Monitoring the Implementation of Cleaner Fuels

Monitoring the Implementation of Cleaner Fuels –The main objective of this research effort is to develop an analysis tool to assist public transit agencies with evaluating cleaner fuel options for heavy-duty bus fleets and making effective vehicle acquisition choices. The intended product of this effort is a user-friendly, easily-modifiable Visual Basic computer application designed to…

Impact of Communication/Detection Degradation on Advanced Traffic Management Systems Operations Final Report & Executive Summary

Impact of Communication/Detection Degradation on Advanced Traffic Management Systems Operations Final Report  The objective of this project is to understand and simulate the impact of communication and detection failure propagation through a typical ATMS architecture. This can lead to the development of more effective maintenance planning that targets cost-effective resources to critical portions of FDOT…

The Better Driver Campaign

The Better Driver Campaign was conducted to address aggressive driving in Florida. “Aggressive Driving Gets You Nowhere Fast” was selected as the slogan for the campaign and three key messages – “Share the Road,” “Maintain a Safe Distance,” and “Watch Your Speed” -were adopted to promote the campaign. Six billboards that showed the campaign message…

Evaluation of the Power Line Motor Carrier Rearview Video System.

Evaluation of the Power Line Motor Carrier Rearview Video System.  This study deployed a total of 100 Rearview Video Systems (RVS) in three different companies to evaluate the effectiveness of rearview video systems in reducing backing crashes and obtain the feedback from truck drivers participating in the study. Most drivers involved in the study showed…

Rui Guo, Ph.D – Affiliated Faculty

Rui Guo Phone: 813-974-2482 Email: rui@cutr.usf.edu     PROFILE: Rui Guo has worked with the ITS program at CUTR since 2015. Her research interests focus on traffic operations, traffic simulation and modeling, multi-modal transportation safety, naturalistic behavioral study, transportation sustainability in urban and air transportation. She has conducted 10+ funded research projects, presented her studies in…

Florida Mobility Fee Study

This report provides a policy analysis and discussion of practical implications of a mobility fee (MF). Three approaches covering a range of possibilities are introduced including a road user fee, a modified impact fee, and an adapted transportation utility fee. These approaches are followed by a working concept for application in Florida. Each approach is…

Comparing Street Lighting Levels with Nighttime Crash Histories

Comparing Street Lighting Levels with Nighttime Crash Histories  – Limited visibility is commonly blamed as one of the major contributing factors for nighttime crashes. Previous studies showed that appropriate and adequate lighting conditions can result in minimizing potential crashes that occur at night by enhancing the visibility of roadways users,including pedestrians.