CUTR/FTA Transit Safety Standards Working Group

CUTR formed the Transit Safety Standards Working Group to inform the development of FTA’s Safety Standards Strategic Plan and the tasks associated with the Standards Development Program. The thirteen-member group represents a cross section of the U.S. public transportation industry and includes transit systems operating in large and small urban environments and those providing rail/bus…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Positively Improving Your Online Reputation & Rating

November 9, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Positively Improving Your Online Reputation & Rating In this age of smart phones and social media, maintaining a strong (positive) online presence can feel like an uphill battle. One negative Google review or Facebook rating can impact your brand, affecting your ability to grow ridership and communicate your value to…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Utilizing TBEST for Comprehensive Transit Planning (Part 2)

October 26, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Utilizing TBEST for Comprehensive Transit Planning (Part 2) View Part 1 Recording The Florida Department of Transportation Public Transit Office has developed the Transit Boardings and Simulation Tool (TBEST) transit planning software to support transit agencies in developing data driven processes to support strategic planning, service planning, grant applications, operations…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Bringing Order to Chaos: The Growing Role of Proactive Traffic Management Solutions

October 24, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Bringing Order to Chaos: The Growing Role of Proactive Traffic Management Solutions Increasingly, proactive traffic management strategies can be deployed on freeways and arterials with the aim of improving safety while reducing congestion and emissions. The toolbox of applications usually includes ramp metering, variable speed limit systems, advanced traffic signal…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Texas Transit Needs Assessment and Performance Dashboard

October 19, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Texas Transit Needs Assessment and Performance Dashboard Texas Department of Transportation Public Transportation Division (TxDOT-PTN) administers federal and state grants for public transportation in Texas and funds 26 urban and 37 rural transit districts. Sponsored by TxDOT-PTN, the Transit Mobility program at Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) built a performance…

CUTR Webcast Recording: A GIS Methodology for Evaluating Bus Pedestrian Safety

October 12, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) A GIS Methodology for Evaluating Bus Pedestrian Safety This research involved a GIS analysis of pedestrian crashes that occurred within 100 feet of a bus stop in Broward County and Palm Beach County, Florida between 2011 and 2014. In Broward County, there were 357 pedestrian crashes within 100 feet of…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Application of Demographic Analysis to Pedestrian Safety

October 10, 2017, 12:00PM (ET ) Application of Demographic Analysis to Pedestrian Safety A Governing analysis of pedestrian crashes found that pedestrians are fatally injured at disproportionately higher rates in the nation’s poorer neighborhoods. In metro areas, low-income tracts record pedestrian fatality rates approximately twice those of more affluent neighborhoods. The webcast will present the…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Importance of Efficient Ground Transportation Access to Airports

August 31, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Importance of Efficient Ground Transportation Access to Airports This webcast will explore the benefits of ground transportation access that is mutually beneficial to the airport and local community. The webcast will discuss some challenges against and opportunities for enhanced intergovernmental coordination to support this outcome. The webcast will also cover…

CUTR Webcast Recording: TCRP Synthesis 126: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Bus Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies

August 17, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) TCRP Synthesis 126: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Bus Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies TCRP Synthesis 126: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Bus Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies documents current practices and training initiatives, including bus operator training and retraining programs that have been…