“Attracting and Retaining Women in the Transportation Industry” at the 6th International Conference on Women’s Issues in Transportation

  CUTR Research Associate Jodi Godfrey presented on her research entitled “Attracting and Retaining Women in the Transportation Industry” at the 6th International Conference on Women’s Issues in Transportation. View the final report.

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Webinar Recording: Observations from the 2017 NHTS

Thursday, August 29, 2019, 12:00pm (ET) Observations from the 2017 NHTS Understanding transit ridership and the characteristics of transit markets is a fundamental necessity for all individuals involved in planning, operating, marketing, and policy decision-making for public transit. The 2016 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) data set was released in March of 2018, which affords researchers the ability to assess

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Webcast Recording: Building an Alternative Fuel Bus Program: Funding Opportunities and Best Practices for Transit Agencies

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Building an Alternative Fuel Bus Program: Funding Opportunities and Best Practices for Transit Agencies As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office, Clean Cities coalitions foster the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by working locally to advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies. Nearly 100 coalitions serve as the foundation

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Webcast Recording: Media Framing of Fatal Bicyclist Crashes in Hillsborough County: A Critical Discourse Analysis

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) Media Framing of Fatal Bicyclist Crashes in Hillsborough County: A Critical Discourse Analysis This research examines the linguistic choices that frame the relationships between bicyclists and other parties involved in fatal crash events. Textual data were collected via media reports of bicyclist traffic fatalities between January 2009 and June 2018 in Hillsborough County, Florida,

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Webcast Recording: The Role of Public Transportation during a State of Emergency Declaration due to Natural Disasters

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 12:00PM (ET) The Role of Public Transportation during a State of Emergency Declaration due to Natural Disasters Destructive natural disasters such as hurricanes or other extreme weather events challenge many industries, especially the public transit industry. The 2017 hurricane season proved to be tumultuous, with three major hurricanes devastating the U.S. in less than 2 months.

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Nation’s First Certified Travel Trainer

Today, Roberta Yegidis (left) presented Kelsey Calder (right) of Greater Richmond Transit Company with a certificate of completion for becoming the first ever nationally certified Travel Training Instructor.  Easterseals’ Travel Training Certification program teaches instructors essential, practically-relevant skills, including: performing a successful trainee assessment, customized trip planning, environmental barrier examination, task analysis, training strategies, street crossing skills, boarding/alighting processes, and

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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: 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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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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FAC Webinar Recording: The Economy of General Aviation Airport Security Awareness

August 29, 2017 10:30AM (ET) The Economy of General Aviation Airport Security Awareness General aviation (GA) Airports account for approximately 77 percent of all US flights. GA employees support 3.3 jobs elsewhere in the national economy. With over 200,000 aircraft and nearly 5,000 airports to choose from, the GA community employs and supports millions of jobs and it is important

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CUTR Webcast Recording: TCRP Synthesis 126: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Bus Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies

August 17, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) TCRP Synthesis 126: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Bus Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies TCRP Synthesis 126: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Bus Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies documents current practices and training initiatives, including bus operator training and retraining programs that have been effective in reducing accidents and

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