Integrating Equity into MPO Project Prioritization

Integrating Equity into MPO Project Prioritization Methods used to integrate equity into metropolitan planning organization (MPO) prioritization processes vary significantly in scope and potential effectiveness. This research, completed for the Center for Transportation, Equity, Decisions, and Dollars (CTEDD), was undertaken to assist MPOs in developing effective methods for integrating equity into their project prioritization process as it specifically relates to

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Understanding Ridership Trends in Transit

Florida has seen dramatic ridership declines in the past four years. These declines are over two times more severe than those for the nation and have continued thru 2018. The declines are pervasive with the most severe declines in southeastern Florida locations, which are the most conducive to transit. The changes in ridership on public transportation in Florida appear to

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Probability of Pedestrian Deaths and the Role of Socioeconomic Factors – A Disaggregated Approach

Purpose: The objective was to investigate the significance of socioeconomic factors, roadway characteristics, and other factors in explaining the probability of pedestrians dying once involved in vehicle crashes. Methods: Using individual pedestrian crashes and related characteristics in urbanized areas of Florida during 2011-2015 as well as Census tract-level data on socioeconomic factors from the American Community Survey, this study statistically

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Improving Access to Transit Through Crowdsourced Information

The purpose of this research was to facilitate the ongoing collection of information from the public about potential areas of multimodal service and infrastructure improvements and easily share these problems with transit agencies, departments of transportation, and city and county governments. The research team implemented open-source software that leveraged the Open311 issue-reporting standard to capture various types of data from

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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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