Research Reports

Guidelines and Performance Measures to Incorporate Transit and Other Multimodal Considerations into the FDOT DRI Review Process – September 2008

  Guidelines and Performance Measures to Incorporate Transit and Other Multimodal Considerations into the FDOT DRI Review Process supplements the instructions for performing DRI reviews in the “Site Impact Handbook” with specific guidance on incorporating transit and other multimodal strategies in the DRI review process directed toFDOT staff and consultants. In some cases, this guidance may be applicable to other types

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Performance Measures to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Public Involvement Activities in Florida

Performance Measures to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Public Involvement Activities in Florida -In 2006, the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida completed a comprehensive assessment of public involvement practices and processes in Florida for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The assessment considered public involvement practices at all phases of transportation decision making and included

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FTC Transportation Authority Monitoring and Oversight – Year One Report

FTC Transportation Authority Monitoring and Oversight – Year One Report

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Access Connections on Opposite Sides of a Roadway: A Technical Memorandum

Access Connections on Opposite Sides of a Roadway: A Technical Memorandum – This technical memorandum addresses these problems and identifies where the practice of aligning access connections directly opposite one another may or may not be appropriate. It also includes examples where a change in alignment was made or crossing maneuvers were eliminated.

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Documenting Improved Mobility Techniques on SIS and TRIP Facilities

Documenting Improved Mobility Techniques on SIS and TRIP Facilities-This guide includes tools, resources, and guidance to enable transportation partners to respond effectively to growth management issues, to become more proactive, and to maximize use of limited transportation funds. These transportation partners may include among others local governments, metropolitan planning organizations (MPO), regional planning councils (RPC), and the Florida Departments of

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Signal Spacing: A Technical Memorandum

Signal Spacing: A Technical Memorandum

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Transportation Concurrency: Best Practices Guide

Transportation Concurrency: Best Practices Guide presents practical guidance for local transportation concurrency management systems based on a sampling of current and best practices. As such, it is an important first step toward greater understanding of how to implement transportation concurrency. However, further research is needed to advance the state of the practice, including more detailed studyof the evolution of concurrency

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User Guide for Spreadsheet-Based Concurrency Management System

User Guide for Spreadsheet-Based Concurrency Management System – Transportation concurrency is aimed at ensuring that transportation facilities with adequate capacity are available concurrently with land use and economic development. Florida’s law requires local governments to develop and implement a concurrency management system (CMS). The Center for Urban TransportationResearch (CUTR) at the University of South Florida has assisted the Florida Department of

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Land Development and Subdivision Regulations that Support Access Management

Land Development and Subdivision Regulations that Support Access Management Effective local access management requires planning as well as regulatory solutions. Communities should establish a policy framework that supports access management in the local comprehensive plan, prepare corridor or access management plans for specific problem areas, and encourage good site planning techniques. Land development and subdivision regulations should be amended accordingly

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Development of Effective Strategies to Alleviate Traffic Congestion for the Barrier Islands

Development of Effective Strategies to Alleviate Traffic Congestion for the Barrier Islands –This study focuses on the development of effective strategies to alleviate traffic congestion for residents and tourists of barrier islands who encounter significant delays when traveling throughout the barrier islands and the mainland.  

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Analysis of Corridor Management Practices on Selected Critical SIS Facilities

Analysis of Corridor Management Practices on Selected Critical SIS Facilities -This study investigated state and local corridor management issues and practices along SR 26, a critical Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) highway in central Florida.

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Traffic Signs Research Study for Miami-Dade County Final Report & Executive Summary

Traffic Signs Research Study for Miami-Dade County Final Report –  The years 2004 and 2005 were very active regarding hurricane activity in the Atlantic basin. Miami-Dade County experienced damages due to hurricanes Katrina and Wilma within a time span of barely two months. A significant proportion of street signs failed when these two hurricanes impacted Miami-Dade County and its surrounding

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