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

Bicycle Planning GIS Tool

Joseph Broach
Although currently only about one percent of US trips are done by bicycle, there is significant geographic variation. Differences across communities, along with much higher cycling rates observed in other places around the world, indicates large pote ... Read More

Bridge Seismic Retrofit Feasibility Case Study Utilizing Ductile Fuses

Peter Dusicka
In an effort to increase the seismic resiliency of our transportation network, a performance centric retrofit measure has been developed as part of State funded research and evaluated through to large scale laboratory setting. With an eye toward impl ... Read More

Contextual Guidance at Intersections for Protected Bicycle Lanes

Christopher Monsere
Nathan McNeil
Cities around the United States are increasingly seeking to modernize and enhance their bicycling infrastructure with the aim of accommodating a greater number of people who are willing to bicycle for transportation. Cities are employing separated (o ... 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

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

Understanding Economic and Business Impacts of Street Improvements for Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility - A Multi-City Multi-Approach Exploration

Jenny Liu
Jennifer Dill
Many cities across the country, as part of Complete Streets initiatives or to promote community livability and environmental sustainability, have engaged in street improvement or transportation infrastructure upgrade projects that increase access and ... Read More

Creating Livable Communities through Connecting Vehicles to Pedestrians and Cyclists

John MacArthur
Safety of pedestrians and bicyclists is a significant problem in U.S., with 4,743 fatalities and 76,000 injuries of pedestrians and 726 fatalities and 49,000 injuries of bicyclists in 2012 (NHSTA 2014a & b). Establishing and creating livable communit ... Read More

Life-space mobility and aging in place

Ivis Garcia Zambrana
Alan DeLaTorre
Research on older adults explores the notion of “aging in place”—providing older adults the opportunity to continue to occupy familiar surroundings, to live in their own homes and communities. But oftentimes one’s ability to stay or leave, pa ... Read More

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

Ran Wei
Liming Wang , Aaron Golub , Thomas Cova
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

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

Survey of Oregon Electric Vehicle & Hybrid Owners

John MacArthur
The market for electric vehicles (EVs) is changing dramatically in the United States. Federal and state policies have been adopted to promote research and development in EV technology and to increase the number of EVs available in order to support in ... Read More
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