Programs

Increasing the Desirability of Transit and All Other Travel Choices via Best Workplaces for Commuters

Increasing the Desirability of Transit and All Other Travel Choices via Best Workplaces for Commuters Principal Investigator: Philip L. Winters, Julie Bond Summary: NCTR’s theme is to make public transportation and all other travel choices, safe, effective, efficient, desirable, and secure. This project focuses on increasing the desirability, effectiveness, and efficiency of employer-provided commute benefits (e.g., transit subsidies, telework, etc.)

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Improving Transportation Access to Health Care Services

Improving Transportation Access to Health Care Services Principal Investigator: Kristine Williams Summary: Millions of people across the U.S. are unable to provide their own transportation due to age, disability or income constraints. Although the size of this transportation disadvantaged (TD) population is not fully known, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) states that the population is large, with about 40

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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: Building upon recent work for FTA regarding women’s issues in public transit, this research would aim to look into women’s safety and security concerns on Florida’s public transit systems. Research has shown that womentend to shape their travel around a fear victimization, particularly when

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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: WalkWise Florida

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) WalkWise Florida WalkWise Florida began in the Tampa Bay area in 2010 as “WalkWise Tampa Bay”, a grassroots initiative funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, District 7 (Tampa Bay area). A few years later, several other Florida counties showed interest in providing this unique interactive community presentation. The program provides an informative, free 20-30

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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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Tampa Bay Clean Cities Wins Future of the Region Award

Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition, housed at the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida, was recognized by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council for the coalition’s clean transportation and energy efficiency projects. The coalition was awarded a Future of the Region Award in the Economy and Energy category for its work in promoting alternative fuels

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Webcast Recording: Road Rage: Countering Vehicular Weaponization Through Urban Transportation Design Strategies

May 24, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Road Rage: Countering Vehicular Weaponization Through Urban Transportation Design Strategies This session focuses on what transportation administrators in the United States say they are doing to address and mitigate the threat of vehicular weaponization through planning decisions, public engagement, and networking with overlapping units of government. The presentation includes information on the past incidences of

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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: 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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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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