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Autonomous Vehicles and their potential to shift transit ridership in urban areas

Autonomous vehicles present a unique opportunity to increase safety, roadway capacity, and even extend services to people with disabilities. At the same time, their potential impact with respect to decreasing transit ridership of established systems has not yet been well studied, along with the corresponding sustainability implications. Increased transit ridership decreases the number of vehicles […]

Assessment of Extreme Weather Events Under Changing Climate on Transit Desert Communities

Extreme weather events like Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Harvey had severe impacts on local communities and their transportation infrastructure. In many cases evacuation out of flooded areas was difficult because of a lack of adequate transportation infrastructure. In this study, a vulnerability assessment will be made by combining storm surge and extreme rainfall projections with […]

Transportation Policies to Facilitate Electric Vehicle Adoption at the Local Government Level: A Preliminary Study

Electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs/HEVs) form a key component of sustainable urban transportation in the future because these vehicles eliminate or reduce dependence on non-renewable energy sources, and also minimize air pollution. Transportation policies that encourage the adoption of EVs/HEVs are critically needed. The adoption of EVs/HEVs in a given urban landscape depends on a […]

Innovative Places: Methodological Framework for Measuring Environmental Determinants and Operationalizing an Innovation Index (i-Index)

The role of built environment on promoting innovation has been widely discoursed theoretically and empirically. Yet, there is no comprehensive measure of innovation friendliness for cities at the national scale. For any quantitative study on economic and quality-of-life impacts of innovation, we first need a valid and reliable measure of innovation friendliness. In this research […]