National Center for Transit Research

Upcoming Webcast: Airport Clean Vehicle Policies and Practices

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Airport Clean Vehicle Policies and Practices This webcast will present the results of the Airport Cooperative Research Project Synthesis: “Clean Vehicles, Fuels, and Practices for Airport Private Ground Transportation Providers.” The aim of this study was to research and summarize the experience of public-use airports with implementing airport clean vehicle policies for private ground

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Upcoming Webcast: Transit in the 2000s: Where Does It Stand and Where Is It Headed?

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Transit in the 2000s: Where Does It Stand and Where Is It Headed? U.S. public transit has experienced something of a renaissance in the 2000s, with per capita service levels increasing nationwide and public investment growing even faster—particularly expenditures on rail transit. Despite this expansion, overall transit patronage has been relatively flat, and has

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Upcoming Webcast: Is It Time for a Transit Renaissance?: Navigating Travel Behavior, Technology, and Business Model Shifts in a Brave New World

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Is It Time for a Transit Renaissance?: Navigating Travel Behavior, Technology, and Business Model Shifts in a Brave New World Travel behavior is undergoing a period of significant change in the United States. In 2016, public transit ridership fell in almost all major U.S. metropolitan regions. While Americans are still heavily dependent on the

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Recorded Webcast: Lies, Damned Lies, AV’s, Shared Mobility, and Urban Transit Futures

April 18, 2018, 8:00AM (ET Lies, Damned Lies, AV’s, Shared Mobility, and Urban Transit Futures This presentation outlined the arguments in Professor Curries paper published in the recent special issue of the Journal of Public Transportation on the future of public transportation. This paper aims to explore public transport futures but it also aims to challenge and “derail” what current

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Upcoming Webcast: Does the Future of Mobility Depend on Public Transportation? & Can Public Transportation Compete with Automated and Connected Cars?

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Note: This webinar will feature 2 presentations on papers published in the Journal of Public Transportation. Does the Future of Mobility Depend on Public Transportation? We’ve all seen the headlines. “Will self-driving cars, taxis make mass transit obsolete?” (Davidson 2017) and “What happens if Uber or Lyft outcompetes public transit?” (Sen 2017) or even

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Upcoming Webcast: To Predict with Confidence, Plan for Freedom

April 26, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) To Predict with Confidence, Plan for Freedom What will urban transportation be like in 10-20 years? How will automated vehicles interact with social and cultural trends to define the city of tomorrow? Will the vehicles of the future be owned or shared? How will pricing evolve to motivate behavior? What will happen to public mass

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Journal of Public Transportation Vol 20 Issue 2 released

The National Center for Transit Research within the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida is pleased to announce the following eight papers in Volume 20 Issue 2 of the Journal of Public Transportation are now available for downloading at http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/jpt/ .   The S-Curve of Technological Adoption: Mobile Communication Devices on Commuter Trains in the

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Benefits of Open-source Software to Transit Agencies

May 25, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Benefits of Open-source Software to Transit Agencies Technology is rapidly changing the transit industry in many ways. Riders now expect state-of-the-art transit information tools in their pockets including journey planners and real-time information. Fortunately, the world of open source transit applications is making it easier for transit agencies to deploy state-of-the-art information tools with more

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Gendered Intersections: Public Administrators’ Views of Gender & Its Role in Transportation Decisionmaking

May 11, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Gendered Intersections: Public Administrators’ Views of Gender & Its Role in Transportation Decisionmaking This webcast will explore transportation administrators’ views of the role of gender in public decisionmaking. What gets built? How? Why? For whom? This webcast tackles the difficulty of examining the role that gender considerations play in transportation policy. Download Handout Presenters: Gerard

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People Who Move People: Joel Volinski

With the advancement of technology and the arrival of automated vehicles, Joel Volinski predicts more changes in transit will occur over the next decade than there had been in the past 80 years.  Read his essay on People Who Move People.

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Journal of Public Transportation, Volume 20, Issue 1

Journal of Public Transportation, Volume 20, Issue 1

We hope you will download Issue 1 of the 20th Volume of the Journal of Public Transportation – now available! We have eight fantastic peer reviewed papers covering a wide range of public transportation topics, including taxis, market segmentation, spatial equity, rail transit service quality, BRT, bus stop design and more!  Issue 1 is available for download. Subscribe to our

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Dealing with Difficult Customer Situations in Public Transit

December 8, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) Dealing with Difficult Customer Situations in Public Transit Public transportation agencies have always had challenges when dealing with difficult customer situations. The vast and overwhelming majority of passengers utilize the transit system for normal reasons of satisfying mobility needs to get to and from destinations that are important to them.  Most people simply want a

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