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Understanding Types of Cyclists Nationally

Jennifer Dill
Nathan McNeil
Transportation professionals who are developing plans and projects that aim to change people’s travel behavior – such as getting more people to bicycle – need to understand the people they are targeting. To do so, planners and researchers have ... Read More

Encouraging Low-Income Households to Make Location-Efficient Housing Choices

Andree Tremoulet
The purpose of this project is to develop and evaluate tools to assist Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program participants in the Portland, OR, metro region with considering transportation needs and options when making decisions about where to live. Th ... Read More

Vehicle acquisition and disposal/ Multi-modal Household Vehicle Fleets and Residential Location Choices

Roger Chen
Vehicle availability significantly affects household travel behaviors and consequently affects the requirements for modeling and forecasting of household travel decisions under future or alternative scenarios. Household vehicle fleets are not acquire ... Read More

Understanding Market Segments for Current and Future Residential Location and Travel Choices

Kelly Clifton
Jenny Liu , Roger Chen
This project aims to examine the connections between residential location choices and travel at the household level with an emphasis on identifying current residents' preferences for their future housing, neighborhood and transportation choices (coll ... Read More

Continuous Data Integration for Land Use and Transportation Planning and Modeling

Liming Wang
Since the 1990s, federal legislation and local and state politics have changed the landscape for metropolitan planning of land use and transportation, and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are scrambling to react. There is an urgent need for ... Read More

Lessons from the Green Lanes: Evaluating Protected Bike Lanes in the U.S.

Christopher Monsere
Jennifer Dill , Kelly Clifton , Nathan McNeil
This report presents finding from research evaluating U.S. protected bicycle lanes (cycle tracks) in terms of their use, perception, benefits, and impacts. This research examines protected bicycle lanes in five cities: Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Portla ... Read More

Addressing Homeless Encampments on Public Right-of-Way: A Knowledge Transfer Project

Andree Tremoulet
This technology transfer project provided practical information about how to address homeless encampments on public right-of-way to transportation professionals, including Federal Highway Administration officials, Oregon public works directors, trans ... Read More

Evaluation of an Eco-Driving Program: Changing Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior

Donald Truxillo
Economical, ecological, and safe driving – eco-driving – is aimed at reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (Martin, Chan, & Shaheen, 2012). The adoption of energy-efficient driving styles and practices has been recognized as a me ... Read More

Evaluation of the Effect of Supportive Services on the Success of Apprentices in a Highway Trade

Maura Kelly
This project evaluates the impact of a Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) initiative that provides supportive services (i.e., child care subsidies; fuel assistance; support for overnight travel; and too ... Read More

Participation, Information, and Community Interests within Health Impact Assessments (HIA)

Nicole Iroz-Elardo
Health impact assessment (HIA) has emerged in the U.S. as one promising process to increase social and environmental justice through addressing health equity issues within planning. HIA practice is guided by values such as democracy and equity and gr ... Read More

Application of Smart Phone Truck Data for Freight Performance Measures and Transportation Planning

Miguel Figliozzi
Oregon is one of the few states that currently charge a commercial truck weight-mile tax (WMT). The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has developed a data-collection system – Truck Road Use Electronics (TRUE) – to simplify WMT collection ... Read More

Assessing Transit Agencies' Climate Change Adaptation Needs

John MacArthur
Climate change is posing unique and unprecedented challenges for the Nation's transportation system. Changing weather patterns and their associated physical, financial, and social impacts are affecting or will affect the way transportation pro ... Read More
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