Programs

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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Moving Communities Forward: Social Marketing and Social Change for Transportation

Moving Communities Forward: Social Marketing and Social Change for Transportation Project Description: Many of the transportation-related challenges facing society today could be addressed by seemingly simple changes in behavior. For example, vehicle trips would be reduced if more people chose to take transit, bicycle, walk, or telework instead of drive. This project provides a mobile workshop targeted to transportation professionals

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Utilizing TBEST for Comprehensive Transit Planning (Part 2)

October 26, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Utilizing TBEST for Comprehensive Transit Planning (Part 2) View Part 1 Recording 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 is Part

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Texas Transit Needs Assessment and Performance Dashboard

October 19, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Texas Transit Needs Assessment and Performance Dashboard Texas Department of Transportation Public Transportation Division (TxDOT-PTN) administers federal and state grants for public transportation in Texas and funds 26 urban and 37 rural transit districts. Sponsored by TxDOT-PTN, the Transit Mobility program at Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) built a performance dashboard to create a one-stop

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Mouyid Islam, Ph.D.

Mouyid Islam, Ph.D. Phone: (813) 974-7146 Email: mouyid@cutr.usf.edu Profile:  Dr. Mouyid Islam is currently a research faculty member at the Center for Urban Transportation Research in The University of South Florida. Prior to joining CUTR he was a Highway Safety Engineer with CH2M for four years. Dr. Islam also wrote many articles focusing on highway safety and crash data analysis

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2017 CUTR Student Poster Competition

The fourth annual CUTR Student Poster Competition was held at the CUTR Transportation Achievement Awards event during the reception on October 4, 2017 in the USF Student Marshall Center. It was a great opportunity for students to showcase their research on various transportation related topics. The participants did an amazing job and showed great creativity. The posters were judged by

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CUTR Webcast Recording: A GIS Methodology for Evaluating Bus Pedestrian Safety

October 12, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) A GIS Methodology for Evaluating Bus Pedestrian Safety This research involved a GIS analysis of pedestrian crashes that occurred within 100 feet of a bus stop in Broward County and Palm Beach County, Florida between 2011 and 2014. In Broward County, there were 357 pedestrian crashes within 100 feet of a BCT bus stop, of

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Application of Demographic Analysis to Pedestrian Safety

October 10, 2017, 12:00PM (ET ) Application of Demographic Analysis to Pedestrian Safety A Governing analysis of pedestrian crashes found that pedestrians are fatally injured at disproportionately higher rates in the nation’s poorer neighborhoods. In metro areas, low-income tracts record pedestrian fatality rates approximately twice those of more affluent neighborhoods. The webcast will present the findings of a research study

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Commissioner Sarnoff joining CUTR Advisory Board

The CUTR Advisory Board is pleased to welcome Teresa Sarnoff. Florida Transportation Commission Chairman, Mr. Jay Trumbull appointed Ms. Sarnoff to the CUTR Advisory Board on September 25, 2017, pursuant to Florida Statute, section 334.065(3). Ms. Sarnoff is the Chief Operating Officer at Cigarette Racing Team of Opa-locka, Florida. She currently serves as President of End Homelessness Now, Inc., which

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2017 CUTR Student Poster Competition

Center for Urban Transportation Research 2017 CUTR STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION CUTR Poster Competition Poster Template General Information: The student poster competition will be held from 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM EST on October 4, 2017 in the USF Marshall Student Center – Tampa Campus. The student poster competition and poster presentation offer valuable opportunities for students to present their research,

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Importance of Efficient Ground Transportation Access to Airports

August 31, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Importance of Efficient Ground Transportation Access to Airports This webcast will explore the benefits of ground transportation access that is mutually beneficial to the airport and local community. The webcast will discuss some challenges against and opportunities for enhanced intergovernmental coordination to support this outcome. The webcast will also cover some best practices and initiatives

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