[fcb-l] Fw: Tappy Grams: June 2010
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Tappy Grams: June 2010
Now online: Transportation to Work: A Toolkit for the Business Community
Prepared by the Community Transportation Association Joblinks Initiative with support from the Office of Disability Employment Policy through a cooperative agreement with the Federal Transit Administration
This online resource offers companies information on how to build simple, cost-effective transportation programs that are good for their employees, their businesses, and the environment. The Toolkit's online format provides information on a variety of topics such as tax incentives, shared ride programs, support for a diverse workforce, green transportation, and vanpool options, among others. The website is organized into four subject areas: Good for Business, Getting to Work, Going Green, and Accessible Transportation. In addition, the website houses profiles of companies that have successfully implemented employee transportation programs, such as REI, Nike, Apple, Chevron, Cornell University and Walgreens, among others.
a.. Transportation: The Silent Need
By the National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST)
In keeping with its mission to increase the availability of senior transportation options and support seniors' ability to live independently, the NCST is currently engaged in outreach efforts targeted to the Aging Services Network. This document represents the first step in that effort and details the results of a nationwide survey of the AAAs, conducted by the NCST during the late summer/fall of 2009.* The report provides baseline information about AAAs' involvement in transportation advocacy, planning and service delivery, as well as information about the availability of senior transportation nationwide.
a.. Transit Fare Arrangements for Public Employees (PDF)
By the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP Synthesis 82)
This report explores the state of the practice for transit agencies in terms of fare arrangements for public employees, and examines issues such as leadership of the program; barriers, obstacles, and constraints; administrative procedures; implementation; lessons learned; cost, financing, and pricing; and program evaluation.
a.. Drug and Alcohol Regulation Updates Newsletter
By the Federal Transit Administration
FTA publishes this quarterly newsletter to share DOT Notices of Proposed Rulemaking, regulatory clarifications, FTA research news, topical Q&A, common audit findings, and technical assistance listings.
a.. Current Practices in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Savings from Transit (PDF)
By the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP Synthesis 84)
This report explores the role of transit agencies in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and examines the current practice of a sample of transit agencies.
a.. Assessing Demand for Rural Intercity Transportation in a Changing Environment (PDF)
By the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota University
This report explores the attitude of would-be passengers in their choice of mode and the factors determining their choice in rural and small urban areas.
a.. Recovery Act: States' and Localities' Uses of Funds and Actions Needed to Address Implementation Challenges and Bolster Accountability (PDF)
By the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
This report responds to two ongoing GAO mandates under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). It is the latest in a series of reports on the uses of and accountability for Recovery Act funds in 16 selected states, certain localities in those jurisdictions, and the District of Columbia (District). These jurisdictions are estimated to receive about two-thirds of the intergovernmental assistance available through the Recovery Act. This report also responds to GAO's mandate to comment on the jobs estimated in recipient reports. GAO collected and analyzed documents and interviewed state and local officials and other Recovery Act award recipients. GAO also analyzed federal agency guidance and spoke with individual federal officials.
a.. Buses involved in Fatal Accidents (PDF)
By the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute
This document presents aggregate statistics on buses involved in traffic accidents in 2007. The statistics are derived from the Buses Involved in Fatal Accidents (BIFA) file, compiled by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. The BIFA database is a census of all buses involved in a fatal accident in the United States, and provides coverage of buses recorded in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) file. BIFA combines vehicle, accident, and occupant records from FARS with information about the physical configuration and operating authority of the bus from the BIFA survey.
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) has launched a new Practice-Ready Papers (PRP) database that allows users to search for papers by keywords, title, author, index term, subject area, and date of publication. In addition to the enhanced search capabilities, the new database includes links to the full text of papers of interest to PRP database users. Practice-ready papers are identified by TRB standing committees and are defined as those in which the research results presented may make a immediate or near-immediate contribution to the solution of a problem with minimal or no additional needed research. The new PRP database includes practice-ready papers back to 2006. Links to abstracts of practice-ready papers produced between 2005 and 1998 are still available under the original catalogue format on TRB's website.
Tappy Grams is an electronic newsletter published by the Community Transportation Association of America that describes new and timely publications on transportation-related information. Preparation and dissemination of this newsletter is an activity of the National Resource Center for Human Service Transportation Coordination, and is supported through a cooperative agreement with the Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. None of the opinions, analysis or conclusions herein reflects any statement or policy of the U.S. Government. Web URLs are furnished for purposes of information dissemination with no warranty of accuracy or Section 508 compliance.
"Tappy the Penguin" is the long-serving mascot of the National Transit Resource Center and is our symbol of commitment to serving the information needs of the transit and human service communities. Librarian's Desktop is a monthly feature that highlights some of the great websites used by the National Resource Center to collocate up-to-date information on human service transportation coordination, as well as internet search tips.
If you'd like to review any of these publications, you may view many of them online or contact the Association's librarian, Eileen Boswell, at boswell at ctaa.org, or (800) 527-8279, ext. 707 to arrange an alternate method of document delivery if available.
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