Research Reports

Enabling Cost‐Effective Multimodal Trip Planners through Open Transit Data

This study examined whether multimodal trip planners can be developed using open‐source software and open data sources.

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Travel Assistance Device Deployment to Transit Agencies

The ability to travel where and when one desires is a basic requirement for independent living that most people take for granted.

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Measuring the Impacts of Employer-Based TDM Strategies on Transportation System Performance

Faced with substantial funding shortfalls in meeting transportation needs, one of Washington State Department of Transportation’s key strategies for persevering mobility is improving the efficient operation of the existing transportation facilities by increasing the use of transportation demand management (TDM) strategies to decrease drive alone rates.

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Developing a Technique that Predicts the Impacts of Transportation Demand Management (TDM) on a Transportation System

Given declining resources, pressing problems, and environmental constraints, state departments of transportation (DOTs) are increasingly motivated to manage peak demand of vehicle trips as a way to mitigate congestion and improve overall performance of the highway system.

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Developing a Framework for a Toolkit for Carbon Footprint that Integrates Transit (CFIT)

The purpose of this research was to evaluate five transportation planning processes used in Florida to determine how greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions considerations can be incorporated into the processes.

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Dynamic Travel Information – Personalized and Delivered to Your Cell Phone

The policy of FDOT is to use “the Florida Advance Traveler Information System as the primary method to disseminate timely and important travel information to the public so that the public can make informed decisions regarding their travel plans.”

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Quantifying the Net Social Benefits of Vehicle Trip Reductions: Guidance for Customizing the TRIMMS© Model

This study details the development of a series of enhancements to the Trip Reduction Impacts of Mobility Management Strategies (TRIMMS) model.

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Development of an NTD Tool for Vanpool Services

This report describes a spreadsheet template and related guidance to help providers of vanpool services better meet the requirements of the National Transit Database.

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Programs That Match Seniors With Volunteer Drivers

 This research project had three objectives: to identify and explore the challenges of developing and operating a volunteer senior mobility driving service; to propose solutions to establish successful programs; and, to provide guidance on best practices that could be used by a variety of audiences, including transit agencies, paratransit agencies, non-profit programs, social service agencies, volunteer driving programs and policy

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A Snapshot of Florida MPOs

A Snapshot of Florida MPOs The Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council requested assistance from the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida (USF) in researching and developing factsheets on the organizational and staffing structures of all MPOs in the State of Florida.  Produced in April 2011.

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Review of MPO Long Range Transportation Plans and Regional MPO Planning Activities and Products (2010)

Review of MPO Long Range Transportation Plans and Regional MPO Planning Activities and Products (2010)  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is  updating the Florida Transportation Plan (FTP). Federal planning codes and regulations (23 USC 135(b) and (23 CFR 450.208(a)(1) and 450.214(f)) provide that statewide planning be coordinated with metropolitan planning in the state. The FDOT requested research assistance from the

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Observational Survey of Motorcyclists Final Report

Observational Survey of Motorcyclists Final Report   The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida (USF) conducted a Florida motorcycle observational survey and trend analysis in 2010 for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). After the universal helmet law repeal in Florida (effective July 1st, 2000) motorcycle registrations in Florida have doubled and both motorcycle crashes

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