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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

April 2, 2018

CEE Professor Peter Furth was quoted in the Daily Free Press article " In with the new: the Green Line fleet is getting bigger ."...

March 5, 2018

CEE Professor Peter Furth was interviewed by NECN in the article "Highway Breakdown: Unclear Signs, Poor Lines Lead to Confusion on I-95" for his expertise in traffic safety.

December 19, 2017

CEE Professor Peter Furth was awarded a grant from the Helen and William Mazer Foundation for a proposal entitled “Low-Stress Bicycle Network Planning: New Methods for Network Analysis and Improvement, with Application in Greater Boston.”

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