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Transit at the Table


In order for transit to play a meaningful role in creating sustainable transportation systems, transit agencies have to become more meaningful and pro-active partners in the Federal transportation planning and programming process. In order to get transit at the table (i.e., included in plans, funded, and built), transit agencies must first make their way to the table and actively participate in transportation decision-making. Recognizing that this may not be a traditional role for many transit agencies, the FTA sponsored a series of publications, supported by peer events and roundtables, called "Transit at the Table" that identifies ways for transit agencies to effectively participate in metropolitan and statewide transportation planning.

Resources and Publications


  • Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation: Guidebook on Planning and Managing Park-and-Ride   NEW!
    TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Research Report 192: Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation: Guidebook on Planning and Managing Park-and-Ride provides approaches to managing park-and-ride facilities, from developing the park-and-ride concept for a community to day-to-day management. Key themes include design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of these facilities. Supplementing the report is TCRP Web-Only Document 69: Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation: Research Report and Transit Agency Case Studies.
  • Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation: Guidebook on Planning and Managing Park-and-Ride   NEW!
    TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Research Report 192: Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation: Guidebook on Planning and Managing Park-and-Ride provides approaches to managing park-and-ride facilities, from developing the park-and-ride concept for a community to day-to-day management. Key themes include design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of these facilities. Supplementing the report is TCRP Web-Only Document 69: Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation: Research Report and Transit Agency Case Studies.
  • Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation: Research Report and Transit Agency Case Studies   NEW!
    TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Web-Only Document 69: Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation: Research Report and Transit Agency Case Studies supplements TCRP Research Report 192: Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation: Guidebook on Planning and Managing Park-and-Ride. TCRP Web-Only Document 69 presents information gathered in the development of the guidebook, summarizes the technical research, and presents the in-depth park-and-ride case studies.
  • Map of the U.S.
    Eight states have case studies for Transit at the Table III. Click on a highlighted state to read that case study.
    Transit at the Table I - Explores how transit agencies in larger metropolitan areas (more than 200,000 in population) could be more effective partners with MPOs in the metropolitan transportation planning and programming process.
  • Transit at the Table II - Explores how transit agencies in smaller metropolitan areas (populations between 50,000 and 200,000) could be more effective partners with MPOs in the metropolitan transportation planning and programming process.
  • Transit at the Table III - View the text-only version of Transit at the Table III. You can also view the report by section:
    Chapter 1 - Chapter 2 - Chapter 3 - Chapter 4 - Appendix A - Appendix B - Appendix C
    Discussion Guides

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Peer Event Reports

The TPCB peer program is a free resource for agencies in need of transportation planning assistance. Visit the peer program page to learn more or apply for a peer event.

Related Websites and Organizations

Georgia Case Study South Carolina Case Study Case Study PA Case Study MN Case Study ME Case Study AZ Case Study WA Case Study IA
For more information about the TPCB program, please email TPCB@dot.gov.

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