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Faculty Profile

Education

  • Ph.D., Transportation Systems, MIT, 1981
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, MIT, 1980
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, MIT, 1977

Research & Scholarship Interests

Traffic signal control; transit signal priority; transit operations modeling; transit data collection and sampling
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • 2004 Best Paper - Committee on Traffic Signal Systems, Transportation Research Board
  • 1987 Best Paper - Committee on Transit Performance and Management, Transportation Research Board
  • 1985 Excellence in Teaching - Northeastern University Chi Epsilon chapter

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • Transportation Research Board

Selected Publications

  • P. Furth, T.H. Muller, Conditional Bus Priority at Signalized Intersections: Better Service with Less Traffic Disruption, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 1731, 2014, 23-30
  • P. Furth, A. Rahbee, Optimal Bus Stop Spacing Through Dynamic Programming and Geographic Modeling, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 1731, 2014, 15-22
  • P. Furth, B. Cesme, T.H.J. Muller, Lost Time and Cycle Length for an Actuated Traffic Signal, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2009, 2128, 152-160
  • S. Altun, P. Furth, Scheduling Buses to Take Advantage of Transit Signal Priority, Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2111, 2009, 50-59
  • T.H.J. Muller, P. Furth, Transfer Scheduling and Control to Reduce Passenger Waiting Time, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2112, 2009, 111-118

Related News

August 15, 2017

CEE Professor Peter Furth quoted in the Boston Globe article "Public works projects can get done without drama and paralysis. Who knew?"

August 15, 2017

CEE Professor Peter Furth was quoted in the Boston Globe's article on "How the Boston area’s most maddening intersections got that way" for his expertise in traffic safety.

August 15, 2017

CEE Professor Peter Furth received an Innovation in Education Award by the ITE's Transportation Education Council.

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