Free Movement: Enhancing Open Data to Facilitate Independent Travel for Persons with Disabilities

Shiloh Deitz
Amy Lobben , Henry Luan , Colin Koopman , Stephen Fickas
Nearly 40 million Americans report a disability, and of this population, 70 percent travel less because of the challenges they face. When they do travel, those with limited mobility are more likely to be pedestrians or public transit users. Today, fr ... Read More

Maternal Mental Health and Keetoowah Women: Past, Present, and Future

December Maxwell
American Indian/Native American (AI/NA) women experience postpartum depression (PPD) at a disproportionate rate. Poor transportation services and systems increase the risk of PPD prevalence in AI/NA populations, particularly since those in more rural ... Read More

Developing Strategies To Enhance Mobility And Accessibility For Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Kate Hyun
Caroline Krejci , Kathy Lee
Transportation is essential for older adults not only to provide a social link between home and community but also to enable access to living essentials, such as groceries and medicine. This study seeks to understand transportation access, opportunit ... Read More

New Mobility For All: Can Targeted Information And Incentives Help Underserved Communities Realize The Potential Of Emerging Mobility Options?

Nathan McNeil
John MacArthur
Technology enabled new mobility options such as ride-hailing (e.g. Uber, Lyft), car-sharing (e.g. ReachNow, Car2Go and Zipcar), and micro-mobility (e.g. bike and scooter sharing), along with services such as ride matching, online/mobile travel inform ... Read More

Seamless Wayfinding by Individuals with Functional Disability in Indoor and Outdoor Spaces: An Investigation into Lived Experiences, Data Needs, and Technology Requirements

Martin Swobodzinski
Amy Parker
Human wayfinding and navigation allow human beings to fully participate in the environment and are essential elements for leading healthy, economically sustainable, and full lives. People with disabilities, including individuals with blindness, deafb ... Read More

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 developm ... Read More

Pedal the Old Pueblo: A Naturalistic Study on Bicycling in Tucson, AZ

Joey Iuliano
Concerns for the environment and personal health have made bicycling an increasingly popular mode of transportation in the US. Understanding how bicyclists move through the built environment is critical to designing infrastructure that promotes safe ... Read More

LRT/BRT/SCT/CRT Development Outcomes FINAL PHASE

Arthur C. Nelson
Kristina Currans , Nicole Iroz-Elardo
This project will be the FINAL PHASE of a genre of NITC-sponsored research that includes previous NITC contracts 547, 650, 763. and 1103. As background, contracts 547 and 650 were used to build station area databases for 12 light rail transit (LRT) s ... Read More

Scooting to a New Era in Active Transportation: Examining the Use and Safety of E-Scooters

Kristina Currans
Reid Ewing , Nicole Iroz-Elardo
The modern transportation paradigm is an ever-shifting target, and most recently, micro-mobility options such as electric shared scooter systems (e-scooters) have been contributing to local municipalities’ ability to adapt. Although several agencie ... Read More

Data-Driven Mobility Strategies for Multi-Modal Transportation

Yao-Jan Wu
Xianfeng Yang , Sirisha Kothuri
By using various modes (e.g., walking, cycling, automobile, public transit, etc.), multi-modal transportation systems are effective in increasing people’s travel flexibility and reducing congestion. Hence, it is critical to understand how roadway s ... Read More

Green Waves, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analytics: Making Streets Better for People on Bike & Scooter

Marc Schlossberg
Stephen Fickas
In a prior NITC project that ended in early 2019,we successfully built and deployed a hardware and software ‘product’, called ‘Bike Connect’, that allowed people on bike to give hands-free advance information to an upcoming traffic signal bas ... Read More

The Impact of Ride Hail Services on the Accessibility of Nonprofit Services

Dyana Mason
Nonprofit organizations are responsible for providing a significant level of social services across the United States, often in collaboration with government agencies (Smith & Lipsky, 1993). In this work, they address some of the most pressing issues ... Read More
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