National Bus Rapid Transit Institute

This project provides support to CUTR of the University of Florida for the administration and operation of the new National Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Institute, as well as for the conduct of workshops, and the evaluation of BRT systems. The Institute will conduct new research in areas related to BR T and develop best practices manuals to assist current BR T Consortium members and others in the deployment and operation of BRT systems. The National BRT Institute was established to supplement the FTA BRT Initiative, and to serve as a national resource to transportation professionals and others. The Institute provides a center for research, training, and technology transfer, as well as technical assistance and evaluation of existing and proposed BRT projects. The National BRT Institute was established jointly by CUTR and the Institute for Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. The Institute's 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. BRT is a fully integrated, bus-based rapid transit service that combines most of the qualities of light rail transit with the flexibility and lower operating, maintenance, and capital cost of buses. It uses flexible service and advanced technologies to improve customer convenience and reduce delays. This is a congressionally directed project.

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


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $350000.00
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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: 20010700
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20030700
  • Source Data: RiP Project 7267

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489291
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: FTA-FL-26-7022
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2013 1:01AM