FMRI Year 5 Research Projects
FMRI Year 5 Research Projects
FMRI Webinars YouTube Channel
FMRI Webinars available in our YouTube Channel

Freight Mobility Research Institute

The Freight Mobility Research Institute (FMRI) is a Tier 1 University Transportation Center funded by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), and housed in the Department of Civil Environmental and Geomatics Engineering within Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science.

The FMRI is a Florida Atlantic University led partnership with the Hampton University, Portland State University, Texas A&M University (College Station), University of Florida, University of Memphis, and University of Minnesota (Minneapolis).

The primary goal of the Freight Mobility Research Institute is to help strengthen the nation's economic competitiveness. read more

September 6, 2023
Dr. Sama Khazraeian
Sama will talk about some of the key International ITS projects she has worked on including: Truck Safety Information System for Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT): this project is about the design of a driver information system to reduce truck crashes in a portion of I-70 in Colorado, System Engineering Analysis (SEA) for a Traffic Management Center (TMC) design in Oklahoma, this project is on performing SEA to design a full-blown TMC in Norman Oklahoma. This includes design of the TMC space, network, consoles, staffing, etc, and Las Vegas Medical District Automated Circulator and Connected Pedestrian Safety Program, this project is about design and deployment of four self-driving shuttles in Las Vegas Medical district.
September 18, 2023
Ms. Jodi Godfrey
Ms. Godfrey will discuss the Safety Standards Development Program and the Safety Research Demonstration Program that she works on for the Federal Transit Administration, and some of the work she has completed for the Florida Department of Transportation, focused on hiring and retaining employees in the transit industry and how to recognize and respond to human trafficking situations. In total, the presentation will give attendees an idea of the type of fun they can have if they choose to focus their careers on transit safety and security.
Hampton University
Portland State University
Texas A&M University
University of Florida
University of Memphis
University of Minnnesota



Modeling the adoption, distribution, and utilization of autonomous delivery robots and delivery lockers in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic - This project offers imperative needs to conduct micro-level behavioral research on user acceptance early in the deployment roadmap of delivery robots and utilization of delivery locker. Read more...

Truck Transportation, Truck Platooning, Caravanning, Mathematical Modeling, Optimization, Simulation - The goal of this research is to develop and use mathematical models and sensitivity analysis to evaluate and estimate cost savings from freight operations employing truck caravanning. Read more...

An Interactive Platform for Large Scale Truck Activity Detection and Analysis using Connected Vehicle Data – Phase 2 - The goal of this study is to explore new opportunities for freight activity monitoring by integrating Connected vehicle (CV) data with existing public and private freight datasets to quantify truck activity across the State. Read more...


FMRI Students visit the Boca Raton Traffic Management Center - Students were directed around the center and the signal shop while learning about real-time traffic management and signal timing controls. Read more...

FMRI sponsored competition at Bethel High School - As part of the FMRI/STEM education initiative, the center conducted transportation education camp for K-12 students in collaboration with Hampton University. Read more...

Funding Opportunities - Check out funding opportunities offered for graduate research assistants and postdoctoral research associates by the FMRI at FAU. Read more...