Transportation, Social Support by Family Visitation, and Depression of Older Adult Nursing Home Residents: A Mixed-Methods Study

Vivian Miller
This study uses a sequential mixed-methodological design to gather information from residents of nursing homes (NHs) and their family members to measure the impact transportation system outcomes have on institutionalized older adults’ mental health ... Read More

Social Equity in Transit: Toward social and environmental justice in transportation

Torrey Lyons
Much of the literature on transit focuses on very fine-grained aspects of the industry, often neglecting the important foundation of why the service is even provided in the first place. Transit service is supported by local governments with aid from ... Read More

Improving Integration of Transit Operations and Bicycle Infrastructure at the Stop Level

Miguel Figliozzi
The interaction between transit vehicles and bicycles can create conflict when both share the same space. In particular, the location of transit stops poses specific challenges along bicycle facilities. Little research exists to offer insight on how ... Read More

Access to Opportunities: Redefining Planning Methods and Measures for Disadvantaged Populations

Arlie Adkins
Stephen Mattingly
This project will be made up of two separate studies that together will investigate areas where transportation planning and engineering can better serve disadvantaged and underserved communities. An interdisciplinary team of planning and public healt ... Read More

Evaluating Improved Transit Connections for Ladders of Opportunity

Stephen Mattingly
Yi-Chang Chiu , Sia Ardekani , Courtney Cronley , Noelle Fields
Many transit operators employ limited strategies to provide connectivity to transit, like bicycle racks on buses. This project will examine more innovative options, such as: subsidies, hybrid ride sharing business models, flexible routing, smaller tr ... Read More

Understanding Economic and Business Impacts of Street Improvements for Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility - A Multi-City Multi-Approach Exploration [Phase 2]

Jenny Liu
Many cities across the country, as part of Complete Streets initiatives or to promote community livability and environmental sustainability, have engaged in street improvement or transportation infrastructure upgrade projects that increase access and ... Read More

A Comprehensive Examination of Electronic Wayfinding Technology for Visually Impaired Travelers in an Urban Environment

Martin Swobodzinski
Amy Parker
Human wayfinding and navigation are key organizing activities that allow human beings to acquire knowledge about the environment and develop cognitive representations in support of such essential tasks as route planning and travel. These activities a ... Read More

Social-Transportation Analytic Toolbox (STAT) for Transit Networks

Xiaoyue Liu
Ran Wei , Aaron Golub , Liming Wang
This research project will build an open-source socio-transportation analytic (STAT) toolbox for public transit system planning, in an effort to integrate social media and general transit feed specification (GTFS) data for transit agencies in evaluat ... Read More

From Knowledge to Practice: Rethinking Streets for People on Bikes

Marc Schlossberg
John Rowell , Roger Lindgren
This project is a follow up to a highly successful previous NITC project and subsequent nationally distributed book, called “Rethinking Streets: An Evidence Based Guide to 25 Street Transformations. The success of the first book demonstrates a need ... Read More

Network effects of disruptive traffic events

Juan Medina
Xiaoyue Liu
Current traffic management strategies are based on expected conditions caused by recurring congestion (e.g. by time of day, day of week), and can be very effective when provisions are also given for reasonable variations from such expectations. Howev ... Read More

Key Enhancements to the WFRC/MAG Four-Step Travel Demand Model

Reid Ewing
Kelly Clifton , Shima Hamidi
In a National Transit Institute course on “Coordinating Land Use and Transportation,” co-taught by Robert Cervero, Uri Avin, and the PI on this project, the analytic tools session began with a hypothetical: assume that all households, jobs, and o ... Read More

Updating and Expanding LRT/BRT/SCT/CRT Data and Analysis

Arthur C. Nelson
This project will update and expand our station area databases (developed under previous NITC contracts 547, 650, and 763) to include new systems added since the late 2000s and more metropolitan areas. Under prior NITC contracts, we built station are ... Read More
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