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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
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

August 24, 2015

CEE Professor Peter Furth was interviewed by WBUR discussing methods to make roads safer for bicyclists and increasing awareness of surrounding drivers.

July 22, 2015

Written by Matt Duranleau, a rising senior studying civil engineering with a focus in transportation engineering.

May 20, 2015

CEE Professor Peter Furth is working with the Delaware Department of Transportation to create new bikeway tracks that will encourage people to bike to work, school and shops with low stress.