Category Archives: Publications

Enabling Cost-Effective Multimodal Trip Planners through Open Transit Data NCTR Final Report

 This study examined whether multimodal trip planners can be developed using open-source software and open data sources. OpenStreetMap (OSM), maintained by the non-profit OpenStreetMap Foundation, is an open, freely available international repository of geographic data that individuals contribute about … Continue reading

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TAD Featured in TR News Magazine

TAD was featured in the February 2011 publication of the TR News Magazine, published bi-monthly by the Transportation Research Board (TRB). The TR News features timely articles on innovative and state-of-the-art research and practice in all modes of transportation. More

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Dynamic Travel Information Personalized and Delivered to Your Cell Phone NCTR Final Report

The policy of FDOT is to use “the Florida Advance Traveler Information System as the primary method to disseminate timely and important travel information to the public so that the public can make informed decisions regarding their travel plans.” More

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TAD Presentation at 2011 TRB Conference

Arica Bolechala’s thesis research, Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Travel Assistance Device on the Bus Riding Behavior of Individuals with Disabilities, successfully showed that the Travel Assistance Device (TAD) mobile phone application has a positive impact on the ability of … Continue reading

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Travel Assistance Device: Deployment to Transit Agencies NCTR Final Report

We recently completed a project which deployed our Travel Assistance Device (TAD) software for GPS-enabled phones to several additional transit agencies in Florida.  TAD is designed to aid new riders, especially those with cognitive impairments in using fixed route public … Continue reading

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TAD Featured in Interdisciplinary Research at USF’s Florida Mental Health Institute

Arica Bolechala of USF’s Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute successfully demonstrated that the Travel Assistance Device (TAD) has a positive impact on a person’s ability to travel independently using public transportation in her Master’s Thesis, Evaluating the Effectiveness … Continue reading

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G Sense: A Scalable Architecture for Global Sensing and Monitoring featured in IEEE Network Magazine

G Sense: A Scalable Architecture for Global Sensing and Monitoring by Alfredo J. Perez, Miguel A. Labrador, and Sean J. Barbeau was featured in the July 2010 Volume 24, No 4 of IEEE Network: The Magazine of Global Internetworking.

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TAD to Help Transit Riders IDEA Final Report Published by Transportation Research Board (TRB)

The Travel Assistant Device (TAD) to Help Transit Riders final report has now been published by the Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) program of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (TRB).  IDEA is a program that funds research into promising but … Continue reading

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TAD Featured in a BayNews9 Story

The Travel Assistant Device (TAD) was featured in a Bay News9 story, New cell phone program gives bus riders a hand. August 6, 2008

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TAD Featured in Tampa Bay Online Article

The Travel Assistant Device (TAD) was featured in the November 2008 University Transporation Centers (UTC) Spotlight, a program of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration.  

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