Projects

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The National Center for Sustainable Transportation funds a variety of research grants, organized by our four research themes (Environmentally Responsible Infrastructure and Operations; Multi-Modal Travel and Sustainable Land Use; Zero-Emission Vehicle and Fuel Technologies; and Institutional Change), and by project type (applied research projects, white papers / research synthesis, seed grants, translational projects, dissertation grants, and graduate student-led research). 

Evaluating Heterogeneity in Household Travel Response to Carbon Pricing: A Study Focusing on Small and Rural Communities

  • Principal Investigator Gregory Rowangould, Ph.D.
  • University of Vermont
The aim of this research project is to collect new information about household travel behavior, how households may respond to increased transportation fuel costs, and information about real and perceived barriers to avoiding higher transportation fuel costs in diverse rural communities.
Project Status
In Progress

What California Gains from Reducing Car Dependence

  • Principal Investigator Susan Handy, Ph.D.
  • University of California, Davis

Reducing the need for driving makes it possible to reduce the amount of driving and the myriad negative impacts that come with it:  greenhouse gas emissions, air and water pollution, injur

Project Status
Complete

Improving Our Understanding of Fire Evacuation and Displacement Effects

  • Principal Investigator Debbie Niemeier, Ph.D.
  • University of California, Davis
This research will improve understanding of the urban edge wildfire resilience by developing greater insight into three key mobility aspects of the Camp Fire disaster: communication, evacuation, and post-disaster residential location decision-making.
Project Status
In Progress

Life Cycle Assessment of Complete Streets: Case Studies

  • Principal Investigator John Harvey, Ph.D.
  • University of California, Davis
The purpose of this project is to test the complete streets life cycle assessment framework by using it to quantify the environmental and social impacts of complete streets.
Project Status
In Progress