Bus Planning and Operations Software.

<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Survey consists of responses from four organizations that develop and market bus planning and operations software.&nbsp; The survey included four parts: A. Transit Planning; B. Scheduling/Blocking/Runcutting/Rostering; C. Operations; and D. Customer Information/Trip Planning. Topic/questions include:</span></p>
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<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">The name of the software</span></li>

Coordination/Support of Transit and Transit Agencies

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<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-size: small;">Survey consists of responses from 33 transit agencies in the U.S. and Canada to obtain the opinion of transit professionals on the coordination and support between transit agencies and other transportation agencies in their metropolitan area.&nbsp; Questions/topics include:</span></p>
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Traffic Counting

<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Survey consists of responses from transportation professionals in 124 cities primarily in the U.S. and Canada to obtain information and opinions about traffic counting issues. Topics/questions include:</span></p>
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Managed Lane Issues (Including HOV and HOT Issues)

<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Survey consists of responses from 32 transportation professionals on the planning and operation of managed lanes.&nbsp; Questions/topics include:</span></p>
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<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Has the term &ldquo;managed lanes&rdquo; been used at all by the news media, general public in your metropolitan area?</span></li>

Traffic Signals and Other Issues

<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Survey consists of responses from 81 city or county traffic engineers about selected issues regarding traffic signals and other issues. Topics/questions include:</span></p>
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<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">How many signalized intersections are in your city?</span></li>

Ridesharing Program Characteristics

<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Survey consists of responses from 38 ridesharing programs in the U.S. about the main characteristics of these programs and other pertinent issues.&nbsp; Questions/topics include:</span></p>
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<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">What is the total amount of funds used by your organization in 2003 to support and promote ridesharing?</span></li>

Transportation Data Collection by MPOs (Characteristics, Resources, Issues)

<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Survey consists of responses from 20 MPOs on 36 data collection efforts. Topics/questions include:</span></p>
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<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">What do you consider to be your MPO&rsquo;s greatest unfulfilled data needs?</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Type of data collection</span></li>

The Use of Video Detection at Signalized Intersections

<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Survey consists of responses from 124 traffic engineers representing 120 jurisdictions about the use of video detection at signalized intersections.&nbsp; Questions/topics include:</span></p>
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<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">What detection schemes do you use with your video detection?</span></li>

Urban Transportation Patents

<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">The Urban Transportation Monitor searched the Patent Office&rsquo;s database and identified urban transportation-related patents that were filed from July 2002-to April 2005.&nbsp; Characteristics of the patents are summarized in terms of transportation category and country of filing.&nbsp; Patents described included:</span></p>
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Downtown Parking

<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Survey consists of 15 responses from city traffic engineers regarding parking in the central business district.&nbsp; Topics/questions include:</span></p>
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<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">What is the present population of your metropolitan area?&nbsp;</span></li>

Automated Guideway Transit in the U.S.

<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">Survey consists of responses from 10 systems that operate automated guideway transit in the U.S. Questions/topics include:</span></p>
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<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">What is the name and location of the system?</span></li>
<li><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial;">In what year did the system start operating?</span></li>