Using Social Network Analysis To Optimize Access To Culturally Responsive And Affordable Transportation For Older (Im)Migrants

Rebecca Mauldin
Stephen Mattingly , Rupal Parekh
Nearly 4.6 million immigrants age 65 years and older live in the United States. This population is expected to more than triple in size by 2050. A lack of culturally appropriate transportation solutions for older immigrants and migrants (i.e., (im)m ... Read More

Modeling Highway Capacity and Level of Service for High-Volume Freeways: Multiple Weaving Areas

Sheida Khademi
Behruz Paschai , James Williams
The Highway Capacity Manual provides concise, well-defined procedures for estimating capacity and level of service for most types of roadways and intersections. While not perfect, these procedures allow for a quick comparison of roadway geometries wh ... 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

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

Data-Driven Optimization for E-Scooter System Design

Jianqiang Cheng
The objective of this project is to develop data-driven, decision-making models and computational methods for shared-mobility system design and operation. Specifically, we will use shared e-scooters as a representative system, with the ultimate goal ... Read More

Access to Opportunities: Redefining Planning Methods and Measures for Disadvantaged Populations

Arlie Adkins
Stephen Mattingly
This project will be made up of two separate studies that together will investigate areas where transportation planning and engineering can better serve disadvantaged and underserved communities. An interdisciplinary team of planning and public healt ... 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

Pedal the Old Pueblo: A Naturalistic Study on Bicycling in Tucson, AZ

Joey Iuliano
Concerns for the environment and personal health have made bicycling an increasingly popular mode of transportation in the US. Understanding how bicyclists move through the built environment is critical to designing infrastructure that promotes safe ... 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

Green Waves, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analytics: Making Streets Better for People on Bike & Scooter

Stephen Fickas
Marc Schlossberg
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

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

Identifying and Measuring Transportation Challenges for Survivors 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
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