March 16, 2009
TCRP Releases Three Publications
The Transportation Research Board recently released the following Transit Cooperative Research Program publications:
TCRP Synthesis 77: Passenger Counting Systems. This report documents the state of the practice in terms of analytical tools and technologies for measuring transit ridership and other subsidiary data. Survey results include transit agency assessments of the effectiveness and reliability of their methodologies and of desired improvements. The survey was designed to emphasize automatic passenger counter systems, but agencies using manual systems were also surveyed to gain an understanding of why new technologies have not been adopted.
TCRP Synthesis 79: Light Rail Vehicle Collisions with Vehicles at Signalized Intersections. This report presents the mitigation methods tested and used by transit agencies to reduce collisions between light rail vehicles (LRVs) and motor vehicles where light rail transit runs through or adjacent to highway intersections controlled by conventional traffic signals. A particular focus is placed on collisions occurring between LRVs and vehicles making left-hand turns at these intersections.
TCRP Research Results Digest 92: Synthesis of Information Related Transit Problems. This report is a staff digest, which serves as an index to studies in progress and to the full list of TCRP Syntheses.
These reports are available for order or download through the TCRP web site.