Data-Driven Optimization for E-Scooter System Design

Jianqiang Cheng
The objective of this project is to develop data-driven, decision-making models and computational methods for shared-mobility system design and operation. Specifically, we will use shared e-scooters as a representative system, with the ultimate goal ... Read More

GIS Training in Transportation And Environmental Justice for Promoting Student Success in STEAM Education

Joowon Im
Alan Klein
Transportation land uses have a significant impact on vulnerable ecologies, especially in a rapidly urbanizing region like Dallas-Fort Worth. To study this relationship, the research team will develop a pilot ArcGIS lab course to expose high school s ... 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

App-based Data Collection to Characterize Latent Transportation Demand within Marginalized and Underserved Populations

Noelle Fields
Stephen Mattingly , David Levine , Nicole Iroz-Elardo , Courtney Cronley
This interdisciplinary, multi-site, technology transferability study will advance innovative methods in travel data collection and improve the quality of data designed to show latent travel demand, as well as the impacts of mobility on the physical, ... Read More

Statistical Inference for Multimodal Travel Time Reliability

Avinash Unnikrishnan
Miguel Andres Figliozzi , Subhash Kochar
Travel time reliability is a key metric of interest to practitioners and researchers. There are several metrics available for travel time reliability - buffer index, planning index, probability of travel time being higher than a specific value, etc. ... Read More

Estimating the Economic Impacts Of Transportation-Related Supply Chain Disruptions In The Post-Earthquake Environment

Divya Chandrasekhar
"Estimating economic impact of transportation-related supply chain disruptions in the post-earthquake environment (Case Study: Wasatch Region)" PI: Divya Chandrasekhar, City & Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah Partner organizations: Kem ... Read More

Marginalized Populations’ Access to Transit: Journeys from Home and Work to Transit

Marisa Zapata
Ivis Garcia , Amy Lubitow , Miriam Abelson
Research demonstrates that marginalized populations experience significant barriers in accessing transit. Much research related to marginalized populations focuses on fares, costs, and locations to utilizing transit. More recent studies look at how t ... Read More

Accessing Opportunities for Household Provisioning Post-COVID-19

Kelly Clifton
Kristina Currans , Amanda Howell
The acquisition of food and household necessities has been dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as people are asked to minimize travel to avoid exposure, supply chains are disrupted, transit services are reduced, and stores and restaurants ... Read More

Do Travel Costs Matter?: Using Psychological And Social Equity Perspectives To Evaluate The Effects Of A Low-income Transit Fare Program On Low-income Riders

Liu-Qin Yang
Liming Wang , Aaron Golub
Access to transit can deliver a host of benefits to the riders and to the region. Previous research aiming to study these benefits has primarily relied on data collected from the opening of new routes or transit systems, and has focused on the genera ... Read More

Employment-Worker Balance & Polycentric Transit-Oriented Development: Towards an Index

Robert Hibberd
This dissertation will further NITC goals to increase access to employment opportunities and provide better models for an increasingly complex transportation system. It will consider the effectiveness of transit-oriented development (TOD) at addressi ... Read More

The use and influence of health indicators in transportation decision-making

Kelly Rodgers
Research on health and transport has increased significantly in the past 20 years, both across health and transportation fields. Researchers and practitioners have called for the use of health indicators in transportation, which come amidst the growi ... Read More
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