The Future of Transportation

TSMO is a strategic approach to proactively improve mobility for all modes of transportation by integrating planning and design with operations and maintenance to holistically manage the transportation network and optimize existing infrastructure. (read more.)

Need for TSMO

  • Increasing congestion impacts
  • Increasing constraints on new capacity additions
  • New capacity does not necessarily resolve congestion
    • The Lehman Center for Transportation Research (LCTR) at Florida International University (FIU) was established in 1993 in honor of Congressman Bill Lehman and his tireless efforts to make South Florida a better place.LCTR is the only transportation center of its kind in South Florida - home to about a third of Florida's 18 million population. (read more.)

Travel Demand Forecasting determines the quantity and type of trips to be carried by the transportation system connecting the land use activities located within the metropolitan area. Travel forecasting is a fundamental activity necessary for area wide transportation planning. It is needed to estimate the location and capacity of transportation facilities; to perform revenue studies, air quality analysis, or determining energy requirements for travel. (read more.)

Large Truck Crash Analysis for Freight Mobility and Safety Enhancement in Florida

    • Funding Agency: FDOT
    • Award Duration: 2017- 2018

Incorporating Reliability Measures into the Freight Project Prioritization Decision Support System.

Alireza is currently a Ph.D. student in transportation engineering at Florida International University. He is also working on projects funded by FDOT as a graduate research assistant at Lehman Center for Transportation Research (LCTR). His strong research background and excellent aptitude for learning combined with creativity in finding solutions are the key skills attributing to his success as a student and researcher. His research is about safety analysis, machine learning, connected-automated vehicles and TSMO. (read more.)

If you are interested in our research or would like to know more about our work please feel free to send an inquiry to Alireza Rahimi at

Address: 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199