The e-Zine Technology Knowledge Center for Transit

The transit industry has recognized that transit lags behind the commercial sector in effective adoption of information technologies in the management and delivery of its services. In an industry that is constantly in the public eye, an aversion to the risk-taking involved in implementing operational and stakeholder information technologies is understandable, but detrimental to the mission of transit in today's society. Tools are needed to assist transit agencies in obtaining information on technologies and their potential risks and rewards in a more timely fashion. One such tool that could assist is an "Electronic Magazine" (e-Zine ) that provides concise, timely information in an electronic format. Newsletters, magazines, and other publications that are distributed via email are often called e-Zines. A web-based e-Zine designed to help all levels of transit staff to find objective, informative articles on technology useful to the transit industry would be beneficial. The objective of this research is to develop, operate, and evaluate an e-Zine that provides information on current, useful information technologies and successful practices for transit. This project will be conducted in two phases: (1) development of a business plan for a 1-year e-Zine prototype and (2) creation, operation, and evaluation of the e-Zine prototype for a minimum of 1 year.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $205000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-09, Task 1

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

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

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

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

    Chisholm-Smith, Gwen

  • Performing Organizations:

    URS Corporation

    3950 Sparks Drive SE
    Grand Rapids, MI  United States  49546
  • Principal Investigators:

    Bregman, Susan

    Brodesky, Robert

  • Start Date: 20050929
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20091229
  • Source Data: RiP Project 11722

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01549276
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transit Cooperative Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-09, Task 1
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 30 2014 1:01AM