ITS, Traffic Operations & Safety

Program Overview

This program actively pursues innovative projects to develop and apply new concepts and technologies to solve real-world transportation problems. ITS specialties include development and application of ITS technologies to transportation systems, comprehensive evaluation of ITS deployments, advanced traffic management systems, advanced traveler information systems, and development of mobile lighting level measurement devices. Traffic operations research focuses on advanced traffic signal technologies, traffic control and operations, freeway management and operations, traffic simulation, congestion management, traffic system modeling, and data collection techniques. Safety research areas include traffic safety, motorcycle safety, pedestrian and bicycle safety, transit safety, truck safety, incident management, interstate route diversion, crash avoidance systems, safety program evaluation, driving behavior study, pedestrian and bicycling behavior study, and safe routes to schools. Researchers also specialize in traffic impact studies, trip generation for transit-oriented development, trip internalization in multi-use developments, public opinion surveys and analysis, and development of effective paid media campaigns.

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  • USF in 40 sessions at the Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting
    USF in 40 sessions at the Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting
    The Center for Urban Transportation Research and others from University of South Florida’s College of Engineering will be presenting or moderating 40 paper/poster sessions/committee meetings at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC beginning on Sunday, January 10, 2016.  Below is the list of workshops, lectern/poster sessions, and...
  • CUTR’s 2015 Student Poster Competition Results and Photos
    CUTR’s 2015 Student Poster Competition Results and Photos
    The second annual Student Poster Competition was held during the CUTR Transportation Achievement Awards event during the reception from 5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m on November 2, 2015.  Students were able to present research that he or she performed with their advisor; however, advisors could not give feedback to the student in...
  • 2nd Annual CUTR Student Poster Competition Information
    2nd Annual CUTR Student Poster Competition Information
    2015 CUTR Student Poster Competition 2015 CUTR Student Poster Competition Flyer CUTR Poster Competition Poster Template General Information: 1. The CUTR Transportation Achievement Award is presented annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the transportation field. This year’s honoree is Mr. Bill Johnson, the current Florida Secretary...
  • CUTR Webcast Recording: Do as I say, not as I do: Observed compliance vs. stated understanding of pedestrian crossing laws in Florida
    CUTR Webcast Recording: Do as I say, not as I do: Observed compliance vs. stated understanding of pedestrian crossing laws in Florida
    July 9, 2015 12:00PM (ET) Do as I say, not as I do: Observed compliance vs. stated understanding of pedestrian crossing laws in Florida The webinar will present part of the work conducted for the evaluation of the pedestrian safety focused initiative launched by FDOT in 2011. The evaluation includes...
  • WalkWise Florida Expansion
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