CUTR Webcast Recording: The Impact of Implementing a Contactless Smart Card System on Miami Dade Transit and its Customers

May 1, 2014 12:00PM (EST) The Impact of Implementing a Contactless Smart Card System on Miami Dade Transit and its Customers In 2009, Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) deployed an Automated Fare Collection System or “smart card” branded EASY Card. EASY Card offers the choice of various period passes, a stored value electronic purse, and the ability to access service by tapping

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CUTR Webcast Recording: OneBusAway Multi-region – Rapidly Expanding Mobile Transit Apps to New Cities

April 17, 12:00PM (EDT) OneBusAway Multi-region – Rapidly Expanding Mobile Transit Apps to New Cities Real-time transit information offers many benefits to transit riders, including reduced wait times and increased customer satisfaction. However, offering real-time transit services has been challenging for many transit agencies. While mobile apps have emerged as a preferred dissemination method for real-time information, it is typically

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Exploring Airport Employee Commute and Parking Strategies netconference recording

On January 30, 2014, CUTR’s Best Workplaces for Commuters co-hosted a netconference with the Association for Commuter Transportation  on employee commute programs at airports.  The netconference focused on reporting the findings from ACRP Synthesis 36: Exploring Airport Employee Commute and Parking Strategies. The synthesis documents what is known about airport employee commute patterns and modes.  The report summarizes what programs are being offered to

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Introduction to Commuter Tax Benefits

January 23, 2014 12:00PM (EST) Introduction to Commuter Tax Benefits This webcast was designed as “Commuter Benefits 101” presentation for people largely unfamiliar with the qualified transportation fringe benefit. Download a pdf copy of the slides. Presenters: Phil Winters, Director, TDM Program, Center for Urban Transportation Research Recording View Recording Complete the evaluation. AICP Status Approved: APA Event #e.26020 One (1)

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CUTR Webcast Recording: The Who and What – Bus Rapid Transit Riders and Systems in the U.S.

December 12, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EST) The Who and What: Bus Rapid Transit Riders and Systems in the U.S. Presenter: Cheryl Thole Do you want to learn about BRT systems in the U.S.?  What are the characteristics of riders of some BRT systems and how are they similar to other transit riders in the U.S.?  What type of BRT routes

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Maintaining Transit Effectiveness Under Tight Fiscal Constraints

November 14, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EST) TCRP Report: Maintaining Transit Effectiveness Under Tight Fiscal Constraints Joel Volinski presented the findings from research he has completed for a TCRP report entitled “Maintaining Transit Effectiveness Under Major Fiscal Constraints.”  This presentation will share how transit agencies have performed extremely well and increased ridership in spite of the national recession that resulted in most transit

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Expanding Commuter Options and Reducing GHG Emissions with Workplace Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging

As part of CUTR’s biweekly CUTR webcast series, on October 31,2013,  Sarah Olexsak, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Workplace Charging Challenge Coordinator, discussed DOE’s new initiative to support U.S. employers and their efforts to expand commuter options and reduce GHG emissions with workplace charging. This webcast helped employers better understand the benefits of installing plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging stations

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Potential Impacts of Federal Health Care Reform on Public Transit

On October 17, 2013, Antonio Santalucia, project manager with ICF International and Bethany Whitaker, principal with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates Inc., shared the results of research designed to assess the potential impacts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on public transit agencies and services. This research, which was sponsored by the Transportation Research Board, was conducted in the year following the law’s

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CUTR Webcast Recording: National Transit Livability Performance Measures – Challenges and Opportunities

On October 3, 2013, the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida hosted the National Transit Livability Performance Measures – Challenges and Opportunities webinar.  Martin Catala, Director of the Transportation Geo-Spatial and Informatics group at CUTR spoke about the opportunities and challenges encountered in the development of a National Transit Livability Index.  His focus was

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CUTR Webcast Recording: What We Do and Don’t Know About Vehicle Miles of Travel Trends

On September 19, 2013, CUTR hosted a webcast, What We Do and Don’t Know About Vehicle Miles of Travel Trends.  Steve Polzin, PhD, P.E., Director, Mobility Policy Program at CUTR discussed what is and isn’t known about current trends in vehicle miles of travel. He focused on the trends, the causes, the data we have available to understand them, and possible

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Netconferences

CUTR hosts a variety of netconferences and webinars. For example, CUTR webcasts held every 2 weeks feature a recently completed research project or spotlight an issue of interest to the transportation community. CUTR Webcasts

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Introduction to Public Records in the Sunshine State

September 27, 2010 at 1:00pm This lecture, presented by the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Florida, will provide an accelerated introduction to Florida’s open government laws and their application to the day-to-day workings on state government.  There will be an emphasis on new media and how Florida’s Sunshine and Public Records laws apply to digital communication

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