CUTR Webcast Recording: Five Ways to Mitigate Substance Abuse in the Transportation Workplace

August 21, 2014 12:00PM (ET) Five Ways to Mitigate Substance Abuse in the Transportation Workplace The USDOT testing regulations play an important role in deterring safety-sensitive employees from using prohibited drugs or mis-using alcohol, within the transportation workplace. However, an agency’s overall safety culture plays an even larger role. This session will describe five key elements…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Evaluating the Impacts of Real-Time Transit Information in Tampa and Atlanta

August 7, 2014 12:00PM (EST) Evaluating the Impacts of Real-Time Transit Information in Tampa and Atlanta Service reliability issues have troubled public transit agencies for decades.  When a bus or train does not arrive on time, passengers become frustrated and may be less likely to choose transit for future trips.  To address this, transit authorities…

Dr. Seckin Ozkul was appointed as a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board Subcommittee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service – Performance Measures

Dr. Seckin Ozkul has recently been appointed as a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board Subcommittee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service – Performance Measures.  The Highway Capacity and Quality of Service (HCQS) Committee (AHB40) is tasked with investigating the factors that affect capacity, traffic flow, comfort, convenience, and safety. …

Carsharing—Vehicle Hourly Rental Options to Complement Transit, Ridesharing and Bicycling Users

BACKGROUND This project expands the USF Tampa campus carsharing program with two vehicles located in an urban environment on the USF St. Petersburg campus. In addition, the promotion of ZimRide to USF students will continue on the Tampa campus and will be introduced to the USF St. Petersburg campus under this project. Zimride provides a…

Transit Agency Adaptation to Extreme Weather Events: Cataloguing and Modeling, Costs, Decisions and Behaviors (NCTR – Climate Change Adaptation)

The project aims to develop greater detail about the decision process, costs, perceived risks and tradeoffs that transit planners and managers consider as part of addressing potentially damaging extreme weather events. The project also aims to work toward the development of decision tools and approaches that can more effectively respond to future weather related challenges…