Longfellow Bridge

Peter G. Furth

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
437 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Tel: (617) 373 - 2447
Fax: (617) 373 - 4419
pfurth@coe.neu.edu
Faculty Website
COE Research Website
Transportation Website

Education:

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

Expertise:

  • Traffic Signal Control
  • Transit Signal Priority
  • Transit Operations Modeling
  • Transit Data Collection and Sampling

Honors and 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

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.

Professional Affiliations:

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