CUTR Webcast Recording: Human Transit – Tools for Clarifying Transit Debates

May 3, 2012 Why are transit debates so difficult and confusing? In Human Transit, Jarrett Walker suggests that we need to return to the essential features of transit – the geometry of line, network, and frequency that all transit technologies share. Many great mistakes – in both transit planning and transit oriented development – have been the result of ignoring

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Transit, Technology, and Public Participation

April 5, 2012 The objective of this project was to evaluate the benefits of employing an integrated system of technologies and practices to improve public participation in the public transportation planning process. A demonstration project was developed in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area addressing the issues of limited agency resources, individual participation barriers, and the technology divide, among others. A combination

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CUTR Webcast Recording: An Assessment of Public Transportation Markets Using NHTS Data

March 22, 2012 This webcast presented a study that assesses a range of public transit markets for Florida and the U.S. as a whole. Data from the 2009 National Household Travel Survey are used. The public transit markets are defined with trip purpose and seven personal, household, and travel characteristics of persons in these transit markets, including driver status, immigration

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Tracking Costs of Alternatively Fueled Buses in Florida

March 8, 2012 Transit agencies across Florida have been dealing with escalating fuel prices and changes in environmental regulations affecting the use of diesel engines and diesel fuel. In an effort to address rising fuel costs and environmental concerns, many agencies have introduced alternative fuel technologies to their traditional diesel-powered fleets, including biodiesel, compressed natural gas (CNG), hybrid-electric, battery-electric, hydrogen

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CUTR Webcast Recording: How to Develop a Transit Development Plan (TDP) and Why?

February 23, 2012 This webcast provided an overview of the various elements of producing a Transit Development Plan (TDP) with specific focus on key issues and techniques that can produce a strategic plan that has value and meaning for improving mobility. CUTR has developed extensive training courses and resources in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to address

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Mapping the Structure of Work in Public Transportation

February 9, 2012 Many students, jobseekers, and entry level workers lack information on career opportunities in the transit industry. This makes recruitment, retention, and advancement more difficult. As more workers in the industry approach retirement, leaders will require new tools to attract and advance the next generation of skilled workers. In 2009, the John. J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development

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CUTR Webcast Recording: The Implementation and Outcomes of Fare-Free Public Transit

December 15, 2011 The Implementation and Outcomes of Fare-Free Transit Systems webcast identifies 40 transit agencies that have decided to make their entire service fare-free (not just a portion of their service such as the Central Business District). It reports on where fare-free transit systems have been successful, and the outcomes such as ridership increases and community acceptance. The webcast

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Volunteer Transportation – A Generosity-Based Solution to Our Mobility Challenges

December 1, 2011 This webcast provides participants an overview of the issues and decision points concerning volunteer transportation programs. Participants will learn about issues involved with local community planning for volunteer transportation, understand the relationship between volunteer transportation and public transportation services, see examples of successful volunteer transportation programs throughout the country, and recognize the various models for implementing volunteer

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Investigation of the Feasibility of Toll and Transit Agency Equity Sharing

November 17, 2011 To meet growing trip demand under the realities of decreasing traditional infrastructure funding sources, transportation agencies are increasingly more inclined to utilize innovative approaches to expanding roadway capacity, including High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes. While HOV and HOT implementations often include Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service as an element of operation,

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Observational Survey of Motorcyclist Behaviors

November 3, 2011 For many, there is no greater escape than the power of a motorcycle and there is no better state than Florida in which to experience it. However, motorcyclists are more vulnerable to injuries and death than drivers and passengers in four wheeled vehicles. This webcast presents findings from 2011 Florida motorist/auto driver surveys and observational survey of

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Carpooling Without the Car – Walking School Bus and Bicycle Train Program

October 20, 2011 The purpose of the Safe Routes to School program is to encourage walking and biking as a healthy and safe transportation mode, and to relieve concerns parents and schools may have with students walking and bicycling to school. Some key issues for why parents won’t let their children in Florida and other parts of the country walk

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Flooded Bus Barns and Buckled Rails – Public Transportation and Climate Change Adaptation

September 22, 2011 More intense rain storms flood bus facilities and subway tunnels while heat waves buckle tracks, stress materials, and threaten customer and worker health. These impacts from a changing climate threaten state of good repair efforts, safety, and mobility. Participate in this webcast to learn about current and projected impacts of climate change on public transportation and strategies

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