December 21, 2009
Check the classifieds in this issue for information about numerous managerial and supervisory positions!
|2009: THE YEAR IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
An Active Year for TCRP
The Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) reported a very active year in 2009, publishing 26 reports: 10 research reports, two legal research digests, five research results documents, two syntheses, and seven web-only documents.
TCRP approved nine new research projects in November in the areas of transit safety culture; command-level decision making for transit emergency managers; paratransit emergency operations and preparedness; transit industrial control systems and cyber security; transit state of good repair; professional development and human capital needs to develop a sustainable workforce; appropriate warrants for major capital investment projects; changing institutional and business models; and the third update of the Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual.
The TCRP Dissemination Program, as managed by APTA, focused on several distribution venues to promote and deliver TCRP reports and products to the industry: communiqué and web site dissemination, major industry events, state-sponsored workshops and seminars, and transit-related events.
Another important aspect of the dissemination process is the TCRP Ambassador Program. Managed by the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), this program uses a cadre of volunteer transit professionals to represent the program at more than 40 industry events and venues.
In addition, TCRP implemented a new initiative this summer—the Chapter Representatives Program.
More information on TCRP programs and how to submit topics for research can be found online,