Archive for the Publications Category

GIS Applications at Florida’s Transit Agencies: Scope, Trends, and Issues Transit

(Center Identification Number: 473-10)  This study reviewed the extent of GIS usage at Florida’s transit agencies. A survey of these agencies was conducted to identify the trends and conditions of their GIS. In order to establish GIS benefits and trends, and to make recommendations for future GIS

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An Exploration of Methodologies: Quantitative and Qualitative Methodology Fusion in an Investigation of Perceptions of Transit Safety

(Center Identification Number: 416-08 parts 1 and 2)  Integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches to transit research provides an innovative tool in both determining and understanding the needs of users and non-users. The present work builds upon the usefulness of each method and integrates them in the assessment

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Assessment of Transit Information Materials and Development of Criteria for Prototype Transit Materials

(Center Identification Number: 473-12)  Through its National Center for Transit Research (NCTR), and under contract with the Florida Department of Transportation, the Center for Urban Transportation Research expanded upon the findings of the NCTR Research Project, Assessment of Operational Barriers and Impediments to Transit Use, wherein the

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Public Transportation Synthesis Series: Safer Stops for Vulnerable Customers

(Center Identification Number: 473-13 part 1)  As transit agencies continue to seek innovative and effective means of increasing ridership and improving the image of public transportation, the bus stop must be acknowledged as part of the overall transit environment. Factors such as the location, design, maintenance, and

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Public Transportation Synthesis Series: Building Transit Oriented Development in Established Communities

(Center Identification Number: 473-13 part 5)   This report provides a synthesis of the steps that established car oriented communities have taken to transform into transit oriented communities. The report identifies several approaches, such as the use of transit oriented design, focusing transit oriented development (TOD) around park-and-ride

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