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Public transportation agency sees boost in ridership following USF eye-tracking research
The interdisciplinary project, funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, created guidelines to help improve the marketing of public transportation.
January 4, 2023Research and Innovation
U.S. Secretary of Energy meets with USF researchers, community partners
U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm was joined by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor for a meeting with leaders of the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research to learn more about efforts of the Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition, which is housed at USF.
June 2, 2022Research and Innovation, University News
USF-invented software tool implemented around the world to improve real-time transit data
The public transportation agencies for the country of France and state of California have started utilizing an open-source software tool created at USF that quickly finds errors in a transit agency’s real-time data – providing travelers more accurate information through mobile mapping applications, such as Google and Apple Maps.
April 22, 2022Research and Innovation
Swerving prevention method prompts new patent for USF engineers
In the midst of reviewing data for the federally funded Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Connected Vehicle Pilot, USF researchers have been awarded a U.S. patent for their algorithm that detects one of the greatest roadway hazards – swerving.
December 3, 2021Research and Innovation
The Power of Partnerships: $3.5 million federal grant will advance automated driving innovation in rural America
What started out with a cold call to USF from a startup company working to bring high-tech driving to rural roads has turned into a partnership that recently secured a $3.5 million Department of Energy grant and created a nationwide network of transportation innovators.
August 26, 2021Research and Innovation
Auto manufacturers test connected vehicle technology implemented in Tampa Bay, evaluated at USF
The USF Center for Urban Transportation Research has entered the fourth and final phase of a $22 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation to create and implement connected vehicle technology in downtown Tampa.
May 27, 2021Research and Innovation
Sonny Holtzman inducted into the 2021 Florida Transportation Hall of Fame
Sylvan (Sonny) Holtzman, a powerhouse with more than 60 years of service as a lawyer and public servant, has been selected as a Hall of Fame inductee by the Center for Urban Transportation Research.
May 27, 2021Honors and Awards
University of South Florida named a Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly University by National League of American Bicyclists | USF News
The University of South Florida (USF) Tampa campus has been recognized as a Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly University with an award from the League of American Bicyclists, the premier grassroots advocacy organization encouraging better bicycling and protecting the right of people who bike.
March 9, 2021Campus Life
Congratulations to the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers make NFL history, becoming the first team to win the Super Bowl on their home field. Raymond James Stadium is also home to the University of South Florida Bulls football team, just one of the many connections between USF and Super Bowl LV.
February 3, 2021University News
Amazon Alexa Transit Skill Upgraded by USF Engineer
An engineer with the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research is working with Amazon to upgrade its voice personalization feature for public transit.
December 11, 2019Research and Innovation
USF Awarded $7.5 Million to Establish New National University Transportation Research Initiative
The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that the University of South Florida will receive a $7.5 million grant to establish a national university transportation center aimed at advancing research and education programs that address the nation’s critical transportation challenges.
June 5, 2019Research and Innovation
Riding Into the Future
An autonomous shuttle is being tested at the University of South Florida campus in a first-of-its-kind research trial run by USF’s Center for Urban Transportation Research.
February 12, 2019Research and Innovation