Summary: Director Position
Center for Urban Transportation
The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), established in 1988 by Florida statute, is internationally recognized and serves as a resource for
state policymakers, transportation agencies, transportation professionals and the public. CUTR conducts over $8 million in research annually for a variety
of sponsors including the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration and Federal Highway Administration, the Florida Department
of Transportation, the Florida Legislature, the Florida Transportation Commission, and state and local governments, agencies, and organizations. Areas of
research include public transportation, transportation planning, intelligent transportation systems, transportation safety, transportation demand
management, transportation economics and finance, geographic information systems, access management, alternative fuels, and transportation policy.
CUTR is a resource to the transportation community through the provision of teaching and training initiatives, knowledge dissemination and problem
solving technical support.
CUTR provides specific expertise in the area of public transportation and houses the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR), designated by the U.S.
Congress in 1991 and reaffirmed through competition in 2002 and in 2006, and the National Bus Rapid Transit Institute, (NBRTI) sponsored by the
Federal Transit Administration. Through NCTR and NBRTI, CUTR conducts research in rapidly growing urban areas to develop innovative, pragmatic
approaches that enable public transportation to better meet the evolving needs of U.S. citizens. The Center also provides transportation professional
development, training and educational opportunities for the transportation industry.
CUTR's new Director will be responsible for maintaining the strong foundation CUTR has developed in transportation research, training and technical
assistance, and will be expected to leverage that expertise and experience to expand the research capability by collaborating aggressively with other
university faculty to address current and evolving critical problems associated with transportation and its impacts on the natural, physical, social and
Principal Responsibilities of the Director