Programs

Upcoming Webcast: Transit in the 2000s: Where Does It Stand and Where Is It Headed?

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Transit in the 2000s: Where Does It Stand and Where Is It Headed? U.S. public transit has experienced something of a renaissance in the 2000s, with per capita service levels increasing nationwide and public investment growing even faster—particularly expenditures on rail transit. Despite this expansion, overall transit patronage has been relatively flat, and has

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Upcoming Webcast: Is It Time for a Transit Renaissance?: Navigating Travel Behavior, Technology, and Business Model Shifts in a Brave New World

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Is It Time for a Transit Renaissance?: Navigating Travel Behavior, Technology, and Business Model Shifts in a Brave New World Travel behavior is undergoing a period of significant change in the United States. In 2016, public transit ridership fell in almost all major U.S. metropolitan regions. While Americans are still heavily dependent on the

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Upcoming Webcast: Overview of the Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual, 3rd Edition

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Overview of the Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual, 3rd Edition The presentation will involve an overview of the 3rd Edition of the Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Manual (TCQSM).  This document over the past 20 years has been the authoritative reference related to transit capacity and level of service concepts and

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Recorded Webcast: Lies, Damned Lies, AV’s, Shared Mobility, and Urban Transit Futures

April 18, 2018, 8:00AM (ET Lies, Damned Lies, AV’s, Shared Mobility, and Urban Transit Futures This presentation outlined the arguments in Professor Curries paper published in the recent special issue of the Journal of Public Transportation on the future of public transportation. This paper aims to explore public transport futures but it also aims to challenge and “derail” what current

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Webcast Recording: Understanding the Effects of Demographic and Socio-Economic Factors on Public Transit Ridership Trends

April 12, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Understanding the Effects of Demographic and Socio-Economic Factors on Public Transit Ridership Trends This webinar featured Kurt Lehmann sharing his findings on key demographic factors that influence transit ridership. Kurt will discuss the general trends of U.S. transit ridership and per capita ridership in recent decades and then discuss the correlative effect each factor has

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Webcast Recording: Trends in Travel Behavior and Transit Ridership

March 29, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Trends in Travel Behavior and Transit Ridership This webinar featured Dr. Steve Polzin sharing new information on travel trends with emphasis on transit ridership. Travel trends through calendar year 2017 will be presented and interpretation and observations on causal factors and future implications will be shared. Economic, demographic and technological trends are changing travel behavior

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Boise Commuter Transportation Workshop

Boise Commuter Transportation Workshop This Commuter Transportation Workshop will be held in downtown Boise hosted by ACHD Commuteride and facilitated by the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR). ACHD Commuteride was offered the opportunity to host a workshop and is one of only three sites selected to participate nationally through a research grant provided by the Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions

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Transit Bus System Safety (FT00533)

There are no fees to attend this course for current employees of a Florida public transit agency who meet the criteria identified in the Transit Training Policies and Procedures. March 19-23, 2018 (M-Th: 8:00am – 4:30pm; and F: 8:00am – 12:00pm) CUTR, Tampa, FL For questions regarding this training course, please contact Molly Buffington or call (813) 974-7810 For LMS questions or technical assistance, please contact Stephanie Lewis or

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Improving Access to Transit Through Crowdsourced Information

The purpose of this research was to facilitate the ongoing collection of information from the public about potential areas of multimodal service and infrastructure improvements and easily share these problems with transit agencies, departments of transportation, and city and county governments. The research team implemented open-source software that leveraged the Open311 issue-reporting standard to capture various types of data from

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5th Annual UTC Conference for the Southeastern Region

USF/CUTR faculty and students were active participants in the 5th Annual UTC Conference for the Southeastern Region, held at the University of Florida on November 16-17, 2017. USF/CUTR had a total of 14 presentations and 5 posters. Faculty presenting/moderating included: Sara Hendricks, Sean Barbeau, Nikhil Menon, Xiaopeng Li, Robert Bertini, Yu Zhang, Mouyid Islam, Tingting Zhao, and Seckin Ozkul. StudentsRead more

CUTR/FTA Transit Safety Standards Working Group

CUTR formed the Transit Safety Standards Working Group to inform the development of FTA’s Safety Standards Strategic Plan and the tasks associated with the Standards Development Program. The thirteen-member group represents a cross section of the U.S. public transportation industry and includes transit systems operating in large and small urban environments and those providing rail/bus and bus services, along with

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Positively Improving Your Online Reputation & Rating

November 9, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Positively Improving Your Online Reputation & Rating In this age of smart phones and social media, maintaining a strong (positive) online presence can feel like an uphill battle. One negative Google review or Facebook rating can impact your brand, affecting your ability to grow ridership and communicate your value to local elected officials. This session

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