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

Social-Transportation Analytic Toolbox (STAT) for Transit Networks

Xiaoyue Liu
Ran Wei , Aaron Golub , Liming Wang
This research project will build an open-source socio-transportation analytic (STAT) toolbox for public transit system planning, in an effort to integrate social media and general transit feed specification (GTFS) data for transit agencies in evaluat ... Read More

Key Enhancements to the WFRC/MAG Four-Step Travel Demand Model

Reid Ewing
Kelly Clifton , Shima Hamidi
In a National Transit Institute course on “Coordinating Land Use and Transportation,” co-taught by Robert Cervero, Uri Avin, and the PI on this project, the analytic tools session began with a hypothetical: assume that all households, jobs, and o ... Read More

Understanding Factors Affecting Arterial Reliability Performance Metrics

Avinash Unnikrishnan
Sirisha Kothuri
With worsening congestion, travel time reliability is increasingly becoming as critical as average travel times in affecting travel choices. This research project will first study the data requirements for existing travel time reliability metrics bei ... Read More

Developing Data, Models, and Tools to Enhance Transportation Equity

Amy Lubitow
Julius McGee , Raoul Liévanos
Despite recent improvements in transportation accessibility assessments and transportation survey methodologies, there are still challenges in engaging hard to reach populations in transportation surveys, such as low-income, minority, and transit-dep ... Read More

Improving Integration of Transit Operations and Bicycle Infrastructure at the Stop Level

Miguel Figliozzi
The interaction between transit vehicles and bicycles can create conflict when both share the same space. In particular, the location of transit stops poses specific challenges along bicycle facilities. Little research exists to offer insight on how ... Read More

A Decentralized Network Consensus Control Approach for Urban Traffic Signal Optimization

Gerardo Lafferriere
We propose the development of a simulation tool to analyze the use of a mathematical consensus approach to manage the signal control on an urban street network. The underlying principle in a consensus approach is that traffic signal cycles are adjus ... Read More

Incorporate Emerging Travel Modes in the Regional Strategic Planning Model (RSPM) Tool

Liming Wang
Jennifer Dill , Kelly Clifton
Performance-based planning helps local and state decision makers to understand the potential impacts of policy decisions, supporting cost-effective investments and policy choices that can help achieve policy goals. In addition, it can enable monitor ... Read More

Evaluating and Enhancing Public Transit Systems for Operational Efficiency, Service Quality and Access Equity

Thomas Cova
Ran Wei , Liming Wang , Aaron Golub
Regular assessment and improvement of the performance of public transit systems are essential for transit service providers given limited funding and growing public needs. Performance evaluation can help transit agencies identify underperforming serv ... Read More

Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic Monitoring Data Quality

Nathan McNeil
Kristin Tufte
Cycling and walking are sustainable modes of transportation which improve community livability, but these modes have not been studied with the quantitative rigor applied to motor vehicle travel. This research aims to change that by improving bicycle ... Read More

Evaluation Research on Respectful Workplaces in Highway Construction

Maura Kelly
Lindsey Wilkinson
Oregon Tradeswomen Inc, in partnership with Green Dot Etcetera, Oregon construction contractors, BOLI/ODOT, and PSU researchers, is piloting an adaptation of the Green Dot bystander intervention program for the highway construction trades. This progr ... Read More

Understanding the economic impacts of urban greenway infrastructure

Jenny Liu
This project proposes a comprehensive economic analysis of the “City Greenways” concept from Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan, which calls for a citywide network of park-like pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly streets crisscrossing the city at ... Read More
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