CUTR Webcast Recording: Green Transit Toolkit – Helping Systems Turn the Corner

January 13, 2011 This webcast discusses the Green Transit Communications Resource Package project. The purpose of this project is to create communications materials for transit agencies and other advocacy groups for statewide benefit. Instead of a marketing campaign, the idea is to create a brand that provides a complementary, consistent message with information directed at decision makers. Download a PDF copy

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Motorcycle Crash Trends in Florida

December 2, 2010 This webcast explores motorcycle crash trends in Florida. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) funded the Observational Survey of Motorcyclists through the use of highway safety funds. Download a PDF copy of the presentation. Presented by: Chanyoung Lee, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Center for Urban Transportation Research Recording http://youtu.be/1NLwHvPdjdo AICP Status AICP-CM credit is not available for this

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Vehicle Assist and Automation Technologies in Bus Revenue Service

November 18, 2010 Vehicle Assist and Automation (VAA) technologies are guidance systems that provide partial or full control of a vehicle’s movement. This presentation will discuss several VAA pilot programs that will begin soon at several transit agencies in the U.S. as well as the planned evaluation of them. Download a PDF copy of the presentation. Presented by: Brian Pessaro, AICP,

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Organizational Structure of MPOs

November 4, 2010 This webcast presents the highlights of an 18‐month study funded by the Federal Highway Administration. Topics include the organizational structure of MPOs, staffing levels, specialization of staff, workforce turnover, and the governance of MPOs. The webcast is intended for MPO staff or others interested in MPOs, such as state DOT personnel and local government transportation planners. Participants

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Location Aware Technology

October 21, 2010 This webcast presents a case study utilizing GPS-enabled cellular phones to assist riders with special needs using the Travel Assistance Device (TAD). The webcast provides an overview of the following: Location Aware Information Systems (LAIS), the role of LAIS in travel training, the Travel Assistance Device (TAD), and the impact of TAD ON USERS. Download a PDF copy

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Transit GIS Clearinghouse

October 7, 2010 This webcast provides information on the annual GIS in Public Transportation conference and the GIS Clearinghouse. Download a PDF copy of the presentation. Presented by: Sean Barbeau, Research Associate and Nevine Georggi, Research Associate, Center for Urban Transportation Research Recording http://youtu.be/gZY2ciTTih4 AICP Status AICP-CM credit is not available for this CUTR webcast recording.

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Review of MPO Long Range Transportation Plans and Regional MPO Planning Activities and Products (2010)

Review of MPO Long Range Transportation Plans and Regional MPO Planning Activities and Products (2010)  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is  updating the Florida Transportation Plan (FTP). Federal planning codes and regulations (23 USC 135(b) and (23 CFR 450.208(a)(1) and 450.214(f)) provide that statewide planning be coordinated with metropolitan planning in the state. The FDOT requested research assistance from the

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Introduction to Public Records in the Sunshine State

September 27, 2010 at 1:00pm This lecture, presented by the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Florida, will provide an accelerated introduction to Florida’s open government laws and their application to the day-to-day workings on state government.  There will be an emphasis on new media and how Florida’s Sunshine and Public Records laws apply to digital communication

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Observational Survey of Motorcyclists Final Report

Observational Survey of Motorcyclists Final Report   The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida (USF) conducted a Florida motorcycle observational survey and trend analysis in 2010 for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). After the universal helmet law repeal in Florida (effective July 1st, 2000) motorcycle registrations in Florida have doubled and both motorcycle crashes

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A Before and After Study of Implementing Flashing Yellow Arrow for Permissive Left Turns in Pinellas County, Florida

A Before and After Study of Implementing Flashing Yellow Arrow for Permissive Left Turns in Pinellas County, Florida  – With the interim approval of the Flashing Yellow Arrow (FYA) for Protected and Permissive Left Turns (PPLT) by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Pinellas County plans to implement a FYA at various locations in

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