CUTR Webcast Recording: Walk Wise – A Grassroots Pedestrian Safety Campaign

April 7, 2011 Pedestrian safety is a hot topic across the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), during 2009, 4,092 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 59,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every nine minutes in traffic crashes. Florida is consistently

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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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Impact of Employer-based Programs on Transit System Ridership and Transportation System Performance

This document reports on a National Center for Transit Research (a program at CUTR) study that established a direct quantitative relationship between employer-based Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategies and the performance of a transportation system. The study objectives were to develop a methodology for measuring the impacts of employer-based TDM programs on the performance of a traffic network using measures

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Incorporating TDM into the Land Development Process

Unfamiliarity with the plans, processes and procedures of the local government land development process, transportation demand management (TDM) professionals can be frustrated in their efforts to improve mobility and reduce traffic congestion. This report provides detailed information to transportation professionals regarding how to incorporate TDM strategies into the land development process. The report documents efforts to secure TDM strategies as

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Hillsborough County Long Range TDM Plan and the Pinellas County Long Range TDM Plan

Under contract to Bay Area Commuter Services, Inc., CUTR analyzed several scenarios of transportation demand management (TDM) strategies to provide assessment of each scenario in the Year 2025. This information provided input on the role and needs of TDM programs to be addressed in each MPO’s Long Range Transportation Plan for the Year 2025. The project identified the key measures

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Price Elasticity of Rideshare: Commuter Fringe Benefits & Parking Cash-Out

The goal of this National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) project was to determine the price elasticity of rideshare with specific objectives of helping to assess what the effect on ridership would be if the effective price paid by the traveler was substantially reduced (i.e., increase in employer co-pay) or increased (i.e., decrease in employer co-pay). While there are multiple

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Evaluation of Shared Use Park & Ride Impact on Properties

The purpose of this National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) study is to document the economic benefit of shared use park and ride facilities located at retail centers. Transit agencies usually perceive shared use park and ride as mutually beneficial to both the transit agency through savings in land and development costs and to park and ride providers through an

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