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The Impact of Ride Hail Services on the Accessibility of Nonprofit Services

Dyana Mason
Nonprofit organizations are responsible for providing a significant level of social services across the United States, often in collaboration with government agencies (Smith & Lipsky, 1993). In this work, they address some of the most pressing issues ... Read More

E-Scooters and Public Health: Understanding the Implications of E-Scooters on Chronic Disease

Nicole Iroz-Elardo
E-scooters are an emerging micromobility transportation option with implications on transportation systems and public health. To date, most research on public health and E-Scooters has focused on safety implications. Health implications other than in ... 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

Developing and Testing Transportation Barriers Scale and Its Impact on Mental Health Among At-risk/Homeless Youth and Emerging Adults

Philip Baiden
Godfred Boateng , Stephen Mattingly
Although many environmental justice (EJ) populations such as individuals from low-income families, at-risk/homeless individuals, and older adults face mobility challenges, at-risk/homeless individuals face some of the most significant transportation ... Read More

Evaluating Mobility Impacts Of Construction Workzones On Utah Transportation System Using Machine Learning Techniques

Abbas Rashidi
Construction work zones are inevitable parts of daily operations at roadway systems. They have a significant impact on traffic conditions and mobility of roadway systems. The traffic impacts of work zones could significantly vary due to several inter ... Read More

Is There a "Buy Local" Case for Lower Travel Speeds? Testing Differences in Driver Recognition of Local Versus National Retail at Different Travel Speeds

Jonathan Bean
Arlie Adkins , Tara Goddard
City officials and business leaders looking to increase economic performance and attract new residents recognize the benefits of having a strong local retail environment. Money spent at a local retail is more likely to stay in the community (Civic Ec ... 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

Promoting Environmental Justice Populations’ Access to Opportunities within Suburban Boomtowns: An Interdisciplinary, Mixed-Methods Approach to Addressing Infrastructure Needs

Jandel Crutchfield
Courtney Cronley , Kate Hyun
Scant research has considered transportation infrastructure development within the context of suburban boomtowns, specifically transportation needs among individuals already at elevated risks for transportation disadvantage, e.g., environmental justi ... Read More

Visual Exploration of Utah Trajectory Data and their Applications in Transportation

Nikola Markovic
Transportation agencies have an opportunity to leverage massive GPS trajectory data to support their analyses and enhance their decision making. However, these data are typically purchased from vendors, which means that transportation agencies must u ... Read More

A Comprehensive Examination of Electronic Wayfinding Technology for Visually Impaired Travelers in an Urban Environment

Martin Swobodzinski
Amy Parker
Human wayfinding and navigation are key organizing activities that allow human beings to acquire knowledge about the environment and develop cognitive representations in support of such essential tasks as route planning and travel. These activities a ... Read More

How Will Autonomous Vehicles Change Local Government Budgeting and Finance? A Case Study of Solid Waste, Drop-off/Pick-up Zones, and Parking

Benjamin Clark
This project specifically seeks to study the secondary effects of AVs (not the innovation themselves but how innovations impact our lives), with a specific focus on local government fiscal impacts. The breadth of impacts are wide ranging and were out ... Read More

How Can Interdisciplinary Teams Leverage Emerging Technologies to Respond to Transportation Infrastructure Needs? A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Civil Engineers, Urban Planning, and Social Workers’ Perspectives

Noelle Fields
Courtney Cronley , Kate Hyun , Stephen Mattingly
This study explored how engineers, planners, and social workers interact around issues of transportation and transportation equity, and identified opportunities for enhanced collaboration and training in anticipation of emerging transportation needs ... Read More
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