Transit Research Program Presents at TCRP Panel, Professional Development & Transit Safety and Operations Summit, and TRB Bus Rapid Transit Conference

In May 2018, CUTR senior research associate Victoria Perk participated in a panel meeting for Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis Project SH-18, On-Board Survey Methods and Technologies, in Washington, D.C. At the FPTA/FDOT/CUTR Professional Development & Transit Safety and Operations Summit in Tampa, CUTR research associate Alexander Kolpakov presented updates on the Tracking and Investigating the Performance of Alternative

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Florida’s Public Transit and Women’s Safety- Real and Perceived Concerns

Florida’s Public Transit and Women’s Safety- Real and Perceived Concerns Principal Investigator: Victoria Perk, Ph.D Summary: Building upon recent work for FTA regarding women’s issues in public transit, this research would aim to look into women’s safety and security concerns on Florida’s public transit systems. Research has shown that womentend to shape their travel around a fear victimization, particularly when

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Tampa Bay Clean Cities Wins Future of the Region Award

Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition, housed at the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida, was recognized by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council for the coalition’s clean transportation and energy efficiency projects. The coalition was awarded a Future of the Region Award in the Economy and Energy category for its work in promoting alternative fuels

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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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USF in 35 sessions at the Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting

The Center for Urban Transportation Research and others from University of South Florida’s College of Engineering will be presenting or moderating 35 paper/poster sessions/committee meetings at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC beginning on Sunday, January 11, 2015.  Below is the list of workshops, lectern/poster sessions, and committee meetings where we will be presenting. We hope

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CUTR Webcast Recording: The Who and What – Bus Rapid Transit Riders and Systems in the U.S.

December 12, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EST) The Who and What: Bus Rapid Transit Riders and Systems in the U.S. Presenter: Cheryl Thole Do you want to learn about BRT systems in the U.S.?  What are the characteristics of riders of some BRT systems and how are they similar to other transit riders in the U.S.?  What type of BRT routes

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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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CUTR Webcast Recording: Transit Improvements from the Urban Partnership Agreement Program – What Have We Seen So Far?

June 2, 2011 The Urban Partnership Agreement and the Congestion Reduction Demonstration are two congestion relief programs sponsored by USDOT. They awarded $1.3 billion in discretionary funds to six cities that submitted aggressive congestion relief strategies. These strategies had to include what USDOT referred to as the 4T’s: Tolling, Transit, Telecommuting, and Technology. The six cities that were awarded funds

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Vehicle Assist and Automation Technologies in Bus Revenue Service

November 18, 2010 Vehicle Assist and Automation (VAA) technologies are guidance systems that provide partial or full control of a vehicle’s movement. This presentation will discuss several VAA pilot programs that will begin soon at several transit agencies in the U.S. as well as the planned evaluation of them. Download a PDF copy of the presentation. Presented by: Brian Pessaro, AICP,

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