NNTA Hillsborough County TDM Funding Support

USF will utilize the funding provided hereunder as funds for the New North Transportation Alliance (NNTA), a Commuter Assistance Program that includes promotion of Best Workplaces for Commuters to New North employers, participation in Tampa BayCycle and promotion of walking and bicycling safety, support of USF’s sustainability goal to reduce its campus carbon footprint through…

Developing Key Messages for Pedestrians, Bicyclists, Drivers, and Employers along Select High Crash Corridors in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco Counties

People on foot or on bike make up the most vulnerable road user group. At least one pedestrian or bicyclist is killed every week in the Tampa Bay area.  In the past five years, 240 people have been killed on foot, and 73 people have been killed while riding bicycles in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties…

Strategies to Prevent, Reduce and Mitigate Bus Collisions

This report summarizes the data findings from profiling 17 Florida transit agencies in regards to rear-ended and side collisions. Site visits were conducted to get a better understanding of their procedures for investigating, tracking, and preventing collisions. It also included an analysis of their NTD and non-NTD collision data. Based on the findings, this report…

Beyond Sidewalks and Bike Paths: A Guide to What Influences People to Walk, Bicycle, and Access Transit

Encouraging walking and bicycling contribute to livability, environmental sustainability, and public health objectives; however, inadequate infrastructure and negative social environments for walking and bicycling exists in many communities.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2013), barriers such as poorly maintained sidewalk and street infrastructure, higher rates of crime, and increased dangers from…

Extent of Changes in Pedestrian and Bicyclist Attitudes and Behaviors Directly after a Complete Streets Project in Florida

At the 2016 Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting, the poster entitled “Extent of Changes in Pedestrian and Bicyclist Attitudes and Behaviors Directly after a Complete Streets Project in Florida” was presented. The Tampa Bay area is ranked nationally as one of the least walkable metro areas in the United States, and the Fletcher Avenue corridor…

The Role of Florida Transit Agencies in Providing Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvements

The street environment needs safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists, including in the vicinity of bus stop locations.  While public transit agencies are only required to provide facilities in compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act within transit property, bus stop facilities also must connect to the adjacent street and sidewalk. Recent guidance from…

CUTR Assists AASHTO to complete series of reports tracking commuter trends and behavior

CUTR was the primary contractor for the supporting research and development of the reports and Dr. Steven Polzin was the co-author for the series of 16 reports and the Executive Summary. As noted in the AASHTO news release: The Commuting in America 2013 series is used for public policy, planning, research, and education practitioners to…

Florida TDM Clearinghouse

The Florida Statewide Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Clearinghouse provides technical assistance in support of Florida’s commuter assistance program to achieve Florida’s 2060 vision and goals as identified in the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) 2060 Florida Transportation Plan. According to the Federal Highway Administration, TDM is “any action or set of actions intended to influence…

New North Transportation Alliance (NNTA) Operations

The New North Transportation Alliance (NNTA), is a public-private partnership in Northeast Tampa that provides a forum for businesses, local governments, residents, and commuters to address the transportation needs of the area.  Our purpose is to improve and expand transportation options for all travelers in the New North area. NNTA receives funding from the Florida Department of Transportation (District Seven), Hillsborough…