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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 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

Developing Data and Solution Focused Approaches to Support Homeless Populations on Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

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

Toward Automating the Measurement of Urban Design Qualities Related to Walkability

Seyed Hassan Ameli
Streets are one of the most significant elements of urban spaces to accommodate public activity and provide access to numerous locations and services. Today, our cities face various challenges, including urban sprawl, air pollution, and obesity. To ... 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

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

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

Understanding the Mobility Impacts of Decentralizing Homeless Services in Salt Lake County, Utah

Sarah Canham
Ivis Garcia , Jeff Rose , Shannon Jones
In 2016, Salt Lake County, Utah initiated the transition of the delivery of homelessness services from a centralized homeless shelter and provider (The Road Home) to a decentralized model of shelter provision and service delivery through four Homeles ... Read More
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