The Transit Mobility Program provides research and technology transfer expertise in all aspects of public transportation planning, management and operations. Program researchers bring a combination of direct operational skills in fixed route, paratransit, commuter bus and fixed guideway transit; and nationwide research experience in metropolitan, urban and rural transit systems. Research projects result in practical, actionable recommendations for enhancing transit access, efficiency, effectiveness, safety, funding and sustainability.
The Transit Mobility Program is located in Galveston, Texas. View a map to the office’s location online.
Transit Mobility Program staff is adept at facilitating multi-agency groups in the development of shared transportation objectives, innovative strategies and coordinated services. Specific areas of expertise include the following:
- Strategic management,
- Multimodal system planning/alternatives analysis, including strategic facility planning,
- Transit operations analysis, including fixed route, demand-response, and ADA complementary paratransit,
- Transportation management reviews, including performance audits and business process reviews,
- Best practices and peer research,
- Urban and rural transportation service planning for fixed route and demand-response transit,
- Environmental planning,
- Traffic operations,
- Light rail implementation,
- Special events transportation planning,
- Market research, communications, and outreach,
- Accessible transportation services, and
- Public-private partnerships in transportation.
The Transit Mobility Program maintains cooperative relationships with the following sponsors:
- Texas Department of Transportation:
- Public Transportation Division,
- Government Business Enterprise Division,
- Research Implementation, and
- Austin District, Advanced Planning Program;
- Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston METRO);
- San Diego Association of Governments, San Diego, California;
- SR Beard/HDR Inc., Phoenix, Arizona; and
- Georgia Department of Transportation.
For More InformationLinda Cherrington
Houston Office for Research and Implementation
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
701 N. Post Oak, Suite 430
Houston, TX 77024