Transit Operators in Metropolitan Transportation Decision Making

This research will examine transit operator participation in metropolitan transportation planning and decision‐making processes and whether and how this participation affects transit planning and investment outcomes. Over the past quarter century in the U.S., public investment in public transit services and patronage of those services have grown, in some places dramatically. These investments reflect a waxing policy emphasis on providing alternatives to private vehicle travel. But the role of public transit in metropolitan transportation systems varies dramatically from place to place, for both past historical and current institutional reasons. This research examines the current institutional factors influencing public transit investment across metropolitan areas. Specifically, the researchers ask: (1) have public transit agency interests been short‐shrifted by traditionally tangential involvement metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs)? And (2) whether new federal rules mandating transit agency representation on MPO boards are making regional planning and plans more transit‐focused?

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $ 52591
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747135

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

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

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      University Transportation Centers Program

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

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

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      University Transportation Centers Program

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

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions

      University of Texas at Austin
      Austin, TX  United States  78712
    • Principal Investigators:

      Sciara, Gian-Claudia

    • Start Date: 20170601
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180531
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01651010
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747135
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Nov 17 2017 10:47AM