CUTR Webcast Recording: The Implementation and Outcomes of Fare-Free Public Transit

December 15, 2011 The Implementation and Outcomes of Fare-Free Transit Systems webcast identifies 40 transit agencies that have decided to make their entire service fare-free (not just a portion of their service such as the Central Business District). It reports on where fare-free transit systems have been successful, and the outcomes such as ridership increases…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Volunteer Transportation – A Generosity-Based Solution to Our Mobility Challenges

December 1, 2011 This webcast provides participants an overview of the issues and decision points concerning volunteer transportation programs. Participants will learn about issues involved with local community planning for volunteer transportation, understand the relationship between volunteer transportation and public transportation services, see examples of successful volunteer transportation programs throughout the country, and recognize the…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Investigation of the Feasibility of Toll and Transit Agency Equity Sharing

November 17, 2011 To meet growing trip demand under the realities of decreasing traditional infrastructure funding sources, transportation agencies are increasingly more inclined to utilize innovative approaches to expanding roadway capacity, including High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes. While HOV and HOT implementations often include Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Observational Survey of Motorcyclist Behaviors

November 3, 2011 For many, there is no greater escape than the power of a motorcycle and there is no better state than Florida in which to experience it. However, motorcyclists are more vulnerable to injuries and death than drivers and passengers in four wheeled vehicles. This webcast presents findings from 2011 Florida motorist/auto driver…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Carpooling Without the Car – Walking School Bus and Bicycle Train Program

October 20, 2011 The purpose of the Safe Routes to School program is to encourage walking and biking as a healthy and safe transportation mode, and to relieve concerns parents and schools may have with students walking and bicycling to school. Some key issues for why parents won’t let their children in Florida and other…

Patent Awarded: Wireless Emergency Reporting System Patent

Researchers from the Center for Urban Transportation Research and the USF Computer Science and Engineering Department were awarded U.S. Patent # 8,045,954 – Wireless Emergency-Reporting System – Bidirectional location-based multimedia messaging system.  Issued October 11, 2011, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. For more information, contact Sean Barbeau, Ph.D.  

Patent Awarded: Optimizing Performance of Location-Aware Applications Using State Machines Patent

Researchers from the Center for Urban Transportation Research and the USF Computer Science and Engineering Department were awarded U.S. Patent # 8,036,679 – Optimizing performance of location-aware applications using state machines – Dynamically adjusts GPS sampling rates to allow high resolution tracking while moving and conservation of battery energy when  stopped.  Issued October 11, 2011, U.S. Patent…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Flooded Bus Barns and Buckled Rails – Public Transportation and Climate Change Adaptation

September 22, 2011 More intense rain storms flood bus facilities and subway tunnels while heat waves buckle tracks, stress materials, and threaten customer and worker health. These impacts from a changing climate threaten state of good repair efforts, safety, and mobility. Participate in this webcast to learn about current and projected impacts of climate change…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Motorcycle Crash Hot Spot Analysis for Ten High Priority Florida Counties

September 8, 2011 Florida’s growing population and popularity with motorcycle enthusiasts makes motorcycle safety an important issue. The number of motorcycle crashes, fatalities, and injuries in the United States has increased in recent years, and Florida has shown the same trend. The number of motorcycle crashes and injuries in Florida more than doubled between the…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Planning for Changing Travel Behavior

August 25, 2011 The complexity of transportation decision making results from applying holistic thinking to transportation planning. Environment, health, safety, mobility, accessibility, equity, climate change, employment, economic competitiveness, image, land use, and choice are all factors at play in transportation planning. The contentiousness of transportation decision making derives from these often being partisan issues While…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Transit Technician Certification – Leveraging Technology for State of the Art Training

August 11, 2011 This webcast highlights exciting new technologies being used to deliver state of the art training for transit technicians. This session explores 3D distance learning platforms, on the job training techniques, and Virtual Hands-On-Training. Attendees will learn how to design training program around established DOE curriculum framework, develop stakeholder relationships and commitments to…