Patent Awarded: On-Demand Emergency Notification System Using GPS-Equipped Devices Patent

Researchers from the Center for Urban Transportation Research and the USF Computer Science and Engineering Department were recently awarded U.S. Patent # 8,145,183 – On-Demand Emergency Notification System using GPS-equipped Devices – Mobile app to automatically determine the cell phone user’s current evacuation zone and real-time evacuation information for that zone. Issued March 27, 2012, U.S. Patent…

CUTR Webcast Recording: An Assessment of Public Transportation Markets Using NHTS Data

March 22, 2012 This webcast presented a study that assesses a range of public transit markets for Florida and the U.S. as a whole. Data from the 2009 National Household Travel Survey are used. The public transit markets are defined with trip purpose and seven personal, household, and travel characteristics of persons in these transit…

Patent Awarded: Travel Assistant Device Patent

Researchers from the Center for Urban Transportation Research and the USF Computer Science and Engineering Department were recently awarded a patent for U.S. Patent # 8,138,907 – Travel Assistant Device – Travel Assistance Device (TAD) system to assist transit riders with intellectual disabilities.  Issued March 20, 2012, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. For more information on the…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Tracking Costs of Alternatively Fueled Buses in Florida

March 8, 2012 Transit agencies across Florida have been dealing with escalating fuel prices and changes in environmental regulations affecting the use of diesel engines and diesel fuel. In an effort to address rising fuel costs and environmental concerns, many agencies have introduced alternative fuel technologies to their traditional diesel-powered fleets, including biodiesel, compressed natural…