Transit Cooperative Research Program
The Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) is an applied, contract research program that develops near-term, practical solutions to problems facing transit agencies.
Information about TCRP and other TRB activities is available in the TRB E-Newsletter. The TCRP is managed by the Cooperative Research Programs of the Transportation Research Board.
RECENTLY RELEASED TCRP PUBLICATIONS
|Characteristics of Premium Transit Services that Affect Choice of Mode
April 23, 2014
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 166: Characteristics of Premium Transit Services that Affect Choice of Mode explores the full range of determinants for transit travel behavior and offers solutions to those seeking to represent and distinguish transit characteristics in travel forecasting models. The report includes appendices that present detailed research results inclu...
|System-Specific Spare Bus Ratios Update
April 15, 2014
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 109: System-Specific Spare Bus Ratios Update documents successful practices in the United States and Canada, and presents information on efforts employed to achieve optimal bus fleet size and effective spare bus ratios. The synthesis is designed to provide guidance to transit agencies on how various factors may affect optimal fleet siz...
|Optimizing Bus Warranty
April 10, 2014
TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 111: Optimizing Bus Warranty explores how some transit agencies address key aspects of their warranty programs. The report examines the steps taken to more accurately monitor warranty coverage periods, optimize the warranty process, and maximize warranty reimbursement to fulfill U.S. Federal Transit Administration requirements and taxp...