Programs

American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Bus and Paratransit Conference

The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) participated at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Bus and Paratransit Conference this month. Lisa Staes, Program Director, Transit Safety and Workforce Development Programs, made a presentation that was well received in the session Safety Management Systems (SMS) – Transit Agency Implementation. She also chaired a great session on Bus Safety Committee Meeting

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Gendered Intersections: Public Administrators’ Views of Gender & Its Role in Transportation Decisionmaking

May 11, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Gendered Intersections: Public Administrators’ Views of Gender & Its Role in Transportation Decisionmaking This webcast will explore transportation administrators’ views of the role of gender in public decisionmaking. What gets built? How? Why? For whom? This webcast tackles the difficulty of examining the role that gender considerations play in transportation policy. Download Handout Presenters: Gerard

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Advanced Mobility Device Securement Skills Development Workshop

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. August 8-9, 2017 (8:30am – 4:30pm, each day) 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 call (813) 974-1123.

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Integrating Equity into Regional Transportation Planning

April 27, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Integrating Equity into Regional Transportation Planning This webinar explores methods used by MPOs to understand the equity effects of regional transportation plans and investments, based on research conducted for the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC). The webinar will examine how MPOs are identifying communities of concern with regard to transportation equity, along with

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People Who Move People: Joel Volinski

With the advancement of technology and the arrival of automated vehicles, Joel Volinski predicts more changes in transit will occur over the next decade than there had been in the past 80 years.  Read his essay on People Who Move People.

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Safety Effects of Street Illuminance on Urban Roadways

April 13, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Safety Effects of Street Illuminance on Urban Roadways Nighttime crashes are over-represented on the highway system in the United States. Street lighting is an effective countermeasure to improve nighttime safety. To monitor street lighting-level data (illuminance) on a big-scale roadway network precisely and efficiently, CUTR developed the Advanced Lighting Measurement System (ALMS) which is a

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Recognizing Jodi Godfrey for 5 years of service

Recognizing Jodi Godfrey for 5 years of service

Congratulations to Jodi Godfrey on her five years at CUTR!  She started working as a student for Dr. Steve Polzin’s team, Mobility Policy Research and upon graduation with her M.S. in Civil Engineering, she was hired as a Research Associate to work for his team and Lisa Staes’ team, Transit Safety and Workforce Development programs.  Her specialties are transportation engineering,

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Public Transit Ridership and Productivity Trends: What We Do and Don’t Know

March 30, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Public Transit Ridership and Productivity Trends: What We Do and Don’t Know This webinar will share information on national public transit trends in ridership and productivity and discuss causes and implications of current trends. Download handout Presenter: Steve Polzin, Ph.D., Program Director of Mobility Policy Research, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida

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Economic Contribution of THEA to Hillsborough County’s Economy – 2016 Update

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) owns and operates the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway. Since its establishment, THEA has been responsible for numerous roadway projects in Hillsborough County that have contributed to increased mobility for its patrons and the county as a whole. THEA retained the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida (USF) to

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Best Practices: Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Record-keeping

March 16, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Best Practices: Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Record-keeping Geared toward FTA regulated employers, this webcast will describe best practices for drug and alcohol testing record maintenance and retention.   Presenter will identify the documents that are required to be maintained in accordance with FTA and USDOT rule, discuss restrictions regarding release of testing information and visually

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General Transit Feed Specification Best Practices

New GTFS Best Practices were just released by a working group of 17 organizations involved in the GTFS community, including app providers & data consumers, transit providers, and consultants and academia. The working group was convened and facilitated by Rocky Mountain Institute. Click here to check out the GTFS Best Practices, and read more about them in a blog post from CUTR’s Dr.

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Utilizing TBEST for Comprehensive Transit Planning

March 2, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Utilizing TBEST for Comprehensive Transit Planning The Florida Department of Transportation Public Transit Office has developed the Transit Boardings and Simulation Tool (TBEST) transit planning software to support transit agencies in developing data driven processes to support strategic planning, service planning, grant applications, operations analysis.  This presentation will familiarize the audience with core TBEST applications

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