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.

Tia Boyd

Research Associate Transportation Planning, Policy, and Processes (TP3)Location: CUT 130
Phone: 813-974-5324
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Tia Boyd is a research associate with the Transportation Planning, Policy, and Processes (TP3) program at CUTR. Her research focuses on transportation decision-making, with an emphasis on multimodal transportation planning, public participation, and the social impacts of transportation. She led several projects developing methods and tools that support transportation planning processes. Tia has contributed to planning and engineering pedagogy with curricula for multimodal transportation planning, a textbook on multimodal transportation planning, and citizens’ academies geared toward community empowerment through education. She also serves in supporting roles for several projects focused on statewide and metropolitan policy, planning, and programming, and strategic and organizational management.






  • Multimodal transportation planning
  • Transportation and community impacts
  • Public involvement
  • Transportation planning pedagogy, curriculum design, and training
  • Land use planning and development

Representative Experience

  • Served as co-facilitator for the Tampa Bay Citizens Academy on Transportation (TB-CAT).
  • Developed curricula and a textbook for multimodal transportation planning.
  • Conducted mobility analysis with a focus on multimodal transportation, access management, and safety for all roadway users.
  • Documented coordination practices between agencies at various levels (Departments of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, counties, first responder agencies, etc.)
  • Created tools and methods to support transportation decision-making processes, including those related to the community impacts of transportation.
  • Managed community-based outreach and support programs, including the Healthy Community Champions Recognition Program.
  • Evaluated how risk and uncertainty could be addressed in long-range transportation planning processes.