The National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) was a program of the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida (USF) between 1991-2020. All NCTR reports and U.S. DOT reporting are archived here:



The National Urban Transit Institute (NUTI) was established as a program of the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida in Tampa under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991. In September 1999, the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) was established as a program of CUTR at USF by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA). NCTR was competitively selected as a Tier I UTC in 2002, and in 2006. In 2011, NCTR was selected as a Tier I Transit Focused UTC, and in 2013 NCTR was selected as a Livable Communities Tier I UTC. NCTR’s activities concluded on September 30, 2020.

Final Projects

Here you can find pages for each of NCTR’s final set of projects, along with Policy Briefs and webinar recordings:

Final Projects

1. Campus Automated Shuttle Service Deployment Initiative Lin
2. Florida’s Public Transit and Women’s Safety – Real and Perceived Concerns Perk
3. Improving the Quality and Cost Effectiveness of Multimodal Travel Behavior Data Collection Barbeau
4. Impact of COVID-19 on Travel Behavior and Shared Mobility Systems Menon
5. Improving Transportation Access to Health Care Services Williams
6. Increasing the Desirability of Transit and All Other Travel Choices via Best Workplaces for Commuters Winters
7. Media Framing of Fatal Bicycle Crashes in Hillsborough County: A Critical Discourse Analysis Bond
8. Public Transit in America Godfrey
9. Smartphone-Based Connected Bicycle Prototype Development for Sustainable Multimodal Transportation System Kourtellis
10. Transportation Webcast Series Lewis
11. Enhancing Cybersecurity in Public Transportation Barbeau
12. Understanding Ridership Trends in Transit Polzin
13. Deficiencies in Public Transit Accessibility of Healthcare Facilities in Chicago Sriraj UIC
14. & 15. Safe and Accessible Pedestrian Facilities Inventory Model (SAPFIM): Development, Design and Planning Cevallos FIU
16. Using Microtransit Electric Low Speed Vehicles as a Means for Improving Quality of Life in Miami-Dade County Cevallos FIU
17. An Assessment of Intercity Bus Services in Illinois Sriraj UIC
18. The Impacts of Emerging Mobility Options and Vehicle Technologies on Travel Behavior Cevallos FIU

We are grateful to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Florida Department of Transportation, and many other partners and stakeholders for all their support. USF now leads the National Institute for Congestion Relief.