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…

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Journal of Public Transportation, Volume 20, Issue 1

We hope you will download Issue 1 of the 20th Volume of the Journal of Public Transportation – now available! We have eight fantastic peer reviewed papers covering a wide range of public transportation topics, including taxis, market segmentation, spatial equity, rail transit service quality, BRT, bus stop design and more!  Issue 1 is available…

Transportation Demand Management Guidance for Corridor Planning Studies

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) regional planning programs address current and forecasted deficiencies of State highways through the conduct of corridor studies. This Guidance for the conduct of corridor planning studies is the product of a comprehensive evaluation of how to incorporate the consideration of Transportation Demand Management strategies into several business areas…

Methodology for Linking Greenways and Trails with Public Transportation in Florida

The purpose of this research was to provide a methodology to evaluate how intermodal connections between public transportation and public trails can improve livability in Florida communities.  This research explored other available methodologies for evaluating intermodal connectivity, developed three case studies of communities outside Florida to compare different approaches, and developed an alternative methodology as…

The Role of Florida Transit Agencies in Providing Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Improvements to Transit Stops and Stations

This study is based on the premise that public transit agencies have an important coordination role to play in improving access to transit stops and stations for their patrons who arrive at the stop on foot or by bike.  The purpose of this research has been to explore the collaborative process between public transit agencies…

Developing Guidelines for Incorporating Managing Demand into WSDOT Planning and Programming

The purpose of this research was to develop guidelines for WSDOT’s business areas to incorporate demand management strategies appropriate to the context of the land use and transportation environment to meet their objectives.  The products of this research included a technical memorandum summarizing and synthesizing a review of the literature, a summarization of main themes…