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

Integrate Socioeconomic Vulnerability for Resilient Transportation Infrastructure Planning

Liming Wang
John MacArthur , Yu Xiao
The objective of this proposal is to develop a new methodology that incorporates community socioeconomic vulnerability in the evaluation of transportation infrastructure vulnerabilities for cities and regions facing multi-hazards such as the Portland ... 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

Transportation as a Critical Factor in the Homelessness Continuum

Erin Murphy
Transportation is an often-cited barrier to health management, employment, social inclusion, and access to social services. Despite its importance, transportation is largely overlooked in the homelessness literature and, despite their vulnerabilities ... 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

Identifying and Measuring Environmental Stressors in Intimate Partner Violence Shelters

Sarah Robinson
Survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) are more likely to experience transportation challenges. Inadequate transportation can lead to challenges accessing health care, increased usage of police services, and frequent IPV shelter stays. While re ... Read More

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

Exploring Data Fusion Techniques to Derive Bicycle Volumes on a Network

Sirisha Kothuri
Joseph Broach , Nathan McNeil , Kate Hyun , Stephen Mattingly
Planners and decision makers have increasingly voiced a need for network-wide estimates of bicycling activity. Such volume estimates have for decades informed motorized planning and analysis but have only recently become feasible for non-motorized tr ... 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 i ... 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
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