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Improving Transportation Performance Measurement via Open “Big Data” Systems – Phase 1

This project will create a “big data” centralized repository of archived real-time multimodal information to assist practitioners, researchers, and students in better understanding the transportation network across multiple regional geographic areas. This project will review data for multiple modes for inclusion in the repository, and develop open-source software for archiving this information that can be […]

Moving Communities Forward: Social Marketing and Social Change for Transportation

Many of the transportation-related challenges facing society today could be addressed by seemingly simple changes in behavior.  For example, vehicle trips would be reduced if more people chose to take transit, bicycle, walk, or telework instead of drive. Social marketing seeks to develop and integrate marketing concepts with other approaches to influence behaviors that benefit individuals […]

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 […]