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Improving Emergency Response at Airports

July 17, 2015 Comments off

Improving Emergency Response at Airports
Source: Transportation Research Board

The April 2015 issue of TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Impacts on Practice highlights how airports like Grand Forks International Airport (GFK) in North Dakota have applied the findings from ACRP Report 95: Integrating Community Emergency Response Teams (A-CERTs) at Airports. Officials at GFK credit the direction provided in ACRP Report 95 with enabling the airport to build, implement, and maintain a successful response team.

Sovereign Immunity for Public Airport Operations

July 15, 2015 Comments off

Sovereign Immunity for Public Airport Operations
Source: Transportation Research Board

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 24: Sovereign Immunity for Public Airport Operations examines sovereign immunity as it applies to public airports that are owned and operated by units of local government or regional governmental authorities. This report summarizes the extent of sovereign immunity granted to airports from state to state. Appendix A provides a table of cases, and Appendix B contains a chart of authorities.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Along Existing Roads—ActiveTrans Priority Tool Guidebook

July 14, 2015 Comments off

Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Along Existing Roads—ActiveTrans Priority Tool Guidebook
Source: Transportation Research Board

TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 803: Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Along Existing Roads—ActiveTrans Priority Tool Guidebook presents a tool and guidance that may be used to help prioritize improvements to pedestrian and bicycle facilities, either separately or together as part of a “complete streets” evaluation approach.

The guidebook is supplemented by a CD that contains a programmed spreadsheet to facilitate implementation of the ActiveTrans methodology, as well as a final report that documents the research approach, findings, and conclusions.

Preliminary Strategic Analysis of Next Generation Fare Payment Systems for Public Transportation

July 13, 2015 Comments off

Preliminary Strategic Analysis of Next Generation Fare Payment Systems for Public Transportation
Source: Transportation Research Board

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 177: Preliminary Strategic Analysis of Next Generation Fare Payment Systems for Public Transportation explores attributes, implementation strategies, and applications of next generation transit fare payment (NGFP) systems. The report documents the state of the practice of emerging fare payments options for public transportation; develops a typology of available and anticipated options for NGFP that can serve a broad range of transit agencies and stakeholders in the United States; and evaluates the pros and cons of the options presented in the typology.

Liability Aspects of Pedestrian Facilities

July 11, 2015 Comments off

Liability Aspects of Pedestrian Facilities
Source: Transportation Research Board

TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Legal Research Digest 65: Liability Aspects of Pedestrian Facilities addresses legal claims that relate to pedestrian facilities, such as sidewalks and crosswalks, and focuses on allegations of violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and lawsuits alleging that a government agency has been negligent in maintaining its facilities.

Guidebook for Airport Terminal Restroom Planning and Design

July 10, 2015 Comments off

Guidebook for Airport Terminal Restroom Planning and Design
Source: Transportation Research Board

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 130: Guidebook for Airport Terminal Restroom Planning and Design explores a process to help airport practitioners plan, design, and implement terminal restroom projects.

The guidebook’s printed appendixes include a discussion of the restroom of the future. Appendixes A, C-H include case studies, focus group summaries, and a bibliography. Appendix B includes editable restroom evaluation forms. These appendixes are available online and on the CD-ROM accompanying the print version of the report.

Alternative Funding and Financing Mechanisms for Passenger and Freight Rail Projects

July 9, 2015 Comments off

Alternative Funding and Financing Mechanisms for Passenger and Freight Rail Projects
Source: Transportation Research Board

TRB’s National Cooperative Rail Research Program (NCRRP) Report 1: Alternative Funding and Financing Mechanisms for Passenger and Freight Rail Projects identifies alternative funding and financing tools that can be used to realize passenger and freight rail project development, including capital investments, operations, and maintenance. The report summary is available online.

See also: Improving Freight System Performance in Metropolitan Areas: A Planning Guide

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