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An Assessment of Educational and Training Needs of Public Transportation Managers in New York and New Jersey

Management may be the last major profession where practitioners acquire their
skills, standards, and values principally through on-the-job training. The majority of
current managers in industry, government, education, and public services learned to do
managerial work by whatever means their particular organization provided. Often this
involved mentoring, sometimes a training course in management or supervision, but more
often the new manager was left to figure it out on his or her own. Sometimes this

Risk-Neutral Second Best Toll Pricing

<p>As traffic congestion builds up rapidly in recent years especially in urban areas like the New York City, Congestion Pricing (CP) has been proposed and widely implemented, which has now become &#39;the single most viable and sustainable approach to reducing traffic congestion (1).&#39; One form of CP is called Second-Best Toll Pricing (SBTP), i.e. imposing appropriate tolls on selected locations (such as bridges or tunnels) of a transportation network so that congestion can be reduced. Research on SBTP is rich and still growing.

Investigation of RFID Based Sensors for SustainableTransportation Applications

<p>Through support of a University Transportation Research Center Faculty Development Minigrant an invest igation was made into the use of RFID based sensing technologies for transportation purposes. Transportation applications would potent i a l ly include the wireless detection of overweight t rucks, remote and automated emissions monitoring of vehicles, corrosion of infrast ructure and transportation security applications.

Regional Rail Transit Training Institute

In the New York metropolitan region, there are over 50,000 people employed in rail transit in five separate public rail agencies, including both heavy rail (sometimes called subway or rapid rail) and commuter rail. This represents approximately two thirds of all rail transit employees in the United States. Each of these five agencies is struggling to provide quality service while containing their costs.

Assessing New York's Border Needs

<p>New York?s northern and western borders with Canada have long served as important commercial and tourist gateways for the entire United States. With recent and projected growth in cross-border travel, and heightened security concerns arising from the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the transportation infrastructure in the border regions is being pushed to its limits.

9 - Using Regional Multipliers to Assess the Economic Impacts of Transportation Investments in Northern New Jersey

The main objective of this paper is to assess key economic impacts, mainly output, employment, and earnings, in Northern New Jersey from recent major transportation infrastructure investments, mainly in rail. This effort is part of the New Jersey 21st Century study carried out by the University Transportation Research Center, Region II, for the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Regional multipliers, derived from input-output analysis, have been used widely to measure economic impacts.

10 - The Residential Relocation Impacts of Midtown Direct; A Descriptive Analysis

<p>This paper presents an analysis of the residential relocations that followed the New Jersey Transit Midtown Direct rail improvement. The increased transit accessibility provided by the Midtown Direct connection reduced one-way commuting travel times by 15-20 minutes between New Jersey and New York. The analysis examines the residential decision-making process of travelers before and after the rail improvement. It is based on revealed preference surveys mailed by City College of New York (CCNY) to 1242 riders in 2001.

6 - Presentation of Available Land Use Data Using TransCAD

The primary purpose of this working paper is to present available land use information for New Jersey State at county and municipality level (where available). Land use research is important for many scientific, ecological and land management purposes. Land use/land cover maps tell us how much of the landscape is changing, as well as what changes have occurred and where the changes are taking place.

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