Patent Awarded: Using Pattern Recognition in Real-Time LBS Applications

Researchers from the Center for Urban Transportation Research and the USF Computer Science and Engineering Department were awarded U.S. Patent #8,600,674 – Using Pattern Recognition in Real-Time LBS Applications. A prediction method that estimates the real-time position of a mobile device based on previously observed data is provided.  The present invention can be used in real-time navigation,…

CUTR Webcast Recording: The Who and What – Bus Rapid Transit Riders and Systems in the U.S.

December 12, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EST) The Who and What: Bus Rapid Transit Riders and Systems in the U.S. Presenter: Cheryl Thole Do you want to learn about BRT systems in the U.S.?  What are the characteristics of riders of some BRT systems and how are they similar to other transit riders in the U.S.? …

CUTR Alumni Info Request

Dear former CUTRite, CUTR is turning 25 years young!  We have come a long way since we were established in the USF College of Engineering in 1988 by the Florida Legislature and the Florida Board of Regents.  CUTR has become recognized nationally and serves as an important resource for policymakers, transportation professionals, the education system,…

Florida’s Comprehensive Motorcycle Safety Program Awarded 2013 SMSA Outstanding State Award

        The State Motorcycle Safety Administrators (SMSA) Outstanding State Award recognizes a state with a comprehensive motorcycle safety program that has implemented strategies that are successful, effective and can be measured, evaluated, and serve as best practices. University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) actively assists the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Maintaining Transit Effectiveness Under Tight Fiscal Constraints

November 14, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EST) TCRP Report: Maintaining Transit Effectiveness Under Tight Fiscal Constraints Joel Volinski presented the findings from research he has completed for a TCRP report entitled “Maintaining Transit Effectiveness Under Major Fiscal Constraints.”  This presentation will share how transit agencies have performed extremely well and increased ridership in spite of the national recession…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Expanding Commuter Options and Reducing GHG Emissions with Workplace Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging

As part of CUTR’s biweekly CUTR webcast series, on October 31,2013,  Sarah Olexsak, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Workplace Charging Challenge Coordinator, discussed DOE’s new initiative to support U.S. employers and their efforts to expand commuter options and reduce GHG emissions with workplace charging. This webcast helped employers better understand the benefits of installing plug-in…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Potential Impacts of Federal Health Care Reform on Public Transit

On October 17, 2013, Antonio Santalucia, project manager with ICF International and Bethany Whitaker, principal with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates Inc., shared the results of research designed to assess the potential impacts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on public transit agencies and services. This research, which was sponsored by the Transportation Research Board, was conducted in…

CUTR Webcast Recording: National Transit Livability Performance Measures – Challenges and Opportunities

On October 3, 2013, the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida hosted the National Transit Livability Performance Measures – Challenges and Opportunities webinar.  Martin Catala, Director of the Transportation Geo-Spatial and Informatics group at CUTR spoke about the opportunities and challenges encountered in the development of a National Transit…