Programs

Instructor’s Course for Transit Trainers (FT00562-A)

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. February 26-March 2, 2018 (8:00am-4:30pm, daily) Votran, South Daytona, FL NOTE: This course is a requirement to graduate from the Florida Transit Operator Trainer Training Certificate Program For questions regarding this

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Transit Bus System Safety (FT00533)

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. March 19-23, 2018 (M-Th: 8:00am – 4:30pm; and F: 8:00am – 12:00pm) CUTR, Tampa, FL For questions regarding this training course, please contact Molly Buffington or call (813) 974-7810 For LMS questions or technical assistance, please contact Stephanie Lewis or

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Deborah Schultz – Program Planner

I am a current graduate student in the American Cultural Studies program at the University of South Florida. I hope to bring my experience as an American culture researcher to decipher current cultural trends to understand the underpinnings of behavior during motorcycle activities. I have been riding a motorcycle for more than twenty years and bring my experience to the Comprehensive Motorcycle Safety Program attending events where I encourage motorcycle safety through promotional materials, conducting surveys, and assist members of the Florida Motorcycle Safety Coalition with task completion.

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Transit Industrial Safety Management (FT00457)

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. February 12-16, 2018 (M-Th: 8:00am – 4:30pm; and F: 8:00am – 12:00pm) CUTR, Tampa, FL For questions regarding this training course, please contact Molly Buffington or call (813) 974-7810 For LMS

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Improving Access to Transit Through Crowdsourced Information

The purpose of this research was to facilitate the ongoing collection of information from the public about potential areas of multimodal service and infrastructure improvements and easily share these problems with transit agencies, departments of transportation, and city and county governments. The research team implemented open-source software that leveraged the Open311 issue-reporting standard to capture various types of data from

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5th Annual UTC Conference for the Southeastern Region

USF/CUTR faculty and students were active participants in the 5th Annual UTC Conference for the Southeastern Region, held at the University of Florida on November 16-17, 2017. USF/CUTR had a total of 14 presentations and 5 posters. Faculty presenting/moderating included: Sara Hendricks, Sean Barbeau, Nikhil Menon, Xiaopeng Li, Robert Bertini, Yu Zhang, Mouyid Islam, Tingting Zhao, and Seckin Ozkul. StudentsRead more

CUTR/FTA Transit Safety Standards Working Group

CUTR formed the Transit Safety Standards Working Group to inform the development of FTA’s Safety Standards Strategic Plan and the tasks associated with the Standards Development Program. The thirteen-member group represents a cross section of the U.S. public transportation industry and includes transit systems operating in large and small urban environments and those providing rail/bus and bus services, along with

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Positively Improving Your Online Reputation & Rating

November 9, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Positively Improving Your Online Reputation & Rating In this age of smart phones and social media, maintaining a strong (positive) online presence can feel like an uphill battle. One negative Google review or Facebook rating can impact your brand, affecting your ability to grow ridership and communicate your value to local elected officials. This session

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Moving Communities Forward: Social Marketing and Social Change for Transportation

Moving Communities Forward: Social Marketing and Social Change for Transportation Project Description: Many of the transportation-related challenges facing society today could be addressed by seemingly simple changes in behavior. For example, vehicle trips would be reduced if more people chose to take transit, bicycle, walk, or telework instead of drive. This project provides a mobile workshop targeted to transportation professionals

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Utilizing TBEST for Comprehensive Transit Planning (Part 2)

October 26 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Utilizing TBEST for Comprehensive Transit Planning (Part 2) View Part 1 Recording 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 is Part

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Texas Transit Needs Assessment and Performance Dashboard

October 19, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Texas Transit Needs Assessment and Performance Dashboard Texas Department of Transportation Public Transportation Division (TxDOT-PTN) administers federal and state grants for public transportation in Texas and funds 26 urban and 37 rural transit districts. Sponsored by TxDOT-PTN, the Transit Mobility program at Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) built a performance dashboard to create a one-stop

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Mouyid Islam, Ph.D.

Mouyid Islam, Ph.D. Phone: (813) 974-7146 Email: mouyid@cutr.usf.edu Profile:  Dr. Mouyid Islam is currently a research faculty member at the Center for Urban Transportation Research in The University of South Florida. Prior to joining CUTR he was a Highway Safety Engineer with CH2M for four years. Dr. Islam also wrote many articles focusing on highway safety and crash data analysis

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