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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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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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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A Before and After Study of Implementing Flashing Yellow Arrow for Permissive Left Turns in Pinellas County, Florida

A Before and After Study of Implementing Flashing Yellow Arrow for Permissive Left Turns in Pinellas County, Florida  – With the interim approval of the Flashing Yellow Arrow (FYA) for Protected and Permissive Left Turns (PPLT) by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Pinellas County plans to implement a FYA at various locations in

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Staffing and Administrative Capacity of MPOs

Staffing and Administrative Capacity of MPOs  – This research report documents how MPOs have structured their organizations and allocated staff resources. MPO organizational structure includes administrative information like governance, host agency relationships, budgeting, and work planning. The report also addresses staffing arrangements,technical skills, use of consultant labor, and employee retention. Effective and unique practices are documented through case studies interspersed

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Innovative Approaches for Increasing Transportation Options for People with Disabilities in Florida

Innovative Approaches for Increasing Transportation Options for People with Disabilities in Florida  The primary purpose of this transportation feasibility study is to analyze needed systemic reform that may stimulate provider competition, customer service, better accessibility, and safety while allowing improved consumer directed choice in regards to public transportation systems and services. Innovative Approaches for Increasing Transportation Options for People with

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