Welcome to the home page of the Light Rail Transit Committee, formally designated as Committee AP075 of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). TRB is an arm of the National Academies of Science. The committee comprises transit professionals engaged in development, operation, and evaluation of light rail transit systems, and the purpose of this site is to facilitate the exchange of information among committee members. Here you will find the committee's journal - LRT News, references to Transportation Research Record articles that grew out of research papers sponsored by the committee, reports by working groups of our Subcommittee on Light Rail Circulator Systems AP075(1), among other information. We also will post here calls for new research. As we expand this site, we hope that it will assist you in your light rail transit responsibilities. We welcome your comments and suggestions.
This committee is concerned with the development and operation of light rail transit systems. All functional aspects of light rail transit are considered, including: management, planning, finance, design, construction, technology, labor, safety, performance, intermodal coordination, joint development and evaluation.
The committee's latest Triennial Strategic Plan (adopted May 2012) is available here.