CUTR Partners with THEA to Host the 6th Annual Florida Automated Vehicle Summit

Participants from across the globe met last month at the 6th Annual Florida Automated Vehicle (FAV) Summit in Tampa, Florida. The Summit brought together industry leaders and experts to discuss the implementation and deployment of automated, connected, electric, and shared mobility technologies. CUTR has been involved with the Florida Automated Vehicle Summit since its inception in…

2018 Transportation Achievement Awards

View the 2018 Sponsors The 2018 Transportation Achievement Awards event, in partnership for the first time with TEAMFL, recognized Bob Hartnett as the recipient of the Florida Transportation Hall of Fame award. The event also presented the 2018 Georgia Brosch Transportation Scholarship, the New Voice in Transportation Award, the Student Research Poster Awards, and the…

Bob Hartnett, 2018

Bob Hartnett, was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1966, one of the Sunshine State’s biggest transportation concerns was moving tourists between beaches and theme parks. His tenure in the Florida Legislature, and following career with several state and regional transportation agencies, involved facilitating the financing and development of roads and other transportation…

Webinar Recording: Understanding Florida Transit Ridership Declines and How We Can Respond

November 8, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Understanding Florida Transit Ridership Declines and How We Can Respond This webinar will review findings from the exploration of Florida and National ridership declines and explore stakeholder strategies to respond. Download Handout Presenter: Steven Polzin, Ph.D., Program Director, Mobility Policy Research, Center for Urban Transportation Research Steve Polzin, Ph.D. is…

Upcoming Webinar: MPO Staffing and Organizational Structures

December 6, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) MPO Staffing and Organizational Structures This webinar will explain the findings of a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) research report that documents how MPOs have structured their organizations and allocated staff resources and expertise. The report featured is an update to the 2010 report Staffing and Administrative Capacity of Metropolitan Planning…

Webcast Recording: Work Zone Crash Analysis in Florida

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Work Zone Crash Analysis in Florida During the maintenance and reconstruction of existing infrastructure and the construction of new infrastructure, designated work zones are important for the safety of road users and workers. These work zones are usually marked and managed by special traffic signs, standard channelizing devices, appropriate…

Webcast Recording: Building an Alternative Fuel Bus Program: Funding Opportunities and Best Practices for Transit Agencies

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Building an Alternative Fuel Bus Program: Funding Opportunities and Best Practices for Transit Agencies As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office, Clean Cities coalitions foster the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by working locally to advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies. Nearly 100…

Webcast Recording: Media Framing of Fatal Bicyclist Crashes in Hillsborough County: A Critical Discourse Analysis

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Media Framing of Fatal Bicyclist Crashes in Hillsborough County: A Critical Discourse Analysis This research examines the linguistic choices that frame the relationships between bicyclists and other parties involved in fatal crash events. Textual data were collected via media reports of bicyclist traffic fatalities between January 2009 and June…

Webcast Recording: The Role of Public Transportation during a State of Emergency Declaration due to Natural Disasters

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) The Role of Public Transportation during a State of Emergency Declaration due to Natural Disasters Destructive natural disasters such as hurricanes or other extreme weather events challenge many industries, especially the public transit industry. The 2017 hurricane season proved to be tumultuous, with three major hurricanes devastating the U.S.…

Webcast Recording: Motorcycle Safety Programs Using Public Health Approach

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Motorcycle Safety Programs Using Public Health Approach Florida is one of the most beautiful states in which to ride a motorcycle, but motorcyclists in Florida are disproportionately vulnerable road users. Motorcyclists accounted for nearly 17% of all traffic fatalities in Florida in 2016, even though motorcycles account for only…

Webcast Recording: StarMetro’s Pilot of a Mobile Fare Payment App

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) StarMetro’s Pilot of a Mobile Fare Payment App This webcast will feature Sara Hendricks and Sean Barbeau, University of South Florida (USF), Tampa; and Kelly Robertson, BowStern LLC. StarMetro, the public transit agency in Tallahassee, Florida, piloted the use of a mobile fare payment app with over 300 volunteer…