Webinars

CUTR_Logo_colorPlease click on the links below to learn about upcoming or published webinars led by UTC faculty and staff researchers in 2014 and 2015.  These hour-long, no-cost transportation presentations are hosted by the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida.  Learn more about upcoming 2015 CUTR webcasts.

2015

Incentivizing Off-Peak Delivery (OPD) of Freight

Scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon Central time, Thursday October 15.  Participants will learn about an OPD pilot project under development in metropolitan Chicago from a UTC research program funded by the National University Rail Center (NURail). Presenter: James C. LaBelle, UTC Senior Research Specialist, Urban Transportation Center.

Visit this page to listen to a broadcast of the October 15 webcast (scroll down to Recording section) and download the PowerPoint presentation and a copy of the OPD report, “Off-Peak Delivery: A Pilot Project for the Chicago Region.” Want more? Click here to view an abstract.

Integrated Modeling of High Performance Passenger and Freight Train Operation Planning on Shared Use Rail Corridors: A Focus on the U.S. Context

Scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon Central time, Thursday October 29. Participants will learn about completed UTC research that led to development of a hypergraph based, two-level model that may help minimize the impact of delays resulting from shared passenger and freight rail corridors. The research was funded through the Metropolitan Transportation Support Initiative (METSI). Presenter: Dr. Bo Zou, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and  an affiliated faculty member of the Urban Transportation Center.

Visit this page to listen to a broadcast of the October 29 webcast (scroll down to Recording section) and download the PowerPoint presentation and a copy of the Shared Use Rail report, “Integrated Modeling of High Performance Passenger and Freight Train Operation Planning on Shared Use Rail Corridors: A Focus on the U.S. Context.” Want more? Click here to view an abstract.

2014

Pedestrian/Bicyclist Warning Devices and Signs at Highway-Rail and Pathway-Rail Grade Crossings

On June 12, 2014 Dr. P.S. Sriraj and Dr. Paul Metaxatos led a webinar on completed research involving pedestrian and cyclist safety at railroad grade crossings.  Learn more and download a recorded version of the webinar.

Value Capture Coordination: Best Practices and Case Studies for Transit Capital Projects

UTC Research Transportation Planner/Analyst Jordan Snow led a webinar July 24, 2014 on the subject of value capture, a process that can be used to help fund new transit systems, expand existing ones and modernize stations and terminals.  Learn more and download a recorded version of the webinar.

Sustainability Metrics and Mapping Tool for Environmental Assessment of Rail Infrastructure in Illinois

This webinar will present a comprehensive mapping tool for environmental impact assessment of rail infrastructure in Illinois.  The presentation was delivered December 11, 2014 by Dr. Ning Ai. Learn more and download a recorded version of the webinar.