Archive for the Research Category

Flexible Public Transportation Services in Florida

(Center Identification Number: 77942) Due to the increasing demand to provide public transportation services and meet the mobility needs of diverse markets and environments, the transit industry has begun to provide flexible transportation services through cost-effective, unconventional service delivery models, including but not limited to: route deviations,

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Ridership Impacts of South Florida’s EASY Smart Card

(Center Identification Number: 77946) Principal Investigators: Ann C. Joslin, Senior Research Associate Phone: 813-974-9183 E-mail: joslin@cutr.usf.edu Fax: 813-974-5168 and William Morris, Senior Research Associate Phone: 813-974-6804 E-mail: wpmorris@cutr.usf.edu Fax: 813-974-5168 Center for Urban Transportation Research University of South Florida External Project Contact:      Amy Datz State Transit Environmental

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A Tool for Assessing Economic Impacts of Public Transit Spending

(Center Identification Number: 77941) Principal Investigators: Steve Polzin, Director, Mobility Research Phone: 813-974-9849 E-mail: polzin@cutr.usf.edu Fax: 813-974-5168 and Xuehao Chu, Senior Research Associate Phone: 813-974-9831 E-mail: xchu@cutr.usf.edu Fax: 813-974-5168 Center for Urban Transportation Research University of South Florida External Project Contact:      John Zielinski Florida Deparment of Transportation,

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Evaluation of Camera-Based Systems to Reduce Transit Bus Side Collisions

(Center Identification Number: 77940) Principal Investigators: Pei-Sung Lin, Ph.D., P.E., PTOE Phone: 813-974-4910 E-mail: lin@cutr.usf.edu Fax: 813-974-5168 and Achilleas Kourtellis, Ph.D. Phone: 813-974-8073 E-mail: kourtellis@cutr.usf.edu Fax: 813-974-5168 Center for Urban Transportation Research University of South Florida External Project Contact:      Victor B. Wiley, CPM Transit Safety Program Manager,

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Recommendations for Yield-to-Bus Traffic Control Devices and Bus Pullout Bays Design Characteristics

(Center Identification Number: 77939) To facilitate compliance with Florida’s Yield to Bus (YTB) law, this project focuses on the following objectives: •Identify the critical design features and prevailing conditions affecting the safety of the merging maneuvers of buses entering traffic from bus pullout bays. •Quantify the potential

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