Research in Progress

Transit Agency Adaptation to Extreme Weather Events: Cataloguing and Modeling, Costs, Decisions and Behaviors (NCTR – Climate Change Adaptation)

The project aims to develop greater detail about the decision process, costs, perceived risks and tradeoffs that transit planners and managers consider as part of addressing potentially damaging extreme weather events. The project also aims to work toward the development of decision tools and approaches that can more effectively respond to future weather related challenges that are often associated with

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Pedestrian, Bicyclist, & Driver Safety Education (Tampa Bay Area)

WalkWise is a grassroots initiative that provides innovative pedestrian safety education to citizens through a free interactive 15- to 30-minute presentation. Through outreach efforts, business sweeps, and word-of-mouth referrals we generate interest in the presentation. Through the presentation, we both educate the public about pedestrian/bicycle laws and practical safety tips, while collecting data about their existing knowledge of the rules

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Mobility Options for Congestion Relief

The program’s overall goal is to increase the use of transportation options to decrease congestion, through targeted strategies. The New North area is one of the three largest traffic generators in Hillsborough County. This area involves multiple jurisdictions, including the cities of Temple Terrace and Tampa, and many identifiable areas within the City of Tampa, such as the University Area,

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Florida Commuter Choice Certificate Program

The Florida Commuter Choice Training program’s vision is to be the nation’s premier training program in transportation demand management (TDM). The mission is to improve the performance of commuter assistance programs (CAPs) through the provision of comprehensive and effective technical training to advance their delivery of practical, proven solutions to current and future transportation needs through choice of travel mode,

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Developing Guidelines for Incorporating TDM plans into Business Areas of State Departments of Transportation (WSDOT)

This NCTR project will be conducted in parallel with a separate but complementary project for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) titled “Developing Guidelines for Incorporating Managing Demand into WSDOT Planning and Programming.” WSDOT’s Moving Washington policy directs agency employees to integrate demand management, operations, and strategic capacity strategies to achieve a reliable, responsive, and sustainable transportation system that

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TDM Evaluation Project for MWCOG

CUTR is part of a team that will review, refine, and implement the transportation demand management (TDM) evaluation methodologies to measure effectiveness of adopted Transportation Emission Reduction Measures (TERMs) associated with the Commuter Connections Program in the Washington DC area. Review Evaluation Needs and Existing Methodologies and Tools Participate in review of surveys and other tools used in the 2008-2011

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Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority Approves Autonomous Vehicle Technology Study

Tampa, Fla- Today the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority (THEA) voted to approve a contract with the University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) to study the implementation of autonomous vehicle technology in Hillsborough County. This follows Legislative approval in 2012 making Florida the second state in the nation to embrace autonomous vehicle technology.

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Federal Project for WSDOT

WSDOT seeks to improve its transportation planning investments by developing a deploying a new planning methodology called the “corridor sketch”. This corridor sketch plan is intended as an organizing document that integrates multimodal and operational information and provides a basis for programming mobility solutions focused on operations and demand management strategies. Once fully developed and successfully tested, the corridor sketch

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