a website will be unveiled to share information on tools, best practices, and lessons learned in creating an effective public participation process for transit planning.  Please visit this page again for more information.