“Waldo” Train Station Artist: Richard Heipp

Richard Heipp Waldo,1998 The imagery and text were sourced from a historic photograph, from the collection of the Matheson Historical Center in Gainesville, Florida. LOCATION: University of South Florida, Tampa Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) Downstairs Lobby Area PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Housed in the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), the site-specific installation utilizes materials referential to the railroad

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Registration is Open: 2019 FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop & Transit Safety and Operations Summit

Please note: The Workshop and Summit are for mid-level managers, supervisors, trainers, and other key staff currently employed by Florida public agencies (e.g.: Florida transit systems, FDOT, etc.), Community Transportation Coordinators, planning agencies, transportation providers, and/or Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA) members. The 2019 FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop & Transit Safety and Operations Summit will be held on June 3-5,

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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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Managing for Performance-Safety, Customer Service, Conflict and Work Ethic: A Guide for Transit Operator Trainers

There are no fees to attend this course for current employees of a Florida public transit agency who meet the criteria identified in the Transit Training Policies and Procedures. May 7-8, 2019 (8:30am – 4:30pm daily) CUTR, Tampa, FL NOTE: This course is a requirement to graduate from the Florida Transit Operator Trainer Training Certificate Program. For questions regarding this training course, please contact

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SMS Principles for Transit (FT00564)

There are no fees to attend this course for current employees of a Florida public transit agency who meet the criteria identified in the Transit Training Policies and Procedures. May 20-22, 2019 (M-T: 8:00am-4:30pm; and W: 8:00am-12:00pm) Fort Myers, FL For questions regarding this training course, please contact Molly Buffington or call (813) 974-7810. For LMS questions or technical assistance,

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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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