Upcoming Webinar: Control of Connected Autonomous Vehicles in Mixed Traffic: Modeling and Field Experiments

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 12:00PM (ET) Control of Connected Autonomous Vehicles in Mixed Traffic: Modeling and Field Experiments Advanced connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies can be utilized to achieve precise vehicle trajectory control and render unprecedented opportunities to improve transportation system performance in safety, mobility and sustainability. However, it is quite challenging to fully realize these advantages from CAV

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Upcoming Webinar: Urban Roadway Facility Conversion with the Predictive Safety Assessment Tool: An Application of Highway Safety Manual

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 12:00PM (ET) Urban Roadway Facility Conversion with The Predictive Safety Assessment Tool: An Application of Highway Safety Manual The impact of predictive safety assessment based on quantitative methodology of the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) is significant, particularly in urban roadway facilities. Realizing this significance, the responsibilities of safety professionals, transportation planners, and decisionmakers are critical for

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Recorded Webinar: Development of Statewide Guidelines for Implementing Leading Pedestrian Intervals in Florida

March 14, 2019, 12:00PM (ET) Development of Statewide Guidelines for Implementing Leading Pedestrian Intervals in Florida Pedestrian safety is an ongoing major concern throughout the United States and is one of the highest priorities for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Vehicles often fail to yield to pedestrians at intersections, especially when pedestrians enter an intersection with a corresponding green

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Webinar Recording: Understanding Florida Transit Ridership Declines and How We Can Respond

November 8, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Understanding Florida Transit Ridership Declines and How We Can Respond This webinar will review findings from the exploration of Florida and National ridership declines and explore stakeholder strategies to respond. Download Handout Presenter: Steven Polzin, Ph.D., Program Director, Mobility Policy Research, Center for Urban Transportation Research Steve Polzin, Ph.D. is the Program Director, Mobility Policy

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Upcoming Webinar: MPO Staffing and Organizational Structures

December 6, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) MPO Staffing and Organizational Structures This webinar will explain the findings of a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) research report that documents how MPOs have structured their organizations and allocated staff resources and expertise. The report featured is an update to the 2010 report Staffing and Administrative Capacity of Metropolitan Planning Organizations. Download Report Presenter: Jeff

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Webcast Recording: Work Zone Crash Analysis in Florida

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Work Zone Crash Analysis in Florida During the maintenance and reconstruction of existing infrastructure and the construction of new infrastructure, designated work zones are important for the safety of road users and workers. These work zones are usually marked and managed by special traffic signs, standard channelizing devices, appropriate barriers, pavement markings, and construction

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Webcast Recording: Building an Alternative Fuel Bus Program: Funding Opportunities and Best Practices for Transit Agencies

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Building an Alternative Fuel Bus Program: Funding Opportunities and Best Practices for Transit Agencies As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office, Clean Cities coalitions foster the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by working locally to advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies. Nearly 100 coalitions serve as the foundation

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Webcast Recording: Media Framing of Fatal Bicyclist Crashes in Hillsborough County: A Critical Discourse Analysis

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Media Framing of Fatal Bicyclist Crashes in Hillsborough County: A Critical Discourse Analysis This research examines the linguistic choices that frame the relationships between bicyclists and other parties involved in fatal crash events. Textual data were collected via media reports of bicyclist traffic fatalities between January 2009 and June 2018 in Hillsborough County, Florida,

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Webcast Recording: The Role of Public Transportation during a State of Emergency Declaration due to Natural Disasters

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) The Role of Public Transportation during a State of Emergency Declaration due to Natural Disasters Destructive natural disasters such as hurricanes or other extreme weather events challenge many industries, especially the public transit industry. The 2017 hurricane season proved to be tumultuous, with three major hurricanes devastating the U.S. in less than 2 months.

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Webcast Recording: Motorcycle Safety Programs Using Public Health Approach

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Motorcycle Safety Programs Using Public Health Approach Florida is one of the most beautiful states in which to ride a motorcycle, but motorcyclists in Florida are disproportionately vulnerable road users. Motorcyclists accounted for nearly 17% of all traffic fatalities in Florida in 2016, even though motorcycles account for only 3% of registered vehicles in

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Upcoming Webcast: Public Transit in America

Rescheduled: Date TBD Public Transit in America Understanding transit ridership and the characteristics of transit markets is a fundamental necessity for all individuals involved in planning, operating, marketing, and policy decision-making for public transit. The 2016 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) data set was released in March of 2018, which affords researchers the ability to assess a range of public

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Webcast Recording: StarMetro’s Pilot of a Mobile Fare Payment App

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) StarMetro’s Pilot of a Mobile Fare Payment App This webcast will feature Sara Hendricks and Sean Barbeau, University of South Florida (USF), Tampa; and Kelly Robertson, BowStern LLC. StarMetro, the public transit agency in Tallahassee, Florida, piloted the use of a mobile fare payment app with over 300 volunteer transit riders. The test featured

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