James Takacs, MIPI Outreach Specialist

James Takacs takacs@cutr.usf.edu       James Takacs has a strong commitment to adult learning theory and learning style research. He is interested in traffic safety training and research and has over 10 years experience as an effective MSF Certified RiderCoach. He is currently involved in program outreach, as well as in designing and disseminating safety…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Determination of Success Factors for Logistics Activity Center (LAC) Investments

November 12, 2015 12:00PM (ET) Determination of Success Factors for Logistics Activity Center (LAC) Investments Freight mobility is one of the most important elements in fulfilling the growing high demand for goods, commodities, and services in the United States and in doing so, affects a geographic area’s (state, region, etc.) economy, and overall quality of…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Integrated Modeling of High Performance Passenger and Freight Train Operation Planning on Shared Use Rail Corridors: A Focus on the U.S. Context

October 29, 2015 12:00PM (ET) Integrated Modeling of High Performance Passenger and Freight Train Operation Planning on Shared Use Rail Corridors: A Focus on the U.S. Context Passenger rail has been resurging in the United States over the past decade. Amtrak, the primary intercity rail carrier, has experienced near continuous ridership growth from 20.9 million…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Incentivizing Off-Peak Delivery of Freight

October 15, 2015 12:00PM (ET) Incentivizing Off-Peak Delivery of Freight Chicago consistently ranks among the most congested metropolitan areas in the country, and the impact of all that slow-moving traffic is a steady drain on the region’s economy.  An estimated 67% of the region’s total freight volume is moved by truck, a factor that contributes…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Impacts of Transportation Network Company (TNC) and Autonomous Vehicles

October 1, 2015 12:00PM (ET) Impacts of Transportation Network Company (TNC) and Autonomous Vehicles This webinar will present perspectives on the impacts that emerging technologies will have on travel behavior and the transportation system going forward. Specifically, the impacts of technology enabled improvements in mobility such as those utilized by transportation network companies (Uber, Lyft,…

2nd Annual CUTR Student Poster Competition Information

2015 CUTR Student Poster Competition 2015 CUTR Student Poster Competition Flyer CUTR Poster Competition Poster Template General Information: 1. 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. Bill Johnson, the current Florida Secretary of Commerce, and the President…

CUTR Webcast Recording: The Social Justice (of) Movement: How Transit Administrators Define Social Justice

September 17, 2015 12:00PM (ET) The Social Justice (of) Movement: How Transit Administrators Define Social Justice Transit administrators have an exceptional amount of power over the lives of the urban poor. Their decisions have immediate and lifelong consequences, and can determine where and when transit dependent populations can access societal resources like jobs, schools, hospitals,…

FAC Webinar Recording: Going Green without Spending Green

September 10, 2015 11:00AM (ET) Going Green without Spending Green This webinar will discuss energy solutions and innovative technology that provide energy savings and clean energy projects.  Topics will include how to improve facility infrastructure, conservation measures, methods for reducing energy use and cutting operational costs. The speaker will present case studies of recent project…

Patent Awarded: System and Method for Rendering a Distributed Location-Aware System

This patent is a distributed location-aware system that is able to efficiently exchange location data over large geographic areas without requiring a centralized server. See US 9,130,995 B1 for more information. Issued Sept 8, 2015, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. For more information, contact Sean Barbeau, Ph.D.

CUTR Webcast Recording: Innovating the Paratransit System – Lessons Learned from Florida Case Examples

September 3, 12:00PM (ET) Innovating the Paratransit System – Lessons Learned from Florida Case Examples A research study investigated the impacts of technology on operational efficiency of Florida Community Transportation Coordinators (CTCs).  The challenges facing CTC staff are universal as trips have to be completed with no delays and customers have to be satisfied. Although…