Dr. Pei-Sun Lin’s interview by Holley Sinn with WTSP 10 News on “Road Warrior: The Traffic Test”

http://www.wtsp.com/story/traffic/2014/07/02/traffic-test/11890567/ Dr. Pei- Sung Lin was recently interviewed by Holley Sinn with WTSP Channel 10 News on an article titled, “Road Warrior: The Traffic Test.” He was invited to share his expertise in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and to give some tips to help manage traffic congestion. The interview explores the psychology and sociology of traffic, congestion,

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Lucas Cruse – Appointments and Certification Updates

The first part of 2014 was a busy period of appointments for Lucas Cruse, a research associate on the ITS Team.  He has been appointed to the TRB Pedestrians Committee (ANF10) as a Young Member with a three year term starting April 2014. He is also now the official USF representative to the Hillsborough County MPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Toward zero deaths: Who needs to do the heavy lifting? (Motorcycle Crash Trends in Florida)

March 6, 12:00PM (EST) Toward zero deaths: Who needs to do the heavy lifting? (Motorcycle Crash Trend in Florida) According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle fatalities in the U.S. have increased more than 40 percent in the past decade. In 2011, motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities, 17 percent of all occupant fatalities,

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Florida’s Comprehensive Motorcycle Safety Program Awarded 2013 SMSA Outstanding State Award

        The State Motorcycle Safety Administrators (SMSA) Outstanding State Award recognizes a state with a comprehensive motorcycle safety program that has implemented strategies that are successful, effective and can be measured, evaluated, and serve as best practices. University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) actively assists the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) with various tasks on the

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USF Speed Limit Study

      The previous speed limits on the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus had wide variations, ranging from 10 mph to 30 mph. This non-uniformity of speed limits campus-wide created confusion for both drivers and pedestrians. It also caused issues in enforcing speed limits and having efficient, orderly operation of the Bull Runner shuttle service. Members of the University’s Parking

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The Second Annual USF Bulls Walk and Bike Week

  The second annual Bulls Walk and Bike week was successfully held from September 9th to September 13th, 2013. CUTR had high expectations for this year, and we had tremendous support from FDOT Central office and District 7, MPO, TBARTA, the College of Engineering, USF Police, EH&S, COPH, Bull Runner, Administrative Services, and Student Government.  Thank you for promoting and

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FDOT Receives 2013 Governors Highway Safety Association award

The Florida DOT has received the 2013 GHSA Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award for their Bicycle/Pedestrian Focused Initiative, the first statewide, data-driven program that targeted enforcement and educational resources to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in 10 priority counties. The CUTR ITS group, led by Dr. Pei Sung Lin, acted as a partner to FDOT on this initiative and is

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CUTR Researchers are leading in amount of research dollars awarded

The University of South Florida has recently released data on the total dollar value of the research awards received in the 2012 fiscal year. CUTR held two of the top four spots! Joel Volinski, NCTR Director, held the #2 spot with over $4.4 million, and Dr. Pei Sung Lin, ITS Program Director, held the #4 spot with over $3.6 million.

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