Program Overview

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.

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Kristine Williams AICP

NICR Senior Program Manager
Phone: 813-974-9807
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Kristine Williams, AICP is Director of the CUTR Planning and Corridor Management research program. Ms. Williams is a land use and transportation policy and planning specialist with extensive experience in research, training and consulting on access management. Ms. Williams has assisted numerous state transportation agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and local governments in developing access management and corridor management plans, policies and regulations. She has also participated in a number of studies relative to network planning, multimodal planning, alternative funding, and impact mitigation for transportation, including the development of a regional mobility planning and mobility fee concept for Florida communities.

Ms. Williams was a Fulbright Senior Specialist in 2008 when she assisted with curriculum development and conducted seminars on access management at the Asia Institute of Technology in Thailand and the Thailand Department of Highways. She served as a member of the Fulbright Urban Planning Peer Review Committee in 2009/2010. In 2005, she was sponsored by the Beijing University of Technology to conduct a week long short course for graduate students on access management. In 2012, she was a keynote speaker and co-instructor of a Access Management Seminar at the 31st Annual Southern African Transport Conference in Pretoria.  Ms. Williams has a Master of Urban Planning Degree from Michigan State University and is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida, where she teaches a graduate level course in Access Management. She was appointed to the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Access Management Committee in 1994 and has served as Chair of the TRB Access Management Committee Chair since April 2007 until her tenure ends in April 2013.


M.U.R.P, Urban Planning, Michigan State University, 1988

B.A., Anthropology, Michigan State University, 1982




Urban Land Policy and Regulation

Community and international Development



Program Director, Planning and Corridor Management                                2000– Present

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

Senior Research Associate                                                                                   1992 –1999

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



Representative Products and Publications:

  • Principal Investigator, NCHRP 15-43Second Edition of the TRB Access Management Manual,” Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (in progress) and coauthor (with Vergil Stover, PE PhD) of the first national Access Management Manual (TRB 2003).
  • Assisted the Florida Department of Transportation in evaluating the corridor management practices and state and local coordination in corridor access management on Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) highways and developed a Guide for Analysis of Corridor Management Plans and Policies to assist others in conducting similar studies.
  • Evaluated access management practices of state transportation agencies including the California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS, 2010) and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD, 2009) and prepared statewide access management program action plans for these agencies.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Florida Mobility Fee Study (2009-2011) to evaluate possible approaches to a mobility fee on new development that may be shared by impacted agencies and applied to all modes of transportation.
  • Developed a systematic corridor preservation and access management program for the City of Tallahassee and Leon County, FL, Blueprint 2000 Intergovernmental Agency including comprehensive plan amendments and land development regulations.




  • U.S. Peace Corps, Volunteer, Thailand, TOEFL (1983‐1985)
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers, 2008 Transportation Planning Council Best Project Award for “Transportation Concurrency: Best Practices Guide,” August 19, 2008
  • 2004 Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association Award of Excellence for “Model Regulations and Plan Amendments for Multimodal Transportation Districts”
  • New York City Urban Fellow, New York City Department of City Planning‐Manhattan Office (1986/87). Recipient of AICP Planning Student of the Year award 1988 and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Thailand) in summer  of1986.

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