The Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) is a leader in studying transportation issues with an eye toward real-life solutions to a variety of challenges. TCRP is a cooperative effort of three organizations: the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the National Academies, acting through the Transportation Research Board (TRB), and the Transit Development Corporation, Inc. (TDC), a nonprofit educational and research organization established by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).
Through TCRP sponsorship, TRB prepares reports that synthesize current practices in the transportation field. These syntheses are an important resource for individuals and organizations charged with solving problems in the field of public transportation. You can follow these links to view and download syntheses involving transportation issues that pertain to the ADA and people with disabilities.
- Practices in No-Show and Cancellation Policies for ADA Paratransit (Synthesis 60)
- Use of Rear-Facing Wheelchairs Position for Common Wheelchairs on Transit Buses (Synthesis 50)
- Communicating with Persons with Disabilities in a Multi-Modal Transit Environment (Synthesis 37)
- Paratransit Contracting and Service Delivery Methods (Synthesis 31)
- ADA Paratransit Eligibility Certification Practices (Synthesis 30)
TRB publishes other reports and digests that offer helpful information regarding transportation for people with disabilities. Some of these documents are linked below.