CUTR Webcast Recording: Motorcycle Crash Trends in Florida

December 2, 2010 This webcast explores motorcycle crash trends in Florida. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) funded the Observational Survey of Motorcyclists through the use of highway safety funds. Download a PDF copy of the presentation. Presented by: Chanyoung Lee, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Center for Urban Transportation Research Recording http://youtu.be/1NLwHvPdjdo AICP Status AICP-CM credit…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Vehicle Assist and Automation Technologies in Bus Revenue Service

November 18, 2010 Vehicle Assist and Automation (VAA) technologies are guidance systems that provide partial or full control of a vehicle’s movement. This presentation will discuss several VAA pilot programs that will begin soon at several transit agencies in the U.S. as well as the planned evaluation of them. Download a PDF copy of the presentation.…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Organizational Structure of MPOs

November 4, 2010 This webcast presents the highlights of an 18‐month study funded by the Federal Highway Administration. Topics include the organizational structure of MPOs, staffing levels, specialization of staff, workforce turnover, and the governance of MPOs. The webcast is intended for MPO staff or others interested in MPOs, such as state DOT personnel and…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Location Aware Technology

October 21, 2010 This webcast presents a case study utilizing GPS-enabled cellular phones to assist riders with special needs using the Travel Assistance Device (TAD). The webcast provides an overview of the following: Location Aware Information Systems (LAIS), the role of LAIS in travel training, the Travel Assistance Device (TAD), and the impact of TAD…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Transit GIS Clearinghouse

October 7, 2010 This webcast provides information on the annual GIS in Public Transportation conference and the GIS Clearinghouse. Download a PDF copy of the presentation. Presented by: Sean Barbeau, Research Associate and Nevine Georggi, Research Associate, Center for Urban Transportation Research Recording http://youtu.be/gZY2ciTTih4 AICP Status AICP-CM credit is not available for this CUTR webcast recording.

Impact of Employer-based Programs on Transit System Ridership and Transportation System Performance

This document reports on a National Center for Transit Research (a program at CUTR) study that established a direct quantitative relationship between employer-based Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategies and the performance of a transportation system. The study objectives were to develop a methodology for measuring the impacts of employer-based TDM programs on the performance of…

Incorporating TDM into the Land Development Process

Unfamiliarity with the plans, processes and procedures of the local government land development process, transportation demand management (TDM) professionals can be frustrated in their efforts to improve mobility and reduce traffic congestion. This report provides detailed information to transportation professionals regarding how to incorporate TDM strategies into the land development process. The report documents efforts…

Hillsborough County Long Range TDM Plan and the Pinellas County Long Range TDM Plan

Under contract to Bay Area Commuter Services, Inc., CUTR analyzed several scenarios of transportation demand management (TDM) strategies to provide assessment of each scenario in the Year 2025. This information provided input on the role and needs of TDM programs to be addressed in each MPO’s Long Range Transportation Plan for the Year 2025. The…

Price Elasticity of Rideshare: Commuter Fringe Benefits & Parking Cash-Out

The goal of this National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) project was to determine the price elasticity of rideshare with specific objectives of helping to assess what the effect on ridership would be if the effective price paid by the traveler was substantially reduced (i.e., increase in employer co-pay) or increased (i.e., decrease in employer…

Evaluation of Shared Use Park & Ride Impact on Properties

The purpose of this National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) study is to document the economic benefit of shared use park and ride facilities located at retail centers. Transit agencies usually perceive shared use park and ride as mutually beneficial to both the transit agency through savings in land and development costs and to park…