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United States Urban Mass Transportation Administration

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Works: 5,061 works in 7,100 publications in 1 language and 53,759 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Periodicals  Case studies  Directories 
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Classifications: HE308, 388.40973
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Private sector involvement in urban transportation ( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Examines urban transportation financing in Chicago, Ill. and other cities
Light rail transit : state of the art review, executive summary by Cather & Company De Leuw( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Guidelines on the operation of subscription bus services by Ronald F Kirby( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Future directions of urban public transportation : proceedings of a Conference on the Future Directions of Urban Public Transportation, September 26-29, 1982, Woods Hole, Massachusetts by Conference on the Future Directions of Urban Public Transportation( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
This Transportation Research Special Report contains a summary of the conference
Characteristics of urban transportation systems : a handbook for transportation planners by David Bruce Sanders( Book )
12 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Characteristics of urban transportation demand : appendix by Herbert S Levinson( Book )
15 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Facility-by-facility and city-by-city statistics for transit ridership and traffic volume
Light rail transit : planning, design, and implementation : papers presented at the Conference on Light Rail Transit, March 28-30, 1982, San Diego, California by National Conference on Light Rail Transit( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
The papers included in these proceedings focus on key technical and institutional issues that are unique to implementation of the LRT mode. These papers are divided into four groups. Those in Part 1 and 2 provide an overview of light rail transit and policy and planning considerations. They treat issues such as institutional arrangements, community and citizen participation, feasibility factors, development constraints and energy considerations. The papers in Part 3 cover engineering design of LRT fixed facilities and railcar technology. Part 4 contains papers on operating issues, including such matters as surface operations, self-service fares, the interface with bus transportation, and general traffic considerations
Paratransit : proceedings of a conference held November 9-12, 1975 by Conference on Paratransit( Book )
4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Twenty eight papers and workshop reports are published which were presented at the conference which addressed problems in the implementation and application of promising techniques within those major functional areas commonly thought to be relevant to paratransit application. Workshops and their reports were structured around 6 major issues: the role of paratransit in an integrated urban transportation system; the effect of governmental capital and operating assistance on the development of paratransit; institutional changes needed to foster the development of paratransit; paratransit in small communities and nonurbanized areas; operation issues for paratransit: productivity, vehicles, dispatching and management; and the role of paratransit in serving the needs of special groups. Included in this publication are four state-of-the-art papers covering the spectrum of transportation options and services broadly categorized as paratransit, the development and organization of paratransit services and systems, and the empirical analyses of the operation of several innovative paratransit applications
Light rail transit : proceedings of a national conference conducted by the Transportation Research Board, June 23-25, 1975 and sponsored by Urban Mass Transportation Administration, American Public Transit Association, University of Pennsylvania by National Conference on Light Rail Transit( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Includes papers that cover a wide range of subjects related to light rail transit including a description of system concepts, such as performance characteristics of such transit; comparison with other modes; and applications. The technology and operational aspects of light rail transit are treated in a set of papers that address permanent way requirements, electrification and control systems, and U.S. and foreign vehicle developments. Of major significance are the economic considerations of light rail transit. A number of papers also discuss the various costs of construction, operation, and maintenance as well as social costs and benefits. The observation is made that the current trend to move away from a unimodal solution to a system that blends a number of discrete transit elements, each of which is closely tailored to demands and local conditions, should make light rail transit desirable for cities that require a fixed guideway system
New organizational responses to the changing transit environment : proceedings of a conference in Norfolk, Virginia, December 2-4, 1987 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
The Conference on Organizational Responses to the Changing Transit Environment was sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA). The objective of the conference was to assess the effectiveness of transit organizational structures now being used, and those developed in recent years, and to identify further organization changes appropriate to the new conditions and pressures transit faces. It was believed that contemporary guidance on organizational change would emerge to assist those addressing this topic on the local level. Findings were presented in resource papers and presentations and further refined in workshop discussions
The trolley bus : where it is and where it's going : based on the Workshop on Trolley Bus Applications, August 29-September 1, 1982, Seattle, Washington by Workshop on Trolley Bus Applications( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
The application of trolley bus systems to modern day transportation needs was the principal focus of a four day exploration of current technology and uses around the world. Highlighted at the meeting were not only those transit systems that use trolley buses but also specific developments in areas such as vehicle types, infrastructure and propulsion systems. Improved reliability, good looks and economy have given the trolley bus a new lease on life. No one expects the trolley bus to replace the existing transit modes but it is believed that the trolley system can provide a viable alternative in high density metropolitan areas
Proceedings of the Conference on Energy Contingency Planning in Urban Areas, Houston, Texas, April 6-9, 1983 by Conference on Energy Contingency Planning in Urban Areas( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
The specific objective of this conference was to assess the state of energy contingency planning, with particular emphasis on the following four issues: (1) Progress in energy contingency planning since the 1979-1980 energy crisis; (2) The new environment of deregulation with determination of the impact on contingency planning; (3) The role of private industry and state and local government officials in contingency planning; and (4) Need to change responses to energy contingency planning in the new environment of deregulation. This report is a summary of the proceedings of the conference
Transportation planning for small and medium-sized communities : proceedings of a workshop by Conference on Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
The proceedings are reported of a conference that was convened to provide for the exchange of experiences among practitioners of transportation planning for cities of fewer than 200,000 people, to provide guidance for transportation policies and programs, to foster the development of future activities in this area, and to provide a document that will reflect the proceedings of the conference and serve as a basic resource for practitioners, administrators, and policymakers. Forty four papers were presented in five areas. Papers concerning the products of the transportation planning process from the state perspective and the appropriate level of planning effort in smaller cities provided the impetus for the workshops. The latter began by considering issues and levels of effort pertinent to the functional workshop area. Resource papers aided workshop delibrations. The second half of the conference was allocated to workshop activities on techniques. Plenary sessions followed each workshop session
Urban transportation planning in the 1980s : proceedings of a Conference on Urban Transportation Planning in the 1980s, November 9-12, 1981, Warrenton, Virginia by Conference on Urban Transportation Planning in the 1980s( Book )
2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
These are the proceedings of a conference in which government officials, transportation planners, consultants and academic experts considered emerging problems and recommended appropriate technical and institutional responses. The conference participants identified and discussed the following: new requirements for urban transportation planning in light of shifting federal, state, and local needs and responsibilities; technical procedures and methods that have proven appropriate in meeting emerging requirements; and research needs in light of the new requirements for transportation planning. A wide varying panel discussion covered the evolving relationships among federal, state and local governments and their implications for future urban transportation planning. Presentations were made by panelists. Resource papers by technical experts stressed the basic strength and continued relevance of existing urban transportation models, another emphasized planning based on analysis of past experience, and a third considered ways to make planning more responsive recent social and economic trends. The central themes of the conference were addressed in 5 workshops
Proceedings of the Conference on Evaluating Alternative Local Transportation Financing Techniques, Denver, Colorado, November 28-30, 1984 by Conference on Evaluating Alternative Local Transportation Financing Techniques( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
The purpose of this conference was to disseminate the results of current research on local transportation financing to an audience of local officials, planners, transportation managers, and financing specialists and to consider the issues associated with evaluating alternative financing techniques. The conference's major topics were: (1) financial planning and its relationship to the urban transportation planning process; (2) revenue sources for financing local transportation; (3) financial planning techniques; and (4) packaging and implementing the financial plan. Some traditional alternative financing sources are user fees, nonuser fees, special benefit fees, private financing, debt financing, private property utilization, special revenues, and enhancing the revenue picture (e.g., contracting services, budget indexing, terminating exemptions, cash flow management)
Ridesharing needs and requirements, the role of the private and public sectors : proceedings of the National Strategies Workshop on Ridesharing Needs and Requirements, the Role of the Private and Public Sectors by National Strategies Workshop on Ridesharing Needs and Requirements: the Role of the Private and Public Sectors( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
This report contains the proceedings of a conference which focused on research activities that addressed the needs of ridesharing practitioners and policymakers, on funding research in the areas of greatest need, and on stimulating new research, both funded and unfunded. This report consists of 4 parts. Part 1 notes the conference aims and includes the keynote address, a summary of conference themes, and closing remarks. Part 2 presents the workshop discussions and recommendations. The workshops covered the following areas: roles and responsibilities, productivity, long-range impacts and issues, travel behavior and marketing implications, organizational issues, operations, and evaluation. Part 3 contains the resource papers prepared for the conference. Part 4 lists the participants and their affiliations
Transportation system management : proceedings of a conference held November 7-10, 1976 by Conference on Transportation System Management( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
This publication contains workshop reports, conference papers and case studies that were presented at the conference on Transportation System Management (TSM). The conference addressed three objectives: provision of the latest information on DOT policies and requirements, the provision of the latest information on experiences with the actual implementation of a range of individual TSM actions, the examination of the emphasis of the regulations on a regional or metropolitan planning perspective. The conference emphasized urban areas that had or were having success in implementing TSM actions. Three major issues were highlighted in the presentations as well as during the discussion of implementation of individual TSM actions. The issues are: TSM as a planning process and the role of metropolitan planning organizations in that process, perceived conflict between short-term and long-range transportation objectives and public involvement and acceptance of TSM actions
A Directory of research, development and demonstration projects ( serial )
in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Transportation education and training : meeting the challenge : proceedings of the Conference on Surface Transportation Education and Training, Williamsburg, Virginia, October 28-31, 1984 by Conference on Surface Transportation Education and Training( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
The Transportation Research Board Committee on Transportation Education and Training organized a special conference on the needs and opportunities that face transportation education and training. The objectives of the conference were to: (1) define the skills and educational backgrounds needed by new transportation professionals at all levels to meet the challenges they will likely face during their careers--these challenges were to be viewed from the perspectives of transportation system employers, educators, and users; (2) review the education and training currently being offered by academic institutions, technical schools, continuing education programs, and in-house training programs, and assess their capability to meet evolving needs and propose changes required in these programs to meet evolving needs; and (3) recommend other concepts and actions that will enhance the continuing contributions of transportation education and training to the profession and to improvements in transportation
Transportation and land development : final report of a Conference on Transportation and Land Development by Conference on Transportation and Land Development( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
The proceedings reported here are the record of the Conference on Transportation and Land Development and its consideration of the meeting's central theme--strategic transportation investments to achieve urban and regional development objectives. Transportation policies and programs must be examined to ensure that they achieve such purposes as revitalizing inner cities, encouraging energy efficient development, improving the environment and quality of life and facilitating mobility for disadvantaged people
 
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controlled identity United States. Department of Transportation

controlled identity United States. Federal Transit Administration

controlled identity United States. Urban Transportation Administration

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