Transportation Research Circular E-C058: 9th National Light Rail Transit Conference (2004)

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Transportation Research Circular E-C058:
9th National Light Rail Transit Conference
(2004)
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TRB Transportation Research Circular E-C058 includes the proceedings of the 9th National Light Rail Transit Conference held November 16-18, 2003, in Portland, Oregon. The ninth national conference focuses on the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and administration of LRT systems.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FRONT MATTER

  • Cover
  • 2003 LRT Conference Planning Committee
  • Forward
  • Contents

OPENING GENERAL SESSION

PLANNING AND FORECASTING FOR LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT

LOW-FLOOR LIGHT RAIL VEHICLES

  • Structural and Crashworthiness Requirements of Light Rail Vehicles with Low-Floor Extension
  • Light Rail Vehicles' Low-Floor Center Section
  • Integrating New Light Rail Vehicle Technology into Mature Infrastructure

LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT AND OTHER MODES

LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT TRAFFIC ENGINEERING

  • Application of Part 10 of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices to Light Rail Transit Projects-A Review of Its Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Preemption Versus Priority Service for Light Rail Transit Vehicles
  • Application of NTCIP Standard 1211: Framework for Upgrading Downtown Baltimore Light Rail Transit Signal Priority

LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT AND TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT

  • Light Rail and the American City: State-of-the-Practice for Transit-Oriented Development
  • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail System and Economic Development on the Waterfront
  • Third Street Light Rail Project Southern Terminal
  • Delineating an Integrated, Multifaceted Light Rail Corridor for Northeast Baltimore City

CROSSINGS AND SHARED CORRIDORS

CRITIQUES: HOW ARE WE DOING?

  • Ridership Trends of New Start Rail Projects
  • Portland Streetcar: A Two-Year Report Card
  • Peak-Period Service Supply Versus Observed Passenger Utilization for Rapid Bus and Rapid Rail Modes: Issues and Implications
  • Light Rail and Urban Mobility: Is Light Rail Transit Justifying Its Investment?

CIVIL DESIGN

  • Design and Construction of the Weehawken Tunnel and Bergenline Avenue Station for the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System
  • Floating Slab Trackbed Design to Control Groundborne Noise from Newark-Elizabeth Rail Link Light Rail Transit
  • Fitting Light Rail Transit into Historical Centers: The Rome Experience
  • Embedded Track Design and Performance
  • Debate of At-Grade Versus Grade Separation Construction Interstate MAX Project, Portland, Oregon

OPERATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Procurement of Federal Property for Light Rail Transit: Case Study of the Minneapolis Hiawatha Line
  • Communicating the Timeline
  • Developing the Design and Construction Contracting Plan for a Major Light Rail Extension Project
  • Design-Build Contracts: Lessons Learned on the Gold Line Rail Project for APTA

PORTLAND POSTER SESSION

  • MAX Light Rail Integration into the Community: Westside to Interstate MAX
  • Environmental and Sustainable Elements in Light Rail Transit Design and Construction: The Green Line-From High Tech to No Tech
  • Special Problems for Real Property Acquisition Valuations: Billboards and Parking Lots
  • Federal Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Law and Light Rail Construction: Streamlining Implementation and Playing by the Rules
  • From the Ballot Ashes: Rebirth of Interstate MAX

LIGHT RAIL ELECTRIFICATION

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION: LIGHT RAIL IN FAR PLACES

BACK MATTER

  • TRB Executive Committee List
  • APTA Officers and Board of Directors
  • "Get On Board"
  • The National Academies

Topics

  • Construction
  • Design
  • Maintenance and Preservation
  • Operations and Traffic Management
  • Planning and Forecasting
  • Public Transportation
  • Administration and Management

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National Research Council. Transportation Research Circular E-C058: 9th National Light Rail Transit Conference. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2004.

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