I’m a senior research associate with the National Bus Rapid Transit Institute, which is housed at CUTR. My two main areas of research are evaluating vehicle assist and automation technologies and the USDOT’s Urban Partnership Agreement Program.
Senior Research Associate October 2009 – Present
Center for Urban Transportation Research, College of Engineering, University of South Florida
- Wrote best practices report on bus rapid transit for Florida Department of Transportation District IV and hosted a bus rapid transit workshop.
- Evaluated Minnesota Valley Transit Authority’s GPS-based Driver Assist System and its impacts on bus shoulder operations.
- Evaluated the performance of the mechanical docking arm used by the Cleveland HealthLine BRT.
- Evaluated the before and after impacts of transit signal priority (TSP) on the Pines Blvd. Express bus in Broward County.
- Currently evaluating the transit components of the various Urban Partnership Agreements and Congestion Reduction Demonstration projects in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, and Seattle.
REPRESENTATIVE RESEARCH ACTIVITY:
- Cedar Avenue Driver Assist System Evaluation Report
- BRT Applications Report – Phase II Report
- Evaluation of the Cleveland HealthLine Mechanical Guide Wheel
M.A. Urban and Regional Planning May 1998
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
B.A. Political Science May 1993
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA