Transit Research and Development: Federal Role in the National Program

This project will provide an independent review and assessment of the needs of the public transportation industry that could be met through future investment in a national research and technology program. The committee will advise the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as the agency develops a strategic agenda for transit research and will dentify the roles that FTA and industry stakeholders could play in carrying out that agenda. The committee will advise FTA regarding: (1) the federal role in transit research, relative to the roles and activities of others (private sector, Transit Cooperative Research Program [TCRP], states, universities, etc.) engaged in transit research; (2) high-priority opportunities proposed by the agency; and (3) processes that should be in place to ensure that the FTA receives the input and cooperation of transit research stakeholders in developing a federal research program.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  USA  20590

      Department of Transportation

      Research and Special Programs Administration
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC    20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      National Cooperative Highway Research Program

      Transportation Research Board
      500 Fifth Street, NW
      Washington, DC  USA  20001
    • Principal Investigators:

      Menzies, Tom

    • Start Date: 20031000
    • Actual Completion Date: 20091100
    • Source Data: RiP Project 15219

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460118
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
    • Contract Numbers: SAIS-P-03-05-A
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:19PM