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Faculty Profile

Peter G. Furth

Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies, Civil and Environmental Engineering
617.373.2447
437 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

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
Affiliated With

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

  • Furth, P.G., Cesme, B., and Rima, T. (2010). "Signal Priority near Major Bus Terminal: Case Study of Boston's Ruggles Station," Transportation Research Board 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers, Washington, D.C., January 10-14, 2010, 21p.
  • Furth, P.G., Dulaski, D.M., Buessing, M., and Tavakolian, P. (2010). "Parking Lane Width and Bicycle Operating Space," Transportation Research Board 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers, Washington D.C., January 10-14, 2010, 12 p.
  • Furth, P.G., Cesme, B., and Muller, T.H.J. (2009). "Lost Time and Cycle Length for an Actuated Traffic Signal," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2128, 152-160.
  • Muller, T.H.J. and Furth, P.G. (2009). "Transfer Scheduling and Control to Reduce Passenger Waiting Time," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2112, 111-118.
  • Altun, S.Z. and Furth, P.G. (2009). "Scheduling Buses to Take Advantage of Transit Signal Priority," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2111, 50-59.

Related News

January 13, 2014

Prof. Peter Furth presented at the latest TEDxNortheasternU talk, "A Greenway Network for Greater Boston: A Revolution in Transportation, Health, and Livability."

November 25, 2013

Boston installs "sharrows on steroids," a new way of marking lanes shared by bikes and cars, invented by Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Peter Furth. Dr. Furth received a Ph.D...

September 23, 2013

Civil Engineering Professor Peter Furth was featured in the Boston Globe for wanting to bring the bicycle infrastructure used in the Netherlands to the United States. Dr. Furth received a Ph.D...