Transit Management and Innovation

Webcast Recording: Understanding the Effects of Demographic and Socio-Economic Factors on Public Transit Ridership Trends

April 12, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Understanding the Effects of Demographic and Socio-Economic Factors on Public Transit Ridership Trends This webinar featured Kurt Lehmann sharing his findings on key demographic factors that influence transit ridership. Kurt will discuss the general trends of U.S. transit ridership and per capita ridership in recent decades and then discuss the correlative effect each factor has

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Webcast Recording: Trends in Travel Behavior and Transit Ridership

March 29, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Trends in Travel Behavior and Transit Ridership This webinar featured Dr. Steve Polzin sharing new information on travel trends with emphasis on transit ridership. Travel trends through calendar year 2017 will be presented and interpretation and observations on causal factors and future implications will be shared. Economic, demographic and technological trends are changing travel behavior

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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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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: 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: Strategies to Prevent, Reduce, and Mitigate Bus Collisions

June 9, 2016 (ET) Strategies to Prevent, Reduce, and Mitigate Bus Collisions Florida exceeds the national rate for rear-ended transit bus collisions, and it matches it for side impact collisions. The Center for Urban Transportation Research recently completed a study that tried to determine the causes of these types of collisions and come up with strategies to reduce them. The

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Emerging Technologies Fulfilling First and Last Mile Needs

April 12, 2016 12:00PM (ET) Emerging Technologies Fulfilling First and Last Mile Needs New technologies are challenging the ways in which transit systems are able to provide service, however research is beginning to show ride hailing services such as Uber and Lyft are becoming more of a friend to public transportation than an enemy. Public transportation agencies are entering into

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Strategies to Prevent, Reduce and Mitigate Bus Collisions

This report summarizes the data findings from profiling 17 Florida transit agencies in regards to rear-ended and side collisions. Site visits were conducted to get a better understanding of their procedures for investigating, tracking, and preventing collisions. It also included an analysis of their NTD and non-NTD collision data. Based on the findings, this report recommends several strategies to help

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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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CUTR Webcast Recording: The Impact of Implementing a Contactless Smart Card System on Miami Dade Transit and its Customers

May 1, 2014 12:00PM (EST) The Impact of Implementing a Contactless Smart Card System on Miami Dade Transit and its Customers In 2009, Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) deployed an Automated Fare Collection System or “smart card” branded EASY Card. EASY Card offers the choice of various period passes, a stored value electronic purse, and the ability to access service by tapping

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Public Transportation Public and Private Partnerships – Universal Access Increasing Ridership and Revenue in Central Florida

February 6, 2014 12:00PM (EST) Public Transportation Public and Private Partnerships – Universal Access Increasing Ridership and Revenue in Central Florida What is Universal Access?  The benefit of Mobility –  The term Universal Access is a unique way to provide a select group of individuals access to standard bus service throughout Polk County.  By contracting with Polk Transit, which includes

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Web-based Trip Planner Options for Transit Agencies

April 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm Eastern time. This webcast presented the various options for web-based transit trip planning tools.  CUTR recently completed a technical assistance project for a start-up local service provider that aimed at developing ridership markets via an online trip planner. Options discussed included self-hosted vendor products, third party ‘lifestyle’ applications powered via open GTFS data, and

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