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Fast-Tracked: A Tactical Transit Study (2019)

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Fast-Tracked: A Tactical Transit Study. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25571.
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© 2019 National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The research for this document was conducted through one or more programs administered by the Cooperative Research Programs (CRP) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: • Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) research is sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). • Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program (HMCRP) research is sponsored by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). • National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) research is sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology. • National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) research is sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). • National Cooperative Rail Research Program (NCRRP) research is sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration. • Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) research is sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in cooperation with the Transit Development Corporation. COPYRIGHT INFORMATION Authors herein are responsible for the authenticity of their materials and for obtaining written permissions from publishers or persons who own the copyright to any previously published or copyrighted material used herein. Cooperative Research Programs (CRP) grants permission to reproduce material in this publication for classroom and not-for-profit purposes. Permission is given with the understanding that none of the material will be used to imply endorsement by TRB and any of its program sponsors of a particular product, method, or practice. It is expected that those reproducing the material in this document for educational and not-for-profit uses will give appropriate acknowledgment of the source of any reprinted or reproduced material. For other uses of the material, request permission from CRP. DISCLAIMER To facilitate more timely dissemination of research findings, this pre-publication document is taken directly from the submission of the research agency. The material has not been edited by TRB. The opinions and conclusions expressed or implied in this document are those of the researchers who performed the research. They are not necessarily those of the Transportation Research Board; the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; or the program sponsors. The Transportation Research Board, the National Academies, and the sponsors of the Transit Cooperative Research Program do not endorse products or manufacturers. Trade or manufacturers’ names appear herein solely because they are considered essential to the object of the report. This pre-publication document IS NOT an official publication of the Cooperative Research Programs; the Transportation Research Board; or the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Recommended citation: Garcia, A., and D. Wall. 2019. Fast-Tracked: A Tactical Transit Study. Pre- publication draft of TCRP Research Report 207. Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.

FAST-TRACKED A TACTICAL TRANSIT STUDY

M IAMI N E W Y O R K THANK YOU: To the Transportation Research Board for the opportunity to conduct this research. To the Research Panel for your expertise and review: Aaron Villere, National Association of City Transportation Officials Andy Wiley-Schwartz, Bloomberg Associates Darnell Grisby, American Public Transportation Association Dianne Schwager, Transportation Research Board Greg B. Brady, York Region Transit Jake Sacks, Federal Transit Administration Jay Monty, Jr., EIT, City of Everett, MA John Christian Andoh, III, CCTM, CPM, Dutchess County Public Transit Julie Kirschbaum, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Kirk Hovenkotter, TransitCenter Leah Mooney, Chicago Transit Authority Matthew Dickens, American Public Transportation Association Ryan Russo, City of Oakland, CA Simon Berrebi, Berrebi LLC Thomas B. Schwetz, Lane Transit District To all of the project teams and interviewees who gave their time to share their projects and review their project content. To TransitCenter for providing initial guidance for the research effort. Sincerely, The Street Plans Collaborative, Inc. Dana Wall, Senior Project Manager Anthony Garcia, Principal Michael Lydon, Principal Ed Janoff, Project Director Irene Balza, Project Designer John Gonzalez, Project Designer Pavithra Sriram, Project Designer Cover Page Image Credit: Ad Hoc Industries

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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 pre-publication draft of Transit Cooperative Research Program (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.

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