CUTR Webcast Recording: OneBusAway Multi-region – Rapidly Expanding Mobile Transit Apps to New Cities

April 17, 12:00PM (EDT) OneBusAway Multi-region – Rapidly Expanding Mobile Transit Apps to New Cities Real-time transit information offers many benefits to transit riders, including reduced wait times and increased customer satisfaction. However, offering real-time transit services has been challenging for many transit agencies. While mobile apps have emerged as a preferred dissemination method for real-time information, it is typically

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Visionary Student Concepts for Florida’s Future Corridors

April 3, 12:00PM (EDT) Visionary Student Concepts for Florida’s Future Corridors The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) asked the University of South Florida, Center for Urban Transportation Research to engage transportation students in a creative visioning exercise relative to transportation corridors of the future. Three interdisciplinary student teams were formed to develop alternative visionary design concepts for a future corridor

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Rural and Small Urban Transit

March 20, 2014 12:00PM (EST) Cost-Benefit Analysis of Rural and Small Urban Transit This research focuses on the benefits of public transit systems in small-urban and rural areas in the United States. First, a thorough review of previous cost-benefit literature is presented. Then, a framework is developed which focuses on three main areas of transit benefits most relevant to rural

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Toward zero deaths: Who needs to do the heavy lifting? (Motorcycle Crash Trends in Florida)

March 6, 12:00PM (EST) Toward zero deaths: Who needs to do the heavy lifting? (Motorcycle Crash Trend in Florida) According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle fatalities in the U.S. have increased more than 40 percent in the past decade. In 2011, motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities, 17 percent of all occupant fatalities,

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Florida’s Natural Gas Fuel Fleet Vehicle Rebate – Public Agency Eligibility and Application Process

March 5, 12:00PM (EST) Special CUTR Webcast for Florida Public Agency Personnel: Florida’s Natural Gas Fuel Fleet Vehicle Rebate – Public Agency Eligibility and Application Process This special Center for Urban Transportation Research webcast is hosted by the Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition at the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability, under a grant to Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Long Range Transportation Plan Review

February 20, 2014 12:00PM (EST) Long Range Transportation Plan Review One of the core documents produced through the metropolitan transportation planning process is the long range transportation plan (LRTP) in Florida. CUTR completed a comprehensive review of the Florida MPO’s LRTPs examining the content, format, methodology, and priorities of each plan in relation to its peers, plans from previous cycles,

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Public Transportation Public and Private Partnerships – Universal Access Increasing Ridership and Revenue in Central Florida

February 6, 2014 12:00PM (EST) Public Transportation Public and Private Partnerships – Universal Access Increasing Ridership and Revenue in Central Florida What is Universal Access?  The benefit of Mobility –  The term Universal Access is a unique way to provide a select group of individuals access to standard bus service throughout Polk County.  By contracting with Polk Transit, which includes

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Introduction to Commuter Tax Benefits

January 23, 2014 12:00PM (EST) Introduction to Commuter Tax Benefits This webcast was designed as “Commuter Benefits 101” presentation for people largely unfamiliar with the qualified transportation fringe benefit. Download a pdf copy of the slides. Presenters: Phil Winters, Director, TDM Program, Center for Urban Transportation Research Recording View Recording Complete the evaluation. AICP Status Approved: APA Event #e.26020 One (1)

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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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