The National Cooperative Transit Research and Development Program is a unique subcontract research effort designed to respond quickly and efficiently to the needs of UMTA and the transit industry through solution of near-term public transportation problems. Although the Transportation Research Board administers the Program, the research content is solely the prerogative of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. The Program is one of applied (rather than basic) research, and every possible effort is made to help administrators and engineers put the findings to early use. Program policy ensures maximum exposure of the research while in progress in the hope that research results will, in fact, more quickly find their way into practice in the form of policies, procedures, specifications, and standards of the operating agencies. The projects reported here include research in such areas as economics; finance; policy development, personnel management; labor relations; procurement; alternatives analysis; forecasting; system planning; route planning; impact analysis; vehicles; vehicle auxiliary systems; track and ancillary systems; stations; bridges and tunnels; general design; general materials; specifications, procedures, and practices; maintenance of way and structures; scheduling; control systems; energy efficiency; performance effectiveness and efficiency; fare collection, and supplemental services.

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  • Accession Number: 00381231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM