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Research Project

Technical Services to the RTA

To work closely with and provide technical services to the RTA as needed. There are three tasks under the current contract: 1) Strategic Plan Assessment and Gap Analysis. 2) Paratransit Assessment. 3) Evaluation of RTAP.

Principal Investigator
DiJohn, Joseph
Research Area(s)
Demand Response
Policy Analysis
Funding Source
Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)


The focus of this research for the Regional Transportation Authority was threefold:

  1. Strategic Plan Assessment: Undertake review of appropriate documents; review, validate and update regional travel data analysis; identify travel opportunities underserved markets, latent demand, service gaps and overlaps; review economic impact and cost/benefit analysis; undertake national review of various transit funding mechanisms.
  2. Paratransit Assessment: undertake review of appropriate documents; form stakeholder advisory group; develop trade-off issues; define information survey; draft, conduct, and analyze survey data.
  3. Evaluation of RTAP: Identify station area plans and local transit improvement projects; develop sampling rationale; determine the criteria on which program assessment will be useful; develop quantitative and qualitative outcome measures.
A report or paper from this research is not immediately available.