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Best Practices for Public Transportation: Guidance for Local Governments and Transit Operators to Achieve the Blueprint Vision of Significantly Increased Transit Use

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This report discusses practices that will assist the Sacramento countywide area in achieving the vision of at least a 10% shift in travel modes from automobiles to walking, cycling, and public transit. The purpose of this report is to: 1) identify the conditions and factors most prevalent in successful transit systems; 2) document emerging and best practices including citations of specific jurisdictions, transit operations, and transit services that might be looked to for additional consideration; 3) illustrate the level of transit service necessary to achieve the envisioned level of transit usage under long-term application of the growth principles established during the Sacramento Area Council of Governments’ Blueprint process.