Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation. Task 69. Consolidation of Rural Transit Systems

In many cases, rural transit grew out of agencies which at the time were engaged or charged with social service programs. As such, many states have rural transit systems whose primary function is not public transportation. Many state departments of transportation (DOTs) have considered, and some have actually carried out, rural transit system consolidation. Some for economical and efficiency reasons, others because the parent agency simply determined transit was no longer its primary focus and discontinued transit service. Often this results in the state DOTs scrambling to stitch back together the rural transit network.  Guidance is needed on best approaches to reorganizing and consolidating rural transit systems. The objective of this research is to develop broad guidance on the consolidation of rural transit systems. The research conducted under this topic will provide insight and options to consider when the consolidation rural transit systems. The products of this research should be summarized with best practices highlighted to provide guidance for future consolidation efforts.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-65, Task 69

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Basemera-Fitzpatrick, Velvet

  • Performing Organizations:

    ICF Incorporated LLC

    9300 Lee Highway
    Fairfax, VA  United States  22031
  • Principal Investigators:

    Monahan, Patricia

  • Start Date: 20160929
  • Expected Completion Date: 20171130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41705

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01638331
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-65, Task 69
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 22 2017 1:02AM