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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The Impact of Millennials’ Travel Behavior on Future Personal Vehicle Travel

The Impact of Millennials’ Travel Behavior on Future Personal Vehicle Travel was published in the journal “Energy Strategy Reviews”. The authors are CUTR Faculty members, Dr. Steven E. Polzin & Dr. Xuehao Chu, as well as CUTR graduate research assistant, Jody Godfrey.   Details: Published online: 13-DEC-2014: Energy Strategy Reviews  (2014), pp. 59-65 DOI information: 10.1016/j.esr.2014.10.003 The article is available at

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Evaluation of Rear-end Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions

May 29, 2014 12:00PM (ET) Evaluation of Rear-end Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions This session presented the findings from a study conducted to examine rear-end collisions between motorists and public transit buses. This study was initiated because some transit agencies were reporting alarming increases to rear end collisions. The study was designed to fulfill the following objectives: determine if rear-end collisions

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Engaging Transportation Students in Florida’s Future Corridors Initiative

This report includes visionary concepts produced by University of South Florida graduate students for future transportation corridors in Florida. The project was made possible by a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The concepts are presented here for consideration by FDOT and interested stakeholders as part of the statewide Future Corridors initiative—an effort to proactively plan for the

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Technology Application Among Florida Community Transportation Coordinators

The objective of this project is to gather and disseminate best practices in the application of technology in the paratransit field. The report will provide a comprehensive assessment on how representative agencies deliver successful services provided to ADA and non-ADA riders on demand-responsive mode of transportation. This study will inform the industry on the state of the practice and initiate

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Florida Commuter Assistance Program Evaluation

The primary objective for this project is to assess the Commuter Assistance Programs’ (CAPs) contribution to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) goals. These results help the Department establish fair and equitable funding levels and identify areas where FDOT can continue to provide support to improve performance continually for the overall program. In 2009 – 2011, CUTR conducted telephone and

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