Detroit Regional Transit Study: A Study of Factors that Enable and Inhibit Effective Regional Transit

A comprehensive study of the factors enabling or inhibiting the development of effective regional transit looked at Detroit, Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver and St. Louis. Six key variable in transit success were examined: politics and leadership; law and governance; finance and funding; transit-oriented development; equity and access; and, media and public opinion. The research methodology used firsthand narrative experience and involved 60 in-depth interviews. This document provides an overview and summaries of key findings in all six areas of focus. Six separate reports explore each area in greater depth.

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    • This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers program. One of seven final reports resulting from the project, "A Study of Factors that Inhibit and Enable Development of Sustainable Regional Transit Systems in Southeastern Michigan."
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mineta National Transit Research Consortium

    San José State University
    210 North 4th Street
    San José, CA  United States  95112

    University of Detroit Mercy

    4001 W. McNichols Road
    Detroit, MI  United States  48221-3038

    Michigan Department of Transportation

    Research Administration
    8885 Ricks Road, P.O. Box 30049
    Lansing, MI  United States  48909

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hanifin, Leo
    • Anderson, Scott
    • Bernasconi, Claudia
    • Dutta, Utpal
    • Hoback, Alan
    • Semple, Lloyd
  • Publication Date: 2014-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final report
  • Features: Bibliography; Figures; Tables;

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01533077
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MNTRC Report 12-22, CA-MNTRC-14-1136, RC-1599
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC21
  • Created Date: Aug 7 2014 10:54AM