NNTA Hillsborough County TDM Funding Support

USF utilized funding from Hillsborough County for the New North Transportation Alliance (NNTA), a Commuter Assistance Program that includes promotion of Best Workplaces for Commuters to New North employers, participation in Tampa BayCycle and promotion of walking and bicycling safety, support of USF’s sustainability goal to reduce its campus carbon footprint through promotion of Zimride, bikesharing and Enterprise CarShare, and

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Smart, Shared & Social: Innovative Innovative Safety, Resiliency, and All-Hazards Emergency Response and Recovery Research Demonstrations

As required by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), CUTR is serving as a third-party independent evaluator to assess overall effectiveness and provide a technical evaluation of a project that Portland State University (PSU) is conducting for FTA. The purpose of this project is to develop, test and refine an integrated emergency recovery plan working directly with organizations that are involved

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NNTA Hillsborough County TDM Funding Support

USF will utilize the funding provided hereunder as funds for the New North Transportation Alliance (NNTA), a Commuter Assistance Program that includes promotion of Best Workplaces for Commuters to New North employers, participation in Tampa BayCycle and promotion of walking and bicycling safety, support of USF’s sustainability goal to reduce its campus carbon footprint through promotion of carpooling, vanpooling, transit,

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Freddy Cruz, TDM Student Research Assistant

Michael is an Undergraduate Research Assistant majoring in Industrial Engineering. He is pursuing the 5-Year Accelerated Master’s Program and is expected to graduate in Spring 2015. He began working with the Center of Urban Transportation in 2012 as a recruiter for the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study. He has also worked on several other studies like the Determination of Speed Limits on USF Tampa Campus and Pedestrian Program Evaluation and Data Collection. He is currently working on the Prevention of Incorrect Turns at Highway-rail Grade and Street Lighting Measurements on Selected Corridors in FDOT district 7.

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Ilona Nemeth, TDM Student Research Assistant

Michael is an Undergraduate Research Assistant majoring in Industrial Engineering. He is pursuing the 5-Year Accelerated Master’s Program and is expected to graduate in Spring 2015. He began working with the Center of Urban Transportation in 2012 as a recruiter for the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study. He has also worked on several other studies like the Determination of Speed Limits on USF Tampa Campus and Pedestrian Program Evaluation and Data Collection. He is currently working on the Prevention of Incorrect Turns at Highway-rail Grade and Street Lighting Measurements on Selected Corridors in FDOT district 7.

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CUTR Webcast Recording: A Framework for Mobile Payment Pilot Implementation

September 15, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) A Framework for Mobile Payment Pilot Implementation This presentation will discuss a framework that will help transit agencies look at the different issues associated with deploying mobile fare payments. An industry scan of mobile fare technology will be presented with features of the different apps highlighted. Lessons learned from case examples* will be discussed before

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Assessment of Mobile Fare Payment Technology for Future Deployment in Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a two-part research study to evaluate the efficacy of deploying a mobile phone fare payment system at a transit agency in Florida. FDOT selected StarMetro as the pilot agency. The goal of this project was to provide FDOT with a framework for the implementation of a future mobile payment pilot with a

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Developing Key Messages for Pedestrians, Bicyclists, Drivers, and Employers along Select High Crash Corridors in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco Counties

People on foot or on bike make up the most vulnerable road user group. At least one pedestrian or bicyclist is killed every week in the Tampa Bay area.  In the past five years, 240 people have been killed on foot, and 73 people have been killed while riding bicycles in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties combined (FDOT, 2015).  The examination

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Obstacles: What Transit Administrators Say Prevents Them From Pursuing Social Justice

August 18, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) Obstacles: What Transit Administrators Say Prevents Them From Pursuing Social Justice This research considers what public transportation administrators say prevents them from more fully pursuing socially just policies and procedures. From things like elected official resistance, to unfair funding mechanisms, to urban zoning and development decisions that inhibit transit service provision, public transit administrators face

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Social Marketing in Transportation Certificate registration

Registration is now open for the 2017 Social Marketing in Transportation course!   This course can help transportation professionals to develop more effective, efficient, and sustainable solutions to the problems facing our communities. Social marketing is the systematic application of marketing, along with other behavior change concepts and techniques, to achieve specific behavioral actions for a social purpose. Many of the transportation-related

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Idle Reduction Practices in Public Transit

August 4, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) Idle Reduction Practices in Public Transit In an effort to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions many transit agencies in the U.S. have adopted alternative fuel vehicles or implemented idle reduction technologies and policies. Unlike alternative fuel technologies that often require significant up-front investment in vehicles and infrastructure, the strategies that focus on minimizing

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