Mobility Policy

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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Understanding Ridership Trends in Transit

Understanding Ridership Trends in Transit Principal Investigator: Steven Polzin Ph.D Summary: The objective of this research Is to enhance understanding of the various factors that are impacting ridership demand trends such that the transit industry can direct its resources in the most productive fashion, and policy decision-making can be supported by a stronger foundation of knowledge on transit travel demand.

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Public Transit in America 2017

Public Transit in America 2017 Principal Investigator: Jodi Godfrey Summary: The objectives of this research are to afford transportation professionals, policy makers and the public the information necessary to form sound opinions and make judicious decisions regarding public transit. The benefits of exploring meaningful modal relationships with quality data in a timely manner will reinforce CUTR’s position as a premier

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Webcast Recording: Understanding the Effects of Demographic and Socio-Economic Factors on Public Transit Ridership Trends

April 12, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Understanding the Effects of Demographic and Socio-Economic Factors on Public Transit Ridership Trends This webinar featured Kurt Lehmann sharing his findings on key demographic factors that influence transit ridership. Kurt will discuss the general trends of U.S. transit ridership and per capita ridership in recent decades and then discuss the correlative effect each factor has

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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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LeadershipITE Graduation

Jodi Godfrey graduated from the LeadershipITE program that identifies, develops, and engages leaders to shape the future of transportation. She began the program in January 2017 and was presented her certificate in Toronto at the ITE International Meeting! Congratulations Jodi!!

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Recognizing Jodi Godfrey for 5 years of service

Recognizing Jodi Godfrey for 5 years of service

Congratulations to Jodi Godfrey on her five years at CUTR!  She started working as a student for Dr. Steve Polzin’s team, Mobility Policy Research and upon graduation with her M.S. in Civil Engineering, she was hired as a Research Associate to work for his team and Lisa Staes’ team, Transit Safety and Workforce Development programs.  Her specialties are transportation engineering,

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CUTR Webcast Recording: 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. Download handout Presenter: Steve Polzin, Ph.D., Program Director of Mobility Policy Research, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida

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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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CUTR Webcast Recording: A Pre-certified Method to Estimate Total Transit Usage from Incomplete APC Data for NTD Reporting

January 19, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Pre-certified Method to Estimate Total Transit Usage from Incomplete APC Data for NTD Reporting This webcast will highlight two guidebooks (one for bus modes and one for rail modes) to a statistical method for transit agencies to estimate total transit usage for reporting to the National Transit Database (NTD) with incomplete data from automatic passenger

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Planning for the Future: How Do We Evaluate Impacts in a World of Uncertainty?

May 27, 2016. CUTR’s Steve Polzin’s Planning for the Future: How Do We Evaluate Impacts in a World of Uncertainty? has been published on Planetizen today.

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Testing Equivalence of Measurements and Application to Certifying APC Data for NTD Reporting

March 17, 2016 12:00PM (ET) Testing Equivalence of Measurements and Application to Certifying APC Data for NTD Reporting While it is common to see the need for detecting a difference between measurements from two programs or two population segments, it is not uncommon to see a need for determining the equivalence of measurements from two different methods. One method may

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