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Understanding Ridership Trends in Transit

Florida has seen dramatic ridership declines in the past four years. These declines are over two times more severe than those for the nation and have continued thru 2018. The declines are pervasive with the most severe declines in southeastern Florida locations, which are the most conducive

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Media Framing of Fatal Bicycle Crashes in Hillsborough County: A Critical Discourse Analysis

(Center Identification Number: 79062-19) The purpose of this project is to examine the linguistic choices (e.g., vocabulary, grammar, structure) that frame the relationships between bicyclists and other parties involved in fatal crash events, while attending to identity constructions of social actors and interrogating sociocultural contexts (i.e., policy

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Improving Access to Transit Through Crowdsourced Information – Final Report

The purpose of this research was to facilitate the ongoing collection of information from the public about potential areas of multimodal service and infrastructure improvements and easily share these problems with transit agencies, departments of transportation, and city and county governments. The research team implemented open-source software

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Planning Transportation to Meet the Needs of an Aging Illinois: An Assessment

Illinois has for over a decade specifically addressed the transportation needs of older adults as part of its required Human Services Transportation Plans (HSTP). The state’s HST planning efforts in the 11 HSTP regions are intended to integrate with the ongoing work of the aging networks working

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Development of an Analytical Framework to Rank Pedestrian and Cyclist Projects

Worsening traffic congestion and air pollution, rising road maintenance and construction costs, and escalating health risks from obesity to cardiovascular disease are among major motives triggering the attention of transportation authorities to walking and cycling. Increasing local demands to improve pedestrian/cyclist facilities place a burden on public authorities to balance

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