Synthesis of Research on the Use of Idle Reduction Technologies in Transit

This synthesis reviews current research and practical knowledge covering wide range of issues related to the use of idle reduction technologies in transit vehicles, including, but not limited to, potential benefits and challenges, advantages and limitations of various idle reduction technologies and approaches, critical success factors, lessons learned by the agencies that have implemented such technologies in their fleets. Overall, 48 fixed-route transit agencies around the United States. responded to the survey regarding their idle reduction practices and experiences, as well as opinions about the effectiveness of idle reduction strategies, obstacles, and existing incentives. A summary of over 100 federal, state and location idle reduction regulations and incentives was included in the synthesis. While idle reduction isn’t a new concept, transit industry may need further education to encourage wider adoption of these technologies on transit vehicles.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $40000
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT12-G-UTC22

    7905R0-2

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Center for Transit Research

    University of South Florida
    4202 East Fowler Avenue, CUT 100
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620
  • Project Managers:

    Volinski, Joel

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Transit Research

    University of South Florida
    4202 East Fowler Avenue, CUT 100
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620
  • Principal Investigators:

    Reich, Steven

    Kolpakov, A

  • Start Date: 20141001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20151031

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01587334
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transit Research
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC22, 7905R0-2
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 20 2016 2:39PM