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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). 

Congestion Reduction via Personalized Incentives

  • Principal Investigator Meisam Razaviyayn, Ph.D.
  • University of Southern California
The purpose of this research is to develop real-time algorithms to reduce traffic congestion and improve routing efficiency via offering personalized incentives to drivers.
Project Status
Complete

Changes in Mode Share in California

  • Principal Investigator Susan Handy, Ph.D.
  • University of California, Davis
In this project, existing travel survey data will be analyzed and changes in mode share in California will be summarized to provide evidence for potential reasons for the change with the purpose of helping Caltrans evaluate their progress in meeting their specific goals of tripling bicycling and doubling walking and transit.
Project Status
Complete

Active Transportation Benefit-Cost Tool

  • Principal Investigator Susan Handy, Ph.D.
  • University of California, Davis
This project will develop a tool to evaluate the costs and benefits of active transportation projects as a part of Caltrans Active Transportation Program project evaluation.
Project Status
In Progress

Design the Future with Solar Energy: Solar Curriculum Project

  • Principal Investigator Beth Ferguson
  • University of California, Davis

The project purpose of “Design the Future with Solar Energy: Solar Curriculum Project” is to create solar curriculum for grades 6-12 that includes fun hands-on learning to inspire students

Project Status
In Progress

Advanced Energy and Emission Modeling for Electric Vehicles

  • Principal Investigator Xiaodan Xu
  • Georgia Institute of Technology

Electric vehicles (EVs), including hybrid-electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle (PHEV), battery electric vehicles (BEV) and fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV), have been develope

Project Status
Complete

The Disruptive Role of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) as an Airport Access Mode: Evidence from California Airports

  • Principal Investigator Giovanni Circella, Ph.D.
  • University of California, Davis
To understand the impact of transportation network companies on airport access, this project will conduct an online survey of air travelers and airport employees at several California airports to collect information on key factors affecting their airport access/egress mode choice decisions.
Project Status
In Progress