Patent Awarded: System for Pattern Recognition in Real-Time Location-Based Services Applications

Researchers from the Center for Urban Transportation Research and the USF Computer Science and Engineering Department were awarded U.S. Patent # 8,751,162 – System for Pattern Recognition in Real-Time Location-Based Services 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…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Introduction to Airport Economics

June 26, 2014 12:00PM (ET) Introduction to Airport Economics The Florida Airports Council and the Center for Urban Transportation Research are pleased to present Introduction to Airport Economics. This is a special 1-hour online program was designed to introduce participants to the basics of airport financial activities.  As an introductory course, this session is perfect for those…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Pedestrian/Bicyclist Warning Devices and Signs at Highway-Rail and Pathway-Rail Grade Crossings

June 12, 2014 12:00PM (ET) Pedestrian/Bicyclist Warning Devices and Signs at Highway-Rail and Pathway-Rail Grade Crossings Federal reporting shows a relatively constant number of pedestrian and bicycle fatalities at highway-rail and pathway-rail grade crossings over the past ten years. This is in contrast to a marked decrease in train–vehicle collisions at highway-rail crossings. There is limited…

Pedestrian, Bicyclist, & Driver Safety Education (Tampa Bay Area)

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…

Multimodal Transportation Best Practices and Model Element

All local governments in Florida must prepare and adopt a comprehensive plan that guides future development and growth in accordance with Chapter 163, Part II, Florida Statutes (F.S.). Comprehensive plans must contain a number of elements, including a transportation element that addresses mobility issues in relation to the size and character of the local government.…