This report is designed to help transit agencies fulfill the primary goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 by making mainstream fixed-route bus and rail systems accessible. View Report read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 139: Guidebook for Recruiting, Developing, and Retaining Transit Managers for Fixed-Route Bus and Paratransit Systems explores resources for fixed-route bus, general public demand response, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit systems resources to assist in the recruitment, development, and retention of managers. The Guidebook is accompanied by.. read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 121: Transit Agency Practices in Interacting with People Who Are Homeless reports on effective practices, approaches, and outcomes regarding interactions within the transit industry with people who are homeless. A literature review summarizes policies and practices used in both the transit and library communities. Because public libraries are.. read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 119: Use of Taxis in Public Transportation for People with Disabilities and Older Adults explores and summarizes how taxis may be used by public transportation agencies to provide disabled or older adults with greater mobility and access to their destinations. The report also identifies potential advantages and challenges.. read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 184: Maintenance Technician Staffing Levels for Modern Public Transit Fleets identifies existing tools and practices used to determine optimum maintenance technician staffing levels. The report also provides an analysis of variables that influence maintenance technician staffing needs. In addition, the report documents an MS Excel-based Maintenance Staffing Calculator.. read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 116: Practices for Establishing ADA Paratransit Eligibility Assessment Facilities examines practices that transit agencies use to determine if a user is eligible for paratransit under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Specifically, it reviews the processes, facilities, equipment, and tools used by transit agencies, through data collection that.. read more →

Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Research Results Digest 93 KFH Group; Transportation Research Board (TRB) This digest summarizes the results of TCRP Project J-6, Task 71. The objective of this research report is to provide useful data and information on the changes in rural public and intercity bus transportation that have resulted from the increases.. read more →

Easter Seals Project Action This report provides sample materials and guidance that can be used to implement an ADA paratransit eligibility process that uses in-person interviews and functional assessments.   read more →

This report describes the current and emerging issues which limit the use of mobility devices in paratransit vehicles and buses. View Report read more →

Schweiger, Carol; 2013 The primary focus of the Synthesis is on determining the experience that transit agencies have had with deploying electronic signage to provide transit information in the United States and abroad, and the process that agencies are using to decide to deploy information through this dissemination channel to serve the needs of their.. read more →