Creative Utilization of Urban Roadway Facilities with Predictive Safety Assessment Tool – Phase 1 

Creative Utilization of Urban Roadway Facilities with Predictive Safety Assessment Tool – Phase 1  For better and safer roadways with widening or dividing the roadway with a median barrier, one needs to know if the number of crashes will increase and decrease in future and how many are actual increase or decrease. Everyone wants to…

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…

The Latest Data from the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot Program on ITS DataHub

TAMPA, Fla., March 5, 2019 – The Autonomous-Connected Mobility Evaluation (ACME) program at the Center for Urban Transportation Research has played a pivotal role in providing the latest data from the Tampa Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot project to the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Data Hub, which provides open data from the three connected vehicle technology…

Development of crash modification factors of horizontal curve design features for single-motorcycle crashes on rural two-lane highways: A matched case-control study

Development of crash modification factors of horizontal curve design features for single-motorcycle crashes on rural two-lane highways: A matched case-control study Chun fu Xin, Zhenyu Wang, Chanyoung Lee, Pei-Sung Lin, Tao Chen, Rui Guo, Qing Lu Accident Analysis & Prevention, Volume 123, pp 51-59, February 2019. Single-motorcycle crashes are overrepresented on horizontally curved segments of…

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…

Improving Transportation Access to Health Care Services

Improving Transportation Access to Health Care Services Principal Investigator: Kristine Williams Summary: Millions of people across the U.S. are unable to provide their own transportation due to age, disability or income constraints. Although the size of this transportation disadvantaged (TD) population is not fully known, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) states that the population…

Safety effects of street lighting on roadway segments: Development of a crash modification function

Safety effects of street lighting on roadway segments: Development of a crash modification function Runan Yang, Zhenyu Wang, Pei-Sung Lin, Xiaopeng Li, Yu Chen, Ping P. Hsu & Alex Henry, Traffic Injury Prevention, Page: 296-302,Volume 20 Issue 3, April 11, 2019. Abstract Objective: Nighttime crashes are overrepresented on the U.S. highway system. Roadway lighting, which provides additional…

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…

Moving Communities Forward: Social Marketing and Social Change for Transportation

Moving Communities Forward: Social Marketing and Social Change for Transportation Project Description: Many of the transportation-related challenges facing society today could be addressed by seemingly simple changes in behavior. For example, vehicle trips would be reduced if more people chose to take transit, bicycle, walk, or telework instead of drive. This project provides a mobile…

Model Access Management Policies and Regulations for Florida Cities and Counties, 2nd Edition

Access management addresses a broad array of quality of life issues fundamental to promoting livable, prospering communities. Land division and access controls: • foster effective network planning and well-designed circulation systems that improve the safety, operation and character of transportation corridors; • discourage subdivision practices that destroy the rural character of the landscape or essential…

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…