CUTR Webcast Recording: The Impact of Implementing a Contactless Smart Card System on Miami Dade Transit and its Customers

May 1, 2014 12:00PM (EST) The Impact of Implementing a Contactless Smart Card System on Miami Dade Transit and its Customers In 2009, Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) deployed an Automated Fare Collection System or “smart card” branded EASY Card. EASY Card offers the choice of various period passes, a stored value electronic purse, and the ability to access service by tapping

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Technology Application Among Florida Community Transportation Coordinators

The objective of this project is to gather and disseminate best practices in the application of technology in the paratransit field. The report will provide a comprehensive assessment on how representative agencies deliver successful services provided to ADA and non-ADA riders on demand-responsive mode of transportation. This study will inform the industry on the state of the practice and initiate

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Rural and Small Urban Transit

March 20, 2014 12:00PM (EST) Cost-Benefit Analysis of Rural and Small Urban Transit This research focuses on the benefits of public transit systems in small-urban and rural areas in the United States. First, a thorough review of previous cost-benefit literature is presented. Then, a framework is developed which focuses on three main areas of transit benefits most relevant to rural

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Maintaining Transit Effectiveness Under Tight Fiscal Constraints

November 14, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EST) TCRP Report: Maintaining Transit Effectiveness Under Tight Fiscal Constraints Joel Volinski presented the findings from research he has completed for a TCRP report entitled “Maintaining Transit Effectiveness Under Major Fiscal Constraints.”  This presentation will share how transit agencies have performed extremely well and increased ridership in spite of the national recession that resulted in most transit

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Potential Impacts of Federal Health Care Reform on Public Transit

On October 17, 2013, Antonio Santalucia, project manager with ICF International and Bethany Whitaker, principal with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates Inc., shared the results of research designed to assess the potential impacts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on public transit agencies and services. This research, which was sponsored by the Transportation Research Board, was conducted in the year following the law’s

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CUTR Researchers Awarded Patent on Real-Time Travel Path Prediction and Automated Incident Alerts

On October 1, 2013, the United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded patent US 8,548,724 – System and Method for Real-time Travel Path Prediction and Automated Incident Alerts – to a team of researchers from the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) and the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida.  The patent covers a path prediction method

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USF awarded $2.8 million federal grant to continue NCTR work

The University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) has been awarded a two year, $2.8 million federal grant to continue work done through its National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) (www.nctr.usf.edu). USF is one of only 35 universities to be selected to receive a University Transportation Center grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2013. The

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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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Side Camera Systems project highlighted by USDOT

Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), a division with the US DOT, has selected a recently completed CUTR project to be included in their “Spotlight” newsletter. The project was funded through the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR), which is housed within CUTR, and the Florida DOT. Dr. Pei-Sung Lin was the Principal Investigator. Please view the full article on

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) from a Public Transportation Perspective

August 9, 2012 This webcast presents the highlights of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) from a public transportation perspective. Download a PDF copy of the presentation. Presented by: Brian Tynan, Director of Government Relations and Rob Healy, Vice President for Government Affairs, American Public Transportation Association Recording https://youtu.be/ocFsuWi9g64 AICP Status AICP-CM credit is not available

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