Transit Service Reliability: Analyzing Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) Data For On-Time Performance and to Identify Conditions Leading to Service Degradation

Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) systems are computer-based vehicle tracking systems that function by measuring the real-time position of each vehicle and relaying this information back to a central location. AVL systems are most frequently used for fleet management to identify the location of vehicles for a variety of purposes including: improved dispatch, operation efficiency, and…

Carsharing—Vehicle Hourly Rental Options to Complement Transit, Ridesharing and Bicycling Users

BACKGROUND This project expands the USF Tampa campus carsharing program with two vehicles located in an urban environment on the USF St. Petersburg campus. In addition, the promotion of ZimRide to USF students will continue on the Tampa campus and will be introduced to the USF St. Petersburg campus under this project. Zimride provides a…

Transit Agency Adaptation to Extreme Weather Events: Cataloguing and Modeling, Costs, Decisions and Behaviors (NCTR – Climate Change Adaptation)

The project aims to develop greater detail about the decision process, costs, perceived risks and tradeoffs that transit planners and managers consider as part of addressing potentially damaging extreme weather events. The project also aims to work toward the development of decision tools and approaches that can more effectively respond to future weather related challenges…

Safe Routes to School: Walking School Bus and Bicycle Train Program (Hillsborough County)

The Safe Routes to School Tampa Bay “Walking School Bus and Bicycle Train” program promotes safe access to elementary and middle schools and increase use of bicycling and walking by encouraging Walking School Buses and Bicycle Trains (also known as Bike Pools), at select schools in Hillsborough County. A walking school bus is a group…

Pedestrian, Bicyclist, & Driver Safety Education (Tampa Bay Area)

WalkWise is a grassroots initiative that provides innovative pedestrian safety education to citizens through a free interactive 15- to 30-minute presentation. Through outreach efforts, business sweeps, and word-of-mouth referrals we generate interest in the presentation. Through the presentation, we both educate the public about pedestrian/bicycle laws and practical safety tips, while collecting data about their…

Technology Application Among Florida Community Transportation Coordinators

The objective of this project is to gather and disseminate best practices in the application of technology in the paratransit field. The report will provide a comprehensive assessment on how representative agencies deliver successful services provided to ADA and non-ADA riders on demand-responsive mode of transportation. This study will inform the industry on the state…

Florida Commuter Choice Certificate Program

The Florida Commuter Choice Training program’s vision is to be the nation’s premier training program in transportation demand management (TDM). The mission is to improve the performance of commuter assistance programs (CAPs) through the provision of comprehensive and effective technical training to advance their delivery of practical, proven solutions to current and future transportation needs…

Tampa Bay Bike Share

A bicycle sharing system, is a service in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a very short term basis. The central concept is to provide free or affordable access to bicycles for short-distance trips in an urban area as an alternative to driving, thereby reducing traffic congestion, noise, and air…

Tampa BayCycle

Tampa BayCycle promotes safe and enjoyable biking for everyday transportation and recreation for a livable community. Founded in 2007, Tampa BayCycle was created by the joint efforts of the New North Transportation Alliance and the Tampa Downtown Partnership and funded by the Florida Department of Transportation. We bring together people who believe that riding a…

Methodology for Linking Greenways and Trails with Public Transportation in Florida

The goal of this research project is to improve livability in Florida communities by providing a methodology to evaluate how to provide better intermodal connections between public transportation and trails. Such connections could extend the transit service area outward and enable pedestrians and bicyclists to access areas to which they might not otherwise travel due…

Exploring Airport Employee Commute and Parking Strategies netconference recording

On January 30, 2014, CUTR’s Best Workplaces for Commuters co-hosted a netconference with the Association for Commuter Transportation  on employee commute programs at airports.  The netconference focused on reporting the findings from ACRP Synthesis 36: Exploring Airport Employee Commute and Parking Strategies. The synthesis documents what is known about airport employee commute patterns and modes.  The report summarizes what…