Research Projects

Equitable Transportation Planning Curriculum For Urban Planning And Transportation Programs

December 3, 2020
Project ID: CTEDD 021-03
Author(s): Kristine Williams, University of South Florida
Co-Author(s): Tia Boyd, University of South Florida
CTEDD Grant Cycle: 2021 General RFP
Transportation is needed to access jobs, food, health care, recreational and open spaces, and other important destinations. Equity in transportation planning processes ensures equal access to affordable and reliable transportation while ensuring that vulnerable groups don’t receive disproportionate benefits or burdens. Without inclusive processes, transportation planning can negatively impact low-income communities, minorities, persons with disabilities, the elderly, children, and other traditionally underserved populations. 

Modeling Transportation Outcomes Using Accessibility Analysis

December 3, 2020
Project ID: CTEDD 021-01
Author(s): Chris McCahill, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Co-Author(s): Madhav Chitturi, University of Wisconsin – Madison
CTEDD Grant Cycle: 2021 General RFP
This project is an interdisciplinary study among two research centers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with research guidance and support from four state departments of transportation (DOTs). Additional agencies will be recruited for the study through further outreach efforts. This study will advance the use of accessibility metrics, which describe the ability of people to reach jobs and opportunities by different modes of travel, in practical decision-making and, specifically, for predicting transportation outcomes like travel demand and transit use.

Food & Flora Waste To Fleet Fuel (F4) Framework: Reaching The Next Technology Readiness Levels

December 3, 2020
Project ID: CTEDD 021-02
Author(s): Melanie Sattler, University of Texas at Arlington
Co-Author(s): Kate Hyun, University of Texas at Arlington; Arpita Bhatt, University of Texas at Arlington; Ardeshir Anjomani, University of Texas at Arlington; Victoria Chen, University of Texas at Arlington
CTEDD Grant Cycle: 2021 General RFP
The Food & Flora Waste to Fleet Fuel (F4) Framework helps evaluate the economic feasibility of creating renewable fleet fuel using existing wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) digester infrastructure. At WWTPs, food and flora (yard) waste, as well as wastewater sludge, can be used to produce biogas, which can be cleaned for use in natural gas vehicles, or burned to generate electricity for electric vehicles.

Expanding Mobility Options For All: Optimizing And Extending The Biking Infrastructure To Generate Complete Street Networks In Atlanta

December 3, 2020
Project ID: CTEDD 021-04
Author(s): Subhrajit Guhathakurta, Georgia Institute of Technology
Co-Author(s): Anurag Pande, California Polytechnic State University; Amir Molan, California Polytechnic State University; Shams Tanvir, California Polytechnic State University
CTEDD Grant Cycle: 2021 General RFP
The Complete Streets policy aims to transform streets to accommodate multiple modes of travel, including the active modes, such as walking and biking. The objective is to make streets safe and convenient for all persons, including children, the elderly, and the disabled. The proposed project will develop complete multimodal networks to identify potential complete streets using the bike network as a connective thread.

Development Of Automated Roadway Lighting Diagnosis Tools For Nighttime Traffic Safety Improvement, Phase II

December 3, 2020
Project ID: CTEDD 021-05
Author(s): Zhenyu Wang, University of South Florida
Co-Author(s): Pei-Sung Lin, University of South Florida; Srinivas Katkoori, University of South Florida
CTEDD Grant Cycle: 2021 General RFP
Roadway lighting is roadway infrastructure used to ensure nighttime safety and security for multimodal road users. Key tasks in nighttime safety management include periodically measuring roadway lighting levels, diagnosing lighting performance and safety impacts, and providing decision-making support for lighting maintenance and upgrade.
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