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FTA Reports and Publications

This list reflects FTA publications from 2011-present.

Publication categories:

  • Data, Standards & Evaluation
  • Human Services Transportation
  • Infrastructure
  • Mobility/Innovation
  • Planning & Policy
  • Transit Asset Management
  • Safety
  • Workforce & Technical Assistance
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Publication Date Title Document Type Category
October 2019

Bus Efficiency Grant: Hybrid Beltless Alternator Retrofit Program, Final Report (Report 0136)

Research Report Transit Asset Management; Infrastructure
October 2019 Integrated Wheel/Rail Characterization through Advanced Monitoring and Analytics (Report 0145) Research Report Infrastructure
October 2019

Transit Bus Automation Market Assessment (Report 0144)

Research Report Mobility/Innovation
October 2019 Evacuation and Return: Increasing Safety and Reducing Risk (Report 0137) Case Study Safety
October 2019 Zero-Emission Bus Evaluation Results: Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) Fuel Cell Electric Buses (Report 0140) Research Report Transit Asset Management; Infrastructure
October 2019

Mobility Payment Integration: State-of-the-Practice Scan (Report 0143)

Research Report Mobility/Innovation
September 2019

FTA Bus Efficiency Enhancements Research and Demonstration: Thermoelectric Generation Demonstration at LYNX (Report 0142)

Research Report Transit Asset Management; Infrastructure
September 2019 Innovative Transit Workforce Development Program: Key Lessons Learned (Report 0139) Research Report Workforce & Technical Assistance
September 2019 Asset Management Guide Supplement: Asset Category Overviews & Lifecycle Management, Update (Report 0138) Manual/Guidebook Transit Asset Management; Infrastructure
June 2019

Driver Assist System (DAS) Technology to Support Bus-on-Shoulder (BOS) Operations (Report 0135)

Research Report Safety; Infrastructure; Mobility/Innovation
May 2019

Zero-Emission Bus Evaluation Results: Orange County Transportation Authority Fuel Cell Electric Bus (Report 0134)

Research Report Infrastructure; Mobility/Innovation
May 2019 Connected Vehicle Infrastructure – Urban Bus Operational Safety Platform (Report 0133) Research Report Safety; Infrastructure; Mobility/Innovation
February 2019 FTA Annual Report on Technical Assistance and Workforce Development for FY 2018 (Report 0132) Report to Congress; Research Report Workforce & Technical Assistance
February 2019 Determining Requirements for Automated Transit Bus Test Facilities: Considerations for Practitioners (Report 0131) Research Report Safety; Infrastructure; Mobility/Innovation
February 2019

FTA Market Conditions Research: Recommendations for Improving Transit Industry Cost Estimation (Report 0130)

Program Evaluation; Research Report Data, Standards & Evaluation
February 2019

FTA Annual Report on Public Transportation Innovation Research Projects for FY 2018 (Report 0129)

Report to Congress; Research Report Safety; Infrastructure; Mobility/Innovation
February 2019 Innovative Transit Workforce Development Projects of 2012: Summative Evaluation (Report 0128) Program Evaluation; Research Report Workforce & Technical Assistance
December 2018

Pilot Program for Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Grants FY2018 Report to Congress (Report 0126)

Report to Congress Infrastructure; Mobility/Innovation
September 2018 Transit Bus Automation Project: Transferability of Automation Technologies Final Report (Report 0125) Research Report Infrastructure; Mobility/Innovation
February 2018 Transit-Oriented Development Technical Assistance: Second Summary Report (Report 0124) Research Report Planning & Policy
September 2018 Transit Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment Manual (Report 0123) Manual/Guidebook Planning & Policy
August
2018
TIGER II Urban Circulator Impact Assessment (Report 0122) Research Report Infrastructure; Planning & Policy
April
2018
FTA Annual Report on Technical Assistance and Workforce Development for FY 2017 (Report 0121) Report to Congress; Research Report Workforce & Technical Assistance
February 2018 FTA Annual Report on Public Transportation Innovation Research Projects for FY 2017 (Report 0120) Report to Congress; Research Report Safety; Infrastructure; Mobility/Innovation
April
2018
Road to Coordination: Lessons Learned while Developing the San Luis Obispo County Travel Management and Coordination Center (TMCC) (Report 0119) Case Study Mobility/Innovation; Human Services Transportation
February 2018 Zero-Emission Bus Evaluation Results: King County Metro Battery Electric Buses (Report 00118) Program Evaluation; Research Report Infrastructure
December 2017 Reference Manual for Planning and Design of a Travel Management Coordination Center (TMCC) (Report 0117) Manual/Guidebook Mobility/Innovation; Human Services Transportation
January 2018 Strategic Transit Automation Research Plan (Report 0116) Research Report Safety; Infrastructure; Mobility/Innovation
December 2018 2018 Annual Report on Leasing Arrangements (Report 0115) Report to Congress

Transit Asset Management; Infrastructure;
Planning and Policy

August
2017
2015 Statistical Summaries of FTA Grant Assistance Programs (Report 0114) Annual Report Data, Standards & Evaluation
August
2017
Vehicle Assist and Automation Demonstration Report (Report 0113) Research Report Infrastructure; Mobility/Innovation
July
2017
Technical and Safety Evaluation of the Southern California Regional Rail Authority Positive Train Control Deployment Project: Challenges and Lessons Learned (Report 0112) Program Evaluation; Case Study; Research Report Safety; Mobility/Innovation
August
2017
Manual on Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections to Transit (Report 0111) Manual/Guidebook; Research Report Safety; Planning & Policy
December 2016 Report to Congress on
Leasing Arrangements (Report 0110)
Report to Congress Transit Asset Management; Infrastructure
June
2017
Report to Congress on FY 2016 Technical Assistance and Workforce Development Projects (Report 0109) Report to Congress; Research Report Workforce & Technical Assistance
May
2017
Report to Congress on Innovative Safety and Security Technology Solutions for Alternative Transportation Facilities (Report 0108) Report to Congress Safety; Infrastructure
August
2016
2014 Statistical Summaries of FTA Grant Assistance Programs (Report 0107) Annual Report; ; Research Report Data, Standards & Evaluation
January 2017 Conducting Pre-Award and Post-Delivery Audits for Rolling Stock Procurements (Report 0106) Case Study Infrastructure; Mobility/Innovation
October 2016 Best Practices Procurement & Lessons Learned Manual (Report 0105) Manual/Guidebook Infrastructure; Mobility/Innovation
March
2017
Report to Congress on FY 2015 Section 5314 Projects (Report 0104) Report to Congress; Research Report Workforce & Technical Assistance
January 2017 Review and Evaluation of Public Transportation Safety Standards (Report 0103) Program Evaluation Data, Standards & Evaluation
February 2017 Annual Report on FY 2016 Public Transportation Innovation Research Projects (Report 0102) Report to Congress; Research Report Safety; Mobility/Innovation; Infrastructure
January 2017 Transit-Oriented Development Technical Assistance: First Summary Report (Report 0101) Research Report; Research Report Planning & Policy
December 2017 Pilot Program for Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Grants FY2017 Report to Congress (Report 0100) Report to Congress Human Services Transportation
February 2017 Report to Congress on Internet of Things (Report 0099) Report to Congress; Research Report Mobility/Innovation
November 2016 Transit Asset Management Guide 2016 (Report 0098) Manual/Guidebook Transit Asset Management; Infrastructure
January 2017 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transit Projects: Programmatic Assessment (Report 0097) Program Evaluation; Research Report Infrastructure; Planning & Policy
October 2016 Workforce Development Summit Proceedings (Report 0096) Research Report Workforce & Technical Assistance
April
2016
FTA Open Data Policy Guidelines (Report 0095) Manual/Guidebook; Research Report Data, Standards & Evaluation; Planning & Policy
April
2016
Innovative Transit Workforce Development Projects of 2011 Report (Report 0094) Program Evaluation; Research Report Workforce & Technical Assistance
January 2016 Vehicle Assist and Automation (VAA) Demonstration Evaluation Report (Report 0093) Program Evaluation; Research Report Infrastructure; Mobility/Innovation
March
2016
Asset Management Guide for Small Providers (Report 0092) Manual/Guidebook Transit Asset Management
February 2016 Report on 2015 Section 5312 Projects (Report 0091) Report to Congress; Research Report Safety; Infrastructure; Mobility/Innovation
February 2016 Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program: Second Assessment Report Addendum (Report 0090) Program Evaluation; Research Report Infrastructure; Planning & Policy
April
2015
Vashon Island Passenger-Only Ferry Study: Technology Demonstration Phase and Final Report (Report 0089) Case Study; Research Report Mobility/Innovation
March
2016
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Radio/ITS Project: Final Evaluation Report (Report 0088) Case Study; Research Report Mobility/Innovation
February 2015 2013 Statistical Summaries - FTA Grant Assistance Programs (Report 0087) Annual Report Data, Standards & Evaluation
June
2015
WMATA Energy Storage Demonstration Project (Report 0086) Case Study; Research Report Infrastructure
January 2015 TriMet Streetcar Prototype - Final Report (Report 0085) Case Study; Research Report Infrastructure
May
2015
Evaluation of Transit Bus Turn Warning Systems for Pedestrians and Cyclists (Report 0084) Program Evaluation; Research Report Safety; Mobility/Innovation
February 2015 Rail Vehicle Qualification Test Compendium (Report 0083) Research Report Safety; Infrastructure
January 2015 Dallas Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Transit Vehicle Real - Time Data Demonstration, Final Report (Report 0082) Case Study; Research Report Mobility/Innovation; Data, Standards & Evaluation
December 2014 Accessible Transit Services for All (Report 0081) Research Report Human Services Transportation; Mobility/Innovation
July
2013
Promoting Employment in Transit Construction Projects by Members of Minority and Low Income Communities (Report 0080) Research Report; Case Study Infrastructure; Workforce & Technical Assistance
March
2015
Evaluation of Regional Real-time Transit Communications and Data Information Sharing in the National Capital Region (Report 0079) Research Report; Case Study Mobility/Innovation; Data, Standards & Evaluation
June
2014
State of Bus Safety in the U.S.: Summary of Federal and State Regulations (Report 0078) Research Report Safety
December 2014 Integrated Corridor Management Transit Vehicle Real-Time Data Demonstration: Dallas Case Study (Report 0077) Case Study; Research Report Mobility/Innovation; Data, Standards & Evaluation
August
2013
Transit Climate Change Adaptation Assessment/Asset Management Pilot for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (Report 0076) Case Study; Research Report Transit Asset Management; Planning & Policy
September 2013 Sound Transit Climate Risk Reduction Project (Report 0075) Case Study; Research Report Transit Asset Management; Planning & Policy
December 2013 San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) Climate Change Adaptation Assessment Pilot (Report 0074) Case Study; Research Report Transit Asset Management; Planning & Policy
August
2013
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Climate Change Adaptation Pilot Project Report (Report 0073) Case Study; Research Report Transit Asset Management; Planning & Policy
August
2013
Gulf Coast Climate Change Adaptation Pilot Study - Final Report (Report 0072) Case Study; Research Report Transit Asset Management; Planning & Policy
August
2013
A Vulnerability and Risk Assessment of SEPTA’s Regional Rail (Report 0071) Case Study; Research Report Transit Asset Management; Planning & Policy
August
2013
An Integrated Approach to Climate Adaptation at the Chicago Transit Authority (Report 0070) Case Study; Research Report Transit Asset Management; Planning & Policy
August
2014
Transit and Climate Change Adaptation: Synthesis of FTA-Funded Pilot Projects (Report 0069) Case Study; Research Report Transit Asset Management; Planning & Policy
June
2013
Limited English Proficiency Accessibility Program: Demonstration Program (Report 0068) Case Study; Research Report Human Services Transportation
June
2013
National Study on Carless and Special Needs Populations (Report 0067) Research Report Human Services Transportation
June
2013
Evaluating Transportation Equity: An Intermetropolitan Comparison of Regional Accessibility and Urban Form (Report 0066) Case Study; Research Report Human Services Transportation; Planning & Policy
October 2014 Lower Savannah Aging, Disability & Transportation Resource Center: Regional Travel Management Coordination Center (TMCC) Model and Demonstration Project - Final Report (Report 0065) Case Study; Research Report Human Services Transportation; Planning & Policy
August
2014
Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program: Second Assessment Report (Report 0064) Case Study; Research Report Transit Asset Management; Planning & Policy
March
2014
Kent, Ohio, Traveler Management Coordination Center (TMCC) Project - Final Report (Report 0063) Case Study; Research Report Human Services Transportation; Planning & Policy
March
2014
Rail Transit Shared Use and Control Systems Study (Report 0062) Case Study; Research Report Infrastructure; Mobility/Innovation
September 2012 Model Orlando Regionally Efficient Travel Management Coordination Center (MORE TMCC) - Phase II Final Report (Report 0061) Case Study; Research Report Human Services Transportation; Planning & Policy
August
2014
Review and Evaluation of Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) for Electric Transit Applications (Report 0060) Case Study; Research Report Infrastructure
December 2013 2012 Statistical Summaries - FTA Grant Assistance Programs (Report 0059) Annual Report Data, Standards & Evaluation
December 2012 UWR/MSAA Demonstration of Coordinated Human-Service Transportation Models: Phase II—Phased Implementation Final Report (Report 0058) Research Report Human Services Transportation
June
2014
Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner’s Guide - Section 5: Local Planning and Transit-Supportive Development (Report 0057) Manual/Guidebook Planning & Policy
June
2014
Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner’s Guide - Section 4: Corridor Planning and Transit-Supportive Development (Report 0056) Manual/Guidebook Planning & Policy
June
2014
Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner’s Guide - Section 3: Regional Vision Planning and Transit-Supportive Development (Report 0055) Manual/Guidebook Planning & Policy
June
2014
Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner’s Guide - Section 2: General Transit-Supportive Development Planning Topics (Report 0054) Manual/Guidebook Planning & Policy
June
2014
Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner’s Guide - Section 1: Introduction (Report 0053) Manual/Guidebook Planning & Policy
June
2014
Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner’s Guide - Executive Summary (Report 0052) Manual/Guidebook Planning & Policy
November 2013 Bus Safety Study: A Report to Congress (Report 0051) Report to Congress; Research Report Safety
May
2014
Trends in Transit-Oriented Development 2000 - 2010 (Report 0050) Research Report Planning & Policy
September 2013 Automated Track Video Inspection Pilot Project (Report 0049) Case Study; Research Report Infrastructure; Safety
August
2013
Transit Vehicle Emissions Program Final Report (Report 0048) Research Report Infrastructure
June
2013
American Fuel Cell Bus Project: First Analysis Report (Report 0047) Research Report Infrastructure
April
2013
Transit Track Worker Safety Protection Demonstration Project (Report 0046) Research Report Safety
September 2013 An Assessment of the Business Case for Communications-Based Train Control (Report 0045) Research Report Mobility/Innovation
November 2008 Dots & Dashes: Piecing Together Transit’s Future (Report 0044) Research Report Planning & Policy
September 2013 Managing Railcar Maintenance - A Primer on Practices and Improvement Opportunities for the U.S. Transit Industry (Report 0043) Manual/Guidebook Transit Asset Management
June
2013
LYMMO BRT: 15 Years Later (Report 0042) Case Study; ; Research Report Infrastructure
June
2013
Mobility Enhancements on a Multi-Nodal Urban Campus (Report 0041) Case Study Human Services Transportation; Planning & Policy
March
2013
Louisville Region Demonstration of Travel Management Coordination Center: System Pre-Deployment Preparation, Final Report (Report 0040) Case Study; Research Report Human Services Transportation; Planning & Policy
May
2013
2011 Statistical Summaries - FTA Grant Assistance Programs (Report 0039) Annual Report Data, Standards & Evaluation
May
2013
2010 Statistical Summaries - FTA Grant Assistance Programs (Report 0038) Annual Report Data, Standards & Evaluation
November 2012 Rail Capacity Improvement Study for Commuter Operations (Report 0037) Case Study; Research Report Infrastructure
February 2013 Application of Information Technology to Transportation Logistics and Security at Northern Kentucky University (Report 0036) Case Study ; Research Report Mobility/Innovation
October 2012 Rail Capacity Improvement Study for Heavy Rail Transit Operations (Report 0035) Case Study ; Research Report Infrastructure
November 2012 Community-Oriented BRT: Urban Design, Amenities, and Placemaking (Report 0034) Case Study ; Research Report Planning & Policy
January 2013 Multi-Modal Trip Planning System: Northeastern Illinois Regional Transportation Authority (Report 0033) Case Study ; Research Report Mobility/Innovation
December 2012 LAFLA Public Transportation Public Participation Pilot Program: Final Technical Report (Report 0032) Case Study ; Research Report Planning & Policy
December 2011 Walking to Transit (Report 0031) Case Study ; Research Report Planning & Policy
February 2013 Transportation Needs of Disadvantaged Populations: Where, When, and How? (Report 0030) Research Report Planning & Policy; Human Services Transportation
September 2012 Zero-Sulfur Diesel Fuel from Non-Petroleum Resources: The Key to Reducing U.S. Oil Imports (Report 0029) Research Report Infrastructure; Planning & Policy
September 2012 Wayside Charging and Hydrogen Hybrid Bus: Extending the Range of Electric Shuttle Buses (Report 0028) Research Report Infrastructure; Planning & Policy
October 2012 Asset Management Guide (Report 0027) Manual/Guidebook Transit Asset Management
November 2012 Urban Maglev Research Program – Updated Lessons Learned (Report 0026) Research Report Infrastructure
May
2012
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Statistical Summaries (Report 0025) Annual Report Data, Standards & Evaluation
December 2012 Transit Bus Applications of Lithium Ion Batteries: Progress and Prospects (Report 0024) Research Report Infrastructure; Planning & Policy
September 2012 Transit Asset Inventory Development and Integration (Report 0023) Manual/Guidebook Transit Asset Management
July
2012
Land Use Impacts of Bus Rapid Transit: Phase II—Effects of BRT Station Proximity on Property Values along the Boston Silver Line Washington Street Corridor (Report 0022) Case Study; Research Report Planning & Policy
February 2012 Crashworthiness Evaluation of Mass Transit Buses (Report 0021) Research Report Safety
July
2012
Connecticut Nutmeg Fuel Cell Bus Project: First Analysis Report (Report 0020) Research Report Infrastructure; Planning & Policy
February 2011 Health and Productivity of Commuter Railroad Employee Involved in Critical Incidents (Report 0019) Research Report Safety
September 2012 Design & Development of the LCO-140H Series Hydraulic Hybrid Low Floor Transit Bus (Report 0018) Research Report Infrastructure; Planning & Policy
May
2007
LYNX Community Advocacy & Service Engagement (CASE) Project Final Report (Report 0017) Case Study; Research Report Planning & Policy
July
2016
Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program: First Assessment Report (Report 0016) Case Study; Research Report Transit Asset Management; Planning & Policy
March
2015
Construction Project Management Handbook (Report 0015) Manual/Guidebook Infrastructure
March
2012
FTA Fuel Cell Bus Program: Research Accomplishments through 2011 (Report 0014) Research Report Infrastructure; Planning & Policy
March
2011
Air-Steam Hybrid Engine: An Alternative to Internal Combustion (Report 0013) Research Report Infrastructure; Planning & Policy
January 2012 Remote Infrared Audible Signage (RIAS) Pilot Program Report (Report 0012) Research Report Mobility/Innovation
April
2012
Low Cost Carbon Fiber Technology Development for Carbon Fiber Composite Applications (Report 0011) Research Report Infrastructure
December 2011 Cedar Avenue Driver Assist System Evaluation Report (Report 0010) Case Study; Research Report Mobility/Innovation
May
2012
Peer-to-Peer Information Exchange on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Bus Priority Best Practices (Report 0009) Case Study; Research Report Infrastructure
July
2011
Safe Transit in Share Use (Report 0008) Case Study; Research Report Safety
December 2010 Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Management for the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area (Report 0007) Case Study; Research Report Planning & Policy
January 2012 Evolution of Intelligent Transportation Systems for Mobility Management and Coordination Serving California’s Rural Frontier (Report 0006) Case Study; Research Report Human Services Transportation; Mobility/Innovation
December 2011 Crashworthiness Evaluation of Light Rail Vehicle Interiors (Report 0005) Case Study; Research Report Safety; Infrastructure
October 2011 Metro Orange Line BRT Project Evaluation (Report 0004) Case Study Infrastructure
October 2011 National Fuel Cell Bus Program: Proterra Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus Report, Columbia Demonstration (Report 0003) Research Report Infrastructure; Planning & Policy
September 2011 Miami Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) Pines Boulevard Transit Signal Priority Evaluation Report (Report 0002) Case Study; Research Report Mobility/Innovation; Planning & Policy
August
2011
Flooded Bus Barns and Buckled Rails: Public Transportation and Climate Change Adaptation (Report 0001) Case Study; Research Report Transit Asset Management; Planning & Policy
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