CUTR Webcast Recording: The Who and What – Bus Rapid Transit Riders and Systems in the U.S.

December 12, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EST) The Who and What: Bus Rapid Transit Riders and Systems in the U.S. Presenter: Cheryl Thole Do you want to learn about BRT systems in the U.S.?  What are the characteristics of riders of some BRT systems and how are they similar to other transit riders in the U.S.?  What type of BRT routes

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Maintaining Transit Effectiveness Under Tight Fiscal Constraints

November 14, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EST) TCRP Report: Maintaining Transit Effectiveness Under Tight Fiscal Constraints Joel Volinski presented the findings from research he has completed for a TCRP report entitled “Maintaining Transit Effectiveness Under Major Fiscal Constraints.”  This presentation will share how transit agencies have performed extremely well and increased ridership in spite of the national recession that resulted in most transit

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Expanding Commuter Options and Reducing GHG Emissions with Workplace Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging

As part of CUTR’s biweekly CUTR webcast series, on October 31,2013,  Sarah Olexsak, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Workplace Charging Challenge Coordinator, discussed DOE’s new initiative to support U.S. employers and their efforts to expand commuter options and reduce GHG emissions with workplace charging. This webcast helped employers better understand the benefits of installing plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging stations

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Potential Impacts of Federal Health Care Reform on Public Transit

On October 17, 2013, Antonio Santalucia, project manager with ICF International and Bethany Whitaker, principal with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates Inc., shared the results of research designed to assess the potential impacts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on public transit agencies and services. This research, which was sponsored by the Transportation Research Board, was conducted in the year following the law’s

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CUTR Webcast Recording: National Transit Livability Performance Measures – Challenges and Opportunities

On October 3, 2013, the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida hosted the National Transit Livability Performance Measures – Challenges and Opportunities webinar.  Martin Catala, Director of the Transportation Geo-Spatial and Informatics group at CUTR spoke about the opportunities and challenges encountered in the development of a National Transit Livability Index.  His focus was

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CUTR Webcast Recording: What We Do and Don’t Know About Vehicle Miles of Travel Trends

On September 19, 2013, CUTR hosted a webcast, What We Do and Don’t Know About Vehicle Miles of Travel Trends.  Steve Polzin, PhD, P.E., Director, Mobility Policy Program at CUTR discussed what is and isn’t known about current trends in vehicle miles of travel. He focused on the trends, the causes, the data we have available to understand them, and possible

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CUTR Webcast Recording: A Tool for Assessing the Economic Impacts of Spending on Public Transit

September 5, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EDT) A Tool for Assessing the Economic Impacts of Spending on Public Transit In this project, an Excel-based template tool was developed for transit agencies, local governments, and other stakeholders of public transit to estimate the economic impacts of spending on public transit. Features include the following: • Uses input-output multipliers from the Regional Input-Output

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CUTR Webcast Recording: A Qualitative Analysis of Bus Simulator Training on Transit Incidents

August 22, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EDT) A Qualitative Analysis of Bus Simulator Training on Transit Incidents The purpose of this research was to track and observe three Florida public transit agencies as they incorporated and integrated computer-based transit bus simulators into their existing bus operator training programs. In addition to the three Florida case study agencies, four transit agencies outside

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

July 25, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EDT) Transit agencies across Florida have been dealing with volatile 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 and fuels to their traditional diesel-powered fleets, including biodiesel, compressed natural

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Bicycle Sharing Program Development

June 27, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EDT) Communities around the country are interested in investing in bike share programs to meet a number of transportation and development objectives.  While all systems provide a fleet of bicycles for short term use in a defined geographic area, each is comprised of a unique combination of system goals, business models, technologies, and operational arrangements. 

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Airport Cooperative Research Program

June 13, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EDT) The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) carries out applied research on problems that are shared by airport operating agencies and are not being adequately addressed by existing federal research programs. The ACRP undertakes research and other technical activities in a variety of airport subject areas including design, construction, maintenance, operations, safety, security, policy, planning,

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Developing an Application to Measure Public Involvement

May 30, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EDT) Although public involvement is now an integral part of project development, few agencies across the country have attempted to systematically evaluate the effectiveness of their public involvement activities. What attempts have been made tended to focus on outputs (e.g. number of participants at meetings) rather than outcomes (e.g. participant satisfaction with the process). In

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