Good transit planning resource
It's rare it seems for transportation master plans to reference broader policy documents, to make comparisons to peer systems, etc.
One of the many reasons I find exceptional the Seattle Urban Mobility Plan is because of the breadth of its "Briefing Book," many chapters on best practices, including a comparison to what it has defined as "peer transit systems."
-- Best Practices in Transit, Seattle Urban Mobility Plan
Separately, I am a fan of the King County Metro Transit agency's service metrics.
In the comment thread on the recent piece, "Will buses ever be cool?," I mentioned the concept of the "High-Frequency Network" as part of what I would call the "Primary Transit Network" of a community.
nMotion transit planning process, among other elements, they produced a scad of papers on best practice: