Designs for high-quality transit facilities and suggestions for operations that NACTO advises on during Transit Accelerators are based on NACTO’s publications library. These resources, when used in concert, provide the tools cities need to operate fast and reliable transit systems.
The Transit Street Design Guide provides design guidance for the development of transit facilities on city streets, and for the design and engineering of city streets to prioritize transit, improve transit service quality, and support other goals related to transit.
Transit agencies are moving more people in less time, by implementing all-door bus boarding and off-board bus fare payment, on busy lines and system-wide. This paper reviews the experience of seven cities in North America that demonstrate how innovative bus boarding and fare payment practices can scale to any city’s transit needs, and can grow ridership while streamlining operations.
Transit Leadership Papers
Cities are clearing the way for transit by taking control of their curbs. Curb Appeal—the first NACTO Transit Leadership Paper—provides examples of how cities have successfully changed curb use to support transit along busy, store-lined streets where high-ridership transit lines often struggle with reliability.
New performance metrics put reliable, efficient transit—the efficient movement of people—at the center of urban streets. Making Transit Count—the second NACTO Transit Leadership Paper—is a set of guidelines that will help cities and transit operators tell a more complete and compelling story about transit, and about streets.
City transportation departments have a critical role in building successful bus systems. The Structure of Success—the third NACTO Transit Leadership Paper—details how city transportation departments and their transit agency partners can overcome structural hurdles and commit to supporting effective transit.