Fabian Cevallos, Ph.D.
Transit Program Director
Lehman Center for Transportation Research
Ph.D., Florida International University, 2006
(305) 348-3144 EC 3609
Dr. Cevallos is the Transit Program Director at the Lehman Center for Transportation Research at Florida International University. Dr. Cevallos holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Florida International University (FIU) and a masters’ degree in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University.
He has close to 20 years of experience in the field of transportation, with more than 15 of those years in transit operations planning and transit technology. He is the Principal Investigator of the Florida Advanced Public Transportation Systems (APTS) Program. His past experience includes many transit ITS projects: Bus Stop Inventories, Transit Databases, Electronic Farebox Systems, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), APTS master plans, Ridership Databases, Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) systems, Automatic Passenger Counters (APCs), and Real-Time Information Systems. Additional projects include the research of Transportation Needs of Special Populations. Project sponsors include the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), and Miami-Dade Transit (MDT).
His research interests include: Advanced Public Transportation Systems (APTS), Transit Planning and Operations, Traffic Safety, Driving Simulation, Transportation for Special Populations, Data Analysis, Statistics, Database Systems, Evolutionary Algorithms, Business Intelligence, Data Mining, and Information Technology. Dr. Cevallos has served as panel member on many TCRP projects: TCRP Synthesis Topic SA-28: Use of Electronic Passenger Information Signage in Transit; TCRP Synthesis Topic SA-26: Implementation and Outcomes of Fare Free Systems; TCRP Synthesis Topic SA-25: Use of Mobile Device Technology for Real-Time Transit Information; TCRP Synthesis Topic SA-18: Passenger Counting Systems; TCRP Project H-28: Uses of Archived AVL/APC Data to Improve Transit Performance and Management; and TCRP Synthesis Topic SH-03: Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Transit Planning and Operations.