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Technology Application among Florida Community Transportation Coordinators

(Center Identification Number: 77970-00) Principal Investigator: Nevine Labib Georggi, 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 georggi@cutr.usf.edu (813) 974-9770 Co-Principal Investigator: Joel Volinski, NCTR Program Director 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 volinski@cutr.usf.edu (813) 974-9847 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: Sheri Powers, Area 5 Project Manager Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged Florida Department of Transportation 605 Suwannee Street, MS 49 Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450 sheri.powers@dot.state.fl.us 850-410-5710 Background Statement Individuals who are “transportation disadvantaged” may include people who are elderly, have disabilities, or low-income. A survey by the U. S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) of transit agencies found … Read entire article »

Filed under: Project Scopes, Research in Progress

Forecasting Paratransit Services Demand – Review and Recommendations

(Center Identification Number: 77938) Travel demand forecasting tools for Florida’s paratransit services are outdated, utilizing old national trip generation rate generalities and simple linear regression models. In its guidance for the development of mandated Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plans (TDSP), the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD) refers transit planners to the May 1993 “Methodology Guidelines for Forecasting TD Transportation Demand at the County Level” to develop forecasts of transportation disadvantaged populations. This report examines the current demand forecasting procedure, examines samples of other forecasting methods, and details critical factors that should be considered in addressing the development of a new paratransit demand forecasting model. The report concludes with the development of an updated paratransit service demand model and details its application. A dynamic model spreadsheet was developed which requires relatively … Read entire article »

Filed under: Final Report Abstracts, FY 2011 Final Reports, Projects, Publications

Urban Bus Services in Developing Countries and Countries in Transition: A Framework for Regulatory and Institutional Developments

Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 14, Issue 4 (2011) by Brendan Finn and Corinne Mulley   … Read entire article »

Filed under: Journal of Public Transportation Abstracts

Exploring the Willingness and Ability to Pay for Paratransit in Bandung,

Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 12, Issue 2 (2009) by Tri Basuki Joewono … Read entire article »

Filed under: Journal of Public Transportation Abstracts

Travel Assistant Device (TAD) to Aid Transit Riders with Special Needs

(Center Identification Number: 77711) The goal of the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act is to provide equal opportunity, full participation, and independence to persons with disabilities. The inability to travel, or the lack of knowledge in accessing the available transportation options, frequently translates into difficulty finding employment, seeking necessary medical services, and participating in educational or vocational training. Simple tasks such as knowing when to pull the cord to indicate the need to exit the bus can be challenging for people with cognitive disabilities. Travel trainers provide one-on-one instruction to develop the skills necessary for independent transit riding. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Final Report Abstracts, FY 2006 Final Reports, Research