Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation. Task 34. Statewide Transit Goal Setting

State departments of transportation (DOTs) are gradually incorporating a performance-based approach to their transportation planning. Today, state DOTs are likely to include performance-based planning elements, such as goals and objectives for the state's transportation network, in their long-range statewide transportation plans (LRSTPs). As DOTs provide direction for a state's transportation network, they set statewide goals for the network's different systems. However, this does not always extend to a state's public transportation system. State DOTs have limited influence over individual transit agencies and rarely set statewide transit goals. Transit systems are often built, operated, and maintained by a local/regional agency that is separate from the state DOT. Only a few DOTs operate transit systems and in most states, the majority of transit funding originates at the federal level, limiting state DOT influence over transit decisions. This limited influence creates challenges for DOTs when setting statewide transit goals. This report responds to a need for a better understanding of current and best practices in statewide transit goal setting by state DOTs, and of the methods used to achieve those goals.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $25000.00
  • 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 (AASHTO)

    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:

    ICF International

  • Principal Investigators:

    Plaskon, Terence

  • Start Date: 20100507
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110330
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38704

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01549261
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-65, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 30 2014 1:00AM