August 16, 2010
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TCRP Releases Three Reports
The Transportation Research Board recently released three new Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) publications.
Report 138: Estimating Soft Costs for Major Public Transportation Fixed Guideway Projects. This report defines and describes soft costs and provides a new suggested methodology to estimate soft costs based on historical projects. It also examines detailed technical information about the data collection, methodology, and statistical analysis used to develop the suggested methodology.
Synthesis 82: Transit Fare Arrangements for Public Employees. This synthesis explores the state of the practice for transit agencies in terms of fare arrangements for public employees. It also covers such issues as leadership of the program; barriers, obstacles, and constraints; administrative procedures; implementation; lessons learned; cost, financing, and pricing; and program evaluation.
Synthesis 84: Current Practices in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Savings from Transit. This synthesis describes the role of transit agencies in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and examines the current practice of a sample of transit agencies.
Copies of these reports are available online.