CUTR Webcast Recording: Veteran Mobility in Small Urban and Rural Areas

July 10, 2014 12:00PM (ET) Veteran Mobility in Small Urban and Rural Areas The need for veteran transportation is growing rapidly because of the increasing number of older veterans as well as the numerous injured service men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently, for every fatality in Iraq, there are 16 wounded or injured soldiers. This represents an

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Dr. Pei-Sun Lin’s interview by Holley Sinn with WTSP 10 News on “Road Warrior: The Traffic Test”

http://www.wtsp.com/story/traffic/2014/07/02/traffic-test/11890567/ Dr. Pei- Sung Lin was recently interviewed by Holley Sinn with WTSP Channel 10 News on an article titled, “Road Warrior: The Traffic Test.” He was invited to share his expertise in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and to give some tips to help manage traffic congestion. The interview explores the psychology and sociology of traffic, congestion,

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Safe Routes to School: Walking School Bus and Bicycle Train Program (Hillsborough County)

The Safe Routes to School Tampa Bay “Walking School Bus and Bicycle Train” program promotes safe access to elementary and middle schools and increase use of bicycling and walking by encouraging Walking School Buses and Bicycle Trains (also known as Bike Pools), at select schools in Hillsborough County. A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school

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Patent Awarded: System for Pattern Recognition in Real-Time Location-Based Services Applications

Researchers from the Center for Urban Transportation Research and the USF Computer Science and Engineering Department were awarded U.S. Patent # 8,751,162 – System for Pattern Recognition in Real-Time Location-Based Services Applications.   A prediction method that estimates the real-time position of a mobile device based on previously observed data is provided.  The present invention can be used in real-time navigation, including

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Lucas Cruse – Appointments and Certification Updates

The first part of 2014 was a busy period of appointments for Lucas Cruse, a research associate on the ITS Team.  He has been appointed to the TRB Pedestrians Committee (ANF10) as a Young Member with a three year term starting April 2014. He is also now the official USF representative to the Hillsborough County MPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Introduction to Airport Economics

June 26, 2014 12:00PM (ET) Introduction to Airport Economics The Florida Airports Council and the Center for Urban Transportation Research are pleased to present Introduction to Airport Economics. This is a special 1-hour online program was designed to introduce participants to the basics of airport financial activities.  As an introductory course, this session is perfect for those new to airports and as

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Pedestrian/Bicyclist Warning Devices and Signs at Highway-Rail and Pathway-Rail Grade Crossings

June 12, 2014 12:00PM (ET) Pedestrian/Bicyclist Warning Devices and Signs at Highway-Rail and Pathway-Rail Grade Crossings Federal reporting shows a relatively constant number of pedestrian and bicycle fatalities at highway-rail and pathway-rail grade crossings over the past ten years. This is in contrast to a marked decrease in train–vehicle collisions at highway-rail crossings. There is limited research on the subject of

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Patent Awarded: Architecture and Two-Layered Protocol for Real-Time Location-Aware Applications

Researchers from the Center for Urban Transportation Research and the USF Computer Science and Engineering Department were awarded U.S. Patent #8,725,831 – Architecture and Two-Layered Protocol for Real-Time Location-Aware Applications.   A two-layered communication protocol that supports efficient real-time location-aware application on multiple mobile devices that must communicate with each other and/or a centralized server.  The two-layer protocol includes a method of

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Evaluation of Rear-end Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions

May 29, 2014 12:00PM (ET) Evaluation of Rear-end Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions This session presented the findings from a study conducted to examine rear-end collisions between motorists and public transit buses. This study was initiated because some transit agencies were reporting alarming increases to rear end collisions. The study was designed to fulfill the following objectives: determine if rear-end collisions

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CUTR Webcast Recording: University Campuses as Leaders in the Shift Away from Driving

On May 15, 2014, the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida (and home for Best Workplaces for Commuters) hosted a webinar entitled, University Campuses as Leaders in the Shift Away from Driving, featuring Phineas Baxandall, Senior Analyst for Tax & Budget Policy, U.S. PIRG.  The recording of this webinar is now available for viewing. Summary:

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Patent Awarded: Adaptive location data buffering for location-aware applications

On May 6, 2014, the US Patent and Trade Office awarded US Patent Number 8,718,671 to CUTR’s Sean Barbeau, PhD, Phil Winters, and Nevine Georggi, and Rafael Perez, PhD and Miguel Labrador, PhD  with USF Computer Science and Engineering for an adaptive location data buffering method for location-aware applications on a mobile device. The method transmits location data packets via

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