Commonly Requested

(2024) Safe Waves: Signal Timing Guide, Analysis Tool, and Case Studies. Peter G. Furth, Milad Tahmasebi, and Yusuf Ozbek. ” Report to MassDOT. 

(2018) Using Traffic Signals to Limit Speeding Opportunities on Bidirectional Urban Arterials
Peter G. Furth, Ahmed T. M. Halawani, Jin Li, & Weimin (Jake) Hu, Transportation Research Record, 2018

(2012) Low-Stress Bicycling and Network Connectivity
Maaza C. Mekuria, Peter G. Furth, & Hilary Nixon, Research report 11-19, Mineta Transportation Institute, 2012

(2006) Using Archived AVL-APC Data to Improve Transit Performance and Management
Peter G. Furth, Brendon Hemily, Theo H. J. Muller, James G. Strathman, TCRP Report 113, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, 2006

Bicycle Transportation & Urban Street Design

(2023) Head start in time or in space? Determining needed leading pedstrian interval length as a function of intersection layout.  Ray Saeidi Razavi & Peter G. Furth.  Presented at the TRB Annual Meeting in January, 2023 and to appear in Transportation Research Record, 2023. Winner of the “Exceptional Paper Award” at the TRB Annual Meeting from TRB’s Traffic Signal Systems Committee.

(2021) Impact of One-Way Streets and Contraflow on Low-Stress Bicycle Network Connectivity.  Theja Putta and Peter G. Furth. Transportation Research Record2675(10), 1174-1183

(2021) Designing Crossing Islands for Speed Control and Intersection Safety on Two-Lane Collectors and Arterials.
Peter G. Furth, Milad Tahmasebi, Steve Shekari, Jay Jackson, Zhao (Howie) Sha, & Yousef Alsharif. Transportation Research Record 2021 DOI:10.1177/03611981211004978

(2021) Risk to Bicyclists in a Separated Path from Left Turns Across Multiple Lanes: A Case for Protected-Only Left Turns 
Ray Saeidi Razavi & Peter G. Furth.  Transportation Research Record, 2021
DOI: 10.1177/03611981211010789

(2019) Leading Through Intervals versus Leading Pedestrian Intervals: More Protection with Less Capacity Impact
Furth, Peter G. & Ray (Mohammad) Saeidi Razavi, Transportation Research Record 2673(9), pp. 152–164
Received “Best Paper Award” from the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Traffic Control Devices.

(2019) Design Treatments For Increasing Traffic Capacity In Road Diet Projects.
Shekari, Sepehr (Steve), MS Thesis with Peter G. Furth as advisor, Northeastern University

(2016) Network Connectivity for Low-Stress Bicycling
Furth, P.G., M.C. Mekuria & H. Nixon, Transportation Research Record 2587, pp. 41–49

(2016) Prioritizing new bicycle facilities to improve low-stress network connectivity
Lowry, M., P.G. Furth, & T. Hadden-Loh, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 86, 124-140

(2016) A Systematic Approach to Urban Traffic Safety: Theory and Applications for the Implementation of Vision Zero Boston
Kerksieck, Dustin J., Master’s thesis with Peter G. Furth as advisor, Northeastern University

(2015) Evaluating the Connectivity of a Bicycling Network
Furth, P.G. & P. Noursalehi, in Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers (No. 15-5612)

(2014) Mitigating the Right Turn Conflict Using Protected-Yet-Concurrent Phasing for Cycle Track and Pedestrian Crossings
Furth, P.G., P.J. Koonce, Y. Miao*, & F. Peng, Transportation Research Record 2438, pp. 81-88

(2014) Oasis Greenways: New Model of Urban Park and Bikeway within Constrained Street Rights-of-Way
Bertulis, T.A. and P.G. Furth, TRB Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers

(2013) A  Greenway Vision for Metro Boston
Furth, P.G., D. Loutzenheiser, S. Miller, and P. Noursalehi, Proceedings of Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning 2013: Pathways to Sustainability, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, April 12-13, 2013

(2012) Bicycle Route Facilities: An International Comparison
Furth, P.G., Chapter 6 of City Cycling, J. Pucher and R. Buehler, eds., MIT Press

(2012) Low-Stress Bicycling and Network Connectivity
Mekuria, M.C., P.G. Furth, and H. Nixon, Mineta Transportation Institute, research report 11-19

(2012) Bicyclist Behavior in Bicycle Priority Lanes, at Red Lights, and in Bike Lanes in Commercial Areas
Meng, Dun,  Master’s Report with Peter G. Furth as advisor, Northeastern University

2011 Bus Stops and Bike Lanes, Cycling Mobility
Peter G. Furth, Cycling Mobility (4), 22-25, 2011.

(2011) More Than Sharrows:  Lane-Within-A-Lane Bicycle Priority Treatments in Three U.S. Cities
Furth, P.G., D.M.Dulaski, D.Bergenthal, and S.Brown, Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting compendium

(2011) Risk of injury for Bicycling on Cycle Tracks Versus In the Street
Lusk, A.C., P.G. Furth, P. Morency, L.F. Miranda-Moreno, W.C. Willett, and J.T. Dennerlein, Injury Prevention 17:131-135

(2010) Urban Bikeway Design Guide
National Association of City Transportation Officials
Contributing author

(2010) Parking Lane Width and Bicycle Operating Space
Furth, P.G., D.M.Dulaski, M. Buessing, & P. Tavakolian, Transportation Research Record 2190, pp. 45-50

Transit Signal Priority

(2023) Transit-friendly Underlying Traffic Signal Control, the Key to Effective Transit Signal Priority
Saeidi-Razavi, Ray, P.G. Furth, and M. Tahmasebi. forthcoming in Transportation Research Record

(2016) Predictive-Tentative Traffic Signal Priority with Self-Organizing Traffic Signal Control
Moghimidarzi, S.B., P.G. Furth, and B. Cesme, Transportation Research Record 2557, pp. 77-85, 2016

(2010) Signal Priority Near a Major Bus Terminal: Case Study of Boston’s Ruggles Station
Furth, P.G., B.Cesme, and T. Rima, Transportation Research Record 2192, pp. 89-96,  2010

(2009) Scheduling Buses to Take Advantage of Transit Signal Priority
Altun, S.Z. and P.G. Furth, Transportation Research Record 2111, pp. 51-59, 2009

(2005) Public Transport Priority for Brussels: Lessons from Zurich, Eindhoven, and Dublin.”
Furth, P.G., 2005
report to the Brussels Capital Region, Universite Libre de Bruxelles

(2003)  Transit Signal Priority Along an Arterial Using Advanced Detection
Wadjas, Y. and P.G. Furth, Transportation Research Record 1856, pp. 220-230. 

(2000) Conditional Bus Priority at Signalized Intersections:  Better Service Quality with Less Traffic Disruption
Furth, P.G. and Th.H.J. Muller, Transportation Research Record 1731, pp. 23-30

(2000) Integrating Bus Service Planning with Analysis, Operational Control, and Performance Monitoring Muller, Th.H.J. and Furth, P.G., Proceedings of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston

Transit Signal Control – Other

(2024) Reducing Speeding Opportunities on Urban Arterials Using Short Coordination Zones.  Peter G. Furth, Benjamin E. Lippman, Milad Tahmasebi.  Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems150(7), 05024002.

(2021) Development of pedestrian recall versus actuation guidelines for pedestrian crossings at signalized intersections. Cesme, B., P.G. Furth, R. Cashman, and K. Lee. Transportation research record2675(9), 463-471.

(2016) Adaptive Walk Intervals.  Furth, Peter G. and Ahmed TM Halawani. Transportation Research Record 2586: 83-89.

(2014)  Self-Organizing Traffic Signals Using Secondary Extension and Dynamic Coordination.  Cesme, B. and P.G.Furth. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies 48, 1-15.

(2014) Furth, P.G., P.J. Koonce, Y. Miao*, and F. Peng. “Mitigating the Right Turn Conflict Using Protected-Yet-Concurrent Phasing for Cycle Track and Pedestrian Crossings.” Accepted for publication in Transportation Research Record.

(2013) Cesme, B. and P.G. Furth. “Self-Organizing Control Logic for Oversaturated Arterials.” Transportation Research Record 2376, pp. 92-99.

(2012) Furth, P.G., T.H. Muller, M. Salomons, T. Bertulis, and P.J. Koonce.  “Barrier-Free Ring Structures and Pedestrian Overlaps in Signalized Intersection Control.” Transportation Research Record 2311, pp. 132-141.

(2012) Cesme, B. and P.G. Furth. “Multiheadway Gap-Out Logic for Actuated Control on Multilane Approaches.” Transportation Research Record 2311, pp. 117-12.

(2011) Li, P.T., P.G. Furth, S.S. Sawyer, and X. Guo. “Monte Carlo Simulation Procedure to Search for the Most-likely Optimal Offsets on Arterials Using Cycle-by-Cycle Green Usage Reports.” Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting compendium DVD, 2011.

(2009) Furth, P.G., B.Cesme, and Th.H.J. Muller, “Lost Time and Cycle Length for an Actuated Traffic Signal,” Transportation Research Record 2128, pp. 152-160.

(2004) Th.H.J. Muller, T. Dijker, and P.G. Furth, “Red Clearance Intervals: Theory and Practice,” Transportation Research Record 1867, pp. 132-143.

(1999) Furth, P.G. and Th.H.J. Muller, “TRAFCOD:  A Method for Stream-Based Control of Traffic Signals,” Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting compendium, Washington, 1999.

Transit Engineering – General

(1990) Furth, P.G., “A Model of Turning Movement Propensity,” Transportation Research Record 1287, pp. 195-204.

(1989) Furth, P.G., Discussion of “Freeway Speed-Flow-Concentration Relationships: More Evidence and Interpretations” by J.H. Banks, in Transportation Research Record 1225, p. 60.

Transit – Operations Planning & Scheduling

(2009) Th.H.J. Muller and P.G. Furth, “Transfer Scheduling and Control to Reduce Passenger Waiting Time,” Transportation Research Record 2112, pp. 111-118.

(2009) Furth, P.G. and Th.H.J. Muller, “Optimality Conditions for Public Transport Schedules with Timepoint Holding,” Public Transport 1, pp. 87-102.

(2007) Furth., P.G., M.C. Mekuria, and J.L. SanClemente, “Stop Spacing Analysis Using GIS Tools with Parcel and Street Network Data,” Transportation Research Record 2034, pp. 73-81.

(2007) Furth, P.G. and Th.H.J. Muller, “Service Reliability and Optimal Running Time Schedules,” Transportation Research Record 2034, pp. 55-61.

(2007) Furth., P.G., M.C. Mekuria, and J.L. SanClemente, “Parcel Level Modeling to Analyze Transit Stop Location Changes.” Journal of Public Transportation 10, no. 2, pp. 73-91.

(2006) Furth., P.G. and J.L. SanClemente, “Near-Side, Far-Side, Uphill, Downhill: Impact of Bus Stop Location on Bus Delay,” Transportation Research Record 1971, pp. 66-73.

(2000) Furth, P.G. and A.B. Rahbee, “Optimal Bus Stop Spacing Using Dynamic Programming and Geographic Modeling,” Transportation Research Record 1731, pp. 15-22.

(1987) Furth, P.G., “Short-Turning on Transit Routes,” Transportation Research Record 1108, pp. 42-52.

(1986) Furth, P.G., “Zonal Route Design for Transit Corridors,” Transportation Science 20(1), pp. 1-12.

(1985) Furth, P.G. and A.B. Nash, “Vehicle Pooling in Transit Operations,” Journal of Transportation Engineering (American Society of Civil Engineers) 111(3), pp. 268-279.

(1985) Furth, P.G., “Alternating Deadheading in Bus Route Operations,” Transportation Science 19(1), pp. 13-28.

(1985) Furth, P.G. and F.B. Day, “Transit Routing and Scheduling Strategies for Heavy Demand Corridors,” Transportation Research Record 1011, pp. 23-26.

(1984) Furth, P.G., F.B. Day, and J.P. Attanucci, Operating Strategies for Major Radial Bus Routes, report DOT-I-84-27, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1984.

(1981) Furth, P.G. and N.H. Wilson, “Setting Frequencies on Bus Routes: Theory and Practice,” Transportation Research Record 818, pp. 1-7.

Transit – Operations Analysis & Automated Data Collection

(2006) Furth, P.G., with B. Hemily, Th.H.J. Muller, and J.G. Strathman. Using Archived AVL-APC Data to Improve Transit Performance and Management. TCRP Report 113, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. 

(2006) Furth, P.G. and Th.H.J. Muller, “Service Reliability and Hidden Waiting Time: Insights from AVL Data,” Transportation Research Record 1955, 2006, pp. 79-87.

(2005) Furth, P.G., J.G. Strathman, and B. Hemily, “Making Automated Passenger Counts Mainstream: Accuracy, Balancing Algorithms, and Data Structures,” Transportation Research Record 1927, pp. 207-216.

(2004) Furth, P.G., Th.H.J. Muller, J.G. Strathman, and B. Hemily, “Designing Automated Vehicle Location Systems for Archived Data Analysis,” Transportation Research Record 1887, pp. 62-70.

(2001) Muller, Th.H.J. and P.G. Furth, “Trip Time Analyzers: Key to Transit Service Quality,” Transportation Research Record 1760, pp. 10-19.

(2000) Furth, P.G., Data Analysis for Bus Planning and Monitoring, Synthesis of Transit Practice 34, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, 62 p.

(1996) Furth, P.G., “Integration of Fareboxes with Other Electronic Devices on Transit Vehicles,” Transportation Research Record 1557, pp. 21-27.

Transit – Sampling Techniques & Ridership Pattern Estimation

(2005) Furth, P.G., “Sampling and Estimation Techniques for Estimating Bus System Passenger-Miles,” Journal of Transportation Statistics 8, pp. 87-100.

(2002) Navick, D.S. and P.G. Furth, “Using Location-Stamped Farebox Data to Estimate Passenger-Miles, O-D Patterns, and Loads,” Transportation Research Record 1799, pp. 107-113.

(1998) Furth, P.G., “Innovative Sampling Plans for Estimating Transit Passenger-Miles,” Transportation Research Record 1618, pp. 87-95. 

(1994) Navick, D.S. and P.G. Furth, “Distance Based Model for Estimating a Bus Route O-D Matrix,” Transportation Research Record 1433, pp. 16-23.

(1993) Furth, P.G., “Ridership Sampling for Barrier-Free Light Rail,” Transportation Research Record 1402, pp. 90-97.

(1992) Furth, P.G. and D.S. Navick, “Bus Route O-D Matrix Generation:  Relationship Between Biproportional and Recursive Methods,” Transportation Research Record 1338, pp. 14-21.

(1989) Furth, P.G., “Updating Ride Checks with Multiple Point Checks,” Transportation Research Record 1209, pp. 49-57.

(1988) Furth, P.G., K.L. Killough and G.F. Ruprecht, “Cluster Sampling Techniques for Estimating Transit System Patronage,” Transportation Research Record 1165, pp. 105-114.

(1987) Furth, P.G. and B. McCollom, “Using Conversion Factors to Lower Transit Data Collection Costs,” Transportation Research Record 1144, pp. 1-6.

(1985) Simon, J. and P.G. Furth, “Generating a Bus Route O-D Matrix from On-Off Data,” Journal of Transportation Engineering (American Society of Civil Engineers), v. 111, n. 6, pp. 583-593.

(1985) Furth, P.G., J.P. Attanucci, I. Burns, and N.H. Wilson, Transit Data Collection Design Manual, report DOT-I-85-38, U.S. Department of Transportation.

Transit – General

(2006) J.-C. Liekendael, P.G. Furth, and Th.H.J. Muller, “A Quality Process with Teeth: Brussels’ Experience with Service Quality Certification,” Transportation Research Record 1955, pp. 88-95.

(2003) Furth, P.G., “Urban Transit,” in The Civil Engineering Handbook, 2nd edition, ed. by W.F. Chen and J.Y. R. Liew, CRC Press, New York.