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      > Subject: [transp-tdm] Three new on-demand streaming media
      > presentations on Shuttles, Employer Benchmarking, and Bike Maps
      >
      > The following three new on-demand streaming media presentations are
      > now available from the National Center for Transit Research at the
      > University of South Floridawebsite. A complete list of all on-
      > demand recordings can be found at the bottom of this email for your
      > convenience.
      >
      > �Tips for Planning and Operating Successful Shuttles and
      > Circulators" Netconference
      > "Results from 2007 Employer TDM Program Benchmarking Survey "
      > Netconference
      > �Innovative Tools for Encouraging Bicycling: Online Bicycle Route
      > Mapping" Lunch and Learn Netconference
      >
      >
      > �Tips for Planning and Operating Successful Shuttles and
      > Circulators" Netconferencehttp://www.nctr.usf.edu/clearinghouse/
      > netconference/netshuttles.htm
      >
      > On May 28, 2008 the National Center for Transit Research�s National
      > TDM and Telework Clearinghouse at the University of South Florida
      > and the Association for Commuter Transportation held a
      > netconference entitled Tips for Planning and Operating Successful
      > Shuttles and Circulators.
      >
      > Summary: Community and corporate interest in deploying shuttles and
      > circulators to meet the mobility needs of employees and residents
      > continues to grow. ACT and NCTR brought together two speakers who
      > offered tips for planning and operating successful shuttles and
      > circulators.
      >
      > Joel Volinski, Director, National Center for Transit Research at
      > the University of South Florida, spoke about downtown shuttles and
      > to shuttles that have been in place in more suburban settings run
      > by local cities, versus the regional transit agency. He has co-
      > authored several reports on the topic that identifies key
      > characteristics for developing an effective circulator system as
      > well as critical operating strategies. His research includes case
      > studies identifying key elements of successful practices and
      > provides general guidelines from which individual communities can
      > develop systems unique to their needs.
      >
      > Wendy Silvani, Director, Emeryville (CA) TMA, discussed the
      > operational, marketing, service planning and financial
      > considerations for Emery Go Round. Emery Go Round shuttle is a
      > private transportation service, funded solely by commercial
      > property owners in the citywide transportation business improvement
      > district. This free shuttle serves Emeryville California from
      > MacArthur BART and Emeryville Amtrak train stations. Emery Go Round
      > is a service of the Emeryville Transportation Management
      > Association, a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to
      > increase access and mobility to, from and within Emeryville while
      > alleviating congestion through operation of the shuttle program.
      > The TMA Board of Directors, which also serves as the official
      > representative of property owners for the Business Improvement
      > District, determines tax assessment rates as well as the level of
      > shuttle service on an annual basis.
      >
      > This 74 minute netconference was moderated by Donna Smallwood,
      > MassRides/URS
      >
      >
      > "Results from 2007 Employer TDM Program Benchmarking Survey"
      > Netconferencehttp://www.nctr.usf.edu/clearinghouse/netconference/
      > netemployersurvey07.htm
      >
      > On May 21, 2008 the National Center for Transit Research�s National
      > TDM and Telework Clearinghouse at the University of South Florida
      > and the Employer Council of the Association for Commuter
      > Transportation held a netconference entitled Results from 2007
      > Employer TDM Program Benchmarking Survey.
      >
      > Tom Davis, DuPont and Jennifer Paedon, Lockheed Martin Space
      > Systems Company, co-chairs of the ACT Employer Council, provided a
      > brief overview of the Council and the motivations for the survey.
      > The survey was developed in partnership with the Association for
      > Commuter Transportation's Employer Council and NCTR.
      >
      > Phil Winters, Director, TDM Program, Center for Urban
      > Transportation Research at the University of South Florida,
      > highlighted the results of the 2007 Employer TDM Program
      > Benchmarking Survey.
      >
      > This 59-minute netconference was moderated by Donna Smallwood,
      > MassRides/URS
      >
      >
      > �Innovative Tools for Encouraging Bicycling: Online Bicycle Route
      > Mapping" Lunch and Learn Netconferencehttp://www.nctr.usf.edu/
      > clearinghouse/netconference/lnlbikemap.htm
      >
      > On May 20, 2008, Florida's Transportation Demand Management (TDM)
      > Clearinghouse hosted a lunch and learn netconference on Innovative
      > Tools for Encouraging Bicycling: Online Bicycle Route Mapping.
      > This net conference featured Chris Hagelin, Senior Transportation
      > Planner and Marni Ratzel, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner of Go
      > Boulder/City of Boulder.
      >
      > Summary
      >
      > The use of online mapping tools for driving directions has become
      > ubiquitous in our society, but until recently they have been of
      > little use to the person seeking to use a bicycle instead of an
      > automobile. In response to the needs of bicyclists, the city of
      > Boulder, Colorado has launched www.GoBikeBoulder.net, an innovative
      > online bicycle route mapping tool designed and implemented through
      > a CMAQ grant in 2007. Go Bike Boulder provides residents,
      > university students, employees, and visitors with turn by turn
      > directions to help navigate Boulder�s 360 mile plus on- and off-
      > road bicycle network. During the first six months of operation,
      > over 10,000 routes totaling more than 38,000 miles were queried by
      > over 1800 registered users and thousands of guest users. The
      > evaluation of Go Bike Boulder showed that approximately 67 percent
      > of routes queried were bicycled, and on average users biked more
      > and drove less after registering on the site resulting in an
      > average annual Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) reduction of 226 miles
      > per registered user. This presentation summarizes the design, use,
      > evaluation of, and next steps for this unique online bicycle
      > mapping tool.
      >
      > This 60-minute netconference was moderated by Julie Bond, Center
      > for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida
      >
      >
      >
      > The following is a complete list of on-demand streaming video
      > presentations that can be accessed from http://www.nctr.usf.edu/
      > clearinghouse/netconferencing.htm
      >
      > Tips for Planning and Operating Successful Shuttles and Circulators
      > (May 28, 2008)
      >
      > Results from 2007 Employer TDM Program Benchmarking Survey (May
      > 21, 2008)
      >
      > Florida Lunch and Learn: Innovative Tools for Encouraging
      > Bicycling: Online Bicycle Route Mapping (May 20, 2008)
      >
      > Florida Lunch and Learn: Integrating Transportation Demand
      > Management (TDM) into the Land Development Process (February 20,
      > 2008)
      >
      > Climate Change: Tipping Point for TDM or Tipping at Windmills
      > (December 13, 2007)
      >
      > Florida Lunch and Learn: Emergency Ride Home in Practice (November
      > 8, 2007)
      >
      > Florida Lunch and Learn: Carsharing in Practice (August 2, 2007)
      >
      > Safe Routes to School: Why They Matter to Kids, to Communities,
      > and to TDM Professionals (July 27, 2007)
      >
      > A Look at Employer TDM Programs in the Midwest (June 21, 2007)
      >
      > Do You Get What You Incent?: A Virtual Discussion (April 25, 2007)
      >
      > Striving to be the Best: Employer TDM Programs That Deliver Results
      > to Employees and Stockholders (October 18, 2006)
      >
      > The 411 on 511: How This Advanced Traveler Information System
      > Complements and Competes with TDM (June 1, 2006)
      >
      > Making TDM Boom with Boomers (February 28, 2006)
      >
      > Show Me the Money - How New Federal Legislation Is Changing the TDM
      > Landscape (December 1, 2005)
      >
      > Gas Prices and TDM Responses � Opportunity or Chaos?; A Virtual
      > Discussion (October 20, 2005)
      >
      > New Approaches to Reduced Car Use for Campus Communities (June 29,
      > 2005)
      >
      > The Effects of Commuter Benefit Programs on Transit Systems (April
      > 7, 2005)
      >
      > Paying for Performance: Cash for Commuters (November 4, 2004)
      >
      > Talk the Talk: Communicating TDM in Business Terms (June 3, 2004)
      >
      > Transit-Oriented Development: Possibilities for TDM Professionals
      > (January 27, 2004)
      >
      > Using TDM to Manage Traffic at Special Events (October 15, 2003)
      >
      > Access Management: Expanding the Congestion Management Toolkit
      > (August 20, 2003)
      >
      > Bus Rapid Transit: A New Commuter Choice for your Community. (June
      > 12, 2003)
      >
      > Getting to Yes!: Lessons Learned for Increasing the Effectiveness
      > of Commuter Benefit Programs (December 11, 2002)
      >
      > Making Telework Happen: Tips for an Effective Regional Telework
      > Program NetConference (August 14, 2002)
      >
      > Philip L. Winters
      > TDM Program Director
      > Center for Urban Transportation Research
      > University of South Florida
      > 4202 E. Fowler Ave., CUT100
      > Tampa, FL 33620-5375
      > 813.974.9811
      > 813.974.5168 fax
      > winters@...
      >
      > National TDM and Telework Clearinghouse
      > www.nctr.usf.edu/clearinghouse
      >
      > home of the Best Workplaces for Commuters
      > www.bestworkplaces.org
      >
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