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…

Transit Research Program Presents at TCRP Panel, Professional Development & Transit Safety and Operations Summit, and TRB Bus Rapid Transit Conference

In May 2018, CUTR senior research associate Victoria Perk participated in a panel meeting for Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis Project SH-18, On-Board Survey Methods and Technologies, in Washington, D.C. At the FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development & Transit Safety and Operations Summit in Tampa, CUTR research associate Alexander Kolpakov presented updates on the Tracking and…

Media Framing of Fatal Bicycle Crashes in Hillsborough County: a Critical Discourse Analysis

Media Framing of Fatal Bicycle Crashes in Hillsborough County: a Critical Discourse Analysis Principal Investigator: Julie Bond, MPA Summary: This research seeks to gain an understanding of the complex roles of the media in shaping perceptions of a vulnerable road user group, and will help identify effective means to change language in local media reporting…

Increasing the Desirability of Transit and All Other Travel Choices via Best Workplaces for Commuters

Increasing the Desirability of Transit and All Other Travel Choices via Best Workplaces for Commuters Principal Investigator: Philip L. Winters, Julie Bond Summary: NCTR’s theme is to make public transportation and all other travel choices, safe, effective, efficient, desirable, and secure. This project focuses on increasing the desirability, effectiveness, and efficiency of employer-provided commute benefits…

Improving Transportation Access to Health Care Services

Improving Transportation Access to Health Care Services Principal Investigator: Kristine Williams Summary: Millions of people across the U.S. are unable to provide their own transportation due to age, disability or income constraints. Although the size of this transportation disadvantaged (TD) population is not fully known, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) states that the population…

Improving the Quality and Cost effectiveness of Multimodal Travel Behavior Data Collection

Improving the Quality and Cost effectiveness of Multimodal Travel Behavior Data Collection Principal Investigator: Sean J. Barbeau Ph.D Summary: The objectives of this project are to improve multimodal infrastructure planning and transit service quality by increasing the cost-effectiveness and quality of data from all modes of transportation, including transit, bike, walk, transportation network companies (TNCs),…

Florida’s Public Transit and Women’s Safety- Real and Perceived Concerns

Florida’s Public Transit and Women’s Safety- Real and Perceived Concerns Principal Investigator: Victoria Perk, Ph.D Summary: Three primary objectives have been identified for this project. These objectives each relate directly to the NCTR themes of “safe,” “desirable,” and “secure” public transportation. 1) This research project will illustrate how women perceive personal safety differently than men…

Campus Automated Shuttle Service Deployment Initiative

Campus Automated Shuttle Service Deployment Initiative Principal Investigator: Pei-Sung Lin Ph.D Summary: Public transit systems that include transit bus and shuttle service have been advocated for reducing traffic congestion, fuel consumption, emissions, traffic crash risk, personal vehicle use, and overall associated loss of productivity. At most mid-size and large open-campus universities with many campus activities,…

Webcast Recording: Transit in the 2000s: Where Does It Stand and Where Is It Headed?

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Transit in the 2000s: Where Does It Stand and Where Is It Headed? U.S. public transit has experienced something of a renaissance in the 2000s, with per capita service levels increasing nationwide and public investment growing even faster—particularly expenditures on rail transit. Despite this expansion, overall transit patronage has…