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.

Sisinnio Concas , Ph.D.

Program Director, Autonomous-Connected Mobility Evaluation (ACME) Autonomous-Connected Mobility Evaluation (ACME)Location: CUT 131
Phone: 813-974-7760
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I am a senior economist with extensive experience in urban and regional economic impact analysis and transportation policy analysis.  My research work focuses on the study of the linkages between transportation infrastructure investment, economic development, and residential location patterns.



Research Associate Professor                                                January 2012 – Present

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

  • Currently working as part of a faculty cluster focused on the sustainability of transportation and land-use systems.
  • Conduct statewide economic impact analysis of:

–   Airport operation and freight movement.

–   State tolling agency work plans.

–   Fixed-route public transportation system.

–   Transportation infrastructure improvements.

  • Developed an analytical polycentric-based model of residential location and travel demand
  • Developed TRIMMSTM a benefit-cost analysis model to evaluate a broad range of TDM strategies.

Senior Research Associate                                                 December 2001-December 2011

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

  • Design and implement dynamic pricing schedule under DOT/FDOT dynamic pricing pilot project.
  • Designed and developed BuFFeT© – Bus Fleet Fuel Evaluation Tool – to evaluate cost feasibility of alternative fuels for mass transit.
  • Developed a standard approach to evaluate costs and benefits of transportation demand management (TDM) initiatives.



  • The Economic Contribution of the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority. Sisinnio Concas
  • Concas, S. and P.L. Winters, Estimating Costs and Benefits of Emissions Reduction Strategies for Transit by Extending the TRIMMS Model, 2012, National Center for Transit Research at the Center for Urban Transportation Research.
  • Integrating Transit and Urban Form.  Sisinnio Concas and Joseph S. DeSalvo
  • Concas, S. and J.S. DeSalvo. The Effect of Density and Trip-Chaining Behavior on the Interaction between Urban Form and Transit Travel. in Kuhmo Nectar Conference-Annual Conference of the International Transportation Economics Association. 2012. Berlin, Germany.
  • Concas, S. and J.S. DeSalvo. Role of Density in Supporting Sustainable Modes: New Perspective on Interaction Between Urban Form and Transit Travel. in Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting. 2012. Washington, D.C. .
  • Concas, S. and P.L. Winters, The Impact of Carpooling on Trip Chaining Behavior and Emission Reductions. Transportation Research Record, 2007. 2010: p. 83–91.



Ph.D., Economics                                                                                                 2010

University of South Florida, Tampa FL.


M.A., Economics                                                                                                  2000

University of South Florida, Tampa FL.


Laurea, Political Science-Political Economy                                  2007

Universitá degli Studi di Sassari, Italy


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