National Center for Transit Research

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: NCTR Director, Joel Volinski

With the advancement of technology and the arrival of automated vehicles, Joel Volinski, Director of the Center for Urban Transportation Research, 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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CUTR Webcast Recording: Exploring Transit’s Contribution to Livability in Rural Communities

October 27, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) Exploring Transit’s Contribution to Livability in Rural Communities Presenters will discuss an ongoing research study for the U.S. Department of Transportation about rural community livability and the role of public transportation, titled Exploring Transit’s Contribution to Livability in Rural Communities. The definition of livability varies from community to community across a region, states, and the

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Methodology for Linking Greenways and Trails with Public Transportation in Florida

The purpose of this research was to provide a methodology to evaluate how intermodal connections between public transportation and public trails can improve livability in Florida communities.  This research explored other available methodologies for evaluating intermodal connectivity, developed three case studies of communities outside Florida to compare different approaches, and developed an alternative methodology as applied to the trails and

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Developing Guidelines for Incorporating Managing Demand into WSDOT Planning and Programming

The purpose of this research was to develop guidelines for WSDOT’s business areas to incorporate demand management strategies appropriate to the context of the land use and transportation environment to meet their objectives.  The products of this research included a technical memorandum summarizing and synthesizing a review of the literature, a summarization of main themes gleaned from interviews with staff

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Obstacles: What Transit Administrators Say Prevents Them From Pursuing Social Justice

August 18, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) Obstacles: What Transit Administrators Say Prevents Them From Pursuing Social Justice This research considers what public transportation administrators say prevents them from more fully pursuing socially just policies and procedures. From things like elected official resistance, to unfair funding mechanisms, to urban zoning and development decisions that inhibit transit service provision, public transit administrators face

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Closing the Loop – Improving Transit Through Crowdsourced Information

July 7, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) Closing the Loop – Improving Transit Through Crowd-sourced Information Offering real-time arrival information to riders via mobile applications has been shown to improve the rider’s perception of transit, and even increase ridership.  This direct connection to riders also offers the agency an opportunity to collect feedback on how transit service and infrastructure can be improved. 

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Methodology for Linking Greenways and Trails with Public Transportation in Florida

March 3, 2016 12:00PM (ET) Methodology for Linking Greenways and Trails with Public Transportation in Florida In many communities, there is a network of fixed route public transit service and also the existence of bicycle lanes, paved shoulders and sidewalks on at least a portion of the street network.  Most public transit riders already walk or bicycle to and from

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