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p.furth@northeastern.edu

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

  • M.B. Lowry, P. Furth, T. Hadden-Loh, Prioritizing New Bicycle Facilities to Improve Low-Stress Network Connectivity, Transportation Research, 86, 2016, 124-140
  • B. Cesme, P. Furth, Self-Organizing Traffic Signals using Secondary Extension and Dynamic Coordination, Transportation Research Part C, 48, 2014, 1-15
  • 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
  • P. Furth, T.H. Muller, Conditional Bus Priority at Signalized Intersections: Better Service with Less Traffic Disruption, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 1731, 2000, 23-30

Related News

November 7, 2017

CEE Professor Peter Furth was quoted in BU's Daily Free Press article "MBTA invests in winter resilience as seasons change" describing how the trains break down when it snows.

November 2, 2017

CEE Professor Peter Furth was interviewed by Fox 25 in the story " Are Rotaries about to Become a Thing of the Past in Massachusetts " for his expertise in traffic safety...

October 31, 2017

CEE Professor Peter Furth was quoted in the Daily Free Press article " Shorter red lights for Green Line commuters " for saying Transit Signal Prioritization (TSP) technology will make the...

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