Yearly archive for 2014

Guidebooks for Estimating Total Transit Usage through Extrapolating Incomplete Counts

(Center Identification Number: 79060-17) Principal Investigator Xuehao Chu, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CUT100 Tampa, FL 33620 813-974-9831 xchu@cutr.usf.edu Federal Transit Administration Project Manager Keith Gates, P.E. NTD

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A Transit-Based Evacuation Model for Metropolitan Areas

Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 17, Issue 3 (2014) by Xin Zhang and Gang-len Chang This paper develops a decision-support model for transit-based evacuation planning occurring in metropolitan areas. The model consists of two modules executed in a sequential manner: the first deals with determining pick-up locations from

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Onboard Video Feedback Systems on Reducing Transit Collisions and Injuries

Journal of Public Transportation Article in Volume 17, Issue 3 (2014) by Michael Litschi and Peter Haas  In the mid-2000s, public transit agencies began testing onboard video feedback systems on buses, which capture short video clips when triggered by an unusual event such as hard braking, a sharp turn, or

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