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.

Reena Raturi

Federal Grants Coordinator NICR Fiscal ManagerLocation: CUT 116
Phone: 813-974-9761
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Reena is responsible for the financial management for federal grants at CUTR.





Fiscal and Business Analyst                  August 2006– Present

Center for Urban Transportation Research, College of Engineering, University of South Florida

  • Federal Grants administration and management
  • Coordinate project set up, billing and reporting with USF central offices
  • Perform financial reviews for outgoing proposals
  • Perform expenditure review and analysis to ensure compliance with federal, state, and university rules and assist faculty with compliance
  • Perform project reconciliation including error correction
  • Project closeout and records retention at departmental level
  • Monitor cost sharing and sub-recipient requirements for NCTR grant
  • Prepare biweekly departmental payroll distribution, payroll reconciliation and posting to departmental records

Senior Internal Auditor                 June 2000 to August 2006

University Audit and Compliance, University of South Florida Internal Audit Department

Performed key university wide audits including the audit of the Peoplesoft HRMS module, USF Pay Autonomy and effort reporting system; involved with other reviews and audits such as the review of research grants and the audit of graduate stipends and waivers

University of South Florida, Tampa FL – Master of Accountancy with an emphasis in Information Systems (M.Acc.)

Certified Public Accountant (licensed in the State of Florida)

Certified Research Administrator (CRA)

Treasurer, for Institute of Internal Auditors (2003)