October 25, 2010
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TCRP Releases Publications
The Transportation Research Board recently released the following Transit Cooperative Research Program publications:
Report 139: Guidebook for Recruiting, Developing, and Retaining Transit Managers for Fixed-Route Bus and Paratransit Systems. This report explores resources for fixed route bus, general public demand-response, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit systems resources to assist in the recruitment, development, and retention of managers. The guidebook is accompanied by CRP-CD-77, which provides model job descriptions for 32 broad job titles that indicate the structure and content for job descriptions for manager jobs.
Report 142: Vehicle Operator Recruitment, Retention, and Performance in ADA Complementary Paratransit Operations. This report provides guidance for understanding the relationships that influence and enhance operator recruitment, retention, and performance in ADA complementary paratransit services.
Appendixes to TCRP Report 142 previously were published electronically as TCRP Web-Only Document 50: Survey Instrument, Productivity Charts, and Interview Protocol for Case Studies for TCRP Report 142.
Research Results Digest 96: Managing Increasing Ridership Demand. This digest documents a 2009 study mission to Guayaquil, Ecuador; Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Porto Alegre, Brazil, that investigated how transit operators and agencies in these cities accommodated sudden and significant growth in the number of riders and increasing demand for service.
Legal Research Digest 33: Developing and Implementing a Transit Advertising Policy. This digest provides information pertaining to a transit system’s use of various strategies to implement advertising content policies that further the system’s reasonable interests and protect free speech rights.
Synthesis 86: Relationships Between Streetcars and the Built Environment. This report examines selected, built streetcar and trolley systems to trace their evolution, define significant factors, and identify commonalities among levels of success in impacting the built environment.
Copies of these reports are available online.