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: Control of Connected Autonomous Vehicles in Mixed Traffic: Modeling and Field Experiments

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 12:00PM (ET) Control of Connected Autonomous Vehicles in Mixed Traffic: Modeling and Field Experiments Advanced connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies can be utilized to achieve precise vehicle trajectory control and render unprecedented opportunities to improve transportation system performance in safety, mobility and sustainability. However, it is quite challenging to fully realize these advantages from CAV

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Understanding Ridership Trends in Transit

Florida has seen dramatic ridership declines in the past four years. These declines are over two times more severe than those for the nation and have continued thru 2018. The declines are pervasive with the most severe declines in southeastern Florida locations, which are the most conducive to transit. The changes in ridership on public transportation in Florida appear to

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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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Recorded Webinar: Development of Statewide Guidelines for Implementing Leading Pedestrian Intervals in Florida

March 14, 2019, 12:00PM (ET) Development of Statewide Guidelines for Implementing Leading Pedestrian Intervals in Florida Pedestrian safety is an ongoing major concern throughout the United States and is one of the highest priorities for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Vehicles often fail to yield to pedestrians at intersections, especially when pedestrians enter an intersection with a corresponding green

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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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The Latest Data from the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot Program on ITS DataHub

TAMPA, Fla., March 5, 2019 – The Autonomous-Connected Mobility Evaluation (ACME) program at the Center for Urban Transportation Research has played a pivotal role in providing the latest data from the Tampa Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot project to the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Data Hub, which provides open data from the three connected vehicle technology pilot programs in Wyoming, Tampa,

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Over 300 Employers Named as Best Workplaces for Commuters

TAMPA, Fla., January 31, 2019 – Announcing today the 2019 Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) annual list of U.S.-based employers who meet the program’s National Standard of Excellence. The list includes companies like Whole Foods Market, Ernst & Young, LLP, Logistics Management Institute (LMI), Lyft, Mayo Clinic, Merck & Company, Inc., NCR Corporation, Netflix, Oracle USA, The Bicycle Chain, Tyson

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2019 Commuter Choice Certificate schedule

The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida is pleased to announce the 2019 course calendar for the Florida Commuter Choice Certificate.  (www.commuterservices.com) The first module, Trends and Conditions Affecting Transportation, is free for everyone but registration is required.  See link below.  We have five new courses this year. Most of these 17 modules are

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CUTR Partners with THEA to Host the 6th Annual Florida Automated Vehicle Summit

Participants from across the globe met last month at the 6th Annual Florida Automated Vehicle (FAV) Summit in Tampa, Florida. The Summit brought together industry leaders and experts to discuss the implementation and deployment of automated, connected, electric, and shared mobility technologies. CUTR has been involved with the Florida Automated Vehicle Summit since its inception in 2013, and partnered with the

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Webinar Recording: Understanding Florida Transit Ridership Declines and How We Can Respond

November 8, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Understanding Florida Transit Ridership Declines and How We Can Respond This webinar will review findings from the exploration of Florida and National ridership declines and explore stakeholder strategies to respond. Download Handout Presenter: Steven Polzin, Ph.D., Program Director, Mobility Policy Research, Center for Urban Transportation Research Steve Polzin, Ph.D. is the Program Director, Mobility Policy

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