December 15, 2008
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A Busy Year for TCRP
The Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) had a busy 2008, publishing nine research reports, five legal research digests, two research results documents, and six syntheses. These 22 reports covered topical industry subjects including the effects of transit-oriented development on housing, parking, and travel; alternative fuels; and emergency preparedness.
In October, TCRP approved six new research projects for 2009: transit advertising revenues; rail and bus transit operating rule compliance; emergency preparedness and recovery outreach and communications; an update on light rail track design; fuel purchasing; and the environmental benefits of transit projects. As a result of this approval, TCRP is seeking individuals to serve on panels to oversee the research process of these projects.
One component of TCRP’s dissemination program, managed by APTA, focuses on a variety of distribution venues to promote and deliver TCRP reports and products to the industry. In addition to communiqué and website dissemination, the program uses major industry events, state-sponsored workshops and seminars, and transit-related events to deliver new released reports.
Another important part of the dissemination process is the Ambassador Program. This year, a cadre of volunteer transit professionals represented the program at more than 40 industry events, helping to maintain a high level of industry awareness for TCRP. The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials manages this program.