Transit Cooperative Research Program

The objective of this cooperative agreement is to support the efforts of the Transportation research Board (TRB) of the National Academies in the management of the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP). Now in its 18th year of operation and sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration, TCRP is a continuing program of operator-oriented, problem-solving research that examines short-term high-priority topics of common interest to the transit industry. TCRP focuses on issues significant to the transit industry, with emphasis on developing near-term research solutions to a variety of transit problems involving facilities, vehicles, equipment, service concepts, operations, policy, planning, human resources, maintenance, and administrative practices. The National Academies is specifically authorized by 49 U.S.C Section 5313(a)(2) to implement the TCRP activities through a federal grant or cooperative agreement.