“FTA Standards Development Program: Crashworthiness/Crash Energy Management for Transit Bus (Report 0179)” now available

CUTR’s Lisa Staes and Jodi Godfrey’s FTA report “FTA Standards Development Program: Crashworthiness/Crash Energy Management for Transit Bus (Report 0179)” was recently published and now available online. This research includes an examination of the standards, guidelines, and recommendations associated with crashworthiness and Crash Energy Management (CEM) for transit buses, including articulated buses, BRT buses, and…

“FTA Standards Development Program: Crashworthiness/Crash Energy Management Follow-up for Less than 30 Ft Bus” recently published

CUTR’s Lisa Staes and Jodi Godfrey’s FTA report “FTA Standards Development Program: Crashworthiness/Crash Energy Management Follow-up for Less than 30 Ft Bus (Report 0141)” was recently published and now available online. FTA directed this comprehensive study that includes background research and analysis on needs and gaps for voluntary standards or recommended practices for crashworthiness and…

CUTR awarded three projects from the Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions, and Dollars (CTEDD)

CUTR was recently awarded three grants from the Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions, and Dollars (CTEDD). Each of these projects will investigate a set of critical challenges facing transportation in America today with an emphasis on equity and safety.   Equitable Transportation Planning Curriculum for Urban Planning and Transportation Programs Investigators: Kristine Williams, AICP Tia…

CUTR’s Autonomous and Connected Mobility Evaluation Program moves into Phase 4 of their research

Congratulations to Program Director Sisinnio Concas, Ph.D. and his team as they move into Phase 4 of their research with the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority. To date, the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA), in collaboration with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), has piloted Connected Vehicle (CV) technology in Tampa, Florida. Three phases of…

Assessment of a Week-Long Campus Automated Shuttle Demonstration in Low-Speed Environments

“Assessment of a Week-Long Campus Automated Shuttle Demonstration in Low-Speed Environments” Pei-Sung Lin, Nikhil Menon, Cong Chen, Achilleas Kourtellis Most university campuses, theme parks, commercial campuses, airports, and other low-speed environments have courtesy shuttle or bus service as an important mode of transportation around campus and in nearby vicinity. The innovative automated shuttle (AS) systems…

Tia Boyd – Risk-Based Transportation Planning for Uncertainty presentation

On May 1st, 2020, Tia Boyd, Research Associate with CUTR’s Planning and Corridor Management Program, served as a panelist at the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference. The presentation, Risk-Based Transportation Planning for Uncertainty, highlights findings from a recently completed project evaluating the Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) and risks to the future of transportation in Florida.…