CUTR Webcast Recording: Motorcycle Safety in Florida: Where are we?

Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:00PM (ET) Motorcycle Safety in Florida: Where are we? Florida’s sunny weather, beautiful beaches, and scenic highways make it a popular place for motorcycle enthusiasts, and the state is host to popular motorcycle rallies, such as Biketoberfest and Daytona Bike Week. Motorcycles are a mode of transportation that is more vulnerable to serious injuries and fatalities

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Emerging Technologies Fulfilling First and Last Mile Needs

April 12, 2016 12:00PM (ET) Emerging Technologies Fulfilling First and Last Mile Needs New technologies are challenging the ways in which transit systems are able to provide service, however research is beginning to show ride hailing services such as Uber and Lyft are becoming more of a friend to public transportation than an enemy. Public transportation agencies are entering into

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Strategies to Prevent, Reduce and Mitigate Bus Collisions

This report summarizes the data findings from profiling 17 Florida transit agencies in regards to rear-ended and side collisions. Site visits were conducted to get a better understanding of their procedures for investigating, tracking, and preventing collisions. It also included an analysis of their NTD and non-NTD collision data. Based on the findings, this report recommends several strategies to help

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Beyond Sidewalks and Bike Paths: A Guide to What Influences People to Walk, Bicycle, and Access Transit

Encouraging walking and bicycling contribute to livability, environmental sustainability, and public health objectives; however, inadequate infrastructure and negative social environments for walking and bicycling exists in many communities.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2013), barriers such as poorly maintained sidewalk and street infrastructure, higher rates of crime, and increased dangers from traffic may discourage some residents

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Strategies and Perspectives on Balancing Freight and Livability

March 31, 2016 12:00PM (ET) Strategies and Perspectives on Balancing Freight and Livability Where livability is a goal of the planning process, freight runs the risk of not being considered except as an afterthought or as something to be excluded. Yet, freight is an integral part of local economic development. Because economic prosperity is a key characteristic of livable communities,

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USF Bicycle Action Committee

The University of South Florida’s Bicycle Action Committee (BAC) was formed to bring together students, faculty, staff and others working to make bicycling fun, safe and enjoyable.  The BAC addresses topics related to bicycle education, engineering, encouragement and enforcement on the Tampa campus. Currently, the committee is working to submit an application for USF’s first designation as a Bicycle Friendly

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2016 CUTR Annual Report

The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida has enjoyed more than 25 years of continued success in conducting relevant and timely research and analysis for sponsors at the local, state, and federal levels. With a staff of 38 faculty researchers, 27 research and support staff, and 54 student research assistants and an Advisory Board of national and local

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Testing Equivalence of Measurements and Application to Certifying APC Data for NTD Reporting

March 17, 2016 12:00PM (ET) Testing Equivalence of Measurements and Application to Certifying APC Data for NTD Reporting While it is common to see the need for detecting a difference between measurements from two programs or two population segments, it is not uncommon to see a need for determining the equivalence of measurements from two different methods. One method may

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Commuter Choice Certificate

The Commuter Choice Certificate (CCC) program provides the most comprehensive training program for transportation professionals involved in managing demand for our transportation systems. The non-credit certificate is awarded to participants who complete the required and elective courses to receive total of 80 credits over a two-year period.  Each attendee is expected to participate in class discussions and complete short homework assignments.  Non-certificate participants

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CUTR Annual Report

The CUTR annual report is now available.  The Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida has enjoyed more than 25 years of continued success in conducting relevant and timely research and analysis for sponsors at the local, state, and federal levels. With a staff of 38 faculty researchers, 27 research and support staff, and 54 student research assistants and

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Methodology for Linking Greenways and Trails with Public Transportation in Florida

March 3, 2016 12:00PM (ET) Methodology for Linking Greenways and Trails with Public Transportation in Florida In many communities, there is a network of fixed route public transit service and also the existence of bicycle lanes, paved shoulders and sidewalks on at least a portion of the street network.  Most public transit riders already walk or bicycle to and from

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