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Transit Boardings Estimation and Simulation Tool (TBEST) Calibration for Guideway and BRT Modes

(Center Identification Number: 77945) This research initiative was motivated by a desire of the Florida Department of Transportation and the Transit Boardings Estimation and Simulation Tool (TBEST) project team to enhance the value of TBEST to the planning community by improving its capability to provide forecasts for

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Integrating Transit with Road Pricing Projects

(Center Identification Number: 77948) This study examined various levels of the treatment of public transportation in conjunction with the implementation of managed lane highway projects. It details the ranges of transit investments identified in and associated with managed lanes that are in operation and those being planned,

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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(Center Identification Number: 77938) Travel demand forecasting tools for Florida’s paratransit services are outdated, utilizing old national trip generation rate generalities and simple linear regression models.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)

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Tracking Costs of Alternatively Fueled Buses in Florida – Phase II

(Center Identification Number: 77943) The goal of this project was to continue collecting and reporting the data on the performance and costs of alternatively fueled public transit vehicles in the state in a consistent manner in order to keep the Bus Fuels Fleet Evaluation Tool (BuFFeT) cost

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Analysis of Movable Bus Stop Boarding and Alighting Areas

(Center Identification #79050-02-B) This study explored the feasibility of using movable and reusable boarding and alighting (B&A) pads at bus stops.  Potential design alternatives in terms of materials and structural support for these pads were evaluated. The review focused on the existing and alternative design materials, especially in

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