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A New Push to Expand Ferry Service in Boston Harbor

CEE Professor Peter Furth was interviewed by Boston 25 News in the article "A New Push to Expand Ferry Service in Boston Harbor" about the impact this idea would have for the city.

FY20 TIER 1 Award Recipients

25 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY20 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 18 different projects representing up to $900K dollars of investment in research.

Northeastern researchers proposed steps two years ago to make Centre Street in West Roxbury safer for pedestrians

A proposal created by CEE Professor Peter Furth and Huijie Gao, MS'17 about making a traffic area safer in West Roxbury was featured in the Universal Hub article "Northeastern researchers proposed steps two years ago to make Centre Street in West Roxbury safer for pedestrians."

Civil Engineering Student Receives Amtrak Engineering Scholarship

Ariella Liebman, BSCE 2020, was one of only five students to win a 2018 Amtrak Academic Scholarship.

Local Towns get Creative to Curtail Cut-Through Traffic from Map Apps

CEE Professor Peter Furth was interviewed by Boston 25 News in the article “Local Towns get Creative to Curtail Cut-Through Traffic from Map Apps” for his expertise in traffic flows.

In With the New: the Green Line Fleet is Getting Bigger

CEE Professor Peter Furth was quoted in the Daily Free Press article “In with the new: the Green Line fleet is getting bigger.”

Highway Breakdown: Unclear Signs, Poor Lines Lead to Confusion on I-95

CEE Professor Peter Furth was interviewed by NECN in the article “Highway Breakdown: Unclear Signs, Poor Lines Lead to Confusion on I-95” for his expertise in traffic safety.

Low-Stress Bicycle Networks

CEE Professor Peter Furth was awarded a grant from the Helen and William Mazer Foundation for a proposal entitled “Low-Stress Bicycle Network Planning: New Methods for Network Analysis and Improvement, with Application in Greater Boston.”

MBTA invests in winter resilience as seasons change

CEE Professor Peter Furth was quoted in BU’s Daily Free Press article “MBTA invests in winter resilience as seasons change” describing how the trains break down when it snows.

Are Rotaries about to Become a Thing of the Past in Massachusetts

CEE Professor Peter Furth was interviewed by Fox 25 in the story "Are Rotaries about to Become a Thing of the Past in Massachusetts" for his expertise in traffic safety.

Shorter red lights for Green Line commuters

CEE Professor Peter Furth was quoted in the Daily Free Press article "Shorter red lights for Green Line commuters" for saying Transit Signal Prioritization (TSP) technology will make the T faster with minimal impact on motorists.

Public works projects can get done without drama and paralysis. Who knew?

CEE Professor Peter Furth quoted in the Boston Globe article "Public works projects can get done without drama and paralysis. Who knew?"

How the Boston area’s most maddening intersections got that way

CEE Professor Peter Furth was quoted in the Boston Globe's article on "How the Boston area’s most maddening intersections got that way" for his expertise in traffic safety.

Furth Received ITE's Innovation in Education Award

CEE Professor Peter Furth received an Innovation in Education Award by the ITE's Transportation Education Council.

Boston's Crosswalk Crisis

CEE Professor Peter Furth was interviewed by NECN in the article "Boston's Crosswalk Crisis" about the safety of crosswalks in Boston.

Safe Streets?

CEE Professor Peter Furth was interviewed by WGBH on the "Greater Boston" television news report about bicycle safety in the city.

Boston Traffic Sucks—Here’s How to Fix It

CEE Professor Peter Furth met with Rachel Slade of Boston Magazine to discuss some of the many issues facing traffic systems in our community and what it will take to fix them.

The Hidden Flaws of Boston's Worst Intersections

CEE Professor Peter Furth was interviewed by NBC Boston for his expertise in traffic safety.

Planners Using Level of Traffic Stress To Make Biking Easier

CEE Professor Peter Furth featured in The Washington Post article “Is biking stressing you out? Here’s how planners are trying to make things better” regarding the use of satellite maps and street-level data for road widths, speed limits and parking patterns to gauge the “level of traffic stress” (LTS) along local roads.

Will ‘Cutting-Edge Traffic-Light Technology’ Help Boston Streets?

CEE Professor Peter Furth guest speaker on WBUR Radio discussing ‘cutting-edge traffic-light technology’ and how real-time traffic systems will help both drivers and pedestrians in the city of Boston.

Effects of the New Mass Pike Tollbooths

CEE Professor Peter Furth featured in the Boston Globe's article "Your guide to the new all-electronic tolling" regarding what to expect with the new tollbooths on the Mass Pike.

Dialogue of Civilization Featured in Dutch Publication

CEE Professor Peter Furth's Dialogue of Civilizations program was featured in the Dutch transportation engineering research publication, Verkeerskunde.

Pros and Cons of the New Open-Road Tolling System

CEE Professor Peter Furth explains that while an open-road tolling system should relieve traffic congestion, it might result in billing problems. Source: News @ Northeastern If you’ve trav­eled along the Mass­a­chu­setts Turn­pike recently it’s hard not to notice a series of metal over­head struc­tures strad­dling both direc­tions of the thruway. Come October, those elec­tronic toll […]

Peter Furth Featured on WBUR

CEE Professor Peter Furth was interviewed twice in the past month by WBUR for traffic lights in Boston and the recent Duck Boat crash. Why you can't Catch the 'Green Wave' in Boston Could the Fatal Duck Boat Crash in Boston have been Prevented?

Setting Urban Traffic Restrictions

CEE professor Peter Furth and associate teaching professor Daniel Dulaski were featured in a Boston.com article about "The 'absurd' reason Boston can't lower speed limits on its own".

Further Research Needed on Northern Avenue Bridge Reconstruction Plan

CEE Professor Peter Furth was quoted in the Boston Globe about how the potential reconstruction of the Northern Avenue Bridge will not improve traffic in the Seaport district.

Parent/Family Night 2015

Parent/Family night was a success on Friday October 16, 2015 where students, families, faculty, and staff all came together in the Snell Engineering building. Some highlights include touring engineering classrooms, visiting student services, enjoying festive fall refreshments, taking photos at the photobooth, and meeting some First Year Engineering faculty members.                    […]

ASCE Community Service Builds Park for Walpole

The student chapter of ASCE recently reached a milestone on their multi-year community service project with the Town of Walpole – the completion of a ramada.

Should Downtown Crossing Have Cars?

CEE Professor Peter Furth weighs in against the proposition that cars should be allowed to drive in Boston's Downtown Crossing area in a Boston Magazine article.

Increasing Bike Safety

CEE Professor Peter Furth was interviewed by WBUR discussing methods to make roads safer for bicyclists and increasing awareness of surrounding drivers.

Furth Working with Delaware DOT on Bikeway Tracks

CEE Professor Peter Furth is working with the Delaware Department of Transportation to create new bikeway tracks that will encourage people to bike to work, school and shops with low stress.

Sharrows on Steroids

Boston installs "sharrows on steroids," a new way of marking lanes shared by bikes and cars, invented by Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Peter Furth. Dr. Furth received a Ph.D. degree in Transportation Systems from MIT in 1981 and his expertise areas include traffic signal control and priority, transit operations modeling and transit data collection.

Dutch Bicycle Safety

Civil Engineering Professor Peter Furth was featured in the Boston Globe for wanting to bring the bicycle infrastructure used in the Netherlands to the United States. Dr. Furth received a Ph.D. degree in Transportation Systems from MIT in 1981 and his expertise areas include traffic signal control and priority, transit operations modeling and transit data collection.

New Public Transit Strategies for Dense Cities

The research of Prof. Peter Furth and Ph.D. student Burak Cesme has helped fuel an editorial in the Boston Globe promoting solutions to help decrease the slow transit times of buses in cities.

Northeastern University Hosts the 2012 NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference

Northeastern University's College of Engineering hosted the National Science Foundation's 2012 Engineering Research and Innovation Conference for the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) from July 9-12, 2012.

Safe city biking: It can happen

Cycling can have enor­mous ben­e­fits both for our own health and the health of the envi­ron­ment. Urban areas are uniquely primed to allow com­muters to dras­ti­cally reduce their carbon foot­print by choosing to bike to work rather than drive or even use public trans­porta­tion. But in the United States, fewer than one per­cent of com­muters […]

Self-Organizing Traffic Lights

CIV Professor Peter Furth was awarded a $230K NSF grant to develop an algorithm that will control traffic lights based on communicating with the signals from neighboring intersections.

Professor’s aim – better bike paths

Engineering professor and bike enthusiast Peter Furth, along with his civil engineering students, is involved in projects for building better bike paths.