CUTR has a team of experienced and dedicated personnel who work on a range of transportation-related projects and programs. The center’s staff includes educators, researchers, and technical experts who are committed to improving transportation safety for all road users.

In addition to its core staff, CUTR also works with a network of partners and collaborators in the transportation field. These partners include other research institutions, government agencies, and industry associations. By leveraging the expertise and resources of these partners, CUTR is able to make a greater impact on transportation safety and driver education issues.

Carlton Allen

TRIPS Program Manager Transit Safety and Workforce DevelopmentLocation: Off-site
Phone: 813-974-3120
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Carlton Allen is the TRIPS Assistant Program Manager and is assigned to the FDOT Springhill Inspection and research facility in Tallahassee. He has worked for the Center for Urban Transportation Research for almost 12 years. His responsibilities include supervision of the CUTR TRIPS Technical Specialists in the performance of daily organizational, work load requirements, conduct of in-depth research, and testing of critical bus component functions. Carlton also interacts with engineering related to crashworthiness testing, protocol development, and leads the development of component performance standards. His position is the primary point of contact for vendors when interaction requires technical expertise of matters related to delivery, configuration, or the Springhill facility inspection process.