National Center for Transit Research
is a federally-recognized
university transportation center
located at the
University of South Florida
We staff clearinghouses/resource centers
to provide specialized technical assistance.
Welcome to the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR)
We are a program of the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida (USF). NCTR is a livable communities Tier I University Transportation Center funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (2013-2020). USF has housed a UTC since 1989. We conduct research on all forms of public transportation. We help public transportation professionals and policy makers build strong public transportation systems via education programs to prepare for tomorrow's multimodal challenges and opportunities. We're passionate about helping public transportation agencies improve their performance via technology transfer
activities such as webinars and peer-to-peer networks.
Making public transportation and all other travel choices, safe, effective, efficient, desirable, and secure.
Peer-to-peer shared mobility has gained momentum as part of the latest cluster of developments in transportation. A technical marvel known as a mobile phone application or “app” arranges a ride or introduces a rider with a driver “sharing” his or her private vehicle. This is conveniently ordered...
Over the past several years, the emergence of new technologies impacting all travel modes including public transportation has garnered significant attention across the spectrum of interests, from the research and technology communities to the transportation planning and policy communities to the public, media, and political communities. This...