FTA Report: Guidelines for Performing Transit Bus Accident Investigations

As part of FTA’s effort to promote continuous safety improvement in the public transit industry, these Guidelines for Performing Transit Bus Accident Investigations were developed to provide bus transit agencies leading transit industry practices for performing investigations. The supporting Transit Bus Accident Investigations—Background Research provides a comprehensive examination of each SMS element to broaden the…

FTA Report: Guidelines for Performing Rail Transit Agency Accident Investigations

As part of FTA’s effort to promote continuous safety improvement in the rail transit industry, these Guidelines for Performing Rail Transit Agency Accident Investigations were developed to provide rail transit agencies (RTAs) with leading transit industry practices for performing investigations. The supporting Rail Transit Agency Accident Investigations – Background Research provides a comprehensive examination of…

2021 Transportation Achievement Awards

Download photographs The Center for Urban Transportation Research hosted the 2021 Transportation Achievement Awards on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. We were honored to present several student scholarships and awards throughout the evening and listen to remarks from FDOT Secretary Kevin J. Thibault.   The National Institute for Congestion Reduction presented its first Student of the…

Safety by Design Florida – RRFB PSA

As part of the Safety by Design Florida initiative effort in FDOT’s District 1, CUTR research faculty member Jason Jackman worked with the Community Traffic Safety Team members in Lee County to produce a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) public service announcement (PSA). This collaborative PSA consisted of law enforcement throughout Lee County, including Chief Derrick Diggs (Fort…

Fred Mannering, Ph.D., named on annual Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researcher list

Fred Mannering, Ph.D., was named on Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researcher list. The list celebrates the world’s leading researchers. This is the third consecutive year Mannering has made the list of researchers. Dr. Mannering is the executive director of the Center for Urban Transportation Research – CUTR and a USF College of Engineering professor of civil…

New patent from CUTR researchers

Researchers at the University of South Florida have developed a method and algorithm to detect the location of debris and unexpected objects on roads using basic safety message data and connected vehicle technology. Roadway debris and other unexpected obstructions, such as surface damage, can lead to significant traffic delays, or worse, crashes. Currently, unexpected roadway…

FTSS: Innovative Infrastructure Materials

Innovative Infrastructure Materials View recorded webinar on YouTube    Abstract This presentation will give an overview of the regional UTC Tran-SET followed by an introduction of some innovative pavement material advancements that were developed by Tran-SET funding including Low-cost ECC, EGC, and Self-healing asphalt and concrete pavement materials and a detailed overview of self-healing/self-rejuvenating asphalt…

FTSS: Using Data and Public Outreach to Achieve Positive Outcomes in Transportation

Using Data and Public Outreach to Achieve Positive Outcomes in Transportation View recorded webinar on YouTube ​ Kittelson and Associates, Inc. is a national consultant in transportation planning, engineering, and research. Tampa staff – Jake Mirabella, Jennifer Musselman, and Franco Saraceno – will present exciting projects they have conducted on both Florida coasts. Two years…