Programs

Transit Research Program Presents at Hillsborough MPO

Transit Research Program director Dennis Hinebaugh and CUTR director Dr. Robert Bertini attended the July 31 Hillsborough MPO Board Meeting. Dennis Hinebaugh presented on bus rapid transit topics and emerging technologies in transit, including electrification.

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Webcast Recording: Autonomous Vehicles: An Empirical Assessment of Consumers’ Perceptions, Intended Adoption, and Impacts on Household Vehicle Ownership

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Autonomous Vehicles: An Empirical Assessment of Consumers’ Perceptions, Intended Adoption, and Impacts on Household Vehicle Ownership Emerging automotive and transportation technologies have provided revolutionary possibilities in the way we might travel in the future. Major car manufacturers and technology giants have demonstrated significant progress in advancing and testing autonomous vehicles in real-life traffic conditions.

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Substance Abuse Management and Program Compliance (FT00465)

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. September 18-20, 2018 (8:30am – 4:00pm, each day) CUTR, Tampa, 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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Using the Transportation Cost-Savings Calculators

Transportation projects that save the most money – and yield the most return – are the few that get funded. But the quality-of-life improvements from transportation demand management (TDM) programs haven’t always been easy to measure by dollars saved.  That’s why Mobility Lab, a program of Arlington County, Virginia’s Commuter Services Bureau, along with LDA Consulting, and the Center for

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Upcoming Webcast: 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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Upcoming Webcast: 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: 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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Webcast Recording: 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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Upcoming Webcast: 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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Probability of Pedestrian Deaths and the Role of Socioeconomic Factors – A Disaggregated Approach

Purpose: The objective was to investigate the significance of socioeconomic factors, roadway characteristics, and other factors in explaining the probability of pedestrians dying once involved in vehicle crashes. Methods: Using individual pedestrian crashes and related characteristics in urbanized areas of Florida during 2011-2015 as well as Census tract-level data on socioeconomic factors from the American Community Survey, this study statistically

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Nation’s First Certified Travel Trainer

Today, Roberta Yegidis (left) presented Kelsey Calder (right) of Greater Richmond Transit Company with a certificate of completion for becoming the first ever nationally certified Travel Training Instructor.  Easterseals’ Travel Training Certification program teaches instructors essential, practically-relevant skills, including: performing a successful trainee assessment, customized trip planning, environmental barrier examination, task analysis, training strategies, street crossing skills, boarding/alighting processes, and

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Spotlight on ACHD Commuteride Programs Webinar

    On Thursday, July 26, 2018, Best Workplaces for Commuters hosted the web conference, “Spotlight on ACHD C ommuteride Programs.” Commuteride is the go-to resource for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) initiatives in Boise, Idaho. Their signature campaign May in Motion, is designed for organizations to become Transportation Champions and gain recognition for their employee participation and business transportation benefits.

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