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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Integrated Taxi and Transit Demonstration Project: Transportation for Low-Income Workers in Dane County, Wisconsin

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 […]

Transportation Equity Scorecard: A Tool for Project Screening and Prioritization

Despite disparity in methods and efforts, many Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are seeking to incorporate equity in their planning and project prioritization processes. Yet MPOs often focus on avoiding adverse and disproportionate impacts of projects on traditionally underserved communities, without an equal focus on developing projects that advance the needs of these communities. In addition, […]

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 […]

Environmental Justice Implications of Roadway Topography

Automobile emissions from highways are known to have harmful effects on the public. These harmful effects also raise concerns of environmental justice because their severity is highest near the transportation network. Established methodologies used in regional planning to identify the critical extent of emission dispersal from the highway and also to demarcate the boundaries of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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