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). 

BikewaySim Technology Transfer: City of Atlanta, Georgia

  • Principal Investigator Kari E. Watkins, Ph.D.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
This project will develop a shortest path calculator that can identify the relative travel cost across routes for a case study subarea within the City of Atlanta.
Project Status
In Progress

Sustainable Sidewalk Infrastructure for Atlanta, Georgia

  • Principal Investigator Randall Guensler, Ph.D.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
This reserch will quantify sustainable sidewalk infrastructure costs for the City of Atlanta, assuming a 40-year life-cycle for repair and replacement.
Project Status
In Progress

New Open-Source Analyses of Transit Job Access and Transit Ridership

  • Principal Investigator Marlon G. Boarnet, Ph.D.
  • University of Southern California
This study will examine how transit system characteristics –including frequencies, routes, and travel times –are associated with ridership, with a focus on buses.
Project Status
In Progress

National Impacts of E-commerce Growth-Development of a Spatial Demand Based Tool

  • Principal Investigator Miguel Jaller, Ph.D.
  • University of California, Davis
This study addresses how much e-commerce will grow, if the growth will be consistent across locations and demographics, and what the impacts on the transportation system will be. In doing so, the study will develop a tool to estimate VMT and emissions from varying e-commerce scenarios using transportation demand models.
Project Status
In Progress