Understanding Ridership Trends in Transit

Florida has seen dramatic ridership declines in the past four years. These declines are over two times more severe than those for the nation and have continued thru 2018. The declines are pervasive with the most severe declines in southeastern Florida locations, which are the most conducive to transit. The changes in ridership on public…

CUTR Webcast Recording: University of South Florida’s Bulls Walk and Bike Week

September 29, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) University of South Florida’s Bulls Walk and Bike Week The University of South Florida’s (USF) Bulls Walk and Bike Week (BWBW) is an annual celebration that takes place on the campus of USF in Tampa, Florida. The focus of the event is to educate students, faculty and staff on the…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Methodology for Linking Greenways and Trails with Public Transportation in Florida

March 3, 2016 12:00PM (ET) Methodology for Linking Greenways and Trails with Public Transportation in Florida In many communities, there is a network of fixed route public transit service and also the existence of bicycle lanes, paved shoulders and sidewalks on at least a portion of the street network.  Most public transit riders already walk…

Multimodal Transportation Best Practices and Model Element

All local governments in Florida must prepare and adopt a comprehensive plan that guides future development and growth in accordance with Chapter 163, Part II, Florida Statutes (F.S.). Comprehensive plans must contain a number of elements, including a transportation element that addresses mobility issues in relation to the size and character of the local government.…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Motorcycle Crash Trends in Florida

December 2, 2010 This webcast explores motorcycle crash trends in Florida. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) funded the Observational Survey of Motorcyclists through the use of highway safety funds. Download a PDF copy of the presentation. Presented by: Chanyoung Lee, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Center for Urban Transportation Research Recording http://youtu.be/1NLwHvPdjdo AICP Status AICP-CM credit…

The 2008 Review of Florida’s MPO Long Range Transportation Plans

Federal and state transportation statutes require that a long range transportation plan (LRTP) be developed for all urban areas with more than 50,000 people. The agency responsible for drafting and approving LRTPs is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). There are twenty‐six MPOs in Florida. All of the state’s MPOs are members of the Florida Metropolitan…

Performance Measures to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Public Involvement Activities in Florida

In 2006, the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida completed a comprehensive assessment of public involvement practices and processes in Florida for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The assessment considered public involvement practices at all phases of transportation decision making and included practices of the FDOT Central Office,…

Performance Measures to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Public Involvement Activities in Florida

In 2006, the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida (USF) completed a comprehensive assessment of public involvement practices and processes in Florida for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The assessment considered public involvement practices at all phases of transportation decision making and included practices of the FDOT Central…

Assessing the Practice of Public Involvement in Florida

This report presents findings of a comprehensive assessment of current public involvement practices and processes in Florida. MPO current public involvement practices were assessed using a survey instrument, whereas data on public involvement practices of FDOT were collected through personal on-site interviews with individuals across the various functional units. The assessment considers public involvement practices…

Review of the Broward County MPO Staffing Arrangement

The Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) was established in August 1977. That same year, the MPO entered into an interlocal agreement with Broward County for staffing services. Under the agreement, Broward County agreed to provide the MPO with “professional, technical, clerical, and administrative services, supplies, equipment, office space, and other incidentals needed to manage…

Review of MPO Long Range Transportation Plans and Regional MPO Planning Activities and Products

To assist FDOT with updating the Florida Transportation Plan in coordination with metropolitan planning organization (MPO) planning activities and plans, CUTR was asked to: 1) review and summarize Florida MPO long range transportation plan (LRTP) goals, objectives and planning priorities; 2) assess the status of regional transportation planning products; and 3) document the research method…

Model Regulations and Plan Amendments for Multimodal Transportation Districts

In 1999, the Florida legislature amended Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, commonly known as the Growth Management Act, authorizing local governments to establish multimodal transportation districts. The purpose of the legislation was to provide a planning tool that Florida communities could use to systematically reinforce community design elements that support walking, bicycling and transit use. It…