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

Pedestrian Wayfinding Under Consideration of Visual Impairment, Blindness, and Deafblindness: A Mixed-Method Investigation Into Individual Experiences and Supporting Elements

Martin Swobodzinski
Amy Parker
Navigating an unfamiliar place is uniquely challenging for people with disabilities. People with blindness, deafblindness, visual impairment or low vision, as well as those who use wheelchairs, can travel more independently in urban areas with the ai ... Read More

Pedestrian Behavior Study to Advance Pedestrian Safety in Smart Transportation Systems Using Innovative LIDAR Sensors

Taylor Li
Sirisha Kothuri , Xianfeng (Terry) Yang
Pedestrian safety is critical to improving walkability. Although walking trips have increased in the last decade, pedestrian safety remains a top concern. In 2018, 6,283 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes representing the most deaths since 19 ... Read More

Marginalized Populations’ Access to Transit: Journeys from Home and Work to Transit

Marisa Zapata
Ivis Garcia , Amy Lubitow , Miriam Abelson
Research demonstrates that marginalized populations experience significant barriers in accessing transit. Much research related to marginalized populations focuses on fares, costs, and locations to utilizing transit. More recent studies look at how t ... Read More

Accessing Opportunities for Household Provisioning Post-COVID-19

Kelly Clifton
Kristina Currans , Amanda Howell
When the COVID-19 pandemic first swept across North America and led to emergency shutdowns during the spring of 2020, the way people acquired food and household necessities was dramatically impacted. As stay-at-home orders minimized personal travel, ... Read More

Statistical Inference for Multimodal Travel Time Reliability

Avinash Unnikrishnan
Miguel Andres Figliozzi , Subhash Kochar
Travel time reliability is a key metric of interest to practitioners and researchers. There are several metrics available for travel time reliability - buffer index, planning index, probability of travel time being higher than a specific value, etc. ... 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
Low-income residents, immigrants, seniors, and people with disabilities – these are people who stand to gain the most from new tools and services that reduce transportation costs and travel time. However, issues of affordability, technology adoptio ... Read More

Updating ODOT Safety Investigation Manual

Christopher Monsere
Sirisha Kothuri , Jason Anderson , David Hurwitz
Researchers at Portland State University (PSU) and Oregon State University (OSU) have updated the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Safety Investigation Manual, materials and training resources to assist ODOT traffic investigators with highw ... Read More

Exploring Data Fusion Techniques to Estimate Network-Wide Bicycle Volumes

Sirisha Kothuri
Joe Broach , Nathan McNeil , Kate Hyun , Stephen Mattingly
In order to make sure bicyclists' needs are considered when improving a transportation system, planners and engineers need to know how many people are biking, and where. Traditional bicycle counters can provide data for limited sections of the bi ... Read More

Resilient and Rapid Repair Measures for Seismically Vulnerable Bridges Following Major Earthquakes

Peter Dusicka
The Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) earthquake threatens bridges across the Pacific Northwest. Damage is expected to be geographically spread throughout the region and will have a nearly simultaneous impact on transportation through several important ... 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

Subcontract: ODOT Understanding Pedestrian Injuries and Social Equity

Nathan McNeil
Portland State University partnered with the project PI Josh Roll of the Oregon Department of Transportation on a two-phase research project examining pedestrian injury and social equity. Past research and planning has highlighted the existence of pe ... Read More
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