EMERGING CONCEPTS AND PRODUCTS FOR TRANSIT SYSTEMS. TRANSIT-IDEA PROGRAM ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT 1

This first annual report presents a summary of progress on Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) investigations for Transit Systems (TRANSIT-IDEA). TRANSIT-IDEA is part of the Transit Cooperative Research Program managed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) through a cooperative agreement among the Federal Transit Administration, the National Academy of Sciences acting through TRB, and the Transit Development Corporation, a nonprofit educational and research arm of the American Public Transit Association. TRANSIT-IDEA focuses on innovative solutions that would enhance the cost-effectiveness, safety and security, quality of service, and customer base for transit practice. The IDEA contracts presented in this report were chosen from over 180 concepts and 70 detailed proposals submitted to the program, after evaluation of each by technical expert panels and by the TRANSIT-IDEA Project Committee. TRANSIT-IDEA is one of the three IDEA programs managed by TRB for fostering new concepts and innovative solutions to transportation issues. The other two IDEA programs are ITS-IDEA, which focuses on innovative products applied to intelligent transportation systems (ITS), including user services and ITS deployment; and NCHRP-IDEA, which focuses on design and construction, materials, operations, and safety of highway systems. The report includes summary lists of all IDEA awards and products emerging in IDEA programs managed by TRB, followed by a report on the technical progress of each of the twelve TRANSIT-IDEA investigations.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00716814
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 7 1996 12:00AM