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,…

Model 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 and communities may also…

A Snapshot of Florida MPOs

A Snapshot of Florida MPOs The Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council requested assistance from the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida (USF) in researching and developing factsheets on the organizational and staffing structures of all MPOs in the State of Florida.  Produced in April 2011.

Review of MPO Long Range Transportation Plans and Regional MPO Planning Activities and Products: Final Technical Memorandum

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is currently 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. Toward that end, the FDOT requested research assistance from the Center for Urban Transportation Research…

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…

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…

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…

Staffing and Administrative Capacity of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

MPOs were formed and structured to accomplish the prevailing planning tasks of the late 20th century. Recent federal legislation and regulations coupled with technology improvements have increased the complexity of MPO activities, requiring increased planning capacity and resources. Identifying effective strategies for maximizing planning capacity and organizational efficiency has become a challenge for MPOs across…