Programs

Economic Contribution of THEA to Hillsborough County’s Economy – 2016 Update

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) owns and operates the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway. Since its establishment, THEA has been responsible for numerous roadway projects in Hillsborough County that have contributed to increased mobility for its patrons and the county as a whole. THEA retained the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida (USF) to

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May 3-5, 2017: Florida Commuter Transportation Summit

The 2017 Florida Commuter Transportation Summit will be held on May 3-5, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Summit is sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation and hosted by the Center for Urban Transportation Research. Join us for a 1/2 day workshop on May 3, 2017, 1pm-5pm, “Assessing Walkability for Workplaces.” The Summit will begin on May 4. More

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Registration is Open: Leadership Development for Airport & Transportation Professionals

The Florida Airports Council, together with the Florida Department of Transportation, the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) and Direct Effect Solutions, is proud to announce the Leadership Development for Airport and Transportation Professionals course scheduled to take place in Orlando, May 15-18, 2017. This management and leadership skill-building course is designed specifically for airport/aviation managers and professionals in

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Save the Date: 2017 FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development Workshop & Transit Safety and Operations Summit

June 5-7, 2017 USF Embassy Suites & Conference Center • Tampa, FL Registration expected to open the first week of April. For additional information or if you have any questions, please email Jay Goodwill.  

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Upcoming CUTR Webcast: Safety Effects of Street Illuminance on Urban Roadways

April 13, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Safety Effects of Street Illuminance on Urban Roadways Nighttime crashes are over-represented on the highway system in the United States. Street lighting is an effective countermeasure to improve nighttime safety. To monitor street lighting-level data (illuminance) on a big-scale roadway network precisely and efficiently, CUTR developed the Advanced Lighting Measurement System (ALMS) which is a

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Upcoming CUTR Webcast: Gendered Intersections: Public Administrators’ Views of Gender & Its Role in Transportation Decisionmaking

May 11, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Gendered Intersections: Public Administrators’ Views of Gender & Its Role in Transportation Decisionmaking This webcast will explore transportation administrators’ views of the role of gender in public decisionmaking. What gets built? How? Why? For whom? This webcast tackles the difficulty of examining the role that gender considerations play in transportation policy. Presenters: Gerard C. Wellman,

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Best Practices: Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Record-keeping

March 16, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Best Practices: Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Record-keeping Geared toward FTA regulated employers, this webcast will describe best practices for drug and alcohol testing record maintenance and retention.   Presenter will identify the documents that are required to be maintained in accordance with FTA and USDOT rule, discuss restrictions regarding release of testing information and visually

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General Transit Feed Specification Best Practices

New GTFS Best Practices were just released by a working group of 17 organizations involved in the GTFS community, including app providers & data consumers, transit providers, and consultants and academia. The working group was convened and facilitated by Rocky Mountain Institute. Click here to check out the GTFS Best Practices, and read more about them in a blog post from CUTR’s Dr.

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Can “Big” Data Serve as a Foundation for Measuring and Improving Public Transport Operations?

Dr. Robert Bertini presented as a guest lecturer for the CE 424 Public Transportation course at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo on October 5, 2016. Abstract: Over the past 20 years the transportation engineering field has witnessed a data revolution—some might say that we have transitioned from a data “desert” to a data “ocean.” Intelligent transportation systems data

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Upcoming CUTR Webcast: Public Transit Ridership and Productivity Trends: What We Do and Don’t Know

March 30, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Public Transit Ridership and Productivity Trends: What We Do and Don’t Know This webinar will share information on national public transit trends in ridership and productivity and discuss causes and implications of current trends. Presenter: Steve Polzin, Ph.D., Director of Mobility Policy Research, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida Steve Polzin, Ph.D.

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Utilizing TBEST for Comprehensive Transit Planning

March 2, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Utilizing TBEST for Comprehensive Transit Planning The Florida Department of Transportation Public Transit Office has developed the Transit Boardings and Simulation Tool (TBEST) transit planning software to support transit agencies in developing data driven processes to support strategic planning, service planning, grant applications, operations analysis.  This presentation will familiarize the audience with core TBEST applications

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GIS in Transit Conference

Mark Your Calendar! Tenth National GIS in Transit Conference September 6-8, 2017, Washington, DC (Labor Day is Sept 4) Abstract Submission Form – submission deadline February 1, 2017 http://www.urisa.org/transitgis The National Center for Transit Research, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association and the Transportation Research Board are pleased to announce the 10th National GIS in Transit Conference, taking place September

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