CUTR at the TRB 2017 Annual Meeting

The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida (USF) was excited to participate in the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2017 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC held on Sunday, January 8 – Thursday, January 12. CUTR has been actively involved with TRB since our establishment in 1988, providing 28 years of commitment to exploring ideas, breakthroughs, challenges,

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CUTR Webcast Recording: A Pre-certified Method to Estimate Total Transit Usage from Incomplete APC Data for NTD Reporting

January 19, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Pre-certified Method to Estimate Total Transit Usage from Incomplete APC Data for NTD Reporting This webcast will highlight two guidebooks (one for bus modes and one for rail modes) to a statistical method for transit agencies to estimate total transit usage for reporting to the National Transit Database (NTD) with incomplete data from automatic passenger

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Dealing with Difficult Customer Situations in Public Transit

December 8, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) Dealing with Difficult Customer Situations in Public Transit Public transportation agencies have always had challenges when dealing with difficult customer situations. The vast and overwhelming majority of passengers utilize the transit system for normal reasons of satisfying mobility needs to get to and from destinations that are important to them.  Most people simply want a

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CUTR Webcast Recording: A Guidance in Logistics Investments through Logistics Activity Center (LAC) Site Location Criteria Development

November 10, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) A Guidance in Logistics Investments through Logistics Activity Center (LAC) Site Location Criteria Development Freight mobility is a critical factor in fulfilling the growing high demand for goods, commodities, and services in the United States. Hence, efficient freight movement affects a geographic area’s (state, region, country) economy and overall quality of life. Its importance as

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Exploring Transit’s Contribution to Livability in Rural Communities

October 27, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) Exploring Transit’s Contribution to Livability in Rural Communities Presenters will discuss an ongoing research study for the U.S. Department of Transportation about rural community livability and the role of public transportation, titled Exploring Transit’s Contribution to Livability in Rural Communities. The definition of livability varies from community to community across a region, states, and the

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2016 CUTR Student Poster Competition Information

2016 CUTR Student Poster Competition CUTR Poster Competition Poster Template General Information: The student poster competition will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on November 4, 2016 in the lobby of the Center for Urban Transportation Research. The competition will be followed by another poster presentation at the CUTR Transportation Achievement Awards Event to on November 15, 2016

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Extent of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Attitudes and Behaviors Directly After a Complete Streets Project in Florida

October 13, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) Extent of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Attitudes and Behaviors Directly After a Complete Streets Project in Florida The Tampa Bay area is ranked nationally as one of the least walkable metro areas in the United States, and the Fletcher Avenue corridor was identified as having one of the highest pedestrian and bicyclist crash rates in this

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CUTR Webcast Recording: University of South Florida’s Bulls Walk and Bike Week

September 29, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) University of South Florida’s Bulls Walk and Bike Week The University of South Florida’s (USF) Bulls Walk and Bike Week (BWBW) is an annual celebration that takes place on the campus of USF in Tampa, Florida. The focus of the event is to educate students, faculty and staff on the importance of pedestrian, bicycle and

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Transportation Demand Management Guidance for Corridor Planning Studies

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) regional planning programs address current and forecasted deficiencies of State highways through the conduct of corridor studies. This Guidance for the conduct of corridor planning studies is the product of a comprehensive evaluation of how to incorporate the consideration of Transportation Demand Management strategies into several business areas of the Washington State Department

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Methodology for Linking Greenways and Trails with Public Transportation in Florida

The purpose of this research was to provide a methodology to evaluate how intermodal connections between public transportation and public trails can improve livability in Florida communities.  This research explored other available methodologies for evaluating intermodal connectivity, developed three case studies of communities outside Florida to compare different approaches, and developed an alternative methodology as applied to the trails and

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The Role of Florida Transit Agencies in Providing Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Improvements to Transit Stops and Stations

This study is based on the premise that public transit agencies have an important coordination role to play in improving access to transit stops and stations for their patrons who arrive at the stop on foot or by bike.  The purpose of this research has been to explore the collaborative process between public transit agencies and their staff counterparts at

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Developing Guidelines for Incorporating Managing Demand into WSDOT Planning and Programming

The purpose of this research was to develop guidelines for WSDOT’s business areas to incorporate demand management strategies appropriate to the context of the land use and transportation environment to meet their objectives.  The products of this research included a technical memorandum summarizing and synthesizing a review of the literature, a summarization of main themes gleaned from interviews with staff

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