CUTR Webcast Recording: Enhancing Livability in Your Community – Recent Developments in Cost-Effective Multimodal Trip Planners

July 28, 2011 This webcast discusses recent developments in online trip planning tools for walking, bicycling, and public transportation to meet a community’s mobility needs. Although proprietary services such as Google Transit/Bikes are well known to the public, it is becoming possible for public transportation agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and even large employers and large…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Transit Boardings Estimation and Simulation Tool (TBEST)

June 20, 2011 This webcast is an introduction to the Transit Boarding Estimation and Simulation Tool (TBEST) for technical professionals and decision-makers involved in transit service planning or transit market analysis who want to learn more about state-of-the-art methodologies being used in Florida and available for application nationwide. Specifically, it provides an overview of critical…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Moving the Bus Safely Back Into Traffic

June 16, 2011 This webcast presents a recently completed NCTR project titled Moving the Bus Back Into Traffic Safely Phase II, sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). This project evaluated the effectiveness of using yield-to-bus electronic warning signs on transit buses to improve transit bus safety. The…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Transit Improvements from the Urban Partnership Agreement Program – What Have We Seen So Far?

June 2, 2011 The Urban Partnership Agreement and the Congestion Reduction Demonstration are two congestion relief programs sponsored by USDOT. They awarded $1.3 billion in discretionary funds to six cities that submitted aggressive congestion relief strategies. These strategies had to include what USDOT referred to as the 4T’s: Tolling, Transit, Telecommuting, and Technology. The six…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Evaluation of Camera-Based Systems to Reduce Transit Bus Side Collisions

May 19, 2011 The findings from the NCTR project entitled Evaluation of Camera-Based Systems to Reduce Transit Bus Side Collisions are presented. Current transit bus mirrors have driver field-of-view limitations. These blind zones are the major contributing factor in sideswipe and side crashes involving transit buses. This NCTR project evaluated the effectiveness of camera-based systems…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Trip Reduction Impacts for Mobility Management Strategies

May 5, 2011 This webcast teaches users how to run TRIMMS©, a sketch-planning application to evaluate a broad range of mobility management or transportation demand management initiatives (TDM) . Users will learn to use TRIMMS (Trip Reduction Impacts of Mobility Management Strategies) to evaluate the costs and benefits associated with telecommuting, flexible working schedules, alternative…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Mobility Planning Strategies and Concepts

April 21, 2011 Florida’s growth management requirements have changed considerably over the years and new changes are in the works. One thing, however, hasn’t changed – the need to link land use and transportation plans to accomplish a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system that improves the quality of life in our communities. This session…