Florida’s Public Transit and Women’s Safety – Real and Perceived Concerns

Three primary objectives have been identified for this project. These objectives each relate directly to the NCTR themes of "safe," "desirable," and "secure" public transportation. 1) This research project will illustrate how women perceive personal safety differently than men when using transit, and in general. This will be achieved through referencing existing literature, examining existing transit survey results, and site visits. 2) This work will use National Transit Database (NTD) data and other data/information from case study sites to determine the number and type of security events involving women and how they may differ from the number and type of events involving men. 3) The results of this research will provide findings and recommendations related to transit agency policy and/or outreach for the inclusion of women's concerns in the planning process and for making women feel safer using transit, both in Florida and elsewhere.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $40000
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTRT13-G-UTC56

      79062-21

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Center for Transit Research

      University of South Florida
      4202 East Fowler Avenue, CUT 100
      Tampa, FL  United States  33620
    • Managing Organizations:

      National Center for Transit Research

      University of South Florida
      4202 East Fowler Avenue, CUT 100
      Tampa, FL  United States  33620
    • Principal Investigators:

      Perk, Victoria

    • Start Date: 20180430
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01668934
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Center for Transit Research
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC56, 79062-21
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 11 2018 9:58AM