USF partners with UCF Student Government for safety campaign

Led by CUTR’s Jason Jackman, the Peer-to-Peer program recently partnered with the University of Central Florida (UCF) and UCF Student Government to help promote pedestrian and bicycle safety to students. UCF’s Student Government Safety & Transportation Coordinator Avery Lane assisted CUTR students and staff with the outreach. This effort provided safety outreach to 35 businesses…

Tampa Bay Clean Cities fuels a future with less emissions

Former TBCCC intern Alicia Kerr, co-coordinator Austin Sipiora, coordinator Alex Kolpakov, program assistant Jana Huss “Love Hillsborough” from left Alex, Austin, and Maria Magalhaes (former TBCCC intern) In early June, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Representative Kathy Castor met with CUTR leadership to discuss the Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition (TBCCC), a…

Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition hosts “Clean Fuel School Bus Expo”

In late July, Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition hosted the “Clean Fuel School Bus Expo” in partnership with Florida Transportation Systems, Inc. at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Attendees heard from Hillsborough County Public Schools on planning for electric school buses and considerations for charging infrastructure from Tampa Electric. AmeriGas Propane and ROUSH CleanTech also presented on the benefits of powering school buses with propane…

Student Spotlight: Sam Beaver

  Sam Beaver is a graduate student in global sustainability at USF with a concentration in sustainable business. After earning his bachelor’s degree in international business with a minor in Spanish from the University of Tampa, Sam decided to continue his education and pursue his passion for sustainability. Currently, Sam works with Tampa Bay Clean…

Intersections + Identities: A Radical Rethinking of Our Transportation Experiences is now available

The American Planning Association Transportation Planning Division’s 2022 State of Transportation Planning report “Intersections + Identities: A Radical Rethinking of Our Transportation Experiences” is now available! Tia Boyd, a research associate with the Planning and Corridor Management (PCM) program at CUTR, served as an editorial team member and coauthored an article with Kristine Williams, FAICP,…

FTA Standards Development Program: Medical Fitness for Duty and Fatigue Risk Management

Now available: FTA Standards Development Program: Medical Fitness for Duty and Fatigue Risk Management (Report 0223). The FTA-sponsored report assesses current standards and identifies gaps in practices for fatigue risk management, hours of service for transit workers, route and personnel scheduling, medical examination certifications, testing for sleep disorders, and training. Read the full report

CUTR researchers participate in ITE Annual Meeting

Join CUTR researchers Pei-Sung Lin, Ph.D., P.E., PTOE, and Jodi Godfrey at the 2022 ITE Annual Meeting in New Orleans. View the full online program. Sunday, July 31st Workshop: Women in ITE  1:00 PM-4:00 PM Facilitated by Jodi Godfrey, Research Associate, University of South Florida / CUTR, Tampa, FL and Erica Myers, P.E., Senior Engineer, Lee Engineering,…

Tampa Bay Commuter Assistance Program Regional Development Plan

While Florida transit agencies are required to develop a 10-year transit development plan intended to support the development of an effective multi-modal transportation system, no such requirement exists for commuter assistance programs (CAP), including transportation management organizations (TMO). The CAP program, including the TMOs, operate with one-year planning horizons making long-term plans and initiating projects…

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency uses CUTR model for travel efficiency

Developed by Sisinnio Concas, Ph.D., and Phil Winters, TDM-CP, the Trip Reduction Impacts of Mobility Management Strategies (TRIMMS) model is a visual basic (VB) application spreadsheet model that estimates the impacts of a broad range of transportation demand initiatives and provides program cost-effectiveness assessment, such as net program benefit and benefit-to-cost ratio analysis. The U.S.…