The National Academies

TCRP D-21 [Active]

Planning for the Future of Intermodal Passenger Facilities: Guide and Decision-Making Framework

  Project Data
Funds: $450,000
Staff Responsibility: Dianne S. Schwager
Research Agency: Nelson/Nygaard
Principal Investigator: Bill Schwartz
Effective Date: 4/6/2022
Completion Date: 10/5/2023

Intermodal passenger facilities can support and promote seamless, sustainable travel by public, private, and personal transportation modes. Well-designed, welcoming intermodal passenger facilities can attract users, build community, and support economic vitality. 
During the past decade, innovations in transportation-related technologies and business models have emerged, including shared and on-demand mobility; advances in digital payments and trip planning; improved electric cars, buses, bikes, and scooters; more widespread Internet connectivity; and advances in connected and automated vehicle technology. By leveraging these innovations and matching them with the travel needs of surrounding communities, intermodal passenger facilities can improve accessibility, air quality, and local and regional economies.
Recognizing the need for multi-modal transportation research, the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), the National Highway Cooperative Research Program (NCHRP), and the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) support this research project.   Improving multi-modal, sustainable mobility requires intermodal collaboration, particularly to ensure that capital projects, such as intermodal passenger facilities, effectively serve future community needs and address innovations in design, technology, and business models.

The objective of this research is to develop a guide and decision-making framework for stakeholders to plan, implement, and operate intermodal passenger facilities that address the near- and longer-term needs in different types of communities. 
STATUS:  The research is underway.

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