Transforming Public Transportation

Miami Dade Express Way Authority

Students and researchers at FIU’s Lehman Center for Transportation Research in the College of Engineering and Computing are helping local community and transportation leaders create realistic solutions to today’s traffic problems. With more than 20 full-time researchers, 20 research assistants and more than 50 graduate students, the center is the only one of its kind in South Florida. Its educational program is the largest in the state of Florida and one of the largest in the nation.

Center faculty, staff and students are working currently with the Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority, which operates some of Miami’s busiest roads, on the creation of an advanced bus rapid transit system. This is just one of the center’s ongoing projects designed to ease South Florida traffic congestion, which ranks among the worst in the United States.

Discover how FIU students and researchers are working on this critical quality-of-life issue in this Worlds Ahead mini-documentary.


  • Jeff Garcia | Saludhable says:

    Awesome outreach and research project. We need rapid transit not only in local areas but connecting all the major cities in the United States. Here in AZ, a huge buzz is being created around the idea to create a bullet train from Phoenix to Las Vegas that can be commercially viable and start a trend. Sure, we only helping gamblers and such, but to be successful it requires a huge and constant volume of paying customers. Thanks for your post.

  • Malcolm Moyse says:

    I can’t wait until the summer to start school, F.I.U here I come

  • Centrimex says:

    Impressive but where is the project now?

  • Axium says:

    20 full-time researchers, 20 research assistants, 50 graduate students, etc. Sounds good. This kind of initiative to reduce traffic problems would be great here in Bangkok. Congratulations.

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