Archive for the Final Report Abstracts Category

Estimating the Impacts of Transit Service on Roadway Congestion

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s (TTI’s) Urban Mobility Report (UMR) provides transportation decision-makers with urban-area congestion statistics and trends. Data and their availability have continued to evolve rapidly over the years that this report has been produced, and TTI researchers have updated the UMR methodology as new

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Ridership Impacts of South Florida’s EASY Smart Card

(Center Identification Number: 77946) Smart card-based Automated Fare Collection Systems (AFCS) are being increasingly deployed in transit systems across the US. Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) has recently deployed such a system branded as the EASY Card. The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) also deployed the same system

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A Tool for Assessing the Economic Impacts of Spending on Public Transit

(Center Identification Number: 77941) In this project, an Excel-based template tool was developed for transit agencies, local governments, and other stakeholders of public transit to estimate the economic impacts of spending on public transit. Features include the following: • Uses input-output multipliers from the Regional Input-Output Modeling

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A Qualitative Analysis of Bus Simulator Training on Transit Incidents – A Case Study in Florida

(Center Identification Number: 77701) The purpose of this research was to track and observe three Florida public transit agencies as they incorporated and integrated computer-based transit bus simulators into their existing bus operator training programs. In addition to the three Florida case study agencies, four transit agencies outside

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