Diverse small and mid-sized transit agencies are very interested in finding solutions for their transit planning challenges. They will benefit from seeing how similar agencies deal with their transit service issues. Large transit agencies could also apply what is learned to sub-areas in their transit service area that are comparable to the service area of a small or mid-sized transit agency.
The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program's TCRP Synthesis 154: Innovative Practices for Transit Planning at Small to Mid-Sized Agencies documents innovative practices for solving transit planning challenges faced by small and mid-sized transit agencies. These challenges include but are not limited to concerns about ridership, demographic shifts, first- and last-mile transportation, changes in land use, changes in regulations, service design, funding challenges, service delivery, and technology changes. These challenges are applicable to fixed-route, flex-route, and demand-responsive transit services.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1 - Introduction||4-5|
|Chapter 2 - Background||6-9|
|Chapter 3 - Transit Agency Survey||10-16|
|Chapter 4 - Case Examples||17-23|
|Chapter 5 - Innovative Approaches to Addressing Transit Planning Challenges||24-92|
|Chapter 6 - Conclusions and Future Research Needs||93-95|
|Appendix A - Survey Questionnaire||99-105|
|Appendix B - List of Survey Respondents||106-113|
|Appendix C - Selected Survey Responses||114-140|
|Appendix D - Additional Case Example Background||141-146|
|Appendix E - Selected Federal Transit Resources||147-150|
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