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 NCTR
We conduct research into all forms of public transportation.. We help public transportation professionals and policy makers build strong public transportation systems via workforce development 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, peer-to-peer listservs and clearinghouses to respond quickly to requests for help.
"Making public transportation and alternative forms of transportation, including managed lanes, 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...