University of South Florida’s 3rd Annual USF Bulls Walk and Bike Week

The purpose of Bulls Walk and Bike Week is to educate USF students, staff and faculty on the importance of pedestrian and bicycle safety. The Florida Department of Transportation Central office and District 7, MPO, TBARTA, the College of Engineering, USF Police, EH&S, COPH, Bull Runner, Administrative Services, and Student Government support our goals to…

The Impact of Millennials’ Travel Behavior on Future Personal Vehicle Travel

The Impact of Millennials’ Travel Behavior on Future Personal Vehicle Travel was published in the journal “Energy Strategy Reviews”. The authors are CUTR Faculty members, Dr. Steven E. Polzin & Dr. Xuehao Chu, as well as CUTR graduate research assistant, Jody Godfrey.   Details: Published online: 13-DEC-2014: Energy Strategy Reviews  (2014), pp. 59-65 DOI information: 10.1016/j.esr.2014.10.003…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Sustainability Metrics and Mapping Tool for Environmental Assessment of Rail Infrastructure in Illinois

December 11, 2014 12:00PM (ET) Sustainability Metrics and Mapping Tool for Environmental Assessment of Rail Infrastructure in Illinois Launched in 2009, the High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program aims to provide 80% of Americans access to an improved national rail network within the next 25 years. Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), all proposed rail…

CUTR Webcast Recording: TriMet’s Customer Service Modules & OTP Analyst Extension using OpenTripPlanner

November 13, 2014 12:00PM (ET) TriMet’s Customer Service Modules & OTP Analyst Extension using OpenTripPlanner OpenTripPlanner (OTP) is a leading open source platform for multi-modal and multi-agency trip itinerary planning.  Launched in 2009, the project has attracted a thriving community of users and developers, receiving support from public agencies, startups, and transportation consultancies alike. OTP…

Jim Sebesta

Jim Sebesta, 2014

Jim Sebesta, current Florida Transportation Commissioner and former Florida State Senator, was honored at the 12th annual CUTR Transportation Achievement Awards event on October 22 at the Embassy Suites Tampa. Senator Sebesta served in the Florida Senate from 1998–2006, representing District 16 (Pinellas and Hillsborough counties). During his tenure, he focused on transportation issues, serving…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Using Audience Response to Measure Pedestrian Education Efforts

October 30, 2014 12:00PM (EST) Using Audience Response to Measure Pedestrian Education Efforts WalkWise Tampa Bay is a grassroots effort providing pedestrian safety education through targeted presentations using an interactive audience response system.  The goal for this project was to increase the knowledge level of pedestrians and drivers in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties to…

Pilot of a Community-Based Voluntary Travel Behavior Change Effort

This project is a community‐based social marketing (CBSM) approach to influencing travel behavior. This CBSM approach is similar to other CBSM efforts which have been successfully used to influence behaviors such as recycling, and energy and water conservation. The project’s focus is to identify and encourage targeted neighborhoods to change the way they travel and…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Internal Trip Capture for Mixed-use Developments

October 16, 2014 12:00PM (EST) Internal Trip Capture for Mixed-use Developments Internal trip capture refers to a reduction of trips to and from a mixed-use development resulting from the proximity of complementary land uses within the development. Nationwide, there have been efforts to enhance both the data availability and estimation methodologies to estimate internal trip…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Collaboration between Universities and Cities to Create Sustainable Communities

October 2, 2014 12:00PM (EST) Collaboration between Universities and Cities to Create Sustainable Communities Transportation agencies are grappling with new and unfamiliar issues within their domain, from addressing big problems like climate change to focusing on accessibility, where land use, urban design, and active transportation modes are more important. These challenges come at a time…

Improving Knowledge of Safe Pedestrian Behavior through WalkWise (StateWide)

WalkWise is a grassroots initiative that provides innovative pedestrian safety education to citizens through a free interactive 15- to 30-minute presentation. Through outreach efforts, business sweeps, and word-of-mouth referrals we generate interest in the presentation. Through the presentation, we both educate the public about pedestrian/bicycle laws and practical safety tips, while collecting data about their…

CUTR Student Poster Competition 2014

2014 CUTR STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION 2014 CUTR Student Poster Competition Flyer CUTR Poster Competition Poster Template General Information: The CUTR Transportation Achievement Award is presented annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the transportation field. This year’s honoree is Mr. Jim Sebesta, the current Florida Transportation Commissioner, and former State Senator. Networking…