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Developing Guidelines for Incorporating Managing Demand into WSDOT Planning and Programming

(Center Identification Number: 77964-00) Principal Investigator: Philip L. Winters, Director, TDM Program National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at the 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 Problem Statement WSDOT’s Moving Washington policy directs agency employees to integrate demand management, operations, and strategic capacity strategies to achieve a reliable, responsible, and sustainable transportation system that supports Washington State’s healthy economy, environment, and communities. To meet the intent of Moving Washington, WSDOT’s planning and programming efforts must evolve to evaluate the costs, benefits, and effectiveness of a more diverse set of transportation solutions, including those that require implementation by partnering jurisdictions. Only through this broader lens will WSDOT be able to identify and implement the least cost, practical solutions that will help WSDOT meet transportation challenges within … Read entire article »

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Florida Commuter Choice Training Program

(Center Identification Number: 77965-00) Principal Investigator: Philip L. Winters, Director, TDM Program National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at the 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 Administrative Officer: Sharon Pinson Division of Sponsored Research spinson@research.usf.edu (813) 974-0360 Project Description The following outlines the scope of services for carrying out the vision, mission, goals and objectives of the Florida Commuter Choice Training program over the period of this contract. Vision:  Create the nation’s premier training program in transportation demand management (TDM). Mission: Improve the performance of commuter assistance programs through the provision of comprehensive and effective technical training to advance their delivery of practical, proven solutions to current and future transportation needs through choice of travel mode, time, frequency, trip length, cost and route.  The training is directed at Florida transportation professionals and … Read entire article »

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Florida Statewide Transportation Demand Management Clearinghouse

(Center Identification Number: 77963-00) Principal Investigator: Philip L. Winters, Director, TDM Program National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at the 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 Investigator: Julie Bond, Senior Research Associate National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at the 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 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 Project Description The Florida Statewide Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Clearinghouse provides technical assistance in support of Florida’s commuter assistance program to achieve Florida’s 2060 vision and goals as identified in the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) 2060 Florida Transportation Plan (and shown below). According to the Federal Highway Administration, TDM is “any … Read entire article »

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Transit Manager Certificate Program

(Center Identification Number: 77959-00) Principal Investigators: Edward Bart, Senior Research Associate National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CUT 100 Tampa, Florida  33620-5375 ebart@cutr.usf.edu (813) 974-3120 Administrative Officer: Sharon Pinson Division of Research Grants spinson@research.usf.edu (813) 974-0360 Project Description The Transit Manager Certificate Program (TMCP) was developed by the Florida Department of Transportation’s Office of Freight, Logistics and Passenger Operations.  Through FDOT’s, insight and innovation, the TCMP offers professional development to Florida’s public transportation managers, and provides them with the educational tools and resources necessary to solve today’s public transportation challenges. The program, sponsored and directed by FDOT, will be administered by the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) and offered in cooperation with the University of South Florida’s (USF) Continuing Education’s University College and CUTR. The Program will be structured to offer … Read entire article »

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Smart Parking Guidance System Demonstration

(Center Identification Number: 34100-00) Introduction The Smart Parking Guidance System Demonstration Project (PGS) began upon its approval in the spring 2013 SGEF project cycle. A campus wide recruitment effort resulted in the hiring of several graduate student assistants representing multiple colleges and departments who have conducted this research and planning effort.  This project addresses the problem of transportation fuel wasted as a result of student motorists arriving on campus and having to circulate for a long time before finding a parking space. Phase 2 of this project will deploy the selected technologies to track the availability of parking spaces in a selected garage and lot.  The deployment will include digital displays that communicate real time parking availability at these facilities and a mobile phone application (app).  The app will relay not only the … Read entire article »

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