This report of interest to transit administrators, other transit professionals, private sector land developers and entrepreneurs involved in public sector/private sector partnerships. Gives guidance on appropriate techniques for involving the private sector throughout the planning, design, construction, and operation of fixed transit facilities. Benefit-sharing for fixed transit facilities is an approach to achieving an equitable relationship between the distributions of public and private costs for transit facility constuction, rehabilitation or operation and the distribution of public and private benefits. Opportunities for benefit-sharing occur during the planning and design of new transit facilities, during construction, and during their operation through (1) direct connections of developments to transit facilities, (2) the use of air rights over transit right-of-way, and (3) development of adjacent and nearby real estate. Furthermore, as a consequence of building fixed transit facilities, various other public facilities and utilities are rehabilitated. These opportunities for benefit-sharing by transit agencies are frequently lost because they are not an important consideration in the planning and design phases (i.e., in location and design of routes and stations). This research satisfied a need to assist transit agencies in implementing benefit-sharing by (1) cataloging strategies and techniques, (2) providing guidance on their application, and (3) evaluating case studies, which provide examples of applications. With respect to the recommendations and conclusions arrived at in this report, transit agencies are cautioned on what to anticipate from the private sector and should be aware that "making a deal" with the private sector obligates the transit agency to timely and reliable performance of the planned services.

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  • Authors:
    • Howard, J A
    • Rivkin, G
    • Brecher, S
    • Heder, L
  • Publication Date: 1985-7

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 214 p.
  • Serial:
    • NCTRP Report
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0732-4839

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  • Accession Number: 00451144
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1988 12:00AM