For more than 20 years, this program has delivered high-quality applied research, policy development, and technology transfer services for public, nonprofit, and private sector clients on a range of contemporary transportation planning topics. Knowledgeable program faculty bring together public and private sector experience to address client needs. Program focus areas include access management, metropolitan transportation planning, multimodal transportation planning, and public involvement. Program faculty authored the TRB Access Management Manual and provide training and technical support to state, regional, and local government agencies on development of systemwide or corridor access management and right-of-way preservation plans, policies and regulations. Representative multimodal planning projects and services include statewide policy research, development of planning and regulatory models, impact assessment and mitigation guidance, peer review and technology transfer to local government agencies. Public involvement projects include state of the practice assessments, best practices research, and public involvement performance measurement. Work in metropolitan transportation planning has included policy analysis, MPO organizational structure and staffing, regional coordination, programming and system development, finance, funding, decision-making, and performance measurement. The program also provides ongoing research and staff support to the Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council (MPOAC) and provides intensive training for MPO elected officials through the MPOAC Institute.
Jeff Kramer, AICP
Jeff Kramer, AICP is a Senior Research Associate with the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, FL. His research primarily focuses on MPO policy, planning and processes and he has published numerous papers and articles focusing on various aspects of metropolitan transportation planning. He was the Principal Investigator for the MPO Staffing and Organizational Structures published by the Federal Highway Administration in October 2017. Mr. Kramer has worked with MPOs across the country on a variety of issues related to metropolitan policy and practices and provides ongoing research and training support to the Florida MPO Advisory Council (MPOAC). Mr. Kramer holds a Master’s degree in City Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Government from Cornell University.
· Metropolitan Planning Organization Liaison – District Five, Florida Department of Transportation, Orlando, FL
· Transportation Planner – BRW, Inc., Orlando, FL
· Transportation Planner – Roanoke Valley Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Roanoke, VA
· M.C.P., Transportation Planning
Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994
· B.A., Government
Cornell University, 1988