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Governance and Service Integration

7 Best Practices, Regional Governance of Transit. Provides an overview of regional governance structures and examples of programs in the U.S. and Europe. (Seattle Department of Transportation, Master Plan Briefing Book).

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

Governance Models for Regional Transit Coordination. 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. (University of Kansas Transportation Center, 2010).

North Front Range Transit Feasibility Study, Final Report. In light of projected major changes in population expected to influence the intensity of transit services, the report 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.  (Steer, Davies, Gleave, 2013).

Regional Organizational Models for Public Transportation. 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. (American Public Transportation Association, 2011).

Transportation Governance and Finance: A 50 State Review of State Legislatures and DOTs. 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. (National Conference of State Legislators, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 2011).