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. Located in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, LCTR is committed to conducting research and training to improve transportation mobility and safety, and educating a multidisciplinary workforce to plan, manage, and implement transportation systems. LCTR is the only transportation center of its kind in South Florida — home to about a third of Florida’s 18 million population.

Since its inception, LCTR has conducted numerous research projects in the areas of public transportation, GIS, transportation demand modeling, land use planning, intelligent transportation systems, transportation safety, traffic simulation, and transportation databases. The Center currently has an active staff of over 20 full-time researchers and over 20 graduate and undergraduate research assistants. With over 40 graduate students, the educational program is currently the largest in the state of Florida and one of the largest in the nation.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Department currently has 20 faculty members, including five in transportation engineering, making it the largest transportation faculty group in the state of Florida. At 25% (or 5 out of 20), the Department also has one of the highest transportation engineering faculty ratio in the country.

Florida International University

Florida International University (FIU) is a public research university located in Miami, Florida and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as Doctoral/Research University – Extensive, the highest ranking in the prestigious classification system. A member of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), FIU is home to more than 43,000 students, including 60% Hispanics and 15% African-Americans. FIU is currently the largest producer of Hispanic engineers in the Continental United States.