NITC program selects new slate of research projects
The National Institute for Transportation and Communities program, or NITC, has selected its latest round of general research projects. The NITC executive committee chose to fund 11 out of 28 proposals submitted for funding.
Eligible resarchers from the program's five campuses (in this solicitation, Portland State Univeristy, University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Technology, University of Utah and University of South Florida) submitted proposals representing $2.8 million in funding, far more than the $986,000 available. Funded proposals feature principal investigators from each NITC partner campus: four from Portland State, one from Oregon Tech and two each from University of Oregon, University of Utah and University of South Florida. Three projects involved collaboration between universities.
The selected projects are:
- Evaluating and Enhancing Public Transit Systems for Operational Efficiency, Service Quality and Access Equity, Ran Wei (University of Utah), Liming Wang & Aaron Golub (Portland State University)
- Rapid Transportation Structure Evaluation Toolkit, Charles Riley (Oregon Institute of Technology)
- Does Compact Development Increase or Reduce Traffic Congestion?, Reid Ewing (University of Utah)
- Understanding Economic and Business Impacts of Street Improvements for Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility - A Multi-City Multi-Approach Exploration, Jenny Liu & Jennifer Dill (Portland State University)
- SEGMENT: Applicability of an Existing Segmentation Technique to TDM Social Marketing Campaigns in the United States, Philip Winters & Amy Lester (Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR)
- V2X: Bringing Bikes into the Mix, Stephen Fickas (University of Oregon)
- Transferability & forecasting of the Pedestrian Index Environment (PIE) for modeling applications, Kelly Clifton (Portland State University)
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic Monitoring Data Quality, Nathan McNeil & Kristin Tufte (Portland State University)
- Overcoming Barriers for the Wide-scale Adoption of Standardized Real-time Transit Information, Sean Barbeau (University of South Florida)
- The Contribution of Transportation and Land Use to Citizen Perceptions of Livability in Oregon MPOs, Rebecca Lewis & Robert Parker((University of Oregon), Kelly Clifton (Portland State University)
- National Electric Bike Owner Survey, John MacArthur (Portland State University) & Chris Cherry (University of Tennessee Knoxville)