Heartland Rural Mobility Plan

Florida Department of Transportation

July 2009

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One Modal Development Office has partnered with the Florida Heartland Rural Economic Development Initiative, Inc. (FHREDI) to develop an overall mobility improvement process for the six counties and four communities included in the FHREDI region, commonly referred to as the Heartland region. The Heartland Rural Mobility Plan (HRMP) is the result of this cooperative effort.

Resource Guide for Transit and Transit-Related Programs

Florida Department of Transportation

October 2011

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This Resource Guide has been developed for the Florida Department of Transportation by the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida to help local agencies identify various resources that can assist them in accomplishing their objectives. Included within this document is information about local, state and federal funding programs that provide financial resources for transit operations, planning, marketing, special programs and projects, as well as other activities. In addition, other resources such as training and technical assistance programs are identified.

Buses and Trains for Everyone (w/ CD and DVD accompaniment)

Easter Seals Project ACTION

The purpose of the Buses and Trains for Everyone curriculum is to encourage general education teachers, special education teachers, and paraprofessionals to incorporate the skills and concepts that enhance public transportation usage into the educational program of elementary and middle school students including students with disabilities.

Let’s Go! A Guide to Getting Around Your Community in Florida: County-by-County Transportation Information and Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

University of South Florida (USF) College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute’s Department of Child & Family Studies (FMHI), Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR); 2009

This guide has been prepared to make it easier for you to find transportation programs that address your specific needs.

TCRP Report 75:  The Role of the Private-for-Hire Vehicle Industry in Public Transit

Gilbert, Gorman, Cook, Thomas J, Nalevanko, Anna, Everett-Lee, Lynn; 2002

This report describes the types of public transit service being provided by private-for-hire-vehicles (PHVs) and categorizes such services.  This report is published in two parts.  The first part documents the results of a national survey of PHVs.  The results of this survey indicate a continuing trend toward diversification of PHV operators, a size distribution skewed toward smaller operations, heavy reliance on independent contractor drivers, and a high incidence of contracting (particularly among taxicab operators).  The second part of the report summarizes eight case studies and draws conclusions from the analysis of these case studies.  

TCRP Synthesis 36:  Identifying and Reducing Fraudulent Third Party Tort Claims Against Public Transit Agencies

Maier, M. Patricia; 2000

This synthesis will be of interest to transit agency general managers, supervisors, and staff dealing with legal services and risk management issues, as well as to consultants that work with them.  It describes those practices in place at public transit agencies to prevent and respond to third party fraudulent claims, including a review of salient aspects of the public transit claims process in the context of managing current and partial tort liability.  It examines the level of claims, presents a structured methodology for approaching the fraudulent claims issue, and describes practices that have been implemented to reduce claims abuse.  The emphasis is on strategies that organizations have adopted to counter insurance fraud. 

TCRP Annual Report of Progress 2001

Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP); 2001


Introduction, How TCRP Programs Are Formulated, Research Program, Financing the Program, How the TCRP is Organized to Administer Research Programs, Project Panels, How the Projects Are Placed Under Contract, Monitoring Research in Progress, Promoting Dissemination and Application of Research Results, Current Status, Accomplishments--Inception to Present, FY 2002 Program, Policies on Bias and Conflict of Interest, Summary, Publications of the Transit Cooperative Research Program, Summary of Project Status, Summary of Projects J-4, J-5, J-6, J-7 Status, New Projects and Continuations, Notice to Readers, How to Order.

NCHRP Legal Research Digest 47:  Judicial Enforcement of Variable Speed Limits

Transportation Research Board; 2002


This report examines the impact of judicial decisions and judicial enforcement on the likely success of enforcing an expanded variable speed limit program.  It should be useful to administrators, attorneys, traffic enforcement officials, planners, officials involved in agency rulemaking, and motorists.