NCTR Researchers Receive Patent for Automatic Trip Purpose Detection

On June 2, 2015, the United States Patent Office awarded Patent No. 9,047,384, System and Method for Automatically Determining Purpose Information for Travel Behavior to a team of researchers from the National Center for Transit Research (www.nctr.usf.edu) and College of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida. The patent is for an automated trip-purpose detection method that

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Go Hillsborough Public Forum

Through CUTR’s technical support to the New North Transportation Alliance (NNTA), a Go Hillsborough public forum is being hosted at the USF Tampa Campus. It is being held at the Engineering II Bldg. Hall of Flags on Tuesday, May 12, 8-9:30 a.m.  This free interactive workshop is not only for the NNTA membership of major employers in the USF area,

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2015 Commuter Choice Certificate

The 2015 Commuter Choice Certificate schedule of online classes is now available at http://www.commuterservices.com/events/2015-commuter-choice-courses/. You can register and pay using the same link (scroll down on that page). Course Descriptions provides a brief overview and learning objectives for these courses. Note the course descriptions include courses not currently on the 2015 schedule. Not every course is taught every year. This certificate program

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WalkWise Florida Expansion

WalkWise Florida is expanding to Lee, Polk, and Duval counties! WalkWise is a concept originally developed by FDOT District 7 to promote pedestrian safety, and WalkWise Tampa Bay successfully used this concept to spread safety knowledge to more than 20,000 people over the past five years. Building on this legacy, WalkWise Florida is introducing this grassroots initiative to other counties

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FAC Webinar Recording: What is P-601 Fuel-Resistant Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Pavement?

FAC Webinar Recording: What is P-601 Fuel-Resistant Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Pavement?

March 17, 2015 11:00AM (ET) What is P-601 Fuel-Resistant Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Pavement? For more than a century, asphalt pavements have improved incrementally with the introduction of new methods and technologies. Most notably, these include the Hveem Mix Design in the 1920’s, the Marshall Mix Design in the 1930’s, the introduction of rejuvenators in the 1960’s, and the development

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National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) Seeks Graduate Students to Become USF-NCTR Graduate Research Assistants

In conjunction with the University of South Florida (USF) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) is seeking candidates for several graduate assistant positions. Selected applicants will pursue a master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. This 16-month program of coursework and experiential learning assignments will produce a master’s degree focused on transportation with

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Florida’s Natural Gas Fuel Fleet Vehicle Rebate – Public Agency Eligibility and Application Process

February 12, 12:00PM (ET) Florida’s Natural Gas Fuel Fleet Vehicle Rebate – Public Agency Eligibility and Application Process This webinar is hosted by the  Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition at the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability. Florida enacted a new rebate program for vehicles purchased or leased that run on, or were converted to run on, Compressed Natural Gas,

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CUTR Researcher Featured Speaker at USDOT’s Transportation Innovation Series

CUTR’s Dr. Sean J. Barbeau will present, “Enabling Better Mobility Through Innovations for Mobile Devices” on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 1 PM EST as the featured speaker in USDOT’s Transportation Innovation Series – hosted by  OST Office of Research and Technology (OST-R). View recording via YouTube: http://youtu.be/aXFwVh-gDBc Overview: Mobile phones are quickly reshaping our world. As of November 2014, 97 percent of US

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CUTR Assists AASHTO to complete series of reports tracking commuter trends and behavior

CUTR was the primary contractor for the supporting research and development of the reports and Dr. Steven Polzin was the co-author for the series of 16 reports and the Executive Summary. As noted in the AASHTO news release: The Commuting in America 2013 series is used for public policy, planning, research, and education practitioners to better understand the patterns and

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Florida TDM Clearinghouse

The Florida Statewide Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Clearinghouse provides technical assistance in support of Florida’s commuter assistance program to achieve Florida’s 2060 vision and goals as identified in the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) 2060 Florida Transportation Plan. According to the Federal Highway Administration, TDM is “any action or set of actions intended to influence the intensity, timing and spatial

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FAC Webinar Recording: FDOT Aviation Program Update / JACIP Review

FAC Webinar Recording: FDOT Aviation Program Update / JACIP Review

January 20, 2015 11:00AM (ET) FDOT Aviation Program Update / JACIP Review The 2014 Florida Legislature approved a record aviation budget for FY15. Next fiscal year the department has proposed similar investments in Florida aviation and spaceport infrastructure. The webinar will provide a brief overview of the proposed FY2016 aviation program and review of the Joint Automated Capital Improvement Program

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