Seckin Ozkul, Ph.D., P.E. – Research Associate Faculty

Seckin Ozkul, Ph.D., P.E. Traffic Operations & Safety Research Associate Faculty Email: sozkul@cutr.usf.edu Phone: 813-974-0445       Education: Ph. D., Civil Engineering (Transportation), University of Florida, 2014 M.S., Civil Engineering, University of South Florida, 2009 B.S., Civil Engineering, Auburn University, 2006   Specialties: Commercial vehicle operations Survey design and conduction Freight management Freight logistics…

Jason Jackman, MPA – Research Associate

  Jason Jackman, MPA Traffics Operations & Safety Research Associate Email: Jackman@cutr.usf.edu Phone: 813-974-6065       Education: Masters of Public Administration, University of South Florida, 2012 B.A., Technical and Professional Writing, University of South Florida, 2005   Specialties: University Safety Outreach and Education Transportation Demand Management Safe Routes to School Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Grant…

Improving Access to Transit Through Crowdsourced Information

The purpose of this research was to facilitate the ongoing collection of information from the public about potential areas of multimodal service and infrastructure improvements and easily share these problems with transit agencies, departments of transportation, and city and county governments. The research team implemented open-source software that leveraged the Open311 issue-reporting standard to capture…

Miao Zhang – Graduate Research Assistant

Michael is an Undergraduate Research Assistant majoring in Industrial Engineering. He is pursuing the 5-Year Accelerated Master’s Program and is expected to graduate in Spring 2015. He began working with the Center of Urban Transportation in 2012 as a recruiter for the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study. He has also worked on several other studies like the Determination of Speed Limits on USF Tampa Campus and Pedestrian Program Evaluation and Data Collection. He is currently working on the Prevention of Incorrect Turns at Highway-rail Grade and Street Lighting Measurements on Selected Corridors in FDOT district 7.

Dynamic Transportation Leader to Head the Center for Urban Transportation Research

Transportation educator Robert L. Bertini will lead the nationally recognized center. After an extensive, two-year search, Dr. Robert H. Bishop, Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida, announces the appointment of Robert L. Bertini, Ph.D., P.E., as Director of the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) and tenured professor in…

CUTR/FTA Transit Safety Standards Working Group

CUTR formed the Transit Safety Standards Working Group to inform the development of FTA’s Safety Standards Strategic Plan and the tasks associated with the Standards Development Program. The thirteen-member group represents a cross section of the U.S. public transportation industry and includes transit systems operating in large and small urban environments and those providing rail/bus…

CUTR Webcast Recording: Positively Improving Your Online Reputation & Rating

November 9, 2017, 12:00PM (ET) Positively Improving Your Online Reputation & Rating In this age of smart phones and social media, maintaining a strong (positive) online presence can feel like an uphill battle. One negative Google review or Facebook rating can impact your brand, affecting your ability to grow ridership and communicate your value to…

Moving Communities Forward: Social Marketing and Social Change for Transportation

Moving Communities Forward: Social Marketing and Social Change for Transportation Project Description: Many of the transportation-related challenges facing society today could be addressed by seemingly simple changes in behavior. For example, vehicle trips would be reduced if more people chose to take transit, bicycle, walk, or telework instead of drive. This project provides a mobile…