Topic : Center for Urban Transportation Research

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Profile: Joel Volinski, Director, National Center for Transportation Research

Management & Operations| May 31, 2017

When Joel Volinski accepted a job as the interim director of Florida’s Broward County Transit Agency in 1983, he had never ridden on a public transit bus. “Here I was, the person who knew less about the subject than anyone, and suddenly I was directing the biggest agency in county government,” he tells me, leaning back in his leather chair. “So you have to have a sense of humor, and you have to be kind of a quick study.”

What will the impact of automated vehicle technology be on public transportation?

| December 18, 2013
Although the implementation of automated vehicles on a large scale is probably 20 years or more in the future, it is a subject that will get increased attention in the next few years. So, what does this have to do with public transportation? No one has a crystal ball on this subject, but it is worth considering the possible changes that could impact the use and provision of public transit.

Transit systems coping with spike in violence against bus drivers

Many are taking preventive actions, such as training, and providing assistance to operators in the aftermath of an incident.
Accessibility| February 5, 2009

Travel Software to Aid Disabled Riders

To use the Travel Assistance Device, riders simply plan their trip online and follow the visual and verbal instructions on their cell phone.

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