Research Highlights

Is Transit-Oriented Development Affordable for Low and Moderate Income Households (in terms of H+T)?

Reid Ewing
Nicole Iroz-Elardo , Arlie Adkins
The transportation and land use planning paradigm is shifting away from segregated uses connected by highways and roads to more compact, mixed-use developments connected by high quality transit. This new paradigm has brought transit-oriented development (TOD) to the fore, and researchers continue to highlight advantages of this style of well-integrated land use and transportation planning. When it comes to affordability, what counts isn’t housing costs alone but the combination of housing plu... Read More

An Electric Bus Deployment Framework for Improved Air Quality and Transit Operational Efficiency

Xiaoyue Liu
Aaron Golub , Ran Wei
Public transit, compared with passenger cars, can effectively help conserve energy, reduce air pollution, and optimize flow on roadways. In recent years, Battery Electric Bus (BEB) is receiving an increasing amount of attention from transit vehicle industry and transit agencies due to recent advances in battery technologies and the direct environmental benefits it can offer (e.g. zero emission, less noise). However, limited efforts have been attempted on the effective deployment planning of B... Read More