National Bus Rapid Transit Institute

The objective of this project is to support the continuing operation and maintenance of the National Bus Rapid Transit Institute--established is 2001 as a national resource for training, technical assistance, research, innovation, and evaluation of existing and proposed Bus Rapid Transsit (BRT) projects. This project supports the operation and maintenance of the National Bus Rapid Transit Institute. The Institute is a joint effort of the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida, and the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. The Institute was established to complement the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Bus Rapid Transit initiative. Its mission is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and innovation for increasing the speed, efficiency, and reliability of high-capacity bus service through the implementation of BRT systems in the United States. Overall, the Institute serves as a transit resource organization, aiding in knowledge dissemination and information sharing to transportation professionals, consultants, and communities via research, conferences, best practices manuals, publications, quarterly newsletters, and a website. The Institute serves as a clearinghouse for BRT information and products, maintains videos and photo archives of BRT, conducts evaluation of BRT systems, and provides training and technical assistance to current BRT Consortium members and other agencies interested in developing fast and flexible bus service in their community, that increases transit ridership, relieves congestion, and improves air quality.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Research Program, National Research, Operations and Maintenance


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $250000.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Tann, Helen

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of South Florida, Tampa

    Center for Urban Transportation Research
    3650 Spectrum Boulevard
    Tampa, FL  United States  33612-9446
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hinebaugh, Dennis

  • Start Date: 20020901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20030930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 9344

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489290
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: FTA-FL-26-7022.1
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2013 1:01AM