How Essential is Essential Air Service? A Welfare Analysis of Airport Access for Remote Communities

Austin Drukker
The Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 gave airlines almost total freedom to determine which domestic markets to serve and which fares to charge. To alleviate fears that newly deregulated airlines would shift their operations to serve large, profitable ... 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

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

Rural Gentrification and the Spillover Effect: Integrated Transportation, Housing, and Land Use Challenges and Strategies in Gateway Communities

Danya Rumore
Philip Stoker
Small towns and cities near national parks, public lands, and other natural amenities throughout the west are experiencing rapid growth and increased visitation. These “gateway communities” comprise a significant portion of the rural west, consti ... Read More

Housing Choice, Transportation Equity, and Access to Opportunities in Refugee and Immigrant Communities

Diane Mitschke
Anne Nordberg , Stephen Mattingly
Mobility directly impacts access to opportunities for all protected classes; however, transportation planning and public transit agencies and housing authorities rarely coordinate affordable housing and the transportation system planning decisions. T ... Read More

Assessing Cool Corridor Heat Resilience Strategies for Human-Scale Transportation

Ladd Keith
Nicole Iroz-Elardo , Kristina Currans
Road pavement is a known contributor to the urban heat island effect. Several vendors are providing engineered pavements coatings – known as “cool pavement” - to reflect light and therefore heat to reduce the thermal load of roads. The City of ... Read More

Exploring the Use of Crowdsourced Data Sources for Pedestrian Count Estimations

Sirisha Kothuri
Nathan McNeil , Kate Hyun , Stephen Mattingly
Counts provide the foundation for measuring nonmotorized travel along a link or a network and are also useful for monitoring trends, planning new infrastructure, and for conducting safety, health, and economic analyses. For safety analysis, they are ... Read More

Transportation for Seniors (T4S): Developing a New Accessibility Measure to Support Older Adults in a Post-Pandemic World

Andy Hong
Xiaoyue Cathy Liu
Accessibility plays a fundamental role in the day-to-day lives of individuals. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the gross inequality in older people’s accessibility to health care and essential services. Months of staying inside, with ... Read More

Sustaining Multimodal Choices: Examining Travel Behavior for Non-work Trips Beyond COVID-19

Yizhao Yang
Rebecca Lewis
Abstract Travel by sustainable modes such as public transit, biking, and walking provides positive outcomes for urban residents for the environment and health. Integrating these mode choices into regular travel trips has been challenging for many Am ... Read More

Towards Data and Solution-Focused Approaches to Support Homeless Populations on Public Transit

Anne Nordberg
Jaya Davis , Stephen Mattingly
People experiencing homelessness frequently rely on public transit systems and facilities as more than a mode of transportation to needed services but also as safe shelters from weather and danger. This is a challenge for many transit agencies and im ... 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

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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