Transportation Program Evaluation & Economic Analysis

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: Idle Reduction Practices in Public Transit

August 4, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) Idle Reduction Practices in Public Transit In an effort to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions many transit agencies in the U.S. have adopted alternative fuel vehicles or implemented idle reduction technologies and policies. Unlike alternative fuel technologies that often require significant up-front investment in vehicles and infrastructure, the strategies that focus on minimizing

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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: A New Set of Equations to Address Urban Transportation: $ In = $ Out = Tolling for Transit

August 20, 2015 12:00PM (ET) A New Set of Equations to Address Urban Transportation: $ In = $ Out = Tolling for Transit Imagine a transit solution that provides relief for traffic congestion and pays for itself! By combining the individual strengths of transit and tolling, Bus Toll Lanes gives travelers a real choice by providing sustainable, competitive options.  Bus

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Florida’s Natural Gas Fuel Fleet Vehicle Rebate – Public Agency Eligibility and Application Process

February 12, 12:00PM (ET) Florida’s Natural Gas Fuel Fleet Vehicle Rebate – Public Agency Eligibility and Application Process This webinar is hosted by the  Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition at the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability. Florida enacted a new rebate program for vehicles purchased or leased that run on, or were converted to run on, Compressed Natural Gas,

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Evaluation of Rear-end Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions

May 29, 2014 12:00PM (ET) Evaluation of Rear-end Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions This session presented the findings from a study conducted to examine rear-end collisions between motorists and public transit buses. This study was initiated because some transit agencies were reporting alarming increases to rear end collisions. The study was designed to fulfill the following objectives: determine if rear-end collisions

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Florida’s Natural Gas Fuel Fleet Vehicle Rebate – Public Agency Eligibility and Application Process

March 5, 12:00PM (EST) Special CUTR Webcast for Florida Public Agency Personnel: Florida’s Natural Gas Fuel Fleet Vehicle Rebate – Public Agency Eligibility and Application Process This special Center for Urban Transportation Research webcast is hosted by the Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition at the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability, under a grant to Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Expanding Commuter Options and Reducing GHG Emissions with Workplace Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging

As part of CUTR’s biweekly CUTR webcast series, on October 31,2013,  Sarah Olexsak, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Workplace Charging Challenge Coordinator, discussed DOE’s new initiative to support U.S. employers and their efforts to expand commuter options and reduce GHG emissions with workplace charging. This webcast helped employers better understand the benefits of installing plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging stations

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Tracking Costs of Alternatively Fueled Buses in Florida Phase II

July 25, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EDT) Transit agencies across Florida have been dealing with volatile fuel prices and changes in environmental regulations affecting the use of diesel engines and diesel fuel. In an effort to address rising fuel costs and environmental concerns, many agencies have introduced alternative fuel technologies and fuels to their traditional diesel-powered fleets, including biodiesel, compressed natural

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Development of Pinellas County Roadway Jurisdiction Policy

January 24,2013 at 12:00pm Eastern time. Pinellas County encompasses twenty four municipalities in its boundary with some cities actively annexing property and road right of way. Over the years, annexations, as well as numerous road transfers, have caused confusion regarding the jurisdiction of transportation facilities, created numerous enclaves and contributed to the uncertainty regarding the responsibility for the operation and

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Quantifying the Net Social Benefits of Vehicle Trip Reductions: Guidance for Customizing the TRIMMS© Model

This study details the development of a series of enhancements to the Trip Reduction Impacts of Mobility Management Strategies (TRIMMS) model.

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Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition Spring Meeting – Electric Transportation

Mark your calendars now for the morning of March 19th, 2013 for the second Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition (TBCCC) quarterly meeting.  This event will focus on electric transportation – vehicles, charging, industry trends, applications in heavier vehicles and other topics.  Make plans to attend and learn more about Electric Vehicles and the TBCCC. Hosted by TAMPA BAY REGIONAL PLANNING

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