As transit agencies, local governments, and citizens look for ways to improve existing, and start new, transit service, many of them are turning to the Quick-Build (Tactical Urbanism) methodology. This approach uses inexpensive, temporary materials and short-term tactics as a way of implementing projects in the short-term, while longer-term planning takes place.
The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program's TCRP Research Report 207: Fast-Tracked: A Tactical Transit Study documents the current state of the practice with regard to what are called Tactical Transit projects, specifically for surface transit (bus and streetcar). These are both physical and operational strategies that improve the delivery of surface transit projects using this methodology. Tactical Transit projects, operational and physical Quick-Build projects that uniquely focus on transit, have evolved as a way for municipal governments to improve the way they respond to rider needs and increased demand for service.
The report highlights Tactical Transit projects happening in cities across North America and how transit agencies and other entities are using innovative methods to improve transit speed, access, and ridership at a fraction of both the cost and time of conventional projects.
Table of Contents
|Why This Document?||7-7|
|How to Use It||8-8|
|Project List + Map||13-16|
|Speed + Reliability: Projects||19-22|
|Speed + Reliability: Summary||23-30|
|Access + Safety: Projects||31-34|
|Access + Safety: Summary||35-42|
|Spotlight: Advocacy + Funding||113-114|
|Spotlight: Funding Programs||123-128|
|Acronyms and Glossary||129-132|
|Resources Mentioned in This Report||133-138|
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