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

Contextual Guidance at Intersections for Protected Bicycle Lanes

Christopher Monsere
Nathan McNeil
Cities around the United States are increasingly seeking to modernize and enhance their bicycling infrastructure with the aim of accommodating a greater number of people who are willing to bicycle for transportation. Cities are employing separated (o ... Read More

Project Phenom: A Smart Bike Project for grades 6-12

Stephen Fickas
The project objective is to develop a curriculum module that will allow high school and middle school students to apply concepts from the Internet of Things (specifically) and Cyber-Physical Systems (generally) to bike transportation. The module will ... Read More

Instructional Modules for Obtaining Vehicle Dynamics Data with Smartphone Sensors

Roger Lindgren
Charles (C.J.) Riley
Past NITC education grants to Oregon Tech provided funding for developing new graduate-level coursework in transportation (2014-15) and to support development of learning activities related to smartphone/ipod sensors for transportation structural hea ... Read More

Collaborative Regional Planning: Tools and techniques for teaching collaborative regional planning to enhance livability and sustainable transportation

Danya Rumore
Sarah Hinners , Divya Chandrasekhar
Communities throughout the nation face a variety of interconnected transportation, livability, and sustainability challenges that can only be effectively addressed through regional planning collaboration. This project will develop curricular materi ... Read More

Creating Livable Communities through Connecting Vehicles to Pedestrians and Cyclists

John MacArthur
Safety of pedestrians and bicyclists is a significant problem in U.S., with 4,743 fatalities and 76,000 injuries of pedestrians and 726 fatalities and 49,000 injuries of bicyclists in 2012 (NHSTA 2014a & b). Establishing and creating livable communit ... Read More

Understanding the economic impacts of urban greenway infrastructure

Jenny Liu
This project proposes a comprehensive economic analysis of the “City Greenways” concept from Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan, which calls for a citywide network of park-like pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly streets crisscrossing the city at ... Read More

Incorporate Emerging Travel Modes in the Regional Strategic Planning Model (RSPM) Tool

Liming Wang
Jennifer Dill , Kelly Clifton
Performance-based planning helps local and state decision makers to understand the potential impacts of policy decisions, supporting cost-effective investments and policy choices that can help achieve policy goals. In addition, it can enable monitor ... Read More

Addressing Bicycle-Vehicle Conflicts with Alternate Signal Control Strategies

Sirisha Kothuri
Christopher Monsere , Krista Nordback , Edward Smaglik
Over the last decade there has been increased interest in promoting active and sustainable transportation modes such as bicycling and walking especially in urban areas, as a means to alleviate congestion, lower emission levels and improve personal he ... Read More

Does Compact Development Increase or Reduce Traffic Congestion?

Guang Tian
Reid Ewing , Shima Hamidi
It is now widely held, even among many state transportation departments, that you cannot “pave your way out of congestion” (at least in the long run) due to highway induced traffic and highway induced development (sprawl). Therefore, any solution ... Read More

Rapid Transportation Structure Evaluation Toolkit

Charles (C.J.) Riley
A previous NITC grant (#985 Dynamic Evaluation of Transportation Structures with iPod-Based Data Acquisition) supported education and research development at Oregon Tech in the area of mobile devices in sensor network applications to evaluate transpo ... Read More

Evaluating and Enhancing Public Transit Systems for Operational Efficiency, Service Quality and Access Equity

Ran Wei
Liming Wang , Aaron Golub
Regular assessment and improvement of the performance of public transit systems are essential for transit service providers given limited funding and growing public needs. Performance evaluation can help transit agencies identify underperforming serv ... Read More
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