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…

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…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Visionary Student Concepts for Florida’s Future Corridors

April 3, 12:00PM (EDT) Visionary Student Concepts for Florida’s Future Corridors The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) asked the University of South Florida, Center for Urban Transportation Research to engage transportation students in a creative visioning exercise relative to transportation corridors of the future. Three interdisciplinary student teams were formed to develop alternative visionary design…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Rural and Small Urban Transit

March 20, 2014 12:00PM (EST) Cost-Benefit Analysis of Rural and Small Urban Transit This research focuses on the benefits of public transit systems in small-urban and rural areas in the United States. First, a thorough review of previous cost-benefit literature is presented. Then, a framework is developed which focuses on three main areas of transit…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Toward zero deaths: Who needs to do the heavy lifting? (Motorcycle Crash Trends in Florida)

March 6, 12:00PM (EST) Toward zero deaths: Who needs to do the heavy lifting? (Motorcycle Crash Trend in Florida) According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle fatalities in the U.S. have increased more than 40 percent in the past decade. In 2011, motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities, 17…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Florida’s Natural Gas Fuel Fleet Vehicle Rebate – Public Agency Eligibility and Application Process

March 5, 12:00PM (EST) Special CUTR Webcast for Florida Public Agency Personnel: Florida’s Natural Gas Fuel Fleet Vehicle Rebate – Public Agency Eligibility and Application Process This special Center for Urban Transportation Research webcast is hosted by the Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition at the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability, under a grant to…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Long Range Transportation Plan Review

February 20, 2014 12:00PM (EST) Long Range Transportation Plan Review One of the core documents produced through the metropolitan transportation planning process is the long range transportation plan (LRTP) in Florida. CUTR completed a comprehensive review of the Florida MPO’s LRTPs examining the content, format, methodology, and priorities of each plan in relation to its…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Public Transportation Public and Private Partnerships – Universal Access Increasing Ridership and Revenue in Central Florida

February 6, 2014 12:00PM (EST) Public Transportation Public and Private Partnerships – Universal Access Increasing Ridership and Revenue in Central Florida What is Universal Access?  The benefit of Mobility –  The term Universal Access is a unique way to provide a select group of individuals access to standard bus service throughout Polk County.  By contracting…