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Author: David J. Wise
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: transit, goals, performance, measures, focus, efforts, improved, could, safety, programs, fta, helping, address, rail, agencies, challenges
Number of Pages: 62
Published: 2011-04-01
ISBN-10: 1437980945
ISBN-13: 9781437980943

Although transit service is generally safe, recent high-profile accidents on several large rail transit systems notably the June 2009 collision in Washington, D.C., that resulted in nine fatalities and 52 injuries have raised concerns. The Fed. Transit Admin. (FTA) oversees state agencies that directly oversee rail transit agencies' safety practices. FTA also provides assistance to transit agencies, such as funding and training, to enhance safety. This report determined: (1) the challenges the largest rail transit systems face in ensuring safety; and (2) the extent to which assistance provided

Author: David Wise
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: collaboration, recent, efforts, dot, hud, fta, enhance, could, transit, housing, oriented, development, practices, key, affordable
Number of Pages: 66
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437922945
ISBN-13: 9781437922943

The federal govżt. has increasingly focused on linking affordable housing to transit-oriented developments -- compact, walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods located near transit -- through the HUDżs housing programs and the Dept. of Transportation's (DoT) Federal Transit Admin.'s (FTA) transit programs. This report reviews: (1) what is known about how transit-oriented developments affect the availability of affordable housing; (2) how local, state, and federal agencies have worked to ensure that affordable housing is available in transit-oriented developments; and (3) the extent to which HUD and

Author: Gordon J. Linton
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: report, year, database, transit, tables, national, data
Number of Pages: 497
Published: 1999-10-01
ISBN-10: 0788183109
ISBN-13: 9780788183102

Provides detailed summaries of financial & operating data submitted to Federal Transit Administration by the nation's mass transit agencies. This report contains data for individual transit agencies' fiscal year ending during calendar year 1995 (i.e. on or between January 1 & December 31, 1995).

Author: David J. Wise
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: federal, transit, performance, accountability, improve, administration, program, opportunities
Number of Pages: 46
Published: 2011-05-01
ISBN-10: 1437943926
ISBN-13: 9781437943924

Public demand and federal funding for transit have grown in recent years, yet most of this funding is not tied to performance. As Congress prepares for reauthorization of the federal surface transportation programs, this report examined: (1) the extent to which federal transit programs use performance information in making decisions about funding distribution and in evaluating the programs' effectiveness; (2) mechanisms for making these programs more performance based, and strategies for supporting their successful implementation; and (3) how selected U.S. and foreign transit agencies have use

Author: David Wise
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: additional, limited, guidance, could, policies, clarify, transit, strategies, federal, transportation, role, value, capture, public
Number of Pages: 55
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437937268
ISBN-13: 9781437937268

State and local govżts. are looking for alternative strategies to help fund transit systems. Value capture strategies (VCS) -- joint develop., special assessment dist., tax increment financing, and development impact fees -- are designed to dedicate to transit either a portion of increased tax revenue or additional revenue through assessments, fees, or rents based on value expected to accrue as a result of transit investments. This report reviewed: (1) the extent to which transit agencies and local govżts. use joint develop. and other VCS to finance transit; (2) what stakeholders have identi

Author: David J. Wise
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: rail, strategies, exist, saving, car, potential, transit, cost
Number of Pages: 41
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437935729
ISBN-13: 9781437935721

Rail transit offers society a number of benefits, including reduced congestion and pollution and increased mobility. However, rail systems and cars are costly: Transit agencies can pay more than $3 million per car, often using federal funds. This report describes: (1) characteristics of the U.S. market for transit rail cars; (2) the federal governmentżs role in funding and setting standards for transit rail cars; and (3) challenges transit agencies face when procuring rail cars. The report analyzed U.S. and worldwide rail car market data for commuter, heavy, and light rail systems and intervi

Author: United States, Federal Transit Administration, Gen
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: starts, new, program, report, committees, congressional, policies, certain, fta, transit, needs, define, impact, assess, mass
Number of Pages: 44
ISBN-10: 1428937102
ISBN-13: 9781428937109
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