Research Projects

Assessing Cyclists' Stress on A Large-Scale: A Practical Smartphone-Based Data-Driven Approach

June 22, 2022
Project ID: CTEDD 022-03
Author(s): Ming Li, University of Texas at Arlington
Co-Author(s): Shuchisnigdha Deb, University of Texas at Arlington; Kari Watkins, Georgia Institute of Technology; Christopher Le Dantec, Georgia Institute of Technology
CTEDD Grant Cycle: 2022 General RFP
The primary motivation for this project is to improve street design and planning through a better understanding of cyclists’ perceived stress when they bike in city streets. We aim to create an “affective map”, called StressMap, by integrating cyclists’ stress levels in tempo-spatial domains.

Listening to Passengers: Data-Driven Investigations of Public Perceptions at Transportation Hubs to Improve Equity and Accessibility of Underrepresented Populations

June 21, 2022
Project ID: CTEDD 022-02
Author(s): June Young Park, University of Texas at Arlington
Co-Author(s): Evan Mistur, University of Texas at Arlington
CTEDD Grant Cycle: 2022 General RFP
In the built environment, we have improved accessibility of people with disabilities by adopting ADA standards. For the project life cycle aspect, current efforts rather focused on the design and construction stages but lack of the consideration for the operation of transportation infrastructure.

An Inter-Agency Approach to Planning for Transportation System Resilience for Underserved Populations and General Populations: Case Study Applications to Georgia and Texas

June 21, 2022
Project ID: CTEDD 022-01
Author(s): Adjo Amekudzi Kennedy, Georgia Institute of Technology
Co-Author(s): Prerna Singh, Georgia Institute of Technology; Brian Woodall, Georgia Institute of Technology; Jandel Crutchfield, University of Texas at Arlington; Kari Watkins, Georgia Institute of Technology; Alex Karner, University of Texas; Janille Smith-Colin, Southern Methodist University
CTEDD Grant Cycle: 2022 General RFP
Evolving climate disasters and the pandemic are a persistent reminder that lower levels of social equity can leave populations vulnerable. There is mounting evidence that while resilience is determined by the weakest link in the (supply)chain, its effects tend to impact the entire (supply) chain and communities it serves. As climate disasters evolve in frequency and magnitude, and in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, transportation agencies will manage system performance better as they become more resilient.

GIS Training in Transportation and Environmental Justice for Promoting Student Success in STEAM Education

August 18, 2021
Project ID: CTEDD 021-10
Author(s): Joowon Im, University of Texas at Arlington
Co-Author(s): Alan Klein, University of Texas at Arlington
CTEDD Grant Cycle: 2021 Educational RFP
Minority and lower-income populations have historically been disproportionately underrepresented in STEAM education and jobs. The educational attainment gap for underrepresented minorities graduating high school and earning a college degree, especially in the STEM field, continues to remain wide. Teaching theories of environmental justice and transportation planning in a school curriculum helps to empower the youth of communities by addressing local issues concerning transportation plans and environmental justice and ultimately, helps students to develop skills to make important life and career decisions.

Transportation Equity Curriculum, Phase II: Applied Learning Workbook

August 18, 2021
Project ID: CTEDD 021-11
Author(s): Kristine Williams, University of South Florida
Co-Author(s): Shams Tanvir, California Polytechnic State University; Carolyn McAndrews, University of Wisconsin – Madison; Tia Boyd, University of South Florida
CTEDD Grant Cycle: 2021 Educational RFP
Many instructors struggle to effectively integrate applied learning strategies into their courses, particularly for multi-faceted and evolving fields of practice, such as transportation equity. The Equitable Transportation Planning Curriculum for Urban Planning and Transportation Programs (Transportation Equity Curriculum), currently underway with CTEDD funding, will provide emerging professionals with foundational knowledge and include some service-learning components.