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New TCRP Report on Tactical Transit

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The Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has released Report 207: Fast Tracked: A Tactical Transit Study.  This report considers projects that are: implemented on a fast timeline and often on a smaller than usual budget, use impermanent or low-cost materials, iterates design over time, is part of a longer-term effort, or accelerates implementation.  These projects borrow from the concept of Tactical Urbanism, making quick and small changes while still completing long-term planning.

Although this report does not explicitly consider projects in rural and non-metropolitan places, the criteria for Tactical Transit are in alignment with the “Idea Friendly” method of rural development espoused by SaveYour.Town for community and economic development projects and might be adaptable to rural transportation projects.

 

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