Using Time-Series Analysis to Precisely Identify and Rank Road Hotspots

Alexander Lee
Wei Lin
Over the past decades, many ranking methods have been proposed. However, results vary from method to method, and one of the issues behind ranking is the element of subjectivity. One approach to resolve these issues is the use of combined models. One ... Read More

How Will Autonomous Vehicles Change Local Government Budgeting and Finance? A Case Study of Solid Waste, Drop-off/Pick-up Zones, and Parking.

Benjamin Clark
infrastructure required to accommodate AVs, reshuffle city development patterns, and alter land valuation—leading to further strains on government finances. This project specifically seeks to study the secondary effects of AVs (not the innovation t ... Read More

A Decentralized Network Consensus Control Approach for Urban Traffic Signal Optimization

Gerardo Lafferriere
We propose the development of a simulation tool to analyze the use of a mathematical consensus approach to manage the signal control on an urban street network. The underlying principle in a consensus approach is that traffic signal cycles are adjus ... Read More

Is There a "Buy Local" Case for Lower Travel Speeds? Testing Differences in Driver Recognition of Local Versus National Retail at Different Travel Speeds

Jonathan Bean
Arlie Adkins , Tara Goddard
City officials and business leaders looking to increase economic performance and attract new residents recognize the benefits of having a strong local retail environment. Money spent at a local retail is more likely to stay in the community (Civic Ec ... Read More

Vehicle Sensor Data (VSD) Based Traffic Control in Connected Automated Vehicle (CAV) Environment

Xianfeng Yang
Connected Automated Vehicle (CAV) are typically equipped with communication devices (e.g., DSRC) and on-board sensors (e.g., Radar, Lidar, Camera, etc.). Communication devices would enable exchange of real-time information between vehicles and infras ... Read More

How Can Interdisciplinary Teams Leverage Emerging Technologies to Respond to Transportation Infrastructure Needs? A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Civil Engineers, Urban Planning, and Social Workers’ Perspectives

Noelle Fields
Courtney Cronley , Kate Hyun , Stephen Mattingly
This study seeks to explore how engineers, planners, and social workers interact around issues of transportation and transportation equity and to identify opportunities for enhanced collaboration and training in anticipation of emerging transportatio ... 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

Life-space mobility and aging in place

Ivis Garcia Zambrana
Research on older adults explores the notion of “aging in place”—providing older adults the opportunity to continue to occupy familiar surroundings, to live in their own homes and communities. But oftentimes one’s ability to stay or leave, pa ... Read More

Engaging Youth to Increase their Transportation System Support, Understanding, and Use

Autumn Shafer
Transportation system planners, such as the Portland Bureau of Transportation and TriMet, have to think about sustainable long-term visions for their transportation systems, which includes engaging today's youth as current consumers and tomorrow’s ... 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

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

Thomas Cova
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

Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic Monitoring Data Quality

Nathan McNeil
Kristin Tufte
Cycling and walking are sustainable modes of transportation which improve community livability, but these modes have not been studied with the quantitative rigor applied to motor vehicle travel. This research aims to change that by improving bicycle ... Read More
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