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The Federal Transit Administration Office of Research, Innovation, and Demonstration (TRI) has completed the FTA Report on 2015 MAP-21 Section 5312 Projects (FTA Report 0091). The report highlights and provides detailed project descriptions for FTA’s research achievements as required by statute. In 2015, TRI managed a portfolio of over $135 million in projects across three strategic research priority areas: safety, asset management/innovation, and mobility.

Report No. Full Report Report Summary
0094 Innovative Transit Workforce Development Projects of 2011 Report PDF
0093 Vehicle Assist and Automation (VAA) Demonstration Evaluation Report PDF
0092 Asset Management Guide for Small Providers PDF
0091 FTA Report on 2015 Section 5312 Projects PDF
0090 Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program: Second Assessment Report Addendum PDF
0089 Vashon Island Passenger-Only Ferry Study: Technology Demonstration Phase and Final Report PDF
0088 Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Radio/ITS Project: Final Evaluation Report PDF
0087 2013 Statistical Summaries - FTA Grant Assistance Programs PDF
0086 WMATA Energy Storage Demonstration Project PDF
0085 TriMet Streetcar Prototype - Final Report PDF
0084 Evaluation of Transit Bus Turn Warning Systems for Pedestrians and Cyclists PDF
0083 Rail Vehicle Qualification Test Compendium PDF
0082 Dallas Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Transit Vehicle Real - Time Data Demonstration, Final Report PDF
0081 Accessible Transit Services for All PDF
0080 Promoting Employment in Transit Construction Projects by Members of Minority and Low Income Communities PDF
0079 Evaluation of Regional Real-time Transit Communications and Data Information Sharing in the National Capital Region PDF
0078 State of Bus Safety in the U.S.: Summary of Federal and State Regulations PDF
0077 Integrated Corridor Management Transit Vehicle Real-Time Data Demonstration: Dallas Case Study PDF
0076 Transit Climate Change Adaptation Assessment/Asset Management Pilot for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority PDF
0075 Sound Transit Climate Risk Reduction Project PDF
0074 San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) Climate Change Adaptation Assessment Pilot PDF
0073 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Climate Change Adaptation Pilot Project Report PDF
0072 Gulf Coast Climate Change Adaptation Pilot Study - Final Report PDF
0071 A Vulnerability and Risk Assessment of SEPTA’s Regional Rail PDF
0070 An Integrated Approach to Climate Adaptation at the Chicago Transit Authority PDF
0069 Transit and Climate Change Adaptation: Synthesis of FTA-Funded Pilot Projects PDF
0068 Limited English Proficiency Accessibility Program: Demonstration Program PDF
0067 National Study on Carless and Special Needs Populations PDF
0066 Evaluating Transportation Equity: An Intermetropolitan Comparison of Regional Accessibility and Urban Form PDF
0065 Lower Savannah Aging, Disability & Transportation Resource Center: Regional Travel Management Coordination Center (TMCC) Model and Demonstration Project - Final Report
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0064 Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program: Second Assessment Report PDF
0063 Kent, Ohio, Traveler Management Coordination Center (TMCC) Project - Final Report PDF
0062

Rail Transit Shared Use and Control Systems Study

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0061 Model Orlando Regionally Efficient Travel Management Coordination Center (MORE TMCC) - Phase II Final Report PDF
0060 Review and Evaluation of Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) for Electric Transit Applications PDF
0059

2012 Statistical Summaries - FTA Grant Assistance Programs

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0058 UWR/MSAA Demonstration of Coordinated Human-Service Transportation Models: Phase II—Phased Implementation Final Report PDF
0057 Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner’s Guide - Section 5: Local Planning and Transit-Supportive Development PDF
0056 Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner’s Guide - Section 4: Corridor Planning and Transit-Supportive Development PDF
0055 Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner’s Guide - Section 3: Regional Vision Planning and Transit-Supportive Development PDF
0054 Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner’s Guide - Section 2: General Transit-Supportive Development Planning Topics PDF
0053 Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner’s Guide - Section 1: Introduction PDF
0052 Planning for Transit-Supportive Development: A Practitioner’s Guide - Executive Summary PDF
0051

Bus Safety Study: A Report to Congress

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0050

Trends in Transit-Oriented Development 2000 - 2010

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0049

Automated Track Video Inspection Pilot Project

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0048

Transit Vehicle Emissions Program Final Report

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0047

American Fuel Cell Bus Project: First Analysis Report

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0046

Transit Track Worker Safety Protection Demonstration Project

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0045

An Assessment of the Business Case for Communications-Based Train Control

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0044

Dots & Dashes: Piecing Together Transit’s Future

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0043 Managing Railcar Maintenance - A Primer on Practices and Improvement Opportunities for the U.S. Transit Industry PDF
0042

LYMMO BRT: 15 Years Later

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0041

Mobility Enhancements on a Multi-Nodal Urban Campus

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0040 Louisville Region Demonstration of Travel Management Coordination Center: System Pre-Deployment Preparation, Final Report PDf
0039

2011 Statistical Summaries - FTA Grant Assistance Programs

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0038

2010 Statistical Summaries - FTA Grant Assistance Programs

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0037

Rail Capacity Improvement Study for Commuter Operations

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0036 Application of Information Technology to Transportation Logistics and Security at Northern Kentucky University PDF
0035

Rail Capacity Improvement Study for Heavy Rail Transit Operations

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0034 Community-Oriented BRT: Urban Design, Amenities, and Placemaking PDF
0033 Multi-Modal Trip Planning System: Northeastern Illinois Regional Transportation Authority PDF
0032 LAFLA Public Transportation Public Participation Pilot Program: Final Technical Report PDF
0031

Walking to Transit

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0030

Transportation Needs of Disadvantaged Populations: Where, When, and How?

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0029 Zero-Sulfur Diesel Fuel from Non-Petroleum Resources: The Key to Reducing U.S. Oil Imports PDF
0028 Wayside Charging and Hydrogen Hybrid Bus: Extending the Range of Electric Shuttle Buses PDF
0027

Asset Management Guide

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0026

Urban Maglev Research Program – Updated Lessons Learned

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0025

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Statistical Summaries

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0024

Transit Bus Applications of Lithium Ion Batteries: Progress and Prospects

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0023

Transit Asset Inventory Development and Integration

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0022 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 PDF
0021

Crashworthiness Evaluation of Mass Transit Buses

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0020

Connecticut Nutmeg Fuel Cell Bus Project: First Analysis Report

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0019 Health and Productivity of Commuter Railroad Employee Involved in Critical Incidents PDF
0018 Design & Development of the LCO-140H Series Hydraulic Hybrid Low Floor Transit Bus PDF
0017

LYNX Community Advocacy & Service Engagement (CASE) Project Final Report

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0016

Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program: First Assessment Report

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0015

Construction Project Management Handbook

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0014

FTA Fuel Cell Bus Program: Research Accomplishments through 2011

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0013

Air-Steam Hybrid Engine: An Alternative to Internal Combustion

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0012 Remote Infrared Audible Signage (RIAS) Pilot Program Report PDF
0011 Low Cost Carbon Fiber Technology Development for Carbon Fiber Composite Applications PDF
0010 Cedar Avenue Driver Assist System Evaluation Report PDF
0009 Peer-to-Peer Information Exchange on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Bus Priority Best Practices PDF
0008 Safe Transit in Share Use PDF
0007 Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Management for the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area PDF
0006 Evolution of Intelligent Transportation Systems for Mobility Management and Coordination Serving California’s Rural Frontier PDF
0005 Crashworthiness Evaluation of Light Rail Vehicle Interiors PDF
0004 Metro Orange Line BRT Project Evaluation PDF
0003 National Fuel Cell Bus Program: Proterra Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus Report, Columbia Demonstration PDF
0002 Miami Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) Pines Boulevard Transit Signal Priority Evaluation Report PDF
0001 Flooded Bus Barns and Buckled Rails: Public Transportation and Climate Change Adaptation PDF
Updated: Monday, June 20, 2016
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