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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

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

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

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

Investigating Effects of TNCs on Parking Demand and Revenues

Benjamin Clark
Anne Brown
For the past century, mobility in the United States has been dictated by cars. Furthermore, cars—and even more so, the storage of cars—have dictated urban form. With cities dedicating more space to parking than even streets and roads, parking has ... Read More

Connected Streetcar Project

Kristin Tufte
Larry Head , John MacArthur
This project will create a foundation for deploying connected vehicle infrastructure and facilitating connected vehicle research for the NITC UTC. Connected Vehicle (CV) technology and the associated data has the potential to help us better understan ... Read More

Network Effects of Disruptive Traffic Events

Juan Medina
Xiaoyue Liu
Current traffic management strategies are based on expected conditions caused by recurring congestion (e.g. by time of day, day of week), and can be very effective when provisions are also given for reasonable variations from such expectations. Howev ... Read More

Optimizing Housing and Service Locations to Provide Mobility to Meet the Mandated Obligations for Former Offenders to Improve Community Health and Safety

Anne Nordberg
Stephen Mattingly , Jaya Davis
Roughly 2,000 inmates return to communities each day in the U.S. Unsuccessful re-entry jeopardizes community safety, promotes re-incarceration, and increases costs to taxpayers to support the criminal justice apparatus. Research indicates that stron ... Read More

Urban Transportation System Flood Vulnerability Assessment with Special Reference to Low Income and Minority Neighborhoods

Courtney Crosson
We propose to conduct a flood vulnerability assessment of the City of Tucson, Arizona’s transportation systems with special reference to low-income and minority neighborhoods. Short-term flooding from extreme storm events poses a serious challenge ... Read More
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