State DOTs, the FTA, the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP), university transportation centers (UTCs) and others provide research of particular interest to public transit divisions within state DOTs. Due to time constraints of state DOT transit division employees, it is often difficult to keep abreast of available and on-going research of particular interest to them. In addition, there is a need to provide guidance as to what research should be conducted on behalf of State DOT transit divisions and to identify appropriate research programs to potentially address these needs (e.g., TCRP, NCHRP 20-65, UTC, FTA).
This research summarizes research recently completed or that was currently underway of interest to the transit divisions within state DOTs, and produced a research agenda of future research needs.
Status: This research is completed.