Modeling Transportation Outcomes Using Accessibility Analysis

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.

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.

Identifying, Weighting and Causality Modeling of Social and Economic Barriers to Rapid Infrastructure Recovery from Natural Disasters: A Study of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

This study addresses the question of how the PDRBs affect the timeliness of the recovery process of affected communities. This research will add to body of knowledge about post-disaster recovery by addressing gaps in the existing literature on integrated analysis of PDRBs.

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

The local governments (LGs) in the Unitized States are managing 3/4 of total 4 million 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 communities and the nation as a whole. To maintain the aging transportation infrastructure in the state of good repair under the shrinking budget, the state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) have adopted asset management systems (AMSs) to conduct cost‐effective maintenance, rehabilitation, and reconstruction (MR&R).