Florida’s Public Transit and Women’s Safety – Real and Perceived Concerns

Principal Investigator Victoria Perk, PhD
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Three primary objectives have been identified for this project. These objectives each relate directly to the NCTR themes of “safe,” “desirable,” and “secure” public transportation.

1) This research project will illustrate how women perceive personal safety differently than men when using transit, and in general. This will be achieved through referencing existing literature, examining existing transit survey results, and site visits.

2) This work will use National Transit Database (NTD) data and other data/information from case study sites to determine the number and type of security events involving women and how they may differ from the number and type of events involving men.

3) The results of this research will provide findings and recommendations related to transit agency policy and/or outreach for the inclusion of women’s concerns in the planning process and for making women feel safer using transit, both in Florida and elsewhere.

Grant DTRT13-G-UTC56
USF # 79062-21
Funding Amount $40,000
Project Start Date 1/1/18
Expected Date of Completion 2/28/19
Performing Organization Center for Urban Transportation Research- National Center for Transit Research
Sponsor Organization Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology- University Transportation Centers Program -Department of Transportation