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

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.

An Equity-Driven Approach To School Zone Safety To Inform Safe Routes To School (SRTS) Programs

Even as the trends in traffic fatalities for motorists have been improving, vulnerable road users (VRUs, specifically pedestrians and bicyclists) have seen an alarming rise in fatalities in recent years. According to the Center for Disease Control, injuries from road traffic crashes are a leading cause of death for children under the age of 10, hence a critical public health issue. School-age pedestrians in lower-income neighborhoods may be particularly at risk.

Transportation Equity Needs Assessment Toolkit

This project would complement the Transportation Equity Scorecard ─ a tool for project screening and prioritization ─ that is currently being developed by the project team with funding from CTEDD. For this RFP, we propose developing a needs assessment audit tool and supporting guidance to demonstrate how the equity criteria and methods in the Scorecard would be applied by MPOs and local governments to assess the transportation needs of communities of concern, including minority and low-income households, LEP populations, children, elderly, and persons with disabilities.

Gender Analysis Tool For Complete Streets Policy Implementation: Mobility, Families, And Emerging Technologies

In the U.S. and throughout the world, engineers and planners recognize the need for streets to support safe mobility for different travel modes and types of users. Complete streets policies capture this aim of inclusivity by emphasizing design for older and younger travelers as well as people with disabilities. Issues of gender, families, and caregiving are implicit in this idea of a complete street. On average, women have more household responsibility for accompanying younger, older, and less mobile travelers.

Improving The Mobility Of Transportation Disadvantaged Older Adults: A Community-Based Intervention For Hispanic/Latino Older Adults

Driving cessation in older adults can present a significant transportation problem and public health dilemma. In particular, previously car-dependent older adults may struggle to access healthcare, attend social activities, and conduct errands once they lose the ability to drive. The “Healthy Buddy” project (https://www.hbuddy.org) is a community-based initiative that pairs trained college students with transportation disadvantaged older adults to help them identify existing transportation and health resources in their communities.

Institutions And Information Technology To Support Service Integration In Multimodal Employment Transportation

The Madison, WI region is adding more jobs than workers and currently faces a labor shortage. To address this challenge, in 2018, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development launched the Commute to Careers program (CtC) to reduce transportation barriers for unemployed, low and moderate-income workers. In October 2018, Union Cab Cooperative of Madison—the largest taxi company in Madison—was awarded a CtC grant to develop an affordable shared ride taxi service.

Equity Assessment Of Plug-In Electric Vehicle Purchase Incentives

The development and deployment of Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) helps reducing energy use, achieve greater energy security, decrease emissions, and provide operating cost stability. To help consumers overcome the higher initial purchase costs of PEVs, and to help promote PEV adoption, government agencies and electric utilities have offered incentives of various design. While the PEV population has grown rapidly since 2011, the PEV market share and the demographics of PEV users varies significantly within and across regions.

Capacity-flow Feature-based Restoration Strategy Optimization for Resilient Transportation Systems to Enhance Mobility, Accessibility, and Equity after Disruptive Events

The resilience of Critical Infrastructures (CIs) is critical for society to resist, response to, and recover from a disruptive event. A four-phase emergency management model developed by the National Governors’ Association consists of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery phases. This proposal focuses on the recovery phase to propose a holistic methodology to allocate limited resources after a disruptive event to restore damaged transportation infrastructure. The ultimate goal is to enhance the resiliency of the transportation system from the mobility, accessibility, and equity perspectives.

Transit in Flex: Examining Service Fragmentation of New App‐Based, On‐Demand Transit Services

The transportation industry may be on the verge of its largest technological revolution in a century, with new forms of on-demand transportation capitalizing on innovations like the GPS chips in smart phones to develop app-based, on-demand transportation, connecting user and driver, known alternatively as ridesourcing, ride-hailing, Transportation Network Companies (TNCs). As TNCs like Lyft, Uber, Didi and many others spring up, along with a number of other app-based, on-demand models like ridesplitting, microtransit and E-Hail, among others, a growing number of cities are considering whether they could shed the high cost and unprofitability of running fixed route transit services through conversion to app-based, on demand systems.

Union Rides: Harnessing the Shared Value of Commute Travel

Founded in 1979, Union Cab operates the largest taxi fleet in Madison, WI. Our vision is to develop a shared ride service within Union Cab—Union Rides—that will reach and serve the diverse group of non-drivers and zero-car households in the region by collaborating directly with employers, workers, and community organizations. These stakeholders will use discussion and negotiation to develop and implement an affordable, flexible, demand-responsive transportation service that connects workers to jobs that are not readily accessible to them.