Webcast Recording: Is It Time for a Transit Renaissance?: Navigating Travel Behavior, Technology, and Business Model Shifts in a Brave New World

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Is It Time for a Transit Renaissance?: Navigating Travel Behavior, Technology, and Business Model Shifts in a Brave New World Travel behavior is undergoing a period of significant change in the United States. In 2016, public transit ridership fell in almost all major U.S. metropolitan regions. While Americans are…

Webcast Recording: Overview of the Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual, 3rd Edition

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Overview of the Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual, 3rd Edition The presentation will involve an overview of the 3rd Edition of the Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual (TCQSM).  This document over the past 20 years has been the authoritative reference related to transit capacity and…

Probability of Pedestrian Deaths and the Role of Socioeconomic Factors – A Disaggregated Approach

Purpose: The objective was to investigate the significance of socioeconomic factors, roadway characteristics, and other factors in explaining the probability of pedestrians dying once involved in vehicle crashes. Methods: Using individual pedestrian crashes and related characteristics in urbanized areas of Florida during 2011-2015 as well as Census tract-level data on socioeconomic factors from the American…

Nation’s First Certified Travel Trainer

Today, Roberta Yegidis (left) presented Kelsey Calder (right) of Greater Richmond Transit Company with a certificate of completion for becoming the first ever nationally certified Travel Training Instructor.  Easterseals’ Travel Training Certification program teaches instructors essential, practically-relevant skills, including: performing a successful trainee assessment, customized trip planning, environmental barrier examination, task analysis, training strategies, street…

Spotlight on ACHD Commuteride Programs Webinar

    On Thursday, July 26, 2018, Best Workplaces for Commuters hosted the web conference, “Spotlight on ACHD C ommuteride Programs.” Commuteride is the go-to resource for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) initiatives in Boise, Idaho. Their signature campaign May in Motion, is designed for organizations to become Transportation Champions and gain recognition for their employee…

Enhancing Cybersecurity in Public Transportation

Enhancing Cybersecurity in Public Transportation Principal Investigators: Sean J. Barbeau Ph.D Jay Ligatti, Ph.D. Summary: Cybersecurity is a significant concern in all industries. Given the rapid adoption of technology in the area of automated and connected vehicles, transportation infrastructure is a particularly attractive target. The concern is so great that in 2013 the Florida Legislature…

Smartphone-based Connected Bicycle Prototype Development for Sustainable Multimodal Transportation System

Smartphone-based Connected Bicycle Prototype Development for Sustainable Multimodal Transportation System Principal Investigator: Achilleas Kourtellis Ph.D Summary: The project’s goal is to develop a proof of concept prototype connected bicycle and demonstrate that the technology works and can provide a connection between a bicycle and the road environment. The specific objectives are to:    

Public Transit in America 2017

Public Transit in America 2017 Principal Investigator: Jodi Godfrey Summary: The objectives of this research are to afford transportation professionals, policy makers and the public the information necessary to form sound opinions and make judicious decisions regarding public transit. The benefits of exploring meaningful modal relationships with quality data in a timely manner will reinforce…