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Jul 25, 2018
Principal Investigator: Ran Wei, University of California, Riverside
Learn more about this research by viewing the Executive Summary and the full Final Report on the Project Overview page, or sign up for our September 14 half-day workshop in Portland, OR.

Regular assessment of public transit performance is essential. With limited funding and growing public needs, performance evaluation helps identify areas for improvement. But what, exactly, is the desired improvement that transit agencies seek?

If the answer is operational efficiency, then agencies have a clear goal: to achieve the highest ridership possible with the lowest operational costs.

If the answer is access equity, then again a clear goal emerges: to extend transit to neighborhoods with high concentrations of low-income residents and minorities, and to evaluate proposed route changes through the lens of supplying much-needed services.

The real answer, of course, is both. Historically, research has examined...

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Dec 28, 2017

PRESENTATION SLIDES

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WEBINAR VIDEO

 

This webinar will explain how app-based technologies can improve upon traditional pen-and-paper-based daily transportation diaries in terms of quantity and quality of data collected, particularly for environmental justice populations. The researchers will describe their own efforts, working on an inter-disciplinary team, to develop a custom-designed app, MyAmble, that measures the impact of transportation disadvantage more broadly across access to basic resources, opportunity to participate in wider society, and quality of life. MyAmble includes several innovations – daily digital trip planning, a text-messaging-based qualitative interview tool, and a challenge logger enabling participants to document real-time transportation barriers through videos and photos. Viewers will learn pragmatic strategies for implementing similar app-based ecological momentary assessment transportation data collection tools. In addition, researchers will share lessons learned from working on a technology-based interdisciplinary team.

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Nov 14, 2017

2017 Ann Niles Lecture featuring Tamika Butler

Tamika Butler (@TamikaButler), executive director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, will deliver the Ann Niles Active Transportation Lecture this year. She is an advocate and activist who works in support of LGBTQA rights, as well as fighting for social justice and healthy communities. She moved to Los Angeles from Omaha, Nebraska, and became interested in active transportation when she met her wife. It was on bike rides that she fell in love with the city. Uniquely positioned as a queer black woman to understand what...

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Jul 11, 2017
Principal Investigator: Lisa Bates, Portland State University
Learn more about this research by viewing the two-page Project Brief, related publications and the full Final Report on the Project Overview page.

Lead Investigator Lisa Bates gave a lecture at Portland State University in December 2017. Watch the video or ...
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