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UARTERL Y REPORT THROUGH )UNE 30, 1998 THE NATIONAL URBAN TRANSIT INSTITUTE Jul y 1998 c.ntet IOf'UrOatl !WMII'Ch Collett of En!)iMtM9 UniVfl"Siry Dlf Sovltl Florida 4202 e. A"-' CUT 100 Tl,..., Fl. 331620.$J75 Pt.Otlt : 8 1 3-974-3 1 20


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TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION PAGE RESEARCH PROJECT STATUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Overview ............. .... ................. .... . .................. .... .... 3 NUTI Research Project Status Table ... .... . .................. .... 4 Year3 NUTI3-FAMU-1 NUTI3-FAMU-2 NUT13-FAMU-3 NUT I3-FSU-4 NUTI3-USF-6 Year4 NUTI4-FAMU-4 NUTI4-FSU-1 NUT14-FSU-3 NUTI4-FSU-4 NUT14-USF-2 NUT14-USF-3 NUTI4USF-4 NUTI4-USF-5 NUTI4-USF-6 NUT14-USF-7 YearS NUT15-FAMU-1 NUTIS..FAMU-2 NUTIS-FAMU-3 NUTIS-FIU-1 NUTIS-FSU-1 The Church: An Alternative Urban Transportalion Amenity . . . . 5 Evalualion of Mass Transit on Environmental Equity and Justice . 6 An Assessment of the Relationship Between the T eleoommuting Population and Public Transportation Managers . . . . . . . . 7 N i che Marketing: Opportunities for Incre asing Short and Long-term Transit Ridership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Geographic Informat ion Syslems as a Tool for Examining Environmental Equity Issues i n Public Transportat io n . . . . . . 9 African -American Mobi lity Symposium IV (AAMSIV) ........... .. 10 FIMAT-New Techno logy for Interactive Tra n sit User Informatio n Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 Cust omer Service : Enhancing Consumer Awareness and Perceptions of Public Transit Services Providers . . . . . . . . 12 Energy and Environmental Performance of Existi n g and Emerging Public Transportation Tec hno l ogies . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Journal of Public Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 African-American Mobility Symposium IV (AAMS IV} . . . . . 15 NPTS Travel Data Analysis .............. ......... .... ..... 16 Opportunities fo r the Coordination of General Public Transit and School Bus Transportat io n .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 17 Perspe c tives on lhe Future of Public Transportation . . . . . . 18 ADA Service Criteria : Best Practices for Complying with Paratransil System capacity Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Minority Mobility Symposium IV .. .. .. .. . .. .. . .. . .. . 20 Public Transit and Welfare-to-Work: Exploralory Research and Assessment of a Clearinghouse for the D i ssem ination of WelfareTo-Work Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Linking Transportation Modeling Software With Geographic Information SystemsA Synthesis of The State of The Practice . . 22 At Grade Busway Planning Guide .. .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . 23 Continuation of the Promotional Malerials Clearinghouse . . . . 24 iii


SECTION Year 5 (Con't) NUTI5-FSU-2 NUT15-USF-1 NUTIS-USF 2 NUT15-USF-3 NUTIS-USF-4 NUTIS-USF-5 NUTIS-USF-6 NUTISUSF-7 PAGE Training Guide and Educational Traini n g Workshops on Econom i c Impact Assessment Methods for Public Transi t . . . . . . . . 25 NUTI Year Five Program Administration ....................... 26 Case Studies of Creative Transi t Agencies . . . . . . . . . 27 Forum for Assessing the Implications of ISTEA Reauthorization on Publ i c Transit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Guidebook for Trans it Economic I mpact Studies . . . . . . . . 29 Second National Conference on GIS in Transit . . . . . . . . 30 Public and Welfare-to-Work: Exploratory Research . . . . 31 Minority Mobility Symposium .. . .. . .. . . .. . .. . . . .. 32 ANNUAL PLAN ACTMTIES STATUS ........... ....................................... 33 I n troduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Goal I : Research Program . . . . . . . . . . 35 Goal II: Research Program Perfonnance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Goal ill : Tec hnology Transfe r .................................................. 47 Goal IV: Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Goal V: Human Resources . . .. . .. . . . . . .. . . . . .. . .. .. . . . 62 FINANCIAL STATUS ........................................ ........ ............. 71 Annual inst itute F inancial Report. Year Three Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Annual Institute F inancia l Report, Year Four Summary ..... .... ....... ... .... 74 Annual institute Financia l Report, Year Five Summary ..... ..... ... .... .... 75 Estimated Spending by Task.. Year Three Projects ......... .... ..................... 76 Estimated Spending by Task, Year Four P r ojects ....... . .... ..................... 77 Estimated Spending by Task. Year F ive Projects .. .. ..... ..... ..... 78 lv




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RESEARCH PROJECT STATUS Overview The NUT! Researc h Project Status Table on the next page prov ides a n overview summary of project status for the various research projects programed i n each year since NUTI's i nception. The Research Project Status section has a one-page status report on each active p r oject. Authored by the individ u al principa l i nvestigators, these reports cover progress to date on the projects. Multi-year projects: Program Administration The Promotional Materials Clearinghouse and The Journal of Public Transportation are shown once i n the Project Status section The year and number of th e pro ject are shown i n the numbering scheme: the number i mmediately fo ll owing NUT! refers to the grant funding year and the second numbe r displays the number of the project for that u niversity (i.e. NUT1 4-XXXX-1 ) P roj ects are presented chronologically by year with the oldest projects first a l phabetically by university and sequentially by project number. 3


N UTI R esearch Projec t Status Tab le Number Fi n al of Rep ort P r ojec t s Ini t i ated Stage C 9> 12 All pro j ects compl e ted Two FAMU 3 ..!) 3 0 Year FlU 3 ..!) -1> 3 All projects completed Three FSU 4 o!> 1 3 USF 4 ..!) 1 3 FAMU 4 1 Projects o n h old Year F lU 3 ..!) 9> 3 All projects comp l e t ed Four FSU 4 4 USF 7 5 1 In it iation of additiona l projects awa it s r ollove r fu nd s from years 2and3 FAM U 4 2 Rema i ni n g pro j ects a waiting rev i sed scopes Year FlU 1 3 F ive FSU 2 2 USF 5 4 1 Administration and Journal activitie s no t i ndud e d in tab l e. 4


Project Number: Project Title: Principal Investigators: USDOT Grant No. DTRS93-G-0019 NUTI3FAMU 1 THE CHURCH: AN ALTERNATIVE URBAN TRANSPORTATION AMENITY Charles A. Wright, Ph.D., P.E. Professor College of Engineering Sciences, Teehno/Ogy & Agricu/furu Engineering Technology Florida A & M University Tel: (850) 561-2920; Fax : (850) 561-2739 Addis C. Taylor, Ph. D. Cllaltpersoo and Assocla/e Professor of Economics Cc/lege of Arts and Sdence$ Florida A & M University TIJI.: 599-3138; Fax : (850) 581 2290 Draft of final report was prepared and reviewed by peer committee. There has been a de l ay due to lack of funds and response 5


RESEARCH PROJECT STATUS Project Number: USDOT Grant No. DTR$93-G-0019 NUT13-FAMU Project Title : EVALUATION OF MASS TRANSIT ON ENVIRONMENTAL EQUITY AND JUSTICE Principal I nvestigators : Ray A. Shackelford, Ph.D. OirectodAssjstant Professor Administrative Setvices Environmental Sciences Institute Florida A & M University Tel : (850) 599-3550; Fax: (850) 561-2739 Charles A. Wright, Ph.D., P.E Professor Division of Engineering Technology College of EngiiH!ering Sciences and Agricuttuf8 Florida A & M University Tel.: (850) 561-2920; Fax: (850) 561 During this quarter the research activities included the following : Completed changes that were recommended by peer review committee Prepared final draft report which was se nt to committee for review Problems encountered during this quarter include delays in obtaining responses, reassignment of staff to other projects and lack of staff. Th is project i s needed to help promot e a balance between economic development transportation systems, and environmenta l equity and justice issues. 6


Project Number. Project Title: Principal Investigators: RESEARCH PROJECT STATUS USDOT Grant No. DTRS93-G..0019 NUT13-FAMU-3 AN ASSESSMENT OF TtiE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TELECOMMUTING POPULATION AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION MANAGERS Charles A. Wright, Ph.D., P.E. Professor College of Engineering Sciences Technology & Agriculture Engineering Technology Florida A & M University Tel: (850) 561-2920; Fax: (850) 561-2739 Addis C. Taylor, Ph.D. oepattrnent Chairperson and Associate Professor Oeparlment of Economics CC/Iege of Arts and Sciences Florida A & M University Tel.: (850) 599-3138 ; Fax: (850) 561 -2290 D uri ng the past q uarter the research activrties i ncluded the following: Completed data analysis. Incorporated changes that were recommended by the review committee Completed draft on final repo rt Problems enco u ntered, lack of staff. 7


Project Number: Project Trtle: Princ i pal Investigators : RESEARCH PROJECT STATUS USDOT Grant No. DTRS93-G.0019 NUTI3FSU-4 NICHE MARKETING : OPPORTUNmES FOR INCREASING SHORT AND LONG-TERM TRANSIT RIDERSHIP Bill Mustard Director of Research and Services F/otida Inst itute for Market i ng T ransportation Collage of Business Florida State Univers;ty Tel.: (850) 644-2509; Fax: (850) 644-6231 Dr J. Joseph Cronin, Jr. Professor Market i ng D opartm

Project Number: Project Trtle: Principal Investigators: USDOT Grant No. DTRS93G.0019 NUTt3-USF.(; GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AS A TOOL FOR EXAMINING ENVIRONMENTAL EQUITY ISSUES IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Eric T. Hill Research Asscclate Tel. : (813} 974-9849: Fax: (813} 9 7 4-5168 Beverly G. Ward Deputy Director for Operations Tel.: (813} 9 7 4-3120: Fa x : (813) 974-5168 CenterforUman Transportation Researeh Colfe{/6 of Engineering University of South Florida A draft final report has bee n completed and undergone inter n al review Based on reviewer comments the report is being modified to respond to issues and questions The final technica l report will be completed in the next sixty days. 9


Project Number: Project Title: Principal Investigators: USOOT Grant No. DTRS93-G.0019 NUTI4..f AMU-4 AFRICAN-AMERICAN MOBILITY SYMPOSIUM IV (AAMS IV) Charla$ A. Wright, P.E., Ph. D. Professor Divisiot> of Engineering Technology Alvin Shipmon Research Associate Oivisioo of Engineering Technology Florida A&M UnNet$ily Tallahassee, FL 32307 Tel: (850) 561; Fax: (850) 561-2739 FAMU participated in the planning and conduct of AAMS IV. CUTR is producing the proceedings from the conference for delivery as a technical report. 10


Projec:t Numbe r. Projec:t Title : Princlpallnvesllga tors: RESEARC H PROJECT STATIJS USDOT Grant No DTRS93-G.0019 NUT14-FSU 1 FIMAT NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR INTERACTIVE TRANSIT US E R I NFORMATION SYSTEM S Bill M ustard Director, FIMA T Florida state Univoi'Jity T allahassee FL 32306-3037 T e l: ( 850) 644-2509 : F a x : (850) O.Way n Carve r Asst Dirodor, FIMA T Flcrirlo state univ

Project Number: Project Title: Principal Investigators: RESEARCH PROJECT STATUS USDOT Grant No. DTRS93-G-0019 NUT14-FSU3 FIMAT CUSTOMER SERVICE: ENHANC I NG CONSUMER AWARENESS AND PERCEPTIONS OF PUBLIC TRANSIT SERVICES PROVIDERS Bill Mustard Director of Research and Services Florida institute for Marlceting A/temanve Transportation (FIMA T) Florida State University Tallahassee FL 32306-3037 Tel: (850) 644-2509; Fax : (850) 644-6231 Dr. J. Joseph Cronin, Jr. Professor of Marlceting College of Business Florida State University Tallahassee FL 32306-1042 Tel: (850) 644-7858; Fax: (850) 644-4098 During the second quarter of 1998, the research instrument was developed and a sample frame identified. Data collection is scheduled for July and August 1998. The data analysis will then be undertaken and the final report completed and sent to peer review. 12


Project Number: Project Title: Princ i pal Investigator : Associate lnves1igators : this quarter i n cluded: USDOT Grant No. DTRS93-G-Q019 NUT14-FSU4 ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF EXISTING AND EMERGING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TECHNO LOG IES Dr. Thomas A. Lynch Director Center for Economic Forecasting and Analysis Florida State UnWeTSity Tallahassee, FL 32310 Tel: (850) 644-7357; Fa< (850) 385-8266 Dr. Andrew Dzurik Professor Department of CWil Engineering College of Engineering FSUIFAMU Tallahassee, FL 323C6-4058 Tel: (850) 487-6124; Fax: (850) 487-6142 Loyd Lyday Associate Dinwtor Center lor Economic Forecas6ng and Analysis Florida State un;versity Tallahassee, FL 32306-4016 Tel: (850) 644-7357; Fax: (850) 487 Finished lite rature review a n d working draft" that eva l uates the cost effectiveness and efficiency of alternative technol ogies used i n public transit across the country. Secured the services of a FSU Economics Graduate student to help complete the analys i s Completed the review of alternative fuels research and l i m its to use o f alternative tech n ologies during thi s q u arter. Significant advances i n deve lopment of the spread sheet model des ign i s unde r deve lopment. Initial draft was forwarded to Dr. Steven Polzi n peer reviewer. Other progress is ongoing and the project is on time with the current extension. A number of research ers express ed strong i nterest i n securing copies of th e final report from this analysis on its conclusion Very little comparative analysis is currently available i n this area. A number of competing" techno l ogies are publi sh ing thei r results, but the fina l results are often not presented in a comparative framework. 13


RESEARCH PROJECT STATUS Project Number: Project Title: Principal Investigators: USDOT Grant No. JOURNAL OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Gary Brosch Director Tel: (813) 974-3120; Fax: (813) 974-5168 Patricia Henderson Communifstions Manage r Tel: (813) 974-9759; Fax: (813) 974-5168 Center for Utban Transportation Resean:h (CUTR) College of Engineering University of South Florida Tampa, FL 3362().5375 Specific activities In this quarter Include: NUT\4-USF-2 Updated/maintained information on the CUTR Web site regard ing the journal. Continued word of mouth promotion. Responded to requests for manuscript and journal information via e-mail, regular mall, phone, etc. Identified reviewers and sent manuscripts out for review. Added names to jo urna l mail ing l ist upon request. Sent letters i nviting paper submissions Accepted and rejected papers for Vol 2, No 1. Began production work on Vol 2, No 1 14


Project Number: Project Title: Principal Investigators: RESEARCH PROJECT US DOT Grant No. DTRS93-G..()()19 NUT14-USF-3 AFRICAN-AMERICAN MOBILITY SYMPOSIUM IV (AAMS IV) Eric T. Hill Research Associate Tel: (813) 974-9845; Fax: (813) 974-5168 D. Michael Crittenden Research Associate Tel: (813) 974-1271; Fax: (813) 974-5168 Beverly G. Ward Deputy Director Tel : (813) 974-9n3; Fa.: (813) 974-5168 Center for Utban Transportation Research (CUTR) College of Engineering of South FlotirJa Tampa. FL 33620.5375 The proceedings from the 1W7 symposium are approximately 75 percent complete. A final version will be completed in the next quarter. 15


Project Number: Project Title: Principal Investigators: USDOT Grant No. DTRS93-G.0019 NPTS TRAVEL DATA ANALYSIS Joel R. Roy Research Associate Tel: (813} 974-9837; Fax: (813) 974 Steven E. Polzin, P.E., Ph.D. Deputy Director, Institutes Tel: (813) 974-9849; Fax: (813) 974-5168 Center for Urban Transportation Research College of Engineering University of SOOth Florida Tampa, FL 33620.5375 NUTI4.USF-4 Work is neari ng completion on this project. The draft tech nica l report has been favorably reviewed by several outside reviewers including three agency planning staff at FHWA and FTA and intema l faculty Changes are now being made. We will make the report available on the NUTI web to disseminate the findings. Findings were presented at the APTA Bus Operations and Techno logy Conference in Phoenix in May 1998 and were well received. findings from NPTS analysis were published in the Urban Monitor and other findings have been submitted to an additional Journal for publication. Two students have been actively i nvolved In carrying out the analysis. One completed his masters thesis on this topic in December 1997 and has since gone to work for F lorida DOT. The other accepted a position a consulting firm Based on the positive response to this research and the research issues identified during the analysis, additional efforts will be directed to this topic to produce additional publications. A budget suppl emen t from prior year unexpended funds will be programmed to support that effort. 16


Project Number: Project Title: Principal Investigators: USDOT Grant No. DTRS93-G.()019 NUT14-USF-5 OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE COORDINATION OF GENERAL PUBLIC TRANSIT AND SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION Michael Baltes Research Associate Tel: (813) 974-9843; Fax: (813) 974-5168 William Morris Research Associate Tel: (813) 974-6804; Fax: (813) 974-5168 Center for Urban Transportation Resealdl College of Engineering University of South Florida Tampa FL 33620 During the past quarter, specific activities included: Continuation of the review and summation of l iterature regarding coordination between the two modes. Again due to the nature of the l iterature and the difficulty in obtain ing some reports/articles project staff are still reviewing the literature obtained and p utt ing together a draft literature review The potential case study sites h ave been narrowed down from 10 to 5 cities. A final decision regarding which cities will be selected should occur during the upcoming quarter once the s u rvey of transit properties i s complete and additional personal contact is made with the cities regarding their ability to participate i n the case studies. As noted in the last progress report, three (3) case study sites will be utilized. A writte n survey to be distributed to transit properties throughout the U.S. is currently being finalized The final survey instrument will be mailed during the upcoming quarter. 17


Project Number: Project Title: Princ ipal I nvestigato r: USDOT Grant No. DTRS93-G.0019 N UTI4..USF-6 PERSPECTIVES ON THE FUTURE OF PUBUC TRANSPORTATION Steven E. Polzin, P.E Ph.D. Deputy Director. I nstitutes Center for Urban Transportation Research College of Engineering University ol S<>uth Florida Tampa, FL 3362().5375 Tel: (813) 974-9849; Fax: (813) 974-5168 Background work cont inues on this project however the princ i p l e researcher wi ll not begi n the i nterviews stage unti l l ater in 1998. This represents a rescheduling due to competing priorities for the principal i nvestigator To date efforts have been directed at gatherin g and reviewing materials regarding the fut ure of public transportation New paradigm research i nitiatives by APTA and TRB are being to ide ntify question structures for the int erview series planned as part of this project. The new transportation l egislation i s a l so being watched to monrtor potentia l i m pacts on the future of publi c transportation. 1 8


Project Number: Project TiUe: Principal I nvestigator: USDOT Grant No. DTRS93G.()019 NUTI4.USF 7 ADA SERVICE CRITERIA: BEST PRACTICES FOR COMPLYING WITH PARA TRANSIT SYSTEM CAPACITY REQUIREMENTS Rosemary G. Mathias Program Mana!}'Jr Center for Urban Transpottation Research Coile!}'J of ngineering University of South Florida Tampa, Fl. 33620-5375 Tel.: (813) 974-9787: Fax: (813) 974 For tha543 who rely on ADA complementary paratranstt services, access to S43rvice is measured in terms of service criteria. The Americans wrth Disabilities Act Includes six service criteria which are US43d to define the leve l of complementary paratransit service that is considered to be comparable to fixed-route service : (1) service area, (2) response time (3) fares (4) trip p urpose, (5) hours and days of service. and (6) capacity constraints (see 49 CFR 37.131). This project is concerned with the sixth criterion capacrty constraints. The reg ulations prohi bit pubic entities form limiting the amount of ADA complementary paratransit S43rvice provided to eligible persons For example, paratransit serv i ce may not restrict or cap" the number of trips an individua l may make nor may systems maintain waiting lists for demand-response service. Also, systems may not operate so as to limit availabilrty of service by imposing capacity constraints (e.g .. providing unt imely S43rvice, trip denials missed trips or excessively long ri des ) The ADA Paratransit Handbook, published i n 199 1 suggests possible paratransit capacity constraint measures and associated standar ds for each of the se four capacity constraint indicators. Measuring and monitoring the ADA capacrty constraint criteria are the focus of this study. This project is now complete. Seventeen Florida transit agencies were inteNiewed to detennine the methods they use to measure and monitor compliance with the capacity constraints requiremen ts for ADA complementary paratransit service including: travel time, m i ssed trips, trip de nials. and on-time performance. Agencies also were asked to describe the e l igibility process they use to determine who may use the service, and were asked about their no-show and cancellation policies. 19


Project Number: Project Title: Principal I n vestigators: RESEARCH PROJECT STATUS USDO T Grant DTRS93-G..0019 MINORITY MOBILITY SYMPOSIUM V Charles A. Wright, P.E. Ph. D Professor Tel: (850) 561-2920, Fax: (850) 561 Alvi n Shipmon Research Associate Tel: (850) 561 Fax (850) 561 Division of Enginooring Technology FlOrida A&M University Tallahassee, FL 32307 NUTIS-FA.MU-1 T h is project will not be put u nder contract unt i l the planning tor th e fifth Minority Mobil ity S ympos ium Is finalized in the next few months. Current plans call f o r the Symposium to be he ld i n spring 1999. Due to modifications i n the symposiu m focus a 1998 symposium was not held. Rece nt ly there was a decision of the CUTR advisory Board and the FOOT co-sponsors to hold the next symposium in spring 1999. 20


Project Number: Project Title: Principal Investigators: RESEARCH PROJECT STATUS US DOT Grant DTRS93-G.(J019 NUT15-FAMU-2 Public Transit And Welfare-to-Work: Exploratory Research And Assessment of a Clearinghouse For The Dissemi n ation of Welfare To-Work Informatio n C h arles A. Wrig h t, P .E., P h.D. Professor Department of engineering Technology Tel: ( 850) S612g2o Fa.: (850) 561-27Jg Addis Taylor, Ph.D. Chairman and Associate Professor Dspartm&nt of Economics Tel: (850) sgg.:Jf38, Fax (850) 561-22go Florida A&M Univ e rsity Tallahassee, FL 32307 D uring the past quarter, the Internet was searched for welfa r e-to-work programs. Other clearing ho uses were assessed for the data and olher general i nformatio n available Many new facts were obtai ned. However there were no expenditures charged agai nst this grant because there were no executable contract In place between the University o f South Florida a n d Flo rida A&M University at thi s time 21


Project Number: Project Title: Principal I nvestigator: USDOT Grant DTRS93-G-0019 linking Transportation Modeling Software With Geographic Information Systems A Synthesis of The State of T he Practice Brenda Robinson, M. Eng., MPA, P.E., C.G.C. Assistant Professor Division of Engineering Technology Florida A&M Unlversi(y Taflahassee. FL 32307 Tel: (850) 599. Fax: {850} 561 During the past quarter. several meetings were h el d. This grant was d i scussed and other preliminary work performed However, no activity was conducted that required expenditures because t here was no executable contract i n place between the University of South Florida and Florida A&M Un ive rs ity at this time In July 1998, after receip t of other deliverables this subcontract was signed. Work will be underway in the next quarter. 22


Project Number: Project Title: Principal Investigators: Accomplishments this quarter: RESEARCH PROJECT STATUS USDO T Grant DTRS93-G-0019 AT-GRADE BUSWAY PLANNING GUIDE L. David Shen, Ph.D., P.E. Professor and Chaitman Tel: (305) 348-3055; Fax: (305) 348-2802 Fang Zhao, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Director and Assistant Professor Tel: (305) 348-3821; Fax: (305) 348-4057 Diana 011pina Research Associate Tel: (305) 348-4058; Fax: (305) 348-4057 Hesham Elbadrawi Reses.n::h Associate Tel: (305) 348-4103; Fax: (305) 348-4057 Lehman Center for Transportatkm Research Deparlment of Civil and Environmental Engineering Florida lntematlonal Unhtersity Miami, FL 33174 NUTIS-FIU-1 Literature review is 90% complete. The l iterature review included all the b usway systems i n North America and other systems world wide. Also the i ijeratu r e review incl udes the busway systems i n Abidjan (Cote D'lvoire), Ankara (Turkey), Belo Horizonte (Brazil). Curitiba (Brazil), Istanb u l (Turkey), Porto Alegre (B razil ) and Sao Paulo (Brazi l) At-9rade busway systems were studied to identify safety problems associated with their operations. Traffic control violations were also studied to identify possible causes of accidents and how loca l traffic systems infl ue nce roadway user activity. A comprehensive statistical analysis and careful evaluation of the accidents for the South Dade Busway were performed to identify the major safety concerns. Signal priority systems for at-jjrade busways were studied. Implementing signal preemptions for at-jjrade busway systems were also studied. Recommendat ions concerning their i mplementation were presented to minimize delays and traffic conflicts. T he development of the planning guidelines for the at-jjrade b usway facilities were ini tiated. The planning process for the busway system in North America is discussed. The design of the busway facilities will be based on the review for all the at-9rade busway systems. One graduate student and one undergradua t e student are currently i nvolved i n developing the planning guide and in studying the traffic sign i mprovements. The project i s on schedule 23


Project Number: Project Title : Principal Investigators : USDOT Grant DTRS93-G.0019 NUTI5-I'SU 1 CONTINUATION OF THE PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS CLEARINGHOUSE Bill Mustard Director of Research and Services The Marketing Institute Tel: (850) 644-2509; Fax: (850) 64U231 Dr. Tomas Hult Director and Assistant Professor Multinational Business. Marketing Tel : (850) 64 ... 7859 ; Fax: (850) 644-4098 Jeff Horton Marl

Project Number: Project Trtle : Principal I nvestigators: Associate Investigator: RESEARCH PROJECT ST USDOT Grant DTR$93-G-0019 NUTISFSU-2 TRAINING GUIDE AND EDUCATIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOPS ON ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT METHODS FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT Dr. Thomas Lynch Director Tel: (850) 644-7357; Fax : (850) 576 Loyd Lyday Associate Director Tel: (850) 644-3410; Fax: (850) 576-2207 Center for Economic Forecasting and Analysis Florida State University Tallahassee, FL 32306 During this quarter, activities included the following: Initiated a literature rev i ew that examines how transit p roperties h ave evaluated the economic impact of transit capital and variable expenses. Secured the services of a FSU Economics Graduate student, Lehr Elison to help complete the analysis. Began a review o f research reports examining different methodologies Dr. Lynch has been In discussion with Dr. George Trez c reator of the REMI economic analysis software We are h opeful that we can work out a shared technology agreement and include the REM I tool as a tool tor economic analysis i n our final report. Other progress is ongoing and the p roject is on time and within budget. A number of researchers expressed strong interest i n securing copies of the final report from this analysis on its conclusion. 25


Project Number: USDOT Grant DTRS93-G.0019 NUTIS-USF-1 Project Trtle: NUTI YEAR F IVE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION Principal Investigator: Steven E. Polzin, Ph.D. P.E. Director, National Urban Transit Jnsilitute Tel : (813) 974-9849; Fa x: (813) 974-5168 Patricia Baptiste Program Assistant Tel: (813) 974-9760; Fax: (813) 974-5168 Center for Utban Transportation RBsearch University of South Florida Tampa, FL During the past quarter the administra tive activities included the following : Completed quarterly report for prior quarter. Adm in istered subcontracts and project invoicing. Monitored TCRP, APT A. FTA and other transit related research, in c ludi ng attending the USDOT sponsored meeting in Chicago on the Transportation Science and Technology Stra t egy. Submitted additional comple ted technical reports to designated depositories and the sel ection committee. Atten ded CUTC meeting i n Davis, California. Worked with subcontractors to fina l ize outstanding technica l reports. Prog ress o n several fronts contin ue d last quarte r Additional technology transfe r from year one, year two, and year three projects has been t aking place. Work on the NUT! Web site continued We have been working with FAMU faculty and senior administrative staff to comp l ete outstand i ng reports and develop a plan for timel y com p letion of work underway and any new w o rk. The second of two very late reports has been completed We have been reviewing the financia l p l an and work program in order to plan adjustments as may be necessary to reprogram prior year unspent fu nds and accommodate the anticipated delay in rele asing FY 98 funds for the In stitute We have increased t he level of participation In review of research un derway. Additiona l efforts have bee n dir ected at identifying outside reviews for NUTI research Additional strategic p la nni n g ha s been taking place as i dentified in the cover letter for this progress r eport .. 26


Project Number: Project Title: Principa l Investigator: RESEARCH PROJECT USDOT Grant DTRS93-G.()019 NUTI5-USF-2 CASE STUDIES OF CREATIVE TRANSIT AGENCIES Joel Vollnskl Deputy Dirsctor, Transit Center for Urban Transpo118Uon Research University of Sovlh Floricla Tampa, FL 33620-5350 Tel: (813) 974-9847; Fax: (813) 974-5168 During this quarter, the follow ing project activities were accomplished: Site visits that were originally scheduled for May and June were rescheduled due to conflicts with other activities. The PI is now scheduled to vistt Sunline Transit at the end of July. Visits with Houston Metro will occur in August, as well as with Lynx in Florida. The American Public Transportation Association asked the PI to present the findin gs of the re searc h at their annual convention in New York Ctty i n September. Hence all r esearch is scheduled to be completed by the end of September. 2 7


Project Number: USDOT Grant DTRS93-G-0019 NUT15-USF-3 Project Title: FORUM FOR ASSESSING THE IMPLICATIONS OF ISTEA REAUTHORIZATION ON PUBLIC TRANSIT Principal Investigators: Activities th i s quarter: Gary L. Brosch Director Tel: (813) 974-3120; Fax: {813) 974-5168 Patricia Henderson Communications and Human Resources Manager T el : (813) 974-9759; Fax: {813) 974-5168 Center lor Urban TransporlJJiion Resean:h University of South Florida Tampa, Fl 33620-5375 Monit ored legislalive activities relaled to reauthorization ot ISTEA. Discussed timing of conference as it relales to reauthorization of ISTEA. Sought conference cosponsorship from APTA. Drafted invitation letter for conference speakers Began identification of downlink sites 28


Project Number: Project THie: Principal Investigators: USDOT Grant DTRS93-G-0019 NUTIS-US F-4 GUIDEBOOK FOR TRANSIT EC ONOMIC IMPACT STUDIES F. Ron Jones Ph.D. Depu(y Direc t or Education Tel: (813) 974-9785; Fax: ( 8 13) 974-516 8 Xuehao Chu, Ph.D. Research Associate Tel: (813) 974-9831 ; Fax: (813) 974-5168 Center for Utban Transportation Research Uni v ersity of South Florida Tampa FL 33620-5375 Literature review conti nued at a low level of effort du ring the second quarter The majority of the work on the project will be performed d uri n g the third a n d fourth quarters. 29


Project Number: Project Title: Principal Investigator: RESEARCH PROJECT STATUS USDOT Grant NUTIS-USF-5 SECOND NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GIS IN TRANSIT Ronald C. Sheck lntermO

Project Number: Project Title: Principal I nvestigators: USDOT Grant DTRS93-G-0019 NUTIS-USF-6 PUBLIC TRANSIT AND WELFARE-TO-WORK: EXPLORATORY RESEARCH Beverly G Ward D eputy Director Center for Urban Transportation Research University of South Florida Tampa, FL 33620.5375 Tel : (813) 974-9773; Fax: (813) 974-5168 Synthesis cont i nues on the state-of the-practice i n 'welfare-to-worl<' research and the role of public transportation. Contact was continued with state and national experts interested in public transportation and this area of research This included discussions with Sean Libberton, Community Planner, lntermodal and Statewide Planning Division Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regarding this research and Phillip Vanderwilde n, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center Identification of areas for additional research and priorities continued. The researc h focus continues i n regard to 'spatia l mismatch." The TCRP project, H-20 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Welfare to Wort< Transportation Plann ing and Service Delivery, is expected to be released dur ing the next quarter. Consideration should be given to the idea of the consortium teaming on this project and using NUT/ funds to extend the scope of this project. Other research areas that have been suggested include: use ot social marl

Project Number: Project Title: Principal Investigators : USDOT Grant No. DTRS93-G-0019 M INORITY MOBILITY SYMPOSIUM To Be Determined Center for Urban Transportation Research University of South Florida Tampa, FL 33620-5375 NUTISUSF-7 Uncertainties regardi ng focus and timing have in the decision to schedule the next Minority Mobil ity Symposium for Spring 1999 Due to modifications in the Symposium focus a 1998 Symposium was not held. Recently there was a decision of the CUTR Advisory Board and the Florida Department of Transportation co-sponsors of the Symposium, to hold the next Symposium i n spring 1999 This Symposium will broaden the focus to address mobility concems of all people of oolor. 32




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INTRODUCTION This section reports t he stat us of the Institute i n attain i n g the goals and objectives established for the Institute 's performance. Thus, the organization of this section is structured around the organization of the goals and objectives for the Institute. The information presented varies depending on the specific goa l and o bjective In some instances the Information is substantial and detailed and i n other insta nces it is limited and qualitative. I n some cases the information provided i s cross referenced to specifoc research projects and i n other cases presented in a n aggregate fashion Following the summal)llist of goa ls and objectives each goal, objective and a n action item is addressed This section o f the report builds on the prio r quarters' reports Much of the information remai n s unchanged ; however. the tables are updated quarterly to incorporate new information. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES G2all: Research Program Objective 1. 1: Utilize a project proposal solicitation and review process

ANNUAL PLAN ACTIVITIES STATUS The solicitation process for research projects for NUTI has evo lved over the past five years. The materials below describe the proposal submission and selection process put in p la ce during the first year of NUTI and used to se l ect projects for the subsequent years. The single most significan t modification between years involved changes i n the review committee composition for the selection of candidate projects Action Item 1 1.a : Disseminate a schedule for so l iciting receiving, rev iew ing and modifying proposals for inclusion in the annua l work program. Development of the work program for summer/fall 1998 will await the comp leti on of the reauthorization of federal transportation legislation. When Issues of funding levels, match r equirements etc., are resolved we will promptly prepare a grant request and subsequenUy a work program for the use of FY98 funds It i s anticipated tl'lat the process will be s i m i lar to other years, however, we may modify the process for one yea r i n order to speed up the process to make up for delays Additionally, we will rev the research priorities and resource allocation to respond to any new i nitiatives and program goals that may be d i sseminated. The solicitation of proposals for the year five work plan was distributed in Manch 1997. Prior year packages were also distributed in the spring of the year. These packages laid out the scl'ledule and process for submitting, evaluating, and selecting proposa ls Sections of that solicitation package are included below. Work Program Development Assumptions: The format for the Annual Plan will be as specified by RSPA in their 1995 gu idance. The general allocation of funds between the Universities will not be unless someone indicates a desire to do less research in the subsequent year o r prior research was unsatisfactory. The coordination of the process at the consortium schools will be handled by the program coordinators at each school. Resources associated wrth the subsequent year Annual Plan development and reviews are the responsibility of the proposers/participants. No resources are budgeted specifically for Annual Plan development. The proposal review process is prescribed in a manner that Is consistent established goa ls and objectives that reference process characteristics designed to ensure high quality useful researcl'l. The scl'ledule calls for the Annual Plan to be approved by RSPA in order that contracts can be i n place by l ate summer each year. The match requirements require each insmution to cover their malcl'l ($1 matcl'l to $4 federa l) i n proportion to federal funds d irected to that University. 36


There is no pr econceive d notion as to what projects or PI's will be funded in subsequent years. It is anticipated that some projects may merit subsequent year work; however, it is also anticipated that several new projects will be selected General Work Program Development Process and Schedule: Finalize Prooosal Format: Earty Spring,199_ A draft proposal format is provided to candidate Pis that reflects the guidance provided by RSPA and detailed by CUTR. The format is envisioned to be used for initial proposals by candidate PI's as well as for the actual Annual Plan submitted to RSPA. Project Abstracts will be limited to six pages Subsequently, when the work plan i s approved more detailed "Project Descriptions" may be required by RSPA. Draft Project Abstracts Due: Mid..Sprin g 199 Draft project abstracts from candidate PI's are due to the program coordinators at each school by the specified date Team leaders at each institution have responsibility for soliciting proposals from possible faculty PI's. The target is approximately two times more proposals than will ultimately be funded. Copies will be mailed to the reviewers for review. Proposal Review: Late SpringlSummer 199_ Reviewers will be scheduled to meet at USF to se lect projects tor inclusion in the annual plan. Necessary proposal and budget modifications will be communicated to investigators and finalized project abstracts will be due to CUTR !Of inclusion in the Annual Plan Work P l an to RSPA: Summer199_ Action Item 1.1.b: Provide a project proposal format that includes appropriate information to enable an eva luation of how the proposed effort would address attai nme nt of t he research program goals The p roposa l soli citation packages include the follow ing : 1) Instructions for Completing Project Abstracts for the NUT\ Annual Plan; 2) Project Abstract Format 3) NUTI Annual Work Plan -Draft Abstract Budget Worksheet, and 4) Electronic version of project format. Action Item 1.1.c: Establish a proposal r eview team with an appropriate range of expertise to participate in proposal review. The review committee for draft abstracts cons isted of the following persons: CUTR: FSU: FlU: FAMU: Steven E. Polzin. Gary L Brosch William Mustard David Shen Chartes Wright 37


Transit Industry: FOOT Represe n tative: USDOT Representatives : ANNUAL PLAN ACTIVITIES STATUS Jay Goodwill, Executive D i rector Sarasota County AJea Trans i t Roger Sweeney Executive Director, Pinellas Suncoast T ransit Authority Ed Colby Executive Director, MOTA, Dade County (Miami) Marion Hart, Directo r FOOT Public Transit Office Chuck Morison, FTA For Year Five projects the team performed very effectively in reviewing the proposals and offered a broad and informed perspective of i ndustry needs as well as ongoing industry research. Each of the committee members was provided a package of proposals for review. In some cases the members also involved stall i n reviews of some proposals. The rev i ewers not only made project selections but also made r ecommendations on scope, methodology budget, etc. fo r final abstracts. I n general there was approximately two to th ree times as much work proposed as funds available. in year five it is anticipated that additional funding obligations will be made for research projects not part of the origina l sol icitation These projects will be to use rollover fu nd balances. The NUTI Director will work informally with member of the review committee and perhaps others to identify projects that are complementary to the overall program goals and consistent with the research priorities as indicated by the sel ection committee. Action Item 1.1.d: Establish proposa l evaluation criteria that cover the range of considerations as i dentified in the theme and goals for the Institute. The following criteria and I nstructions are provided to both the proposers and the sel ection committee. Criteria that PI's should keep in m ind when desi gning their research and writing the abstracts i nclude the following factors derived from the institute goals and objectives. These criteria should be addressed i n the context of the prescribed format for project abstracts 1. Project SignificanceIncluding relevance/re l ationship to established research priorities targeted audiences (state and national), and potential for service quality cost or other impacts, etc. 2. Research Quality Evidence that the work is not duplicative. is methodologically sound, and includes appropriate actions to ensure robustness ( i. e., peer review, literature review etc ) Evidence of innovative and creative methodologies and con sideration of innovative solutions. 3. Soundness of ProposalEvidence that the proposal budget staffing plan, and schedu l e are sou nd. Evidence that the proposal i s logical and well writte n 4. Opportunity a n d Plan for Technology Transfer and Educational Enhancement -The extent to which the project supports and involves students and multi discip l inary faculties. The opportunities for the products to be of value in transportation education, including continuing education of industry personnel, etc. The extent to which the project is conducive to and incorporates technology transfe r elements 5. Human Resource Contribution Evidence that the proposa l will support a diverse staff and contribute to human resource goals of the Institutes program. 38


PLAN ACTIVITIES STATUS 6 Involvement of peer review activities to ensure r esearch quality. 7. Research qua lity of prio r NUn work earned out by the PI and research team. Evaluation forms are provided to the review ers but not required to be used. The actual selection i nvolves a r a n k ing process where reviewers r ank des i rable projects, the n discuss scope and budget changes to arrive at a package of proposals that match the available budget amount. In genera l the selection comm ittee put the greatest weigh t o n the perceived re le vance of the work to the industry We anticipate future selectio n s to put emphasi s on the success of earlier projects by proposers who have been involved in prior NUT! funded work and on i n dustry re levance in a n era of extreme ly limited resources. Action Item 1.1.e: Monitor a n d revise the project selectio n process on an annual basis to reflect experience in the prior yeafs proposal selection process. Based on the success of years two through five selections, we anticipate that future years' selection processes will be similar. We may c hange the committee composition to involve additio nal persons or new perspectives. I t is ant icipated that some resou rces will be reserved for the directors discretion I n order to be responsive to rapidly changing i ndustry research interests and technology transfer needs. Goal II-Research Program Perfonnanct: Conduct research activities, the products of w hich are judged by experts in the field t o advance the body of knowledge i n urban transportation Objective 11.1: Insur e relevance of the research effort by involv ing industry, peer researchers, and policy makers in review of research project work through an advisory committee or other forum as appropriate. Action Item 11. 1.a : Establish a forum for peer input on each research project. Proposa l development instructions included an explicit ma n date to conduct and document peer review activities. Table series 1 i n dicates peer reviewers for projects. Table 1-5 covers Year Five projects and sim i lar tables in earlier Annual Reports covered activities for prio r year studies. Proj ect abstracts for yea r five projects also requested i nformation on peer review activities. In some instances the approach to and participants in peer rev iew are best defined later in t h e devel opment of the project. 39


ACTIVITIES STATUS TABLE 1 -3, YEAR THREE PEER REVIEW PANELS P roj ect Peer Reviewers NUT13-F AMU-1 The Church: An A panel has been assemb led It includes M r Larry Carte r Alternat i ve Urban Transportatio n D ir ector of TaiTran; Reverend R.B. Holmes, Bethel Amenity Missionary Baptist Church, Ms. Sylv i a Smrth, Manager of Planning and Scheduli n g Broward County Mass Transit; Art W. Kennedy, District Representative. NUTI3FA MU-2 Evaluation of Mass A peer panel consistin g of M Vivian Jones Director, Office Tra nsit on Environmental Equrty of Envi ronmental Justice; Ms. Cheryl Williams-Wha l ey and Justice Planner, Taltran-Transit system for Leon C ou nty ; Ms. Shero n Bellamy, Transrt Service Uasion, Hillsborough Area Regiona l Transi t ; and Mr. Marion Hart Director, FOOT Publi c Transrt Office NUTI3-FAMU-3 An Assessment of Review panel will provi de gu i dance on the s u rvey i n strument the Relationship between t h e before distribution to the selected group of transrt managers. Telecommuting Populatio n and Peer Review Committee include Larry Carter, Directo r of Public Transportation Managers Tai Tran; Sylvan Jolibois Ph. D Ass i stant Professor of Transportation Engineerin g, FlU; Sylvia Sm ith, Manager of Planning a n d Scheduling, B r oward County Mass Tra n s it ; Robert Stammer Ph.D .. P.E .. Assistant Dean School of Engineering, Vanderbilt University. NUTI3-FS U-1 S t ormwater Review provided by the F lorida Department of Environmental Management Manual for Publ i c Protection S tormwat e r Division the Northwest Water Transrt Maintenance Facilities Management District Stormwater D i vision and Tallahassee Transit Other FSU staff member a l so reviewed work. NUT13-FSU-4 Niche Marketing: Richard Simonetta, General Manager, Metropolita n Atlanta Opportun itie s for I ncreasing Short Rapid Trans it Authority (MARTA), At l anta GA.; Tim a n d Long-Term Transtt Ridership Grzesiakowski, Division Manager-Marketing and Development, Pace Suburban Bus Division of RT A, Heights IL; Jennifer Barner Pub l ic Information/Events Coordinator, Region a l Transit D i strict, Denver, CO.; Stanton Wil kerson, Transrt Marketing manager. Regional Transportation Manager Regional Transportat i on Commission of C lark County. Las Vegas, NV; Da nny AlVarez, Deputy Director, MDT A. Miami. FL; Debra Alexander Director of Market Development, Metropolrtan Council Tra nsit Operat ions Minn eapolis, MN; Chris Domal ewski, Sen i or Director Marketing, New Jersey Transit Aut ho rity, Newark, NJ; Debra Cooper Director of Marketing and Publ i c Rel ations, LYNX Ortando FL; Mark Huffer Director of Serv ice Planning & Schedu li ng, Bi-State Develop ment Agency St. Louis, MO; David Halperin, Manager Sales Branch, Wash i ngton Metropolitan Area Transit Author ity Washington, DC; Paul Rothenberg Director of Marketing TAL TRAN, Tallahassee, FL. 4 0


TABLE 1-3, YEAR THREE PEER REVIEW PANELS Project Peer Reviewers NUT13USF-3 African-American Rev i ew provided by symposium Steering Committee: Mobility Symposium Ill (AAMS) Commissioner Arthur Kennedy, Wade Lawson, Honorable James Hargr ett Bill McCloud, Marion Hart, Gloria Jeff, Dr Frank Enty, Dr. Charles Wright Dr. Sylvan Jolibois, Ceci l W. Bond, Deborah Price, lee Johnson, Dr. Rosalyn S i mo n lee Davis, Dr Robert Bullard, Gay l e Holiday Joyce J ohnson Gwendolynmary Simpson. Geographic Reviewers include Dr. Robert Bullard Michelle DePass, and I nformation Systems as a Tool for representatives from the Federal Transit and Highway Examining Environmenta l Equity Admi nistrations Issues in Publ ic Transporta tion TABLE 1 -4, YEAR FOUR PEER REVIEW PANELS Project Peer Reviewers NUTI4-FAMU-4 African-American Commissioner Arthur Kennedy, Co-Chairperson, Florida Mobility Symposium (AAMS IV) Transportation Commission; Deborah Price, Co-Chairperson COMTO; Wade Lawson, Past Co-Chai rperson South Jersey Transportation Authority; lee Davis, National Transportat i on Consortium of Minority Colleges; Dr Frank Enty, COMTO ; The Honorable James Har grett, Florida Senate; Marion Hart, Florida Department of Transportat i on; Gayl e Holliday, Kansas C i ty Area Transportation Authority ; The Honorable Gloria Jeff, Federal Highway Admi nistrat i on ; Dr. Sylvan C. Jolibois, Jr., Florida International University; Joyce Johnson, Director, North Carolina A & T State University; Lee Johnson, ATE Management & Service Company, Inc.; W H (Bill) McCloud, ATCNancom; Sharon Ransome-Smith, Project ACTION; Gwend oly n mary Simpson, American Publ ic Transit Association; Dr ChaJ1es Wright, Department of Engi n eering Technology FAMU; CUTR Staff. NUTI4-FIU-1 At Grade Busway Mr. Rene Rodriguez, Public Transportat i o n Manager; David Study Henderson, Pedestrian and Bicycle Coord inator a t Florida Department of Tra nsportation, District VI; and Jeffrey M Hunter Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator at Metro-Dade Me t ropolitan Planning O r ganizat i o n will prov ide inp u t and oversight for the project. NUTt4 FIU-2 Anal yses of Steven A. Clark. Manager of Engineering Projects, NJ Strateg ies and Progr a m s of the Transit; Mike Wa l ker Manager Corporate SeCIJrily, Toronto U S Agencies to Enhance Transit SeCIJrity; and Robert Aleman, Metro-Dade Sec u r i ty Trans i t Sec u rity Director. 41


TABLE 1-4, YEAR FOUR PEER REVIEW PANELS Project Peer Reviewers NUTI4-FIU-3 Data Requirements Velma Cebal los System Ana lyst, lnfonmation Techno logy and Data Sources for Transft GIS Division, M i ami Dade County FL; Lina C. K u likowski Applications Associate Planne r P l anning lnf onmat io n Technology Div i sion, Broward County FL; Spear Bruce, Assistant Directo r Bur eau of Transportation Statistics US Dept. of Transportation washi ngton, D .C. NUTI4-FSU 1 FIMAT-New Flortda Trans it Association Local (TaHran) Representat i ve; T ech n o l ogy for Interact i ve Transit Federal Transit Administrat ion Rep r ese n tat i ve; Corporate User Information Systems Management Information Systems Representa t ive; and Cable TV Representative NUT 1 4-FSU-2 FIMAT-Continuatlon Gus Robey, VIrg i nia Department of Rail and Pub li c & Expansion of the P r omotional Transportation; Peter Schauer Peter Schauer Assoc iates; Matertals Cleari n ghouse Peggy Hetherington MetroPool, Inc. ; David Sappe n fie l d ATE Ryde r; Stephen Mccaughey I rvine Spectrum TMA; Phillip Winters, CUTR; Pau l Rothenberg. TaiTran ; Perry Maull, Carr-Smith Inc.; Barbara Zimmerman, Middle Penins u la Rideshane; Stuart Ander son Transportation ConsuHant, Dennis Kouba APT A. NUT14-FSU 3 Customer Serv i ce: Mr. Paul Rothenberg Director of Marketing, TaiTran Enha n cing Consumer Awareness Tallahassee, Florida; Ms. Peggy Heatherington Metropool and Perceptions of Public Transtt Inc. Stamford. Connecticut; Mr. Peter Scha uer. Peter Services Prov i ders Scha uer Associ ates; Mr. Perry Mau ll, RTS Gainesville ; Ms. Barbara Zimmenman Middle Peninsula Rideshare, Sal uda Virginia ; Dr. L arry Gunipero, Cha i rman Mar keting Department FSU ; Ms. Tara Bartee, Administrator Transtt Planni n g, FOOT ; Mr. Tim Grzesiakowski, Department Manage r Marketing, PACE Arlington; Mr. Marl< Hunter Director of Service Pla n ning Bi-State Deve lo pment Agency, St. Lou i s Missouri NUTI4 FSU-4 E n ergy and Mr. Terry McKin le y Chief of Specia l Projects MetroDade Environmenta l Performance of Trans i t Agency Miami, Florida ; Ms. Victoria Nerenberg Existing and Emerging Publ ic Manager, Office of T echnology Advances Bay Anea Rapid T ransporta t ion Technologies Trans i t Systems San Francisco, Ca l iforn ia ; Dr. Steven E Polzin Sen i o r Researcher and N UTI Coordinator, Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) U n iverstty of South F l orida Tampa Florida. NU T I4-USF 1 Project Administrative review w i ll be i nterna l to CU T R. Administration IV 42


TABLE 1-4, YEAR FOUR PEER REVIEW PANELS Project Peer Reviewers NUTI4-USF-2 Journa l of Public The jou rn a l has established an Ednorial Boan:l that i ncl udes: Transportat ion IV Dr. Robert B. Cervero, P h .D Pro f essor, Depa rtment of City and Regional Planning Unive r s ity o f Ca l ifornia; Mr. Chester "Ed" Colby Exec utive D i r ector, Metro -Dade T ransit Agency; Mr. Go rdon (Pete) Fielding, Professor, Schoo l of Soc ial Sciences Economics Univers ity of California-Irvine; Dr. David J Forke n brock, Urban and Regional P l anning Department Un i versity of Iowa; Mr. Jack R. G i lstrap, former Executive V ice P resi dent. American Public Transit Association: Dr. Jose A. Gomez-Ibanez, Bok Professor of P ublic Policy and Urban Planning, Kennedy School of Government Harvard University ; Dr. Naomi W. Lede Executive Director, Cente r for Transporta ti on Tra i ni n g & Research Texas Southern Unive r sity; Mr. William W. Millar Executive DileCIOr, Port Authority of Allegheny County; Dr. Sandra Rosenbloom Director The R o y P. Drachma n Institute, Uni versity of Arizo na; Mr. Lawrence L. Schulman former Associa t e Admi n istrator fo r Technical Assistance & Safety, Federa l Transit Admi n istration; and D r George Sme rk Director. I nstitute for Urban Transportation India na Un i vers ity. NUTI4-USF-3 African-American Review provided by symposium Steeri n g Committee: Mobil ity Symposium IV (AAMS IV) Commissioner Arthur Kennedy, Wade Lawson, Bill McCloud Ma rion Hart, Gloria Jell, Dr. Frank Enty Dr. Charles Dr. Syl van Jolibo i s Ceci l W. Bond Joel Vol i nski Deborah Price, Lee Johnson Dr. Rosalyn Simon Lee Dav i s D r Sharon Ransome Smith, Gay l e Holiday Joyce Johnson Gwendolynmary Simpson Ed Thomas, C l aude Barnes, Brian Jackson, Alyce Boy d Stewart, Fra n kl in White, Gwen Cooper Gary Brosch Dr. Ile n e Payne Dr. Tom Whitney, Sharo n Banks Raymond F l ood, Joyce Latson, Sheron Bellamy. NUT14-USF-4 NPTS T ravel Data A review comm itt ee will be uti l ized External peer members Analys i s i nclude Charles Purvis, MTC ; Susan Liss FHWA ; Darwin Stuart, CTA; E l aine Murikami, FHWA ; Michael York, GCRTA ; William Barker, VIA; and Fred Williams, FTA. NUT14-USF 5 Opportunities for t h e A pane l has been assembled consist i ng of Charli e Hood Coon:li nation of General Public Director o f the Stude nt Trans portation Management Section Tansi t and School Bus of the F lorida Department of Education : Mr. Ron Kinney, Transportation Supervisor of School Transportat i on, Cal iforni a Dept of Educat ion ; Dan Boy le Princ ip al, Transportation Management a n d Des i gn; a n d M ike York Operations Director Greate r C l eveland Regional Transit Authority. 43


ANNUAL PLAN ACTIVITIES STATUS TABLE 1-4, YEAR FOUR PEER REVIEW PANELS Project Peer Reviewers Perspectives on the Internal review coupled with interviews. Future of Public Transportation NUTI4-USF-7 ADA Service Poss i ble peer reviewers i nclude: Russell Thatcher of Criteria: Best Practices for Multisystems Larry Harman of LJH Consulting (bot h Complying with Paratransit System Thatc he r and Harman are ADA plan reviewers) Roy Lave of Capac ity Requirements SYSTAN, David Koffman of Crain & Associates Sandra Rosenbloom of the University of Arizona, Sharon Smith of Project ACTION, and Jo Ann Hutchinson of the F lorida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged 44


._ "' s:; f "* 'lf'-1 ...... ............. .... ...... 4 .... ..... ...... .,. ANNUAL PLAN ACI'IVI'I'IES STATUS TABLE 1-5 YEAR FIVE PEER REVIEW PANELS Project Peer Rev ie w ers NU115-FAMU-1 Minorily M obility SymposiumV To be delennlned NUTl>FAMU-2 Publ i c Transit And Bevelly ward, Deputy Director CUTR and Steven E, Welfare-to-Work: Exploratory Director, lns litutes CUTR Research And Assessment of a Clearinghouse For The Dissemination of WelfareTo-Work lnfonnation NUTI5-FAMU-3 Linking Marli n Brown, Assistant Chief, Transporlatlon Planning of Transpona lio n Model ing Software the Ta llahassee-Leon Counly Planning Department ; Vldya With Geograp h ic lnfonmatlon Mysore, Florida Depat1ment of Transportation Transit Office; SystemsA Synthesis of The State Glenn Robinson a leader in the developm ent of a of The Practice "Integrated Travel Demand Based ISTEA Management System for the Michigan Department of Transportation ; Additional national peers wi U be sought NUT I >FAMU-4 To be detenmine d To be detenn lned. NUTIS-FIU-1 At Grade Busway Mr Rene Rodriguez, Public Transportation Manager: David Planning Guide Henderson, Pedestrlan and Bicycle Coordinator, at Florida Department of Transponation. District Vl: and Jeffrey M Hunter, P edestraln and Bicyc l e Coord i nator at M etro-Dade Metropolita n Planning Organization will provide Input and oversight lor the project NUT15-FSU-1 Continu ation of the Frank Cihak, Acting Director, APTA Pub lic Relations and Promotional Materials Communications; Debbie Alexander, Chair APTA Marketing Clearinghouse and Communications steemg Committee ; Thomas J Costello, Chair. Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District; Jean laderosa, Chatham Counly Area Transit, Savannah, GA; Mark Dorfman, Santa CIUZ Metropolitan Transit D is trict, Santa Cruz, CA ; Judy Lewellen, Space Coast Area Brevard Counly FL; Phnlip Winters, Center for Urban Transportation Research, Universily of South F l orlda ; Perry Maull, Gainesville Regional Trans it System, Gainesvi ll e. FL: Paul Rothenberg. Taltran, Tallaha$$e&, FL NUTI5-FSU-2 Tra i ning Guide and Teny McKinley, Chief of Special Projects, MetroDade Transn Agency Miami Florid a ; O r Ron Ma urey Volpe Nationa l on Economic Impact Assessment Transportation Research Center Cambridge Methods for Public Tra nsit Massachusetts; Representative t o be named later from APT A, FTA, or other appropriate entily NLIT15-USF-1 Program Administrative review will be i nternal to CUTR Administratio n V 45


ANNUAL PLAN ACTIVITIES STATUS TABLE 1-5, YEAR FIVE PEER REVIEW PANELS Project Peer Reviewers NUT15-USF-2 Case Studies of The panel w i ll be comprised of transtt manage rs and NUTI Creative Transft Agencies researchers To be delermi ned. NUT15-USF-3 Forum for Assessing Edftorial Board: Or. Robert B. Cervera, Ph.D . Professor th e I mplications o f ISTEA Departmen t of City and Regional Plann i ng. U n ivers ity of Reauthorization on Public Transit California; Mr. Ches ter"Ed" Colby, Executive D irecto r MetroDade Transit Agency ; Mr. Gordon (Pete) Fielding, Professor, School of Social Sciences, Economics Depa rtment. University of California-Irvine; Or. David J Forkenbrock. Urban and Reg ional P la n ni ng Department. Universfty of Iowa ; M r Jack R Gilstrap forme r Executive Vice President, American Public Transtt Associat i on; Or Jose A. GomezIbanez Bok Professor o f Publ i c Polley and Urban Planning, Kennedy Schoo l of Government, Harvard Universfty; O r. Naomi w. Lede, Executive Director Center for Tran sportation Training & Research, Texas Southern Universfty; Mr. William W Millar Executive Director Port Authority of Allegheny County ; Or. Sandra Rosenbloom Director, T he Roy P Orachman Institute, University of Arizona; M r Lawrence L. Schu l man former Associate Adm i n istrator for Technical Assistance & Safety Fede ral Transft Administration; and Or. George Smerk. Director. In stitute for Urban Transportation Indiana University. NUTI5-USF-4 NPTS Guidebook for T o be determined Transit Economic Impact Studies NUT15-USF-5 Second National A 28 member program committee will serve the review Conference on GIS i n Transit function for conference plann i ng. NUTI5-U SF.{) Public Transit and Ongo i ng communications with i nd u stry experts. Welfa re.. To-Work: Exp l oratory Research NUTI5-U S F-7 Minority Mobilfty To be determined. Symposium 46


ANNUAL PLAN ACTIVITIES STATUS Objective 11.2: Monijor the progress of each research effort. Action Item 11.2.a: Monitor progress by complying with the contract reporting requirements and taking corrective actions where progress is not consistent with the work plan. NUTI has completed the required progress reporting activities. The mechanism for collecting information and the format for reporting progress has evolved during the past several quarters in response to feedback and experience i n preparing the progress reports. Changes have included modifying the reporting format to inc lude both estimated and "actual" spending to reflect the facts that there are significant lags between when expenses occur and when they are officially posted to t he aocount. We have also modified the Operational Report to focus on goal and objective attainment. Objective 11.3: Produce outstand ing research results that effectively communicate the findi ngs in a ma nner appropriate for the various audiences that m i ght benefit fro m such information. Action Item 11.3.a: Develop gui d elines for lnstte documents that facilitate quality products (style guidelines}. NUT1 has developed guidelines for techn ical documents produoed by the National Urban Trans it Institute. The instru ctio ns were included in the First Annual Report. They provide direction to ensure compliance with RSPA guidance and will provide some degree of commonality of report formats More detailed specification was avoided to enable each PI to utilize the software and style characteristics that they are most familiar with. The technical reports also share the standardized NUTI cover. NUTI has not specified format for other types of products as these are best designed to meet the ind ividual needs of the target audience. Action Item 11.3.b: Establish and i mplement a procedure for product review to i nsure quality products. Projects invo lve product review activities as designed and determ ined by the i ndi vidua l principal investigators Table series 2 showS planned review acfivijles for the respective years. Goal IllTechnology Transfer: Make research results available to potential users in a form that can be directly implemented utilized or otherwise applied. Objective 111.1: Include i n each research project proposal and work plan an element that addresses how technology transfe r will occur for the project. 47


TABLE 2-3, YEAR THREE REVIEW ACTIVITIES Project Review Activities NUT I 3-FAMU 1 The Church : An Attemative Reviewe

ANNUAL PLAN ACTMTIES STATUS -.. T ABLE 2-4, YEA R FOUR REVIEW ACTIVIT IES P rojec t Review A c tiv i ti es NUTI4FAMU-4 African-Am e ri can Mobil ity A ctivities reviewed as part of overall steering Symposiu m (AAMS I V) committee review function NUTI4-FAMU-5 Pending Proposal pending NUT14-FIU At Grade Busway Study Draft repott was reviewed by review panel. NUTI4-FIU-2 Analysis of Strategies and Draft report was reviewed by review panel. Programs of the u .s. Transit Agencies to Enhance Transit Security NUTI4-FIU-3 D at a Requirements a n d D ata Draft report was re viewed by review panel. Sources for Tra n sit G I S Applications NUTI4-FSU1 FIMAT-New Technology for To be determined. Interactive Transit User lnfonmati on Systems NUT14-FSU-2 FIMAT -continuation & Expansion A plamed review of a solicitation letter and a of the Promotional Materials Clearinghous e review of a survey measu ring public transit's use of the INTERNET as a marketing tool has begun Review Marke ting Plan Template developed by Dr. Tomas Hull pending final review by Clea r i n gho u se's in-house staff NUT14-FSU-3 Customer Service : Enhanc i n g Review draft report Consumer Awareness and Perceptions of Publ i c Transit Se

T A B L E 2-4, YEAR FOUR REVIEW ACTIVITIES Project Revie w Activities NUT14 -USF-5 Opportunities for the Coord i nation Draft technical report t o be reviewed. Rev iew of Genera l Pub li c Transit a n d Sc h ool B u s o f draft deliverables will be provided by Transportation selected rev iew team. N UTI4-US F -6 Perspectives on the Fut ure of Interview quest i ons will be reviewed by a Public Transportat ion review team composed of three as yet undeterm i ned transportation i n dustry experts NUT14USF-7 ADA Service Criteria: Best Review of draft deliverab l es will be provided by Practices for Complying with Parat r a n s it Sys t em selected review tea m Capacity Requirements 50


ANNUAL PLAN ACTIVITIES STATUS TABLE 2-5, YEAR FIVE PLANNED REVIEW ACTIVITIES Project Planned Review Activities NUT IS-FAMU-1 Minority Mobil ity Symposium V Steering committee will guide Symposium development. NUT15FAMU-2 PubliC Transit And Welfare-toO vers i ght will be provided by CUTR fac ulty Work: E xploratory Resear c h And Assessment o f and consul t a tion wi th FT A. a C lear ing house For The D i ssem ination of We l fareTo -Worl< Information NUT15-FAMU-3 l i nkin g Transportation Modeli n g Planned review of draft documen ts. Software With Geograp h ic Informatio n Systems A Synthesis of The State of The Practice NUTI5-FIU-1 A t-Grade Busway P l annin g Guide Planned rev i ew of draft docu me nts. NUT15-FSU-1 Continuation of the Promotional P l anned review of draft documents Ma te rials Clearinghouse NUTIS-FSU 2 Training Guide and Educational Plan ned review of draft documents. Training Wo r kshops on Economic Impact Assessment Methods for Public Trans i t NUTIS.USF1 P r ogram Administration V Interna l review of de l iverables. NUTI5-USF-2 Case Studies of Creative Transit P lanned r eview of draft docume nts. Agencies NUTI5-USF-3 Forum for Assess i n g the Partic i pa nts will review forum agenda Im plications of ISTEA Reauthorization on Public Trans it NUTIS-USF-4 NPTS Guidebook for Trans it Review and comment on study design Economic Im pact Studies deliverables and proposed t ech n o logy transfer activities Review draft documents. NUT 1 5-USF-5 Seco n d Nat ional Conference on S t eering Committee will guide program GIS in Transit development. NUTI5-USF.Q Public Trans it and WelfareT o Overs i ght w i ll be provided by CUTR faculty Worl<: Exploratory Research and consultation with FT A. NUTI5-USF -7 M i nority Mobility Symposium Overall guidance by Steering Committee. I nternal r eview of proceed ings. Reviewers i nc lude Patricia Henderson and Gary Brosch. 51


ANNUAL PLAN ACTIVITIES STATUS Action Item 111. 1 a: Include in the proposal format, evaluation criteria and the work plan, information on how technology transfer activities will be handled In order to explicitly respond to this action item, the project abstracts for NUTI projects add r ess planned technology transfer. In some cases this can be done in advance as the expectations of the research and the products are well known. In other cases it is not clear at the outset what the findings will be and how they can best be disseminated. In any case, the full extent of dissemination will not be known until well after the conduct of the research. This is true in cases where the findings may be the basis for professional publ ication i n multiple forums or where i nformation may be subsequently utilized in teaching or future researc h Technology transfer is reported on in the quarterly reports. Action Item 111.1. b : Carty out one or more of the following techno logy trans fer activities as appropriate for the specific r ese arch project: Write, publish and present papers at conferences. seminars and workshops ; Sponsor faculty conferences, workshops and seminars for outside university faculties; Conduct faculty exchanges and intellectua l i nterchange ; Provide workshops and seminars for facully and students; Conduct conferences, workshops and seminars for local, state and federal officials, industry and transportation practitioners; Utiliz e computer networks, software exchanges, electronic media communications and lectures to disseminate information; Utilize visitor programs at Institute facilities; Distribute technica l reports, provide techn ica l assistance, conduct technical outreach programs; Provide bibliographies for fellow researchers and practitioners; Provide audiovisual packages and other atypica l medium ma terials where appropriate ; Utilize established networl

ANNUAL PLAN ACTIVITIES STATUS Action Item 111.3.a: lmplemenl the Journal plan including a target audience editoria l board, marl

ANNUAL PLAN ACTIVITIES STATUS TABLE 3-3, YEAR THREE TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ACTNITIES Project Technology Transfer Activities NUT13-FSU-2 The Impact of Presented at the American Soci ety of P l ann i ng Colleges Transit S upply on the Labor Force An nua l Meeting, November 1997. Participation Rate of Young B lac k Males and oth e r at-Risk Groups NUTI3-FSU-3 FIMAT Staff plan t o attend natio nal transit-related confer ences, Promotiona l Materials i nc l udi ng APTA National and the ACT National Conference, Clearinghouse each of whiCh p r ovide the opportun ity to broaden the l evel of participation by transit marketing professionals APTA sent out a le tter to all transrt properties informing them of the Clea ri n gho use. Artic l e was drafted for submission to Passenger Transport as well as the Association for Commuter Tra n sportation's TOM Review NUT I 3-FSU-4 Niche Marl

ANNUAL PLAN ACTIVITffiS STATUS TABLE 3-3, YEAR THREE TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ACTIVITIES Project Technology Transfer Activities NUTI3-USF-5 Lessons Learned in A tec h n i cal r e port has been comp l eted The majority of the Transft Savings, Efficiencies and distribution of the resu l ts will be carried out via the In t ernet. Revenue Generatio n Subsequent article(s) and/or paper(s) are anticipa t ed a l ong with presentat ion at conference(s) wit h n ational scope P r esentations of the research findings were shared with the industly a t t he APTA Annual Confe r ence in October 1996 as well as the Florida Transft Association Annual Conference in November 1 996 A summary descript ion of the report was incl uded in the CUTRLines newsletter. The American Publ i c Transft Association included a presentation of the find i ngs of the report at the Bus Technology Operat i ons, & Ma n agement Conference held in M i ami in May 1997. FTA is distribuling the final report and it is avai l able on the CUTRINUTI Web site NUT13-USF-6 Geograph i c To be determin e d. Information Systems as a Tool for Examini n g Environmenta l Equ ity Issues in Public Transportation 55


TABLE 3-4, YEAR FOUR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ACTIVITIES Pro ject Technology Transfe r Activities NUTI4 FAMU 1 African-American The symposium i t self, the FEEDS lin k video, lhe Mobilily Symposi um (AAMS IV) Wide Website press releases artic l es, presentations and proceedings all will serve as means ol technology transfer. NUT14-FIU1 At Grade Busway The results of the project will be reported at the 781h Sludy Transportation Researc h Board Annual Meeli n g and the An nual Meeting of lhe l nsli tute of Transportation Engineers. Presentations will also be made at otlier nati ona l or local conferenc es. Technical papers will be publ i shed in professional journa ls. NUT 1 4-FIU-2 Analyses of The fi n dings of this r esearch w il l be published in professiona l Str ategies and Programs of the journa l s and presented at the Institute of Transportat i on U.S Transit Agencies to Enhance Engi neers ( I TE} and Transportat i on Researc h Board (TRB) Transit Securily annual meetings A paper entitled Security and strategies to Deter Transit Crime in Transi t PropertiesNehictes and Surrounding Areas was submitted for presentation and pub l icatio n for the 1998 TRB. NUT 1 4-F I U-3 Data Requirements The resu l ts of the project wi ll be reported at the 1998 and Data Sources for Trans i t G I S Tra n sportat i on Research Board annual meeting and APTA App l ications annual meeti n g Presentations will a lso be made a t other national or local conferences. Technical pape r s will be pub l i shed i n professional journals NUTI4-FSU-1 FIMAT New S u rvey/Interview participants will be given copies of the Techno l ogy for I nteractive Transit reports Eval uate trans i t informat i on de li very systems using User Information Systems Task Three criteria by trans it i n dus t ry representatives. The final report will document and cata l ogue current informat i on delivery systems Release of evaluation criteria as a n interim prod uct NUT14-FSU-2 FIMAT -Continuat i on Activities include ongoi n g solicitation for i n fonnation and data & Expansion of the Promot i ona l from national sou r ces of a quarterly newsletter ; access to Materia l s Clearinghouse and distribution of information and resources through t h e FIMA T wOOd wide web server; A session was prese n ted on Transit Mar1

ANNUAL PLAN ACTIVITIES STATUS TABLE 3-4, YEAR FOUR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER A CTIVmES Project Technology Transfer Activities NUTI4-FSU-3 Customer Service : The completed be m ade avai la b le to pub lic Enh ancing Consumer Awareness mangers throug h FIMAT. In add itio n, the results of the and Percept i ons o f Public Transit project shall be prepare d for subm i ss i on to such academ ic Serv ices Providers journa l s as the Journal of Public Transport

ANNUAL PLAN ACTIVITIES STATUS TABLE 3-4, YEAR FOUR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ACTIVITIES Project NUTI4-USF-4 NPTS Trave l Data Analysis NUTI4-USF-5 Opportunities for the Coordi nation o f General Public and School Bus Tra nsportation NUT14-USF-6 Perspectives on the Future of Public Transportation NUT I4USF-7 ADA Service Criteria: Best Practices for Complying with Paratransit System Requirements Technology Transfer Activities Report will be d istributed widely with the expectations that other forums will want to reproduce all or parts of the intonnat io n tor national distribution. An article on the results will be presen ted in the upcoming CUTRiines. A presentation of findings was given at the APTA Bus Operations Conference i n Phoenix on May 18, 1998. TRB papers presenting findings are being submitted. The final report will be available on the NUTI Website in August 1998 The final report will be distributed to the state departments of education. transit agencies, MPOs. school district student transportation personnel local school boards, and state departments of transportation It would also be appropriate to present the results at the annual meetings of TRB and APTA In addition, the res u lts will be made available through NTIS. A paper will be submitted to one of the various scholarly transportation-1elated journa ls: Transportation Quarterly, Transportation Research Record or the Journal of Public Transportation In addition various other publications will be targeted such as Transportation Research Board Newsline, The Urban Transportation Monitor, CUTRiines newsletter School Transportation News, School Bus Fleet, and others Finally an executive summary detailing findings from th e final report will be published on the Internet as part of CUTR's Wortd Wide Web page (http://Www .e TR/cutrhome.html). To produce summary papers or presentations that would be an interest tor APTA, TRB, APA, ITE or other transportation forums. Preliminary presentations was made at committee meetings at the TRB Annua l Meeting in 1997 (Committee on Committee on Accessible Transportation & Addoonal presentations are planned for state conferences held by the Florida Commission for the Transportat io n Disadvantaged and Florida Transit Association Final results will be offered for presentation at a TRB Annual Meeting. An article was included in the TRB Committee on newsletter The final report also will be made available i n hard copy and through CUTR's World Wide Web A proposal will be submitted in response to the TRB Annual Meetin g Call for Papers. The final report will be distributed to participating agencies as well as NTIS An article will be written in CUTR/ines (CUTR's quarterly newsletter) 58


ANNUAL PLAN ACTIVIT IES ST A TUS TABLE 3-5, YEAR FlVE PLAN N ED TECHN O LOGY TRANSFER ACTIVmES Project Technology Transfer Activities NUT15-FAMU 1 M i nority Mobility Th e sympos i u m itseff F E EDS l ink. v i deos the Wor ld Wide Sympos iumV Web site p r ess rel eases articles, pres e ntat io ns and proceedi ngs all will serv e as means of techno l ogy t r a n sfer. I n add i tion cop ies of the proceed ings remain available. NUTIS FAMU 2 Pub lic Trans it An d To be determ i n ed. May incl ude specia l c onfere nce sess i ons Welfare-to Wor!( : Exp l oratory o r Journ a l articles Resea rc h And Assessment of a C l earinghouse Fo r Th e Dissem i nat i o n of Welfa re-T a-Work I n format i o n NUTIS FAMU-3 L i nki n g A u d i o-visual ma t erials vrill be dev e l ope d Presentatio n s w ill Tran sportation Mode l i ng Softwar e be made at appropria t e f oru m s s u c h as t r a n sportatio n With Geographic I n fo rm ation rel a ted conferen ces A technica l pape r will be writte n f o r Systems A Sy nthesi s o f The Sta t e pu b lishi n g in a journal. of T he Practice NUTIS.fAMU-4 To be determined To be dete r m i ned N U TI S-FIU 1 At-Grad e Busway A presen tation w i ll be made at the 1999 Tran sportatio n Plan n ing Guide Researc h Board A n nual Meeting th e An n u a l Meet in g of the Institute of Transportation E ngin eers a n d other nat i onal and l oca l c o n ferences Tech nical pa p ers vri ll be publ i shed i n profess i ona l jou rnals. Th e report vrill b e publis h ed by the L ehman Center for Transportation Research on its Web s it e T h e poss i bility o f distrib u t i ng more copies o f the report through the Federa l TranSit Adm i nis t ration and Nat i o n a l Tran sportation Information Serv ices w i ll be explo red. 59


TABLE 3-5, YEAR FIVE PLAN NED TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ACTIVITIES Project Technology Transfer Activities NUT IS-FSU1 Continuation of the The Clearinghouse's Web site will serve as a primary Promo t ional Materials distribut ion device. Ongo ing corresponde nce will continue Clearinghouse w i th APTA and the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACD as a means of relaying new information, deve l opment of a l ist serve to which transit professionals can subsc ribe and heighten communicat ion with thei r peers. Staff and faculty assigned to th i s project have been i nvijed to speak at numerous conferences and workshops t hroughout the yea r t o discuss the implications of using the World Wide Web as a mark e ting tool. Also, APTA has agreed to p l ace an article about the Clear i nghouse into its p u blicatio n Passenger Transporl. J eff Horton attended APT A's 1998 Management and Technology Conference i n Phoen i x, AZ. to give a b rief overview of the C l earinghouse to the Marketi n g and Comm u nicat i ons Steering Committee Results of this presentation include Mr. Horton's invijat ion to serve on the P u blic Affairs Sub-Committee and working with APTA to detennine th e feas i b i l ity of using t h e C learing h o use as a way of distributing Try Transij Week 1 999 materia l s NUTIS FSU-2 Training Guide and The research resu l ts will be submitted for presentation in Educational Tra i ni n g Works hops professional forums academic community a n d transij on Economic Impact Assessment professions for their consideration and use as appropriate. Methods for Public Authors intend to offer the conc l usions of this research o n the Internet for pub lic u se and the conc l usions w i ll be avai labl e for course d eve l opment in tra n sportatio n graduate program classes taught by the au t hors or othe r interested faCility Participated in Moving the Economy-An Interna t iona l Conference on Susta inab l e Transportation i n Toro n to Canada on J u ly 1998 (several researchers f rom Europe, Asi a Austral i a North & Sout h America attended) NUTIS.USF 1 Program This project is responsible for the management of the NUT I Admin i stration v research projects. Techno l ogy Transfer is irre l evant. As an over all project adminis t rator CUTR provides additional dissem i nation and promotion of NUT! mat erials through the dissem i nation of CUTR materia l s Dissem i natio n via the Wortd Wide Web w ill be exp l ored this year. 60


ANNUAL PLAN ACTIVITIES STATUS TABLE YEAR FIVE PLANNED TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ACTIVITIES Project Technology Transfer Activities NUTIS-USF-2 Case Stud ies of The final report will be made available to an transit agencies Creative Transit Agencies in the nation, and made available through the CUTR Web stte Presentations will be made at state and natio nal trans tt conferences S u mmaries of the report will be prov ided for i nc lusion i n various transit industry p ublications (e.g. Passenger Transport, The Journal of Public Transportation, Metro Mass T ransit Bus Ride, etc.). A video conference telev i sed through CUTR's facilities, in which the representatives act as a pa n el to discuss and provide i n s i ghts on the various crea t ive techniques u sed a t their trans it systems is also being considered. NUTIS-USF 3 Forum for Assess i ng This teleconference is primari ly a technology transfer activity. the Implications of ISTEA Reauthorization on Public Transit NUTIS-USF-4 NPTS Guidebook for IMde ava i l abi l ity of the gui debook will be accessible through Transtt Economic Impact Studies the internet and through the Federa l Tran sit Adminis tra ti on, p rese nlations at national conferences, publication of articles in journals on transportation or socia l services. and promotional activities by members of the review committee. NUTIS-USF-5 Second National Conference Proceedings will be published and distributed to Conference on G IS in all attendees and made available to other interested parties. Audio tape record i ngs of the Conference will be considered Presentations of conference results and conclusions wil l also be made at appropriate APTA, AASH T O and TRB meetings. NUTIS-USF-6 Public T ran s it and There are severa l tec h nology transfer components i n this Welfare-To-Wor1<: Exploratory project, i n c l ud ing: the resource listing contacts ; a "welfareResearch session or program track for the NUTI G IS conference ; a session or program track in the NUTI AAMS conference; publication of article(s) in the Journal of Public Transportation; a n d the technical report. NUTIS USF-7 Minority Mobility T he symposium itself the FEEDS li nk, video the World Symposium Wide Web site, press releases, articles, presentations and p rocee d ings all will serve as means of techno logy transfer Goal IVEducation: Design and offer a m u lti discipli na ry program of course work and experiential learning that enhances the urban transportation theme of the Objective IV .1: Have each project enhance transportation education 61


Action Item IV.1.a: Assign one or more graduate assistants to each Institute project Report on the impacts of additional educational activities in terms of the number of students participating in and being supported by Institute activities. Tables 4-3 and 4-4 summarize project staffing including student participation in NUTI years three and four research projects. Action Item IV .2.a: Monitor and report on the activities designed to enhance the transportation education program. Goal VHuman Resources: Attract students faculty and staff who reflect the growing diversity of the U.S. worl< force and involve them substantively in the work of the Institute Objective V.1: Require each project ptan to have an element that addresses the Human Resources Goal. The composition of the consortium as well as the staffing and student body of the member schools reflects a diversity of ethnicity gender and d i sc i p l ine. Project staffing reflects the commitment to diversity. In light of the diversity inherent In the consortium and the commitment to providing projects for each school, we have not considered diversity as some measurement criteria in the selection of individual projects. Objective V .2: Monttor the accompl i shment of the Human Resource goa l at the project level. Action Item V .2.a: Monitor the n umber and diversity of students a n d fac u lty worl

ANNUAL PLAN ACTIVITIES STATUS TABLE 4-3, YEAR THREE PROJECT STAFFING Project Staffing Researchers Staffing, Students NUT13-FAMU-1 The Church : An Char l es A. Wright. Black male Sharon Sau l ter Black, Urban Transportation Addis Taylor Black male female Amen ity Alvin Shipman, Black, ma l e Narquinta Richardson, Black Linda Raines, Blac k female female !shan Frazier, Black, female Vory Copeland Black, male Narquinta Richardso n Black, Ayana Roberts. Black femal e female Sharon Saulter, Black, femal e a student) NUTI3 -F AMU-2 Evaluation of Charles C. Kidd. B l ack. ma l e Sharon Saulter B l ack Mass Trans it on Env ironmental Ray A. Shackelford Black, female Equity and Jus tice male Lesley Miller Black, male Charles A. Wright. Black male Changa Kidd, Black mal e Kim Davis. Black female Dawn Hams B l ack, female Darion Jackson. Black male Candice Henderson Black, female Ala n Harris Black, male Sean Wright. Black, male Gwendonlyn S immonds Black, female NUT1 3 FAMU-3 An Assessment C h arles A. Wright Black m a l e Narquinta R i chardson, Black, of the Rel ationship between the Addi s Taylor B l ack male female (no lon ger a student ) Te l ecommuting Population and Alvin Shipmon, Black, male Public Transportation Managers Narquinta Richardson, Black female NUTI3-F IU-1 Application of Fang Zhao Asian, female Ming Zhao, Asia n female Geo graph i c Informatio n System L. David S hen, Asian, male Hesham Elbadrawi white, for Publ i c Transit Management Jia n Huang, Asian, male male Young-Kyun Lee, Asian, male Moises Simon, white, ma l e Liping wang Asian, male Francis Lewis, Black, mal e Muhammud Atif lzhar, white, male Raymon d Attah, Black, male NUTI3-FIU-2. Workshop on L. David S hen, Asian, mal e Adjo Amekudzi Black Emerging Fare Collection N. 0 AttohOkine female Technologies In Mass Transil Marl( Hamilton, Black, ma l e 63


TABLE 4-3, YEAR THREE PROJECT STAFFING Project Staffing Researchers Staffing, Students NUTI3 F IU 3 Implementation Fang Zhao, Asian, female Adriana Gomez, H i spanic Issues of Automatic Veh i cle L. Dav i d Shen, Asian, male f emale Locat ion Systems in Urban and Young-Kyun Lee Asi an, male Muhammud Atif lzhar, whi te, Rural Areas : I mplications of male Different Physica l and Socia l Fabiola Dub ui sson B l ack, Characteristics female candace Scott, white female NUTI3FSU1 Stonnwater Dr. Andrew A. Dzurik, white Becky Bryant Soileau whfte Management Manual for Public mal e female Transtt Maintenance Facilities NUT13-FSU -2 The Impact of Gregory L. Thompson wMe, Malt C li c k while, male Trans Supply on the Labor male John Maiiff white mal e Force Participation Rate of Melvin Mitchell, black, male Young Black M ales and other atKev i n Tilbury, white male Risk Groups John Sewell male FIM AT\MIIiam Mustard, white male Kimberly Ray black female Promotional Materials R i chard Brand, white mal e Farah M i rza, female C l earinghouse Damien Green white, male Mary Lefferson wMe, fema l e Joe Ma lo ney, white, mal e NUTI3-FSU4 Ni c he Marl

ANNUAL PLAN ACTIVfl'IES STATUS TABLE 4-3 YEAR THREE PROJECT STAFFING Project Staffing, Researchers Staffing, Students NUTI3-USF-Q Lessons Learned Joel Volinski white, male Jesus Gomez, H ispanic, i n Transrt Sav ings, Effic i encies, Michele LaBruce. white, female male and Revenue Generation Joel R. Rey, Hispanic male David Gillett white, male Michael Baltes, white male NUT13-USF-6 Geographic Fredalyn M. F rasier B l ack Efrain Areizaga Hispanic, lnfonnat ion Systems as a Too l female male for Examining Environmental Eric T. Hill, BlacK, male Tonya Hepburn Black. Equity Issues in Public Beverty G Ward, Black, female female Joe Hagge white, Transportation male 65


ACTIVITIES STATUS TABLE 44, YEAR FOUR PROJECT STAFFING Project Staffi n g Researchers Staffing, Students NUT14-FAMU-4 AfricanC harles A. Wright, Black male American Mobility Symposium Alvin Shipmon, B lack male (AAMS IV) Paula McKnight Black female NUTI4-FIU-1 At Grade Busway L. Davi d Shen, Asian, male Francis Lewis B l ack, ma le Study Fang Zhao, Asian, female Diana Ospina, wMe, femal e Hesham Elbadrawl, white, male NUTI4-FIU-2 Analyses of L. David S hen, Asian, ma le Muhamm u d Atif lzhar, white, Strategies and Programs of the F ang Zhao, Asian, female male U.S Transit Agencies to Diana Ospina, whtte. female Enhance Transit Security NUT14-FIU3 Data Requirements Fang Zhao Asian, female Qing Xia, As i an, female and Data Souroes for Transit G I S L. David Shen, Asian male Applications NUTI4-FSU-1 F I MAT-New William Mustard, wh it e male Travis Trueblood, Native Technology for In teractive DeWeyne Carver, white, male American, male Transit User Information Charles Hofacker, ma le Mary Lefferson, white female Systems Yolanda Thomas, Black, female Dave Zeigert white, male NUTI4-FSU-2 FIMATWilliam Mustard white, male Brad Mabry white, male Con tinuation & Expans io n of the J. Joseph Cronin Jr. white, Kathleen Payne, white, Promotional Materials ma le female Clearinghouse Jeff Horton white ma l e Joseph Maloney, white, ma le Sherry Heyl, white female David Summey, wh ite, male NUTI4-FSU-3 Customer Service: William Mustard white male Leslie Smith, white female Enhancing Consumer J. Joseph Cronin, Jr. white. Awareness and Perceptions of male Public Transit Services Provi ders NUT14-FSU-4 Energy and Thomas A. Lynch, white male Lehr Elison white male Environmental Performance of Andnew Dzurik, white male Existing and Emerging Publ ic Loyd Lyday white male Transportallon Technologies NUTI4-USF-1 Project Steven E. Polzin white, male, Sai Mallena, Indian, female Admin i stration IV Patricia Baptiste, Blacl<. female Ravi Peddu. Indian male 66


ANNUAL PLAN ACTIVITIES STATIJS TABLE 4-4, YEAR FOUR PROJECT STAFFING Project staffina, Researche rs Staffing, Students NUTI 4-USF 2 J ou rn al o f Public Gary Brosch, white male, Jeff Zok ovi tch, whi t e male Tran sporta tion IV Patricia Henderson Whit e . female NUTI4-USF-3 African-Ame rican Eric Hill. B l ack male Tonya Hepb u m B lac k Mobility Symposium IV (AAMS D. Michael Crittenden, Black, female IV) male Yvette Fuller Black. female Beverly G. Ward, Blac k female NUT14-USF-4 NPTS Travel D ata Steven E. Polzin, white, male. Thomas Tu, Asian male Anal ys i s Joe l R. Rey Hispan ic, male Ben Wa l ker Wh i t e mal e N U TI4-USF-5 Oppo nunitles for Michael Baltes w M e male the Coord i nation of G en era l W lfl a m Morri s, male Public T ansi! and School Bus T ransportation NUT14-USF-6 Perspectives on Steve n E. Polzin, whije, male Ravi Peddu, Indian mal e the Fut u re of Public Transporta tio n NUTI4-USF-7 ADA Serv i c e Rosemary G M athias, Criteria : Best Practices lor female Co mplyi n g Paratransit System Capadty Requirements 67


ANNUAL PLAN ACTIVITIES STATUS TABLE 4-6, YEAR FIVE PROJECT STAFFING Proje<:t Staffing, Researchers Staffing, Students NUTIS-FAMU-1 Minority Mobil ity Charles A. Wright, Black, male Symposiumv Alvin Shipmen, Black, male NUTIS-FAMU-2 Pub l ic Transit Char l es A Wright Black, male And Welfare-to-Work: Addis T aylor Blac k male Exploratory Research And Assessment of a Clearinghouse For The Dissemination of Welfa r eTo-Work Informa t ion NUTIS-FAMU-3 Linking Brenda Robinson, Black female TransportatiOn Modeling Software With Geographic Information Systems A S ynthes is of The State of The P r actice NUTIS-FAMU-4 To be determined To be determined. NUT I S -FIU-1 At-Grade Busway L. David Shen, Asia n male Plannin g Gu i de Fan g Zhao, Asian, female Diana Osp ina, white, female Hasham E l badraw i white, ma l e NUTIS-FSU-1 Continuat i on of the William Mustard, White, male Kath leen Payne whit e Promotional Materials Tomas white male female Clearinghouse Jeff Horton White, male Mary Lefferson white female Brad Mabry white, male Tommy Stith, Black, ma l e Travis Trueblood American Indian. male Sherry Heyl, White. female NUTIS-FSU-2 Train ing Guide a n d Thomas A Lynch, white, male Lehr Elison, white male Educational Training Workshops Loyd Lyday, White. male on Economic Impact Assessment Methods for Public Transit NUTlS-USF-1 Program Steven E Polzin white mal e Ravi Peddu, Indian male Administration V Patri cia Baptiste Black, female NUTIS-USF-2 case Studies of Joel Volinski, white, male Creative Transit Agencies 68


ANNUAL PLAN ACTIVITIES STATUS TABLE 4-5, YEAR FIVE PROJECT STAFF ING Project Staffing, Researchers Staffing, Students NUT ISU SF 3 Forum for Gary L. Brosch, wh ite. male Assessing the Imp l ications o f Patricia Henderson. Whit e female I STEA Reauthorization o n Public Transtt NUTIS-USF-4 NPTS Gu i debook F. Ron Jones, wh ite male for T r ans it Economic Impact Xuehao Chu. Asian, male Studies NUTIS-USF-5 Second National Ronald C. S h eck white, male Conference on GIS in Transit NUTIS-USF-6 P ub lic Transtt and Beverl y G Ward, Black, female Stacy Burgess Welfare-To -Work: Exp loraiOJY Research NUTIS-U S F-7 M i nority Mobility Eric T Hill, Black, male Symposium 0 Michael Crittende n Black, male Beverly G. Ward, Black, female 69


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Quarterly Institute Financial Report, Year Four Summary ANNUAL BUDGET PLAN (FY 1996 FU N DING) University Research Institutes Program National Urban Transit Institute at the UNIVER S ITY OF S OUTH FLORID A Budget Period: Year 4 September 30, 1996 through June 30, 1998 ... Budget Catejjorles . : . .. Institute Director Salary Faculty Salaries Administrative Staff Salaries Other Staff Salaries Graduate Studen t Salaries Undergraduates' Salaries Staff Benefl!s I Total Salaries and Benefits Permanent E quipment t Expendab l e Equipment and Supplies Domestic Travel I Foreign Travel Computer Costs Other Costs Total Direct Costs Indirect Costa TOTAL COSTS .Federal Share Matching Share (2117230LO) Notes: Original Current Vouchered Budget .. This in l;ludget Amount ($) Quarter I 27,670 27,670 0 313,870 313,870 42,884 72,390 72 390 931 44 ,4101 44410 0 I 98,460 98,460 1 932 32,300 32,300 21.367 I 124,300 12 4,300 11,395 713,400 713,400 77,510 1 4,670 14670 1,995 63,580 63580 6,366 I 4 7,670 47670 12,118 I 0 0 0 2 500 2 ,500 (0 31, 300 31, 300 2,644 873 ,120 873,120 100,63 2 220,100 220100 12,27 2 1 093.220 1 093 220 112 904 874 576 874 576 112,904 1 218.644 218 644 (0 Current Budget column reflects budget changes by subcontractors and USF. Vouchered To Date 0 270,076 62,523 5 720 31, 485 64.248 86 ,991 521, 044 5,308 15,952 38 272 0 6,070 20,679 607,324 156 603 763927 556,781 207,146 Subcontractors Invoices: FSU through 06/30/97 ; FlU through 06130/98 ; FAMU through 6/30198 74 -Comments: -' I


Ouartelfy l nsliMe F inancial Report, Y ear F"111e Summary I . ANNUAL BUDGET PLAN (FY 1997 FUNDI N G) University Research Institutes Prog ra m N aUonal Urban Transit lnoUtuta at tile UNIVERSITY O F SOUTH FLORIDA Budget Period: Year 5 September1 1997 through June 30, 1998 .. ., . categ-oiies7: .. -;. , : . ., : . . . . . : . . ' . . ' . ... ,. udget In Amount .(S) _!dfVo 'To Quart..Oato ?7 onn 27.800 0 0 Salaries o nnn o nnn 0 0 (2ttn80l0) Notes: .t and Curren t Budget column reftects budget changes by suboonltaclors and USF. Subcontractors invoices: oe130198 Ouarterty Report 75 Comments:


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-'\. National .,0.'Urban .1.00.'Transit .,r .,r Institute DATE: FROM: TO: 1a Baptiste '--,P"""' am Assistant r. Charles A. Wright, FAMU D r David Shen FlU Mr. William Mustard FSU SUBJECT: Quarterly Report at thtCENTERFOR URBAN TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH College of Engineering, University of South Florida 421)2 S. fowltr Avenue, CUT 100, Tampa, FL 33620-5375 (813)974-3120 SunCom 574-3120 Fax (813)974-51 68 GaryL. Sf0$Ch, CUTR Director Sfe,.e n E. Polzin, NUT/ Director Consortium Mtmb#N'S: FLORIDA UM USIVER.SITV Ch.att., A. WtSQM. Plt.O, PE 01.-.CIOt' ln

.J\. National .,0.\. .J.OO.\. Transit .,,. .,,. Institute July 24, 1998 Mr. Chuck Morison FT A Liaison (TRI-30)/Senior Program Manager Human Resources Federal Transit Administration U.S. Department of Transportat i on 400 Seventh S t., S.W. Washington DC 20590 Mr. Harry Hersey FHWA Lia i son (HHI-10) National Highway Institute 901 N. Stuart Street, Suite 300 Arlington, VA 22203 Dear Mr. Morison and Mr. Hersey: at the CEN'TER FOR URBAN TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH College of Engineering, University of South Florida 4202 E Fowler Avenue, CUT 100, Tampa, FL 33620 5375 (813)974 SunCom 674 3120 Fax (813) 974-516& Gary L. Brosch. CUTR 0/teetor Steven E Polzin, NUTI Dlr"ror L Consortium Members: FLOR:IOA A&M UNIV!RSn'V Cb.al1 U A. Wl10}11, PhO, ,! Dtrocrot and' Ptoofufor Oiv, OC Engit1H11119 TchiiOI09Y Po1t Ott\c4 Bo 164 TtPhn ... FL 32307 (90-4. S$9-)50$, .. '* 561'9 FI.OR:.lO AIHTERNAnQNALUmv!R$11Y L D l vld PhO, PE Clv>l tnd l!l'llllronmnu !rl'l!ln .. rtn; Unlv1ttity P-': C.mput, \IWtfiO Mlltl'll, Fl. lSt,. C305. 34lSS, F .. [lOI) 348-uol STAT WIIIIM'I Olrtetor of RIMirth IMI $1NiCU Aof'lda IMlltvot for M.arbting TtllajloOitt'IIOI\ of Butlt'I I U T-'!lhU_,.., FL 3230. 300'7 (901) SU.UOt, ,.u (904) In accordance with the reporting requirements of the Research and Special Programs Administration at the U.S. Department of T r ansportation, enclosed is a bound copy of the National Urban Transit Institute Quarterly Report through June 30, 1998. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the NUn Director or Consortium Member Leaders f>alricia Bap!ijte Program Assistant cc: NUTI Director Consortium Leaders RSPA


.J.'National .,0'Urban .1.00.'Transit -,r -,r Institute attlle CE.NTER FOR URBANTRANSPORTATION RESEARCH College of Engineering, University of South Florida 4202 E. Fow1er AvonUG, CUT 100, Tampa, FL33620 (813)974 SunCom 574-3120 Fax(813) 974-5168 GatyL. Brosch, CUTR Director Steven E. PolzJn, NUT/ Director July 24, 1998 Ms. Elaine Joost, Ms. Robin Kline, and Ms. Amy Steams U.S Dept. of Transportation Research & Special Programs Administration 400 7th Street, S.W., DUR-1 Room 8417 Washington, DC 20590-0001 Dear Ms. Jo ost, Ms. K line and Ms. Stearns : On behalf of the Florid a Consortium I am p lea sed to submit one bound copy of the attached NUT/ Quarterly Report through June 30, 1998. This report delails progress on the status of research projects and reports progress on NUTI goals L Consortium Members: FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY CN!ftt A. Wri!lfat. PhD. P! O!rtetot Mel Prot'usor O lv. 0( Engitlt.e.Mg Te<:MOICofY Pol-! Offic Box tG4 Tlt.Mn"-f!L 3%301 (90-Ct l'tll (toot) Ht.Vlt Ft.ORJOAtt..ITERNA OONAI. UHIVER$1TY L Oevl

Ms. Elaine Joost, Ms. Robin Kline, and Ms. Amy Stearns July 24, 1998 Page2 funded by Florida Department of Transportation that we will be supplementing and "na t ionalizing with NUTI funds to provide the ma tch for year five funding. The uncertainties with TEA 21 have delayed some projects from their original schedule. We have a Year Five initiative to hos t a forum to discuss the imp licat ions of TEA 21 on the Transit industry. for which planning had to await passage of the legis lati on. Discussions regarding t he Minority Mobility Symposium focus between USDOT and FDOT and the CUTR Advisory Board have delayed the schedule of the Minority Mobi lity Symposium Similarly, delays i n co-sponsor funding commitments has resulted in rescheduling the GIS in Transit Conference to 1999. In spite of increase d solicitation, the flow of candidate papers for the Journal has not been adequate to sustain quarterly publicat i on. Consequently the editor is considering other possibilities. including special issues, invited papers, and other tactics to maintain a consistent publication schedule. We are encouraged with the increase in technology transfer activities with increased invest igato r participation with APTA and continued participation with a number of other forums. The outside peer review process is also serving the technology transfer function as we are more aggressively involving more outside peers. Passage of TEA 21 has added vitality to the transit industry with energies now turning to thinking about how innovative ideas, research findings, and continuing education can help in addressing transit problems that are being faced by communities. NUT! looks forward to being of service as the industry focus turns to ensuring that transit investments help meet people's neede. Sincerely, Steven E Polzin, Ph.D., P.E. Director National Urban Transit Institute Enclosure cc: Consortium members

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