Where to? Origins and Destinations of TNC and Transit Trips Based on Mobile Devices

Over the past decade, the rapid development and adoption of mobile computing and telecommunications technology has begun to disrupt established business models based on providing mobility services that were previously available primarily through the public sector (particularly public transit agencies) or that were privately provided through households’ and firms’ directly-owned and operated vehicles. Transportation has entered an era of immense change, with many transportation network companies (TNCs) both complementing and competing with public transit.

Food and Flora Waste to Fleet Fuel: Development and Application of the F4 Framework

As cities strive for more sustainable transportation systems, many are considering renewable fuels for fleets. Biogas has several advantages as an alternative fuel. Composed primarily of methane, it can be cleaned for use in natural gas vehicles, or burned in a turbine/engine to generate electricity for electric vehicles. Biogas can reduce air pollutant emissions from fleet vehicles; in addition, if wastes are used to produce the biogas in digesters, the problem of urban wastes is reduced.

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.

Future @ Fort Worth: Capacity Analysis, Success Factors, And Growth Vision For The Fort Worth Medical Innovation District (FW-MID)

The City of Fort Worth, Texas, has requested the University of Texas at Arlington to develop a framework, capacity analysis, and strategic development plan for the Fort Worth Medical Innovation District (FW-MID). We envision this project in two phases. The first phase responds to the intent of the City to conduct a capacity analysis and develop a comprehensive framework about the FW-MID. The second phase uses this framework to develop an action plan for The Path Forward. Phase 2 includes the implementation steps, timeline, and policy and governance structure of the FW-MID.

Assessing Viability of Carsharing for Low-Income Communities

With the increasing benefits of car-share programs, it is important to understand how individuals characterize each service as well as their familiarity with the availability of programs in their locations. This information could be used to target services more effectively to those who already show evidence of adopting this form of transit, as well as more effectively reaching groups whom we would expect to benefit such as individuals who lack economic resources to own their own cars, but who need on-demand, door-to-door transportation.