General RFP 2017: Current Projects

Project 1: Evaluation of Adaptive Ramp Metering on I-80 in the San Francisco Bay Area


Principal Investigator: Anurag Pande

I-80 is the first corridor in the Bay area to have Adaptive Ramp Metering capability. This CTEDD (Center for Transportation Equity Decisions and Dollars) supported research analyzes highway performance data from I-80 corridor along with user perception of the new capabilities… see more


Project 2: Integrating Transportation Management Companies (TMCs) and Public Transportation


Principal Investigator: Catherine L. Ross

Emerging technologies have given rise to Transportation Management Companies (TMCs) which are frequently referenced as Transport Network Companies (TNCs) that deliver on-demand services e.g. Uber and LYFT. These companies provide an app-based service that links… see more

Project 3: A Multi‐asset Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management Framework and Modeling for Local Governments


Principal Investigator: Zhaohua Wang

The local governments (LGs) in the Unitized States are managing 3/4 of total 4 billion miles of roadway and more than 1/2 of nearly 600,000 bridges, which are critical transportation infrastructure assets to support the mobility, economy, and homeland security in local… see more

Project 4: When and Where are Dedicated Lanes needed under Mixed Traffic of Automated and Non-Automated Vehicles for Optimal System Level Benefits?


Principal Investigator: Subhrajit Guhathakurta

Automated vehicle (AV) technology is rapidly moving towards reality and will be mature within the next decade. However, the physical, institutional, and legal infrastructure for enabling widespread adoption of this technology are still lagging significantly. The focus of this research is… see more

Project 5: Assisting New Transit Riders, Including those with Disabilities, via an App Designed for All


Principal Investigator: Sean J. Barbeau

This project will enable the large-scale deployment of technology originally created to help new transit riders, riders using a new route, and riders with intellectual disabilities by embedding it in a popular mainstream open-source real-time information transit app OneBusAway. OneBusAway currently has over 300,000 existing… see more

Project 6: Moving Communities Forward: Social Marketing and Social Change for Transportation


Principal Investigator: Julie Bond

This project provides a mobile workshop targeted to transportation professionals who are seeking to change travelers’ behaviors to reduce congestion and/or improve safety using social marketing. Many of the transportation-related challenges facing society today could be… see more

Project 7: Improving Transportation Performance Measurement via Open “Big Data” Systems – Phase 1


Principal Investigator: Sean J. Barbeau

This project will create a “big data” centralized repository of archived real-time multimodal information to assist practitioners, researchers, and students in better understanding the transportation network across multiple regional geographic areas.  This project will review data… see more

Project 8: Overcoming Local Barriers to Regional Transportation: Understanding Transit System Fragmentation from an Institutionalist Framework


Principal Investigator: David Weinreich

Metropolitan transportation systems (MTSs) often operate in a fragmented political and administrative geography. For example, the 50 largest metropolitan statistical areas have, in total, more than 400 transit operating agencies (National Transit Database, 2014), and more… see more

Project 9: Innovative Places: Methodological Framework for Measuring Environmental Determinants and Operationalizing an Innovation Index (i-Index)


Principal Investigator: Shima Hamidi

The role of built environment on promoting innovation has been widely discoursed theoretically and empirically. Yet, there is no comprehensive measure of innovation friendliness for cities at the national scale. For any quantitative study on economic and quality-of-life impacts of… see more

Project 10: Evaluation of Pavement Performance Using Remote Sensing Techniques


Principal Investigator: Anand J. Puppala

Current monitoring techniques to assess the condition of the transportation infrastructure rely extensively on point‐based measurements such as elevation surveys and sensors installed at the test site. These methods have been adopted by agencies and researchers for several decades, which… see more

Project 11: Fast Reference‐free Crack Measurement (RACM) System in Transportation Infrastructures using Noncontact Ultrasound


Principal Investigator: Suyun Ham

According to a 2017 report by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the infrastructure of the United States requires a $2.0 trillion investment to return it to good condition by 2025. Distributed microcracking and delaminated damage in our transportation system’s concrete… see more