Research Reports

Kristine Williams – Completed Project on Equity in Regional Transportation Plans

“A NITC study took a look at how metropolitan planning organizations, or MPOs, can better serve transportation-disadvantaged and historically marginalized populations when creating regional transportation plans…” Read more

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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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Journal of Public Transportation, Volume 20, Issue 1

Journal of Public Transportation, Volume 20, Issue 1

We hope you will download Issue 1 of the 20th Volume of the Journal of Public Transportation – now available! We have eight fantastic peer reviewed papers covering a wide range of public transportation topics, including taxis, market segmentation, spatial equity, rail transit service quality, BRT, bus stop design and more!  Issue 1 is available for download. Subscribe to our

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Transportation Demand Management Guidance for Corridor Planning Studies

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) regional planning programs address current and forecasted deficiencies of State highways through the conduct of corridor studies. This Guidance for the conduct of corridor planning studies is the product of a comprehensive evaluation of how to incorporate the consideration of Transportation Demand Management strategies into several business areas of the Washington State Department

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Methodology for Linking Greenways and Trails with Public Transportation in Florida

The purpose of this research was to provide a methodology to evaluate how intermodal connections between public transportation and public trails can improve livability in Florida communities.  This research explored other available methodologies for evaluating intermodal connectivity, developed three case studies of communities outside Florida to compare different approaches, and developed an alternative methodology as applied to the trails and

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The Role of Florida Transit Agencies in Providing Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Improvements to Transit Stops and Stations

This study is based on the premise that public transit agencies have an important coordination role to play in improving access to transit stops and stations for their patrons who arrive at the stop on foot or by bike.  The purpose of this research has been to explore the collaborative process between public transit agencies and their staff counterparts at

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Developing Guidelines for Incorporating Managing Demand into WSDOT Planning and Programming

The purpose of this research was to develop guidelines for WSDOT’s business areas to incorporate demand management strategies appropriate to the context of the land use and transportation environment to meet their objectives.  The products of this research included a technical memorandum summarizing and synthesizing a review of the literature, a summarization of main themes gleaned from interviews with staff

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NNTA Hillsborough County TDM Funding Support

USF utilized funding from Hillsborough County for the New North Transportation Alliance (NNTA), a Commuter Assistance Program that includes promotion of Best Workplaces for Commuters to New North employers, participation in Tampa BayCycle and promotion of walking and bicycling safety, support of USF’s sustainability goal to reduce its campus carbon footprint through promotion of Zimride, bikesharing and Enterprise CarShare, and

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Assessment of Mobile Fare Payment Technology for Future Deployment in Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a two-part research study to evaluate the efficacy of deploying a mobile phone fare payment system at a transit agency in Florida. FDOT selected StarMetro as the pilot agency. The goal of this project was to provide FDOT with a framework for the implementation of a future mobile payment pilot with a

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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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Extent of Changes in Pedestrian and Bicyclist Attitudes and Behaviors Directly after a Complete Streets Project in Florida

At the 2016 Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting, the poster entitled “Extent of Changes in Pedestrian and Bicyclist Attitudes and Behaviors Directly after a Complete Streets Project in Florida” was presented. The Tampa Bay area is ranked nationally as one of the least walkable metro areas in the United States, and the Fletcher Avenue corridor was identified by county and

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CUTR Assists AASHTO to complete series of reports tracking commuter trends and behavior

CUTR was the primary contractor for the supporting research and development of the reports and Dr. Steven Polzin was the co-author for the series of 16 reports and the Executive Summary. As noted in the AASHTO news release: The Commuting in America 2013 series is used for public policy, planning, research, and education practitioners to better understand the patterns and

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