Programs

Webcast Recording: WalkWise Florida

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) WalkWise Florida WalkWise Florida began in the Tampa Bay area in 2010 as “WalkWise Tampa Bay”, a grassroots initiative funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, District 7 (Tampa Bay area). A few years later, several other Florida counties showed interest in providing this unique interactive community presentation. The program provides an informative, free 20-30

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Transit Research Program Director Dennis Hinebaugh Presents at APTA, ASCE

In May 2018, Transit Research Program Director Dennis Hinebaugh participated in transit automation conference sessions at both the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) meetings in Tampa.  At the APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference, Dennis organized and moderated a session on transit automation entitled “Autonomous Buses – Lead, Follow, or Get Left Behind”. 

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Tampa Bay Clean Cities Wins Future of the Region Award

Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition, housed at the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida, was recognized by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council for the coalition’s clean transportation and energy efficiency projects. The coalition was awarded a Future of the Region Award in the Economy and Energy category for its work in promoting alternative fuels

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Webcast Recording: Road Rage: Countering Vehicular Weaponization Through Urban Transportation Design Strategies

May 24, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Road Rage: Countering Vehicular Weaponization Through Urban Transportation Design Strategies This session focuses on what transportation administrators in the United States say they are doing to address and mitigate the threat of vehicular weaponization through planning decisions, public engagement, and networking with overlapping units of government. The presentation includes information on the past incidences of

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Webcast Recording: Does the Future of Mobility Depend on Public Transportation? & Can Public Transportation Compete with Automated and Connected Cars?

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Note: This webinar will feature 2 presentations on papers published in the Journal of Public Transportation. Does the Future of Mobility Depend on Public Transportation? We’ve all seen the headlines. “Will self-driving cars, taxis make mass transit obsolete?” (Davidson 2017) and “What happens if Uber or Lyft outcompetes public transit?” (Sen 2017) or even

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Webcast Recording: Airport Clean Vehicle Policies and Practices

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Airport Clean Vehicle Policies and Practices This webcast will present the results of the Airport Cooperative Research Project Synthesis: “Clean Vehicles, Fuels, and Practices for Airport Private Ground Transportation Providers.” The aim of this study was to research and summarize the experience of public-use airports with implementing airport clean vehicle policies for private ground

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Webcast Recording: To Predict with Confidence, Plan for Freedom

April 26, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) To Predict with Confidence, Plan for Freedom What will urban transportation be like in 10-20 years? How will automated vehicles interact with social and cultural trends to define the city of tomorrow? Will the vehicles of the future be owned or shared? How will pricing evolve to motivate behavior? What will happen to public mass

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Upcoming Webcast: Transit in the 2000s: Where Does It Stand and Where Is It Headed?

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Transit in the 2000s: Where Does It Stand and Where Is It Headed? U.S. public transit has experienced something of a renaissance in the 2000s, with per capita service levels increasing nationwide and public investment growing even faster—particularly expenditures on rail transit. Despite this expansion, overall transit patronage has been relatively flat, and has

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Upcoming Webcast: Is It Time for a Transit Renaissance?: Navigating Travel Behavior, Technology, and Business Model Shifts in a Brave New World

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Is It Time for a Transit Renaissance?: Navigating Travel Behavior, Technology, and Business Model Shifts in a Brave New World Travel behavior is undergoing a period of significant change in the United States. In 2016, public transit ridership fell in almost all major U.S. metropolitan regions. While Americans are still heavily dependent on the

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Upcoming Webcast: Overview of the Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual, 3rd Edition

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Overview of the Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual, 3rd Edition The presentation will involve an overview of the 3rd Edition of the Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual (TCQSM).  This document over the past 20 years has been the authoritative reference related to transit capacity and level of service concepts and

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Recorded Webcast: Lies, Damned Lies, AV’s, Shared Mobility, and Urban Transit Futures

April 18, 2018, 8:00AM (ET Lies, Damned Lies, AV’s, Shared Mobility, and Urban Transit Futures This presentation outlined the arguments in Professor Curries paper published in the recent special issue of the Journal of Public Transportation on the future of public transportation. This paper aims to explore public transport futures but it also aims to challenge and “derail” what current

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Recorded Webcast: Understanding the Effects of Demographic and Socio-Economic Factors on Public Transit Ridership Trends

April 12, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Understanding the Effects of Demographic and Socio-Economic Factors on Public Transit Ridership Trends This webinar featured Kurt Lehmann sharing his findings on key demographic factors that influence transit ridership. Kurt will discuss the general trends of U.S. transit ridership and per capita ridership in recent decades and then discuss the correlative effect each factor has

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