Public Transit Boards: Organization and Characteristics

The objective of this research is to develop a reference document that will provide guidance to transit board members, general managers, and appointing bodies with respect to board powers, role, responsibilities, size, structure, organization, and composition. This reference document will also include information on method of selection, compensation, term length, and committee structure of transit boards. This document will allow for comparison of local transit boards through data collected nationally and will identify and highlight characteristics of an "effective" board.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $150000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project H-24

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    Simon & Simon Research and Associates

  • Principal Investigators:

    Simon, Rosalyn

  • Start Date: 20001011
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20020530
  • Source Data: RiP Project 7486

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01459305
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transit Cooperative Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project H-24
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:01PM