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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms ." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2014. Commonsense Approaches for Improving Transit Bus Speeds. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/22421.
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54 ACRONYMS ADA Americans with Disabilities Act APC Automatic passenger counters AVL Automatic vehicle location BRT Bus rapid transit BSIP Bus Service Improvement Program BSSIP Bus Stop Service Improvement Project CAD Computer-aided dispatch CBD Central business district CEO Chief executive officer CNG Compressed natural gas COA Comprehensive Operational Analysis COTA Central Ohio Transit Authority DOT Department of transportation GIS Geographic information system GPS Global Positioning System HOV High-occupancy vehicle HPT High-performance transit MPO Metropolitan planning organization MTA Metropolitan Transit Authority (Nashville) or Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York) MUTCD Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices NIMBY Not in My Back Yard NTD National Transit Database NYCT MTA–New York City Transit OTP On time performance RSA Remote supervisor adaptor RTD Regional Transportation District RTS Regional Transit System SBS Select Bus Service SCP Stop Consolidation Plan SFMTA San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency SR State route STA Spokane Transit Authority TCQSM Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual TEP Transit Effectiveness Project TOD Transit-oriented development TRID Transportation Research Information Database TSP Transit signal priority

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TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 110: Commonsense Approaches for Improving Transit Bus Speeds explores approaches transit agencies have taken to realize gains in average bus speeds.

The report also identifies metrics pertaining to measures such as changes in travel speed and its components, operating cost, and ridership. It shows the results of each or a combination of approaches implemented.


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