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Methodology for Linking Greenways and Trails with Public Transportation in Florida

(Center Identification Number: 77967-00) Principal Investigator: Sara Hendricks, 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 Co-Principal Investigators: Martin Catala, GIS 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 bond@cutr.usf.edu (813) 974-9977 DSR Contact: Sharon Pinson, Sponsored Research Administrator 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: Gabrielle Matthews, Transit Planner Transit Office 605 Suwannee Street, MS 26 Tallahassee, FL 32399 gabrielle.matthews@dot.state.fl.us (850) 414-4532 Background Statement One of the goals of the Florida Transportation Plan 2060 is to make transportation decisions to support and enhance livable communities. Qualities of livable communities include a mix of affordable transportation options, such as public transit, passenger rail, walking … Read entire article »

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Improving Access to Transit through Crowdsourced Information

(Center Identification Number: 77969-00) Principal Investigator: Sean J. Barbeau, Ph.D., Principal Mobile Software Architect for R&D 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 barbeau@cutr.usf.edu (813) 974-7208 DSR Contact: Sharon Pinson, Sponsored Research Administrator 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: Elba Lopez, FDOT Project Manager Regional Transit/Intermodal Systems Planning FDOT Dist. 7 – Intermodal Systems Development (ISD) 11201 N. McKinley Drive, MS-7-500 Tampa, FL 33612-6403 elba.lopez@dot.state.fl.us (813) 975-6403 Purpose and Benefit of Research The purpose of this research is to facilitate the ongoing collection of information about potential areas of multimodal service and infrastructure improvements from the public that can be easily shared with transit agencies, departments of transportation, and city and county governments. This research will enable the capture of various … Read entire article »

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Capturing the Benefits of Complete Streets

(Center Identification Number: 77968-00) Principal Investigator: Victoria Perk, 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 perk@cutr.usf.edu (813) 974-7327 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: Larry Hymowitz, MobilityCoordinator FDOT Project Manager Office of Modal Development Florida Department of Transportation, District 4 3400 West Commercial Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 larry.hymowitz@dot.state.fl.us (954) 777-4663 Purpose and Benefit of Research Anecdotal information indicates that private investment and property value increases are associated with featured Complete Streets projects; however, the studies do not compare them to the economic benefits or return on investment of non-Complete Streets projects. Therefore, this research will investigate comparing investments in roadway capacity (i.e., projects that serve to increase private vehicle speed and/or … Read entire article »

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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 Texas Transportation Institute’s annual Urban Mobility Reports, Florida’s population increased 15% in the seven largest … Read entire article »

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A New Transit Safety Narrative

Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 17, Issue 4 (2014) by Todd Litman Public transportation is, overall, a relatively safe (low crash risk) and secure (low crime risk) transport mode. Transit travel has about one-tenth the traffic casualty (injury or death) rate as automobile travel, and residents of transit-oriented communities have about one-fifth the per capita crash casualty rate as in automobile-oriented communities. Transit also tends to have lower overall crime rates than automobile travel, and transit improvements can help reduce overall crime risk by improving surveillance and economic opportunities for at-risk populations. Despite its relative safety and security, many people consider transit travel dangerous and are reluctant to use it or support service expansions in their communities. Various factors contribute to this excessive fear, including the nature of transit travel, heavy … Read entire article »

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