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Governance and Service Integration

Resources

North Front Range Transit Feasibility Study, Final Report (Steer, Davies, Gleave, 2013). 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.  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.

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).  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.

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

Websites

The Business Case for Mobility Management (American Public Transportation Association). Web page that outlines the system management economic benefits that gleaned from the mobility management efforts undertaken by three public transportation providers, the Denver Regional Transportation District, the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART in Detroit), and Portland Oregon’s Ride Connection.

Atlanta Regional Commission Regional Transit Committee. (Atlanta Regional Commission). Focuses on issues of regional transit planning, funding and governance.

Supporting the Effort to Manage Mobility web page (American Public Transportation Association). Discusses how transit agencies can fully integrate and manage mobility in a collaborative manner with other agencies and organizations invested in community sustainability.

Making the Business Case for Mobility Management web page (American Public Transportation Association). Highlights three urban transit agencies management of interrelated service programs.