Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Problems. Topic SA-16. Uses of Higher Capacity Buses in Transit Service

<font face="Arial"><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" align="left"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">This synthesis will address articulated, double-deck, inter-city motor coach, and other buses that are higher capacity than the conventional 40-foot transit bus.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>The synthesis will document how transit agencies determine when higher capacity buses are needed and what type of bus is most appropriate.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>It will also investigate planning/scheduling, operating and maintenance issues associated with higher capacity bus operations.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>This study will complement TCRP Synthesis 41, <em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">The Use of Small Buses in Transit Service</em>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span></span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">This study will draw upon selected transit agencies' experiences in comparing higher capacity buses versus the use of conventional 40-foot buses with respect to issues, including but not limited to the following:<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" align="left"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">A review of the relevant literature in the field will be combined with surveys in reporting on current practice.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Based on survey results, several case studies may be developed to profile innovative and successful practices, as well as lessons learned.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Gaps in knowledge and information will be identified, along with research needs.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" align="left"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%" align="center"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%; mso-layout-grid-align: none" align="center"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: blue; LINE-HEIGHT: 200%; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none" align="center"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; COLOR: blue; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></span></p></font>

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $30000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

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

    Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Vlasak, Donna

  • Principal Investigators:

    King, Rolland

    Hemily, Brendon

  • Start Date: 20061001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20071001
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15432

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462756
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:09PM