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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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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CUTR Assists AASHTO to complete series of reports tracking commuter trends and behavior

CUTR was the primary contractor for the supporting research and development of the reports and Dr. Steven Polzin was the co-author for the series of 16 reports and the Executive Summary. As noted in the AASHTO news release: The Commuting in America 2013 series is used for public policy, planning, research, and education practitioners to better understand the patterns and

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The Impact of Millennials’ Travel Behavior on Future Personal Vehicle Travel

The Impact of Millennials’ Travel Behavior on Future Personal Vehicle Travel was published in the journal “Energy Strategy Reviews”. The authors are CUTR Faculty members, Dr. Steven E. Polzin & Dr. Xuehao Chu, as well as CUTR graduate research assistant, Jody Godfrey.   Details: Published online: 13-DEC-2014: Energy Strategy Reviews  (2014), pp. 59-65 DOI information: 10.1016/j.esr.2014.10.003 The article is available at

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CUTR Webcast Recording: What We Do and Don’t Know About Vehicle Miles of Travel Trends

On September 19, 2013, CUTR hosted a webcast, What We Do and Don’t Know About Vehicle Miles of Travel Trends.  Steve Polzin, PhD, P.E., Director, Mobility Policy Program at CUTR discussed what is and isn’t known about current trends in vehicle miles of travel. He focused on the trends, the causes, the data we have available to understand them, and possible

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