Real-Time Stochastic Matching Models for Freight Electronic Marketplace

Avinash Unnikrishnan
This grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will support research investigating how a real-time marketplace might be constructed to match freight shipments with available carriers. In such a system, freight shippers make a request to the sy ... Read More

Evaluation of Road User Comprehension and Compliance with Red Colored Transit Priority Lanes

Christopher Monsere
Jennifer Dill , Nathan McNeil
As part of the City of Portland Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is working with TriMet and Jacobs Engineering to evaluate the impact of red colored transit priority lanes at key locations in and around do ... Read More

New Mobility For All: Can Targeted Information And Incentives Help Underserved Communities Realize The Potential Of Emerging Mobility Options?

Nathan McNeil
John MacArthur
Technology enabled new mobility options such as ride-hailing (e.g. Uber, Lyft), car-sharing (e.g. ReachNow, Car2Go and Zipcar), and micro-mobility (e.g. bike and scooter sharing), along with services such as ride matching, online/mobile travel inform ... Read More

Seamless Wayfinding by Individuals with Functional Disability in Indoor and Outdoor Spaces: An Investigation into Lived Experiences, Data Needs, and Technology Requirements

Martin Swobodzinski
Amy Parker
Human wayfinding and navigation allow human beings to fully participate in the environment and are essential elements for leading healthy, economically sustainable, and full lives. People with disabilities, including individuals with blindness, deafb ... Read More

Data-Driven Mobility Strategies for Multi-Modal Transportation

Yao-Jan Wu
Xianfeng Yang , Sirisha Kothuri
By using various modes (e.g., walking, cycling, automobile, public transit, etc.), multi-modal transportation systems are effective in increasing people’s travel flexibility and reducing congestion. Hence, it is critical to understand how roadway s ... Read More

Do travel costs matter?: Using psychological and social equity perspectives to evaluate the effects of a low-income transit fare program on low-income riders

Liu-Qin Yang
Liming Wang , Aaron Golub
Access to transit can deliver a host of benefits to the riders and to the region. Previous research aiming to study these benefits has primarily relied on data collected from opening of new routes or transit systems and focused on the general populat ... Read More

Novel Approaches to Model Travel Behavior and Sustainability Impacts of E-Bike Use

John MacArthur
Christopher Cherry
Electric bikes (e-bikes) are a new mode of transportation that could substantially improve efficiency in the transportation system if adopted as substitutes for cars. Researchers at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Portland State University, and ... Read More

Applying an Equity Lens to Automated Payment Solutions for Public Transportation

Aaron Golub
Anne Brown , Jenny Liu , Candace Brakewood , John MacArthur
As transit agencies modernize their fare payment systems, opportunities to pay with cash are reduced. This speeds boarding and lowers the cost of operations while also creating new sources of ridership data. Arguably, service is improved for riders a ... 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

An Electric Bus Deployment Framework for Improved Air Quality and Transit Operational Efficiency

Xiaoyue Liu
Aaron Golub , Ran Wei
Public transit, compared with passenger cars, can effectively help conserve energy, reduce air pollution, and optimize flow on roadways. In recent years, Battery Electric Bus (BEB) is receiving an increasing amount of attention from transit vehicle i ... Read More

Evaluation of Portland Shared E-Scooter Pilot Program Goals and Outcomes

John MacArthur
Jennifer Dill
Shared electric scooters (e-scooters) are fast becoming a mobility option across the U.S. Many cities are permitting their operation, in part, as a way to provide another option to driving private cars. This could reduce private vehicle miles travell ... Read More

Connected Streetcar Project

Kristin Tufte
Larry Head , John MacArthur
This project will create a foundation for deploying connected vehicle infrastructure and facilitating connected vehicle research for the NITC UTC. Connected Vehicle (CV) technology and the associated data has the potential to help us better understan ... Read More
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