Mobility Policy

Recorded Webcast: 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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USF in 40 sessions at the Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting

The Center for Urban Transportation Research and others from University of South Florida’s College of Engineering will be presenting or moderating 40 paper/poster sessions/committee meetings at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC beginning on Sunday, January 10, 2016.  Below is the list of workshops, lectern/poster sessions, and committee meetings where we will be presenting. We hope to

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Impacts of Transportation Network Company (TNC) and Autonomous Vehicles

October 1, 2015 12:00PM (ET) Impacts of Transportation Network Company (TNC) and Autonomous Vehicles This webinar will present perspectives on the impacts that emerging technologies will have on travel behavior and the transportation system going forward. Specifically, the impacts of technology enabled improvements in mobility such as those utilized by transportation network companies (Uber, Lyft, Splits, Bridj, etc) and those

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CUTR Webcast Recording: What do you do now for NTD sampling with Circular 2710.1A being withdrawn?

June 11, 2015 12:00PM (ET) What do you do now for NTD sampling with Circular 2710.1A being withdrawn? In a recent policy decision, the FTA rescinded Circular 2710.1A and no longer pre-approves the sampling plans in this circular. Giving the options of sampling every day, every other day, etc., these highly structured sampling plans had served many agencies over many

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