Improving the Quality and Cost effectiveness of Multimodal Travel Behavior Data Collection

Improving the Quality and Cost effectiveness of Multimodal Travel Behavior Data Collection Principal Investigator: Sean J. Barbeau Ph.D Summary: The objectives of this project are to improve multimodal infrastructure planning and transit service quality by increasing the cost-effectiveness and quality of data from all modes of transportation, including transit, bike, walk, transportation network companies (TNCs), for example Uber and Lyft)),

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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: Three primary objectives have been identified for this project. These objectives each relate directly to the NCTR themes of “safe,” “desirable,” and “secure” public transportation. 1) This research project will illustrate how women perceive personal safety differently than men when using transit, and in

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Campus Automated Shuttle Service Deployment Initiative

Campus Automated Shuttle Service Deployment Initiative Principal Investigator: Pei-Sung Lin Ph.D Summary: Public transit systems that include transit bus and shuttle service have been advocated for reducing traffic congestion, fuel consumption, emissions, traffic crash risk, personal vehicle use, and overall associated loss of productivity. At most mid-size and large open-campus universities with many campus activities, a courtesy shuttle or bus

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Webcast Recording: 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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Transit Research Program Director Dennis Hinebaugh Presents at APTA, ASCE

In May 2018, Transit Research Program Director Dennis Hinebaugh participated in transit automation conference sessions at both the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) meetings in Tampa.  At the APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference, Dennis organized and moderated a session on transit automation entitled “Autonomous Buses – Lead, Follow, or Get Left Behind”. 

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Webcast Recording: 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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Webcast Recording: 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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Webcast Recording: 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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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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