The team focuses on transit management and innovation-related projects by providing practical technical support, transit management services, and research to transit agencies and local governments, specializing in service planning and operational matters, capital and operating analysis, project management, public involvement, and grant management. Research conducted includes operational procedures, technology applications, and urban and rural mobility and data analysis. Additionally, the program manages the Florida Transit Planning Network (FTPN) and the Florida Transit Marketing Network (FTMN) supported by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

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Melissa De Leon

Program Assistant Transit Management ProgramLocation: CUT 244
Phone: 813-974-7904
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Ms. De Leon has worked in the field of transportation for 10 years. Her recent experience includes, grant and proposal coordination, assisting in preparation of Transit Development Plans and transit feasibility studies for cities and counties throughout the State of Florida. Ms. De Leon has supported our National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) projects from literature searches, to data analysis and document production.  Recent subject matter for NCTR projects Ms. De Leon has been involved in includes: regional fare policy, high-speed rail connectivity, social media in transit and bus operations and planning.


Research Support Specialist, Transit Management and Innovation Team                   Present

Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), College of Engineering  University of South Florida.


M.B.A., Global Management, University of Phoenix, 2005

B.B.A., Management & Marketing, Andrews University, Newbold College, UK. 1996