CUTR partners with Rail Research and Testing Juggernaut – Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

The Center for Urban Transportation Research is teaming with the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (a subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads) to perform research to assist the Federal Transit Administration’s Office of Research, Demonstration, and Innovation in the agency’s standards development program. TTCI brings considerable relevant experience in the development and evaluation of rail…

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…

FAC Webinar Recording: Retro-Commissioning: The Process and Optimization Implementation Case Studies

June 29, 2017, 11:00AM (ET) Retro-Commissioning: The Process and Optimization Implementation Case Studies Optimization of the building systems through the Retro Commissioning Process starts well before the Cx Provider interrogates the BAS system and doesn’t end when the report is issued. This webinar will start by working through the steps of the Retro-Cx and energy…

2017 FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop & Transit Safety and Operations Summit

Close to 250 transit professionals representing transit systems, Florida DOT central and district offices, consultants, and other organizations gathered in Tampa at the USF Embassy Suites on June 5-7, 2017 for the 2017 FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop & Transit Safety and Operations Summit.  The workshop and summit were jointly sponsored by the Florida Public Transportation…

Free NTI webinar: “Successful Practices and Training to Initiatives Reduce Bus Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies”

Please consider registering for this free NTI webinar on TCRP Synthesis 126: “Successful Practices and Training to Initiatives Reduce Bus Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies” July 19, 2017 2:00-3:30pm (ET) View the Recording This webinar will present the findings from TCRP Synthesis 126: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Accidents and Incidents at…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Benefits of Open-source Software to Transit Agencies

May 25, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Benefits of Open-source Software to Transit Agencies Technology is rapidly changing the transit industry in many ways. Riders now expect state-of-the-art transit information tools in their pockets including journey planners and real-time information. Fortunately, the world of open source transit applications is making it easier for transit agencies to deploy…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Gendered Intersections: Public Administrators’ Views of Gender & Its Role in Transportation Decisionmaking

May 11, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Gendered Intersections: Public Administrators’ Views of Gender & Its Role in Transportation Decisionmaking This webcast will explore transportation administrators’ views of the role of gender in public decisionmaking. What gets built? How? Why? For whom? This webcast tackles the difficulty of examining the role that gender considerations play in transportation…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Integrating Equity into Regional Transportation Planning

April 27, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Integrating Equity into Regional Transportation Planning This webinar explores methods used by MPOs to understand the equity effects of regional transportation plans and investments, based on research conducted for the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC). The webinar will examine how MPOs are identifying communities of concern with regard…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Safety Effects of Street Illuminance on Urban Roadways

April 13, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Safety Effects of Street Illuminance on Urban Roadways Nighttime crashes are over-represented on the highway system in the United States. Street lighting is an effective countermeasure to improve nighttime safety. To monitor street lighting-level data (illuminance) on a big-scale roadway network precisely and efficiently, CUTR developed the Advanced Lighting Measurement…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Public Transit Ridership and Productivity Trends: What We Do and Don’t Know

March 30, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Public Transit Ridership and Productivity Trends: What We Do and Don’t Know This webinar will share information on national public transit trends in ridership and productivity and discuss causes and implications of current trends. Download handout Presenter: Steve Polzin, Ph.D., Program Director of Mobility Policy Research, Center for Urban Transportation…