CUTR Webcast Recording: Integrating Equity into Regional Transportation Planning

April 27, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Integrating Equity into Regional Transportation Planning This webinar explores methods used by MPOs to understand the equity effects of regional transportation plans and investments, based on research conducted for the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC). The webinar will examine how MPOs are identifying communities of concern with regard…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Opening the Door to Multimodal Applications: Creation, Maintenance and Application of GTFS Data

February 2, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Opening the Door to Multimodal Applications: Creation, Maintenance and Application of GTFS Data The General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) describes fixed-route public transportation service to facilitate integration of transit information into various applications. This webcast will provide an overview of the opportunities to use GTFS for many different types of…

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…

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…