Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation. Task 35. Development of Appropriate Tools to Evaluate the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Selected Specialized Public Transportation Programs

This report documents and presents the results of a study to develop a framework for evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of selected specialized transportation programs. The research focuses on developing potential performance measures that evaluate services resulting from these programs based on available data and opportunities for additional data to be reported or collected. Often the traditional transit service standards and performance measures cannot be applied directly to the specialized transportation programs because these programs cater to the mobility needs of transit-dependent groups (elderly, low-income, and people with disabilities) and sometimes operate in large areas with low population densities, in the reverse peak direction, and during off-peak hours. To meet these objectives, study tasks included a literature review, case study interviews, and data collection and wrap-up interview analysis. This Final Report presents the findings of these tasks in order to assist states and grantees in identifying appropriate measures to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of specialized transportation programs.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-65, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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


    McLean, VA  United States  22102-
  • Principal Investigators:

    Carini, Sara

  • Start Date: 20100608
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20131230
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38415

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01548172
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-65, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 18 2014 1:00AM