TCRP 167: Making Effective Fixed Guideway Investments

This report provides a data-driven, indicator-based model for predicting the success of a fixed-guideway transit project based on expected project ridership and resulting changes in transit system usage. Applying this analytical model can help local, regional, and state transportation planning agencies determine whether a proposed improvement project merits investment in more detailed planning analysis. The analytical model encompasses a spreadsheet tool and a handbook detailing its application.