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A Way Forward: Designing a Flexible Transportation Network that Advances Opportunities and Connectivity for Arlington and Grand Prairie, Texas

The cities of Arlington and Grand Prairie, Texas, are among the most rapidly-growing suburban communities in the country, with growing populations of commuters, university students, older adults, and others with a wide range of transportation needs and expectations. In spite of this rapid and diverse growth, the two cities lack any form of structured, fixed-route […]

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, […]

Making Tolling Transparent: Analyzing Processes Used to Allocate & Distribute Toll Highway Revenue in Multiple States

Transportation finance has become increasingly unreliable in recent years, due to the declining revenue available from the motor fuel tax, increasing auto efficiency, and political reluctance to raise taxes. In many states, this has led to deferred maintenance, poor road quality, and failure to satisfy demand for better infrastructure. Some states have relied on toll […]

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. To address the mentioned gap in the literature, this study articulated the following […]

Overcoming Local Barriers to Regional Transportation: Understanding Transit System Fragmentation from an Institutionalist Framework

While the federal government spends billions on transit projects each year, many regions have poor coordination of services, with some regions having over 21 transit agencies failing to offer integrated schedules, fares and services, while other regions have large swaths that are completely unserved. Many of these inefficiencies are not due to a lack of […]