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New and continuing research for 2002:
Principal Investigator: Project:
Patricia Weaver Technical Services for the Kansas Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP). On-going. The mission of the Kansas Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) is to improve the mobility of all rural Kansans through quality training and technical assistance to rural and specialized transit providers. Kansas RTAP has offered services since 1987. We have a variety of services to Kansas rural and specialized transit agencies including a quarterly newsletter, regular training, video and publication lending library and technical assistance.
Patricia Weaver Kansas Rural Transit Assistance Enhancement Program. On-going. Project to supplement the training and technical assistance needs of rural transit agencies to respond to increased program development needs.
Patricia Weaver Developing a Technology-Enhanced Rural Transit Training Program. July 2001 - Dec 2002. The goal of this project is to evaluate the implementation of the public transit management training and technical program through web-based and other technology-enhanced services. Several objectives support the goal of this project, as follows: to evaluate the performance of the pilot course developed in a previous KTRAN project, to identify key elements required to improve technology-enhanced training for transit managersm and to develop a basic web-based transit support program for implementation.
   
   
   
   
   
   

New and continuing research for 2001:
Principal Investigator: Project:
   
Stephen A. Cross Evaluation of Test Methods for Stiffness Properties of HMA. Completion 8/2001.
Robert L. Parsons Evaluation of Performance-Based Admixture Criteria for Soil Modification and Stabilization. Completion 7/2002.
Patricia Weaver Develop a Kansas Rural Transit Capital Improvement Program Planning Procedure and Handbook. Completion 9/2001. The KU Transportation Center is developing a rural transit capital improvement application procedure and handbook. The specific goals of the project will be to improve rural and specialized transit service in Kansas by: (1) providing easy-to-understand instructions for collection of appropriate data needed for Section 5309 projects and (2) providing a step-by-step fully-documented application package.
Patricia Weaver Technical Services for the Kansas Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP). On-going. The mission of the Kansas Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) is to improve the mobility of all rural Kansans through quality training and technical assistance to rural and specialized transit providers. Kansas RTAP has offered services since 1987. We have a variety of services to Kansas rural and specialized transit agencies including a quarterly newsletter, regular training, video and publication lending library and technical assistance.
Patricia Weaver Kansas Rural Transit Assistance Enhancement Program. On-going. Project to supplement the training and technical assistance needs of rural transit agencies to respond to increased program development needs.
Patricia Weaver A Feasibility Study of Web-Based Rural Transit Management Training and Technical Assistance. Completion 12/2001. The goal of this project will be to determine the feasibility of enhancing public transit technical assistance through web-based services. Several objectives support the goal of this project, as follows: (1) to determine Kansas agencies' regular access to the internet, (2) to identify key services to be offered to transit providers, (3) to develop recommended options for web-based transit support and develop a prototype system for preliminary testing. The products of this project are anticipated as tools to assist service providers in the state to develop and maintain quality transportation programs, to assist KDOT Office of Public Transportation personnel to promote a state-wide program for rural passenger transportation, and to identify immediate and long-term transportation service development needs in rural Kansas.
Joe Lee Kansas Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). On-going. Kansas LTAP, one of 57 centers across the United States, promotes the national mission of fostering a safe, efficient, environmentally sound transportation system by improving skills and knowledge of local transportation providers through training, technical assistance and technology transfer.

 

New and continuing research for 2000:
Principal Investigator: Project:
Patricia Weaver Technical Services for the Kansas Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) 2000. On-going. The mission of the Kansas Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) is to improve the mobility of all rural Kansans through quality training and technical assistance to rural and specialized transit providers. Kansas RTAP has offered services since 1987. We have a variety of services to Kansas rural and specialized transit agencies including a quarterly newsletter, regular training, video and publication lending library and technical assistance.
Patricia Weaver Kansas Rural Transit Assistance Enhancement Program 2000. On-going. Project to supplement the training and technical assistance needs of rural transit agencies to respond to increased program development needs.
Joe Lee Local Technical Assistance Program 2000. On-going. Kansas Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), one of 57 centers across the United States, promotes the national LTAP mission of fostering a safe, efficient, environmentally sound transportation system by improving skills and knowledge of local transportation providers through training, technical assistance and technology transfer.
Patricia Weaver Develop a Transit Provider Database and Service Directory, Completion 6/2001. The KU Transportation Center is developing a comprehensive transit provider database and directory of public and specialized transportation providers in Kansas. The specific goal of the project will be to improve rural and specialized transit service in Kansas by collecting rural and specialized transit performance-related data into a database, and creating a camera-ready transit provider directory for distribution throughout the state.
Carl E. Kurt GIS-Based Integrated Rural and Small Urban Transit Asset Management System. Completion 10/2001. The objective of this research project is to develop a computerized asset management system for rural and small urban transit systems. The asset management system has two major components. The first component is the collection of analysis tools such as demand analysis and forecasting, routing and scheduling optimization, and equipment life cycle performance models. The second component is the development of an automated process that can assist decision making in asset needs, equipment maintenance and replacement, and operational strategies.

 

New and continuing research for 1999:
Principal Investigator: Project:
Patricia Weaver Technical Services for the Kansas Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) 1999. On-going. The mission of the Kansas Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) is to improve the mobility of all rural Kansans through quality training and technical assistance to rural and specialized transit providers. Kansas RTAP has offered services since 1987. We have a variety of services to Kansas rural and specialized transit agencies including a quarterly newsletter, regular training, video and publication lending library and technical assistance.
Joe Lee Local Technical Assistance Program 1999. On-going. Kansas Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), one of 57 centers across the United States, promotes the national LTAP mission of fostering a safe, efficient, environmentally sound transportation system by improving skills and knowledge of local transportation providers through training, technical assistance and technology transfer.
Patricia Weaver Development of a Kansas State Transit Management Plan - Phase I, Completion 6/1999. The purpose of this study was to develop a state transit management plan for the Kansas Department of Transportation. This project involved enhancement of the existing management plan and providing orientation and training to state staff and transit providers throughout the state in utilization of the management plan for state and regional program planning and implementation.
Patricia Weaver Development of a Kansas State Transit Management Plan - Phase II. Completion 1/2000. The purpose of this study was to develop a comprehensive Kansas Rural Transit Provider Handbook in support of the State Management Plan, and provide orientation and training associated with implementing the programs covered by the state management plan.
Patricia Weaver Developing Options for an Integrated Non-Emergency Medicaid Transportation Service Delivery Network in Rural Kansas. Completion 7/99. The purpose of this project was to explore models for alternative rural transportation for Medicaid services utilizing the resources of rural transit providers in the state.
Carl E. Kurt Transportation Course Development in Support of Mid-America Transportation Center. Completion 9/1999. Investigating the feasibility of developing a transportation course on GIS to be delivered on-line in the region.
Joe Lee Mid-America Transportation Center (MATC) Activities. Completion 9/1999. Training and technology transfer activities in support of the research conducted through the Mid-America Transportation Center consortium.

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