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…

The Impact of Millennials’ Travel Behavior on Future Personal Vehicle Travel

The Impact of Millennials’ Travel Behavior on Future Personal Vehicle Travel was published in the journal “Energy Strategy Reviews”. The authors are CUTR Faculty members, Dr. Steven E. Polzin & Dr. Xuehao Chu, as well as CUTR graduate research assistant, Jody Godfrey.   Details: Published online: 13-DEC-2014: Energy Strategy Reviews  (2014), pp. 59-65 DOI information: 10.1016/j.esr.2014.10.003…

Pilot of a Community-Based Voluntary Travel Behavior Change Effort

This project is a community‐based social marketing (CBSM) approach to influencing travel behavior. This CBSM approach is similar to other CBSM efforts which have been successfully used to influence behaviors such as recycling, and energy and water conservation. The project’s focus is to identify and encourage targeted neighborhoods to change the way they travel and…

Improving Knowledge of Safe Pedestrian Behavior through WalkWise (StateWide)

WalkWise is a grassroots initiative that provides innovative pedestrian safety education to citizens through a free interactive 15- to 30-minute presentation. Through outreach efforts, business sweeps, and word-of-mouth referrals we generate interest in the presentation. Through the presentation, we both educate the public about pedestrian/bicycle laws and practical safety tips, while collecting data about their…

Transit Service Reliability: Analyzing Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) Data For On-Time Performance and to Identify Conditions Leading to Service Degradation

Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) systems are computer-based vehicle tracking systems that function by measuring the real-time position of each vehicle and relaying this information back to a central location. AVL systems are most frequently used for fleet management to identify the location of vehicles for a variety of purposes including: improved dispatch, operation efficiency, and…

Transit Agency Adaptation to Extreme Weather Events: Cataloguing and Modeling, Costs, Decisions and Behaviors (NCTR – Climate Change Adaptation)

The project aims to develop greater detail about the decision process, costs, perceived risks and tradeoffs that transit planners and managers consider as part of addressing potentially damaging extreme weather events. The project also aims to work toward the development of decision tools and approaches that can more effectively respond to future weather related challenges…