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2015 GIS in Transit Conference

This unique conference is for transit planners, managers, researchers and  GIS industry experts who are interested in sharing ways to use geographic and spatial analysis in transit planning, operations, and marketing to increase efficiency and effectiveness. Conference Objectives Provide transit professionals with experience and interest in GIS an opportunity to learn from peers and industry experts (vendors, researchers, and practitioners) Discuss emerging trends in geo-spatial analysis and transit informatics Demonstrate the use of GIS data to improve transit efficiency and effectiveness Provide a forum for public-private discussions about practical applications of new technologies Mark Your Calendar! 2015 GIS in Transit Conference Presented by URISA, the National Center for Transit Research and the Transportation Research Board Hamilton Crowne Plaza Washington, DC September 1-3, 2015 (Note that Labor Day is September 7 this year) Registration and More Follow this conference on Twitter: #TransitGIS … Read entire article »

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Statewide Transit Technical Assistance and Training Program

(Center Identification Number: 77973-00) Project Managers: Lisa Staes, Program Director Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CUT 100 Tampa, Florida  33620-5375 staes@cutr.usf.edu (813) 974-9787 Rob Gregg Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CUT 100 Tampa, Florida  33620-5375 gregg@cutr.usf.edu (813) 974-8383 Introduction The Statewide Technical Assistance and Training Program provides training and technical assistance to Florida’s public transportation community.  The purpose of the program is to ensure the highest level of productivity among transit professionals, promote and encourage management and operational efficiencies, promote and ensure safety and security at Florida’s transit properties, and ensure the provision of more cost-effective transit services.  Courses and workshops are provided throughout the year on wide ranging topics across transit disciplines.  In … Read entire article »

Florida Transit Operator Trainer Training Program

(Center Identification Number: 77972-00) Principal Investigator: Lisa Staes, Program Director Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CUT 100 Tampa, Florida  33620-5375 staes@cutr.usf.edu (813) 974-9787 Co-Principal Investigators: Holly Carapella, Research Associate Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CUT 100 Tampa, Florida  33620-5375 hollyc@cutr.usf.edu (813) 974-1446 Administrative Officer: Sharon Pinson, Division of Sponsored Research Office of Research and Innovation University of South Florida 3702 Spectrum Blvd, Suite 165 Tampa, Florida  33612-9445 spinson@research.usf.edu (813) 974-0360 Introduction In 2000, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida (USF) partnered to develop the Florida Transit Operator Trainer Training Program. The program offers training courses to Florida’s transit operator trainers through a voluntary state and federal certificate program.   The … Read entire article »

Evaluation of Automated Vehicle Technology for Transit

(Center Identification Number: 77975-00) The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the state of automated vehicle (AV) technology in transit. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) wishes to know what AV technology is currently available that could be used in transit with an eye towards possible demonstration projects. It finds that the operational use of AV technology by transit in the U.S. has been limited to a few prototypes. With one exception, there are no immediate plans by bus manufacturers to add AV technology to their vehicles. The exception was Volvo/Nova Bus. They are considering adding a bicycle/pedestrian warning system to their buses. It appears that for the moment any new demonstrations … Read entire article »

Community2Go! – Pilot of a Community-Based Voluntary Travel Behavior Change Effort

(Center Identification Number: 77974-00) Principal Investigator: Philip L. Winters, Director, TDM Program Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CUT 100 Tampa, Florida  33620-5375 winters@cutr.usf.edu (813) 974-9811 Co-Principal Investigators: Sara Hendricks, Senior Research Associate Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CUT 100 Tampa, Florida  33620-5375 bond@cutr.usf.edu (813) 974-9977 Julie Bond, Senior Research Associate Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CUT 100 Tampa, Florida  33620-5375 bond@cutr.usf.edu (813) 974-9977 DSR Contact: Sharon Pinson, Division of Sponsored Research Office of Research and Innovation University of South Florida 3702 Spectrum Blvd, Suite 165 Tampa, Florida  33612-9445 spinson@research.usf.edu (813) 974-0360 Project Manager: Michael Wright, Statewide CAP & Florida RTAP Manager Florida DOT – Transit Office michael.wright1@dot.state.fl.us (850) 414-4529 Background Statement Traffic congestion and the associated environmental impacts continue to adversely affect Floridians. According to the … Read entire article »