Governance and Service Integration


How to pass a transit referendum (4/17/18). Planners are increasingly turning to voters to fund transportation projects. It's part of their job to effectively communicate its costs and benefits, and to make sure the plans benefit a wide section of the population.


Portland's Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan (Portland Bureau of Transportation, 2018). Public Review Draft, outlining the city's approach to improving transit service with a focus on mobility and equity.

Seattle's New Mobility Playbook (Seattle Department of Transportation, 2017). Seattle's holistic approach to test and implement innovative ideas by focusing on the city's mission to enhance mobility and equity.

North Front Range Transit Feasibility Study, Final Report (Steer, Davies, Gleave, 2013). Explores the feasibility of an integrated operations and decision-making structure for regional transit services. Recommendations included integrating some existing services, resulting in a new regional transit entity via an intergovernmental agreement. Note: this report was prepared for the City of Fort Collins/Transfort, the City of Loveland/COLT, the Town of Berthoud/Berthoud Area Transportation System, Larimer County and the North Front Range MPO.

Governance of Transit in the Twin Cities Region (Office of the Legislative Auditor, State of Minnesota, 2011). An evaluation of and recommendations for improvements to the region’s transit governance structure.

Regional Organizational Models for Public Transportation (American Public Transportation Association, 2011). Highlights 5 governance models currently in place in the U.S., including examples of each and includes a series of case studies that provide additional information on mechanisms for change, accomplishments, lessons learned and ongoing challenges.

Transportation Governance and Finance: A 50 State Review of State Legislatures and DOTs (National Conference of State Legislators, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 2011). This summary report focuses on transportation finance and the roles of the various branches of governments in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico involved in the process.

Governance Models for Regional Transit Coordination (University of Kansas Transportation Center, 2010). Examines a number of models, applies them to coordination pilot projects in rural Kansas and explains how the models have been applied throughout the country.

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