CUTR Webcast Recording: A Framework for Mobile Payment Pilot Implementation

September 15, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) A Framework for Mobile Payment Pilot Implementation This presentation will discuss a framework that will help transit agencies look at the different issues associated with deploying mobile fare payments. An industry scan of mobile fare technology will be presented with features of the different apps highlighted. Lessons learned from case examples* will be discussed before

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Social Marketing in Transportation Certificate registration

Registration is now open for the 2017 Social Marketing in Transportation course!   This course can help transportation professionals to develop more effective, efficient, and sustainable solutions to the problems facing our communities. Social marketing is the systematic application of marketing, along with other behavior change concepts and techniques, to achieve specific behavioral actions for a social purpose. Many of the transportation-related

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Closing the Loop – Improving Transit Through Crowdsourced Information

July 7, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) Closing the Loop – Improving Transit Through Crowd-sourced Information Offering real-time arrival information to riders via mobile applications has been shown to improve the rider’s perception of transit, and even increase ridership.  This direct connection to riders also offers the agency an opportunity to collect feedback on how transit service and infrastructure can be improved. 

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Upcoming CUTR Webcast: A Framework for Mobile Payment Pilot Implementation

September 1, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) A Framework for Mobile Payment Pilot Implementation This presentation will discuss a framework that will help transit agencies look at the different issues associated with deploying mobile fare payments. An industry scan of mobile fare technology will be presented with features of the different apps highlighted. Lessons learned from case examples* will be discussed before

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USF Bicycle Action Committee

The University of South Florida’s Bicycle Action Committee (BAC) was formed to bring together students, faculty, staff and others working to make bicycling fun, safe and enjoyable.  The BAC addresses topics related to bicycle education, engineering, encouragement and enforcement on the Tampa campus. Currently, the committee is working to submit an application for USF’s first designation as a Bicycle Friendly

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Commuter Choice Certificate

The Commuter Choice Certificate (CCC) program provides the most comprehensive training program for transportation professionals involved in managing demand for our transportation systems. The non-credit certificate is awarded to participants who complete the required and elective courses to receive total of 80 credits over a two-year period.  Each attendee is expected to participate in class discussions and complete short homework assignments.  Non-certificate participants

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USF in 40 sessions at the Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting

The Center for Urban Transportation Research and others from University of South Florida’s College of Engineering will be presenting or moderating 40 paper/poster sessions/committee meetings at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC beginning on Sunday, January 10, 2016.  Below is the list of workshops, lectern/poster sessions, and committee meetings where we will be presenting. We hope to

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Patent Awarded: System and Method for Rendering a Distributed Location-Aware System

This patent is a distributed location-aware system that is able to efficiently exchange location data over large geographic areas without requiring a centralized server. See US 9,130,995 B1 for more information. Issued Sept 8, 2015, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. For more information, contact Sean Barbeau, Ph.D.

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Innovating the Paratransit System – Lessons Learned from Florida Case Examples

September 3, 12:00PM (ET) Innovating the Paratransit System – Lessons Learned from Florida Case Examples A research study investigated the impacts of technology on operational efficiency of Florida Community Transportation Coordinators (CTCs).  The challenges facing CTC staff are universal as trips have to be completed with no delays and customers have to be satisfied. Although demand is on the rise,

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NCTR Researchers Receive Patent for Automatic Trip Purpose Detection

On June 2, 2015, the United States Patent Office awarded Patent No. 9,047,384, System and Method for Automatically Determining Purpose Information for Travel Behavior to a team of researchers from the National Center for Transit Research (www.nctr.usf.edu) and College of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida. The patent is for an automated trip-purpose detection method that

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Go Hillsborough Public Forum

Through CUTR’s technical support to the New North Transportation Alliance (NNTA), a Go Hillsborough public forum is being hosted at the USF Tampa Campus. It is being held at the Engineering II Bldg. Hall of Flags on Tuesday, May 12, 8-9:30 a.m.  This free interactive workshop is not only for the NNTA membership of major employers in the USF area,

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2015 Commuter Choice Certificate

The 2015 Commuter Choice Certificate schedule of online classes is now available at http://www.commuterservices.com/events/2015-commuter-choice-courses/. You can register and pay using the same link (scroll down on that page). Course Descriptions provides a brief overview and learning objectives for these courses. Note the course descriptions include courses not currently on the 2015 schedule. Not every course is taught every year. This certificate program

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