Over $1M in Research Funding for New Projects on Micromobility, TOD’s, and Equity in Transportation Access

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The National Institute for Transportation & Communities (NITC) research consortium, led by Portland State University, has awarded $1.035 million in total funding for ten research projects spanning five universities. This year we focused funding on micromobility, traffic, meeting the transportation needs of underserved populations and people with disabilities, and the intersection of transportation and housing.

Led by Reid Ewing of the University of Utah, Nicole Iroz-Elardo and Arlie Adkins of the University of Arizona
 
Led by Yao-Jan Wu of the University of Arizona, Xianfeng Yang of the University of Utah and Sirisha Kothuri of Portland State University
This multi-university collaboration builds upon previous research led by Yao-Jan Wu in multi-modal traffic monitoring, as well as previous research led by Sirisha Kothuri on data fusion techniques.
 
Led by Marc Schlossberg and Steve Fickas of the University of Oregon
This project builds upon previous studies focused on using advanced technologies to improve the active transportation experience.
 
Led by Martin Swobodzinski and Amy Parker of Portland State University
This project builds on a previous NITC study focused on electronic wayfinding technology for the visually impaired.
 
Led by Kate Hyun, Caroline Krecji and Kathy Lee of the University of Texas at Arlington
 
Led by John MacArthur and Jennifer Dill of Portland State University
After supporting the Portland Bureau of Transportation with the E-Scooter Evaluation Survey from Portland's 2018 e-scooter pilot program, Portland State University researchers are following up to learn more about the project's outcomes.
 
Led by Nathan McNeil, John MacArthur and Jennifer Dill of Portland State University
This project builds on previous NITC studies investigating the equity of bike share systems and equity implications of automated payment for public transportation.
 
Led by Rebecca Mauldin and Stephen Mattingly of the University of Texas at Arlington and Rupal Parekh of the University of Connecticut
 
Led by Siyang Cao and Yao-Jan Wu of the University of Arizona
 
Led by Kristina Currans and Nicole Iroz-Elardo of the University of Arizona and Reid Ewing of the University of Utah
 

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Want to hear from NITC researchers first-hand? Join us at our 11th annual Transportation and Communities Summit at Portland State University on Sept. 19 - 20 (early bird ends Monday, July 15th). TCS connects national, mobility-focused research to equitable practice and policy through breakout panels, Lightning Talks, student posters, deep-dive workshops, and networking. This year we’ll explore: the intersection between transportation, housing and land; where is mobility in active transportation is taking us; and how to tackle multimodal data.

GET YOUR RESEARCH FUNDED BY NITC

The next NITC Small Starts grant opportunity opens on Monday, July 15 and is open to faculty members of the NITC universities.

In addition, PhD students from NITC universities may apply for NITC Dissertation Fellowships beginning Monday, July 15.

The National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), one of five U.S. Department of Transportation national university transportation centers, is a program of the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University. The NITC program is a Portland State-led partnership with the University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Technology, University of Utah and new partners University of Arizona and University of Texas at Arlington. We pursue our theme — improving mobility of people and goods to build strong communities — through research, education and technology transfer.

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