Webinar Recording: Development of Statewide Guidelines for Implementing Leading Pedestrian Intervals in Florida

March 14, 2019, 12:00PM (ET) Development of Statewide Guidelines for Implementing Leading Pedestrian Intervals in Florida Pedestrian safety is an ongoing major concern throughout the United States and is one of the highest priorities for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Vehicles often fail to yield to pedestrians at intersections, especially when pedestrians enter an intersection with a corresponding green

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The Latest Data from the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot Program on ITS DataHub

The Latest Data from the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot Program on ITS DataHub

TAMPA, Fla., March 5, 2019 – The Autonomous-Connected Mobility Evaluation (ACME) program at the Center for Urban Transportation Research has played a pivotal role in providing the latest data from the Tampa Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot project to the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Data Hub, which provides open data from the three connected vehicle technology pilot programs in Wyoming, Tampa,

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Over 300 Employers Named as Best Workplaces for Commuters

TAMPA, Fla., January 31, 2019 – Announcing today the 2019 Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) annual list of U.S.-based employers who meet the program’s National Standard of Excellence. The list includes companies like Whole Foods Market, Ernst & Young, LLP, Logistics Management Institute (LMI), Lyft, Mayo Clinic, Merck & Company, Inc., NCR Corporation, Netflix, Oracle USA, The Bicycle Chain, Tyson

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2019 Commuter Choice Certificate schedule

The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida is pleased to announce the 2019 course calendar for the Florida Commuter Choice Certificate.  (www.commuterservices.com) The first module, Trends and Conditions Affecting Transportation, is free for everyone but registration is required.  See link below.  We have five new courses this year. Most of these 17 modules are

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Kristine Williams – Emeritus Member status by the Standing Committee on Access Management

Kristine Williams, AICP, is CUTR’s Planning and Corridor Management Research Program Director. Ms. Williams is a land use and transportation policy and planning specialist with extensive experience in research, training and consulting on access management. She has assisted numerous state transportation agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and local governments in developing access management and corridor management plans, policies and regulations. Ms.

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CUTR Partners with THEA to Host the 6th Annual Florida Automated Vehicle Summit

Participants from across the globe met last month at the 6th Annual Florida Automated Vehicle (FAV) Summit in Tampa, Florida. The Summit brought together industry leaders and experts to discuss the implementation and deployment of automated, connected, electric, and shared mobility technologies. CUTR has been involved with the Florida Automated Vehicle Summit since its inception in 2013, and partnered with the

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Webinar Recording: Understanding Florida Transit Ridership Declines and How We Can Respond

November 8, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Understanding Florida Transit Ridership Declines and How We Can Respond This webinar will review findings from the exploration of Florida and National ridership declines and explore stakeholder strategies to respond. Download Handout Presenter: Steven Polzin, Ph.D., Program Director, Mobility Policy Research, Center for Urban Transportation Research Steve Polzin, Ph.D. is the Program Director, Mobility Policy

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Upcoming Webinar: MPO Staffing and Organizational Structures

December 6, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) MPO Staffing and Organizational Structures This webinar will explain the findings of a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) research report that documents how MPOs have structured their organizations and allocated staff resources and expertise. The report featured is an update to the 2010 report Staffing and Administrative Capacity of Metropolitan Planning Organizations. Download Report Presenter: Jeff

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Webcast Recording: Work Zone Crash Analysis in Florida

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Work Zone Crash Analysis in Florida During the maintenance and reconstruction of existing infrastructure and the construction of new infrastructure, designated work zones are important for the safety of road users and workers. These work zones are usually marked and managed by special traffic signs, standard channelizing devices, appropriate barriers, pavement markings, and construction

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Webcast Recording: Building an Alternative Fuel Bus Program: Funding Opportunities and Best Practices for Transit Agencies

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Building an Alternative Fuel Bus Program: Funding Opportunities and Best Practices for Transit Agencies As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office, Clean Cities coalitions foster the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by working locally to advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies. Nearly 100 coalitions serve as the foundation

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Webcast Recording: Media Framing of Fatal Bicyclist Crashes in Hillsborough County: A Critical Discourse Analysis

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Media Framing of Fatal Bicyclist Crashes in Hillsborough County: A Critical Discourse Analysis This research examines the linguistic choices that frame the relationships between bicyclists and other parties involved in fatal crash events. Textual data were collected via media reports of bicyclist traffic fatalities between January 2009 and June 2018 in Hillsborough County, Florida,

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Webcast Recording: The Role of Public Transportation during a State of Emergency Declaration due to Natural Disasters

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) The Role of Public Transportation during a State of Emergency Declaration due to Natural Disasters Destructive natural disasters such as hurricanes or other extreme weather events challenge many industries, especially the public transit industry. The 2017 hurricane season proved to be tumultuous, with three major hurricanes devastating the U.S. in less than 2 months.

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