The AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation (SCOPT) is called upon to provide information for the establishment of policies and positions of the state transportation departments on issues associated with the nation's transportation system. The Committee needs information on a reasonably prompt basis, through a continuing research project geared to its responsibilities. AASHTO member departments require timely information regarding transit planning, operations, transit delivery, and related matters as state involvement in public transportation continues to grow.This project comprises a program of quick-response research tasks to assist in the fulfillment of SCOPT and AASHTO responsibilities. Research conducted responds to public transportation issues of importance to SCOPT, AASHTO, and state departments of transportation. For example, when any new or revised federal transportation regulations related to transit are proposed or finalized, research is typically needed to develop new methods, processes, and procedures to ensure their effective and timely implementation.
More information on NCHRP 20-65 projects and recent proposals is available at on TRB's website.
UPDATES ON SCOPT RESEARCH AND NCHRP 20-65 PROGRAM:
Dec. 11, 2014: New document for New State DOT Transit Grant Managers in Administering Federal and State Transit Grants establishes a curriculum to provide state transit directors with a comprehensive resource to train new staff in Federal Transit Administration program management and subrecipient oversight. View the document here.
Mar. 2011: The AASHTO Standing Committee on Research (SCOR) approved a $50,000 request for increased funding for the NCHRP 20-65 program for 2011/2012. This brings the total of available research funds for the program to $450,000 for the 2011/2012 cycle.