Research Projects

Research Areas

RESEARCH AREA: Environmentally Responsible Infrastructure and Operations

Analysis and Optimization Methods for Centralized Processing of Chassis

ID: CSULB-DOT-206

Principal Investigator: Anastasios Chassiakos | California State University, Long Beach

Status: Completed

Congestion Reduction Through Efficient Empty Container Movement

ID: USC-CT-TO-031

Principal Investigator: Maged Dessouky | University of Southern California

Status: Completed

Do California Highways Act as Barriers to Gene Flow for Ground-Dwelling Mammals?

ID: UCD-CT-TO-009

Principal Investigator: Andrea Schreier | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Eco-Driving for Transit Vehicles

ID: GT-DOT-013

Principal Investigator: Randall Guensler | Georgia Institute of Technology

Status: Completed

Eco-Friendly Intelligent Transportation System Technology for Freight Vehicles

ID: UCR-CEC-2.3

Principal Investigator: Matthew Barth | University of California, Riverside

Status: Completed

Energy and Air Quality Impacts of Truck-Only Lanes: A Case Study of Interstate 75 Between Macon and McDonough, Georgia

ID: GT-DOT-312

Principal Investigator: Angshuman Guin | Georgia Institute of Technology

Status: Completed

Evaluating Environmental Impact of Traffic Congestion in Real Time Based on Sparse Mobile Crowd-Sourced Data

ID: UCR-CT-TO-032.1

Principal Investigator: Peng Hao | University of California, Riverside

Status: Completed

Improved Energy and Emissions Modeling for Project Evaluation (MOVES-Matrix)

ID: GT-DOT-011

Principal Investigator: Randall Guensler | Georgia Institute of Technology

Status: Completed

Integrating Management of Truck and Rail Systems in Los Angeles

ID: USC-VOLVO-01

Principal Investigator: Maged Dessouky | University of Southern California

Status: Completed

Managing the Impacts of Freight in California

ID: USC-CT-TO-035

Principal Investigator: Genevieve Giuliano | University of Southern California

Status: Completed

MOVES-Matrix for High-Performance Emission Rate Model Applications

ID: GT-DOT-215

Principal Investigator: Randall Guensler | Georgia Institute of Technology

Status: Completed

Reducing Truck Emissions and Improving Truck Fuel Economy via Intelligent Transportation System Technologies

ID: USC-DOT-004

Principal Investigator: Petros Ioannou | University of Southern California

Status: Completed

Sustainable Mitigation of Stormwater Runoff Through Fully Permeable Pavement

ID: CSULB-CT-TO-024

Principal Investigator: Shadi Saadeh | California State University, Long Beach

Status: Completed

The Application of Permeable Pavement with Emphasis on Successful Design, Water Quality Benefits, and Identification of Knowledge and Data Gaps

ID: UCD-CT-TO-008

Principal Investigator: Masoud Kayhanian | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Traffic Flow Models and Impact of Combined Lane Change and Speed Limit Control on Environment in Case of High Truck Traffic Volumes

ID: USC-CEC-2.3

Principal Investigator: Petros Ioannou | University of Southern California

Status: Completed

Using Connected Vehicle Technology for Advanced Signal Control Strategies

ID: UCR-DOT-009

Principal Investigator: Matthew Barth | University of California, Riverside

Status: Completed

A Tool to Predict Fleet-Wide Heavy-Duty Vehicle Fuel-Saving Benefits from Low Rolling Resistance Tires

ID: GT-DOT-311

Principal Investigator: Franklin Gbologah | Georgia Institute of Technology

Status: In Progress

Deep Learning-based Eco-driving System for Battery Electric Vehicles

ID: UCR-DOT-407

Principal Investigator: Guoyuan Wu | University of California, Riverside

Status: In Progress

Developing an Adaptive Strategy for Connected Eco-Driving Under Uncertain Traffic Conditions

ID: UCR-DOT-510

Principal Investigator: Peng Hao | University of California, Riverside

Status: In Progress

Development of Eco-Friendly Ramp Control Based on Connected and Automated Vehicle Technology

ID: UCR-DOT-508

Principal Investigator: Guoyuan Wu | University of California, Riverside

Status: In Progress

Eco-Friendly Intelligent Transportation System Freight Strategies

ID: UCR-SCAQMD-418

Principal Investigator: Matthew Barth | University of California, Riverside

Status: In Progress

Framework for Urban Metabolism of Hardscape Including Climate Change Considerations

ID: UCD-DOT-301

Principal Investigator: John Harvey | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress

Freight Load Balancing and Efficiencies in Alternative Fuel Freight Modes

ID: USC-SCAQMD-417

Principal Investigator: Petros Ioannou | University of Southern California

Status: In Progress

Genetic Toolkit for Assessment and Prediction of Population-level Impacts of Bridge Construction on Birds

ID: UCD-CT-FAST-002

Principal Investigator: Rachel Bay | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress

Intelligent Parking Assist for Trucks with Prediction

ID: USC-DOT-309

Principal Investigator: Petros Ioannou | University of Southern California

Status: In Progress

Life Cycle Assessment for Complete Streets: Framework and Pilot Studies

ID: UCD-CT-TO-034.3

Principal Investigator: Alissa Kendall | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress

Life Cycle Modeling of Technologies and Operational Strategies for a Sustainable Freight System in California

ID: UCD-DOT-409

Principal Investigator: Alissa Kendall | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress

Modeling for Local Impact Analysis

ID: USC-VOLVO-02

Principal Investigator: Petros Ioannou | University of Southern California

Status: In Progress

Technology, Sustainability, and Marketing of Battery Electric and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks and Buses in 2020-2040

ID: UCT-CT-FAST-004

Principal Investigator: Andrew Burke | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress


RESEARCH AREA: Multi-Modal Travel and Sustainable Land Use

A More Sustainable Minivan? An Exploratory Study of Electric Bicycle Use by San Francisco Bay Area Families

ID: UCD-DOT-015

Principal Investigator: Alainna Thomas | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Automated Vehicle Scenarios: Simulation of System-Level Travel Effects Using Agent-Based Demand and Supply Models in the San Francisco Bay Area

ID: UCD-CT-TO-034.5

Principal Investigator: Caroline Rodier | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Bicyclist Behavior in San Francisco: A Before-and-After Study of the Impact of Infrastructure Investments

ID: UCD-CT-TO-012

Principal Investigator: Susan Handy | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Biking in Fresh Air: Consideration of Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution in Bicycle Route Planning

ID: UCR-CT-TO-023

Principal Investigator: Kanok Boriboonsomsin | University of California, Riverside

Status: Completed

Developing an Interactive Machine-Learning-based Approach for Sidewalk Digitalization

ID: UCR-CT-TO-032.2

Principal Investigator: Ji Luo | University of California, Riverside

Status: Completed

Development and Application of an Integrated Health Impacts Assessment Tool for the Sacramento Region

ID: UCD-CT-TO-033.3

Principal Investigator: Jonathan London | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Development of a Freight System Conceptualization and Impact Assessment (Fre‐SCANDIA) Framework

ID: UCD-CT-TO-034.2

Principal Investigator: Miguel Jaller | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Evaluation of Sketch-Level Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Quantification Tools

ID: UCD-SGC-201

Principal Investigator: Susan Handy | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Exploring Unintended Environmental and Social-Equity Consequences of Transit Oriented Development

ID: UCD-CT-TO-006

Principal Investigator: Caroline Rodier | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Factors Influencing Mode Choice for Intercity Travel from Northern New England to Major Northeastern Cities

ID: UVM-DOT-007

Principal Investigator: Brian Lee | The University of Vermont

Status: Completed

High Impact Prioritization of Bikeshare Program Investment to Improve Underserved Communities’ Access to Jobs and Essential Services

ID: UCD-DOT-214

Principal Investigator: Debbie Niemeier | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Sacramento Area Bicycle Survey: Before Bike Share

ID: UCD-DOT-211

Principal Investigator: Susan Handy | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Spatial Dynamics of the Logistics Industry and Implications for Freight Flows

ID: USC-CT-TO-004

Principal Investigator: Genevieve Giuliano | University of Southern California

Status: Completed

Sustainability and Displacement: Assessing the Spatial Pattern of Residential Moves Near Rail Transit

ID: USC-DOT-207

Principal Investigator: Marlon Boarnet | University of Southern California

Status: Completed

The Adoption of Shared Mobility in California and Its Relationship with Other Components of Travel Behavior

ID: UCD-CT-TO-033.1

Principal Investigator: Giovanni Circella | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

The Effect that State and Federal Housing Policies Have on Vehicle Miles of Travel

ID: UCD-CT-TO-017

Principal Investigator: Deb Niemeier | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Urban Spatial Structure and the Potential for Vehicle Miles Traveled Reduction

ID: USC-CT-TO-005

Principal Investigator: Marlon Boarnet | University of Southern California

Status: Completed

What Affects Millennials’ Mobility? PART II: The Impact of Residential Location, Individual Preferences and Lifestyles on Young Adults’ Travel Behavior in California

ID: UCD-CT-TO-018

Principal Investigator: Giovanni Circella | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

When Do Local Governments Regulate Land Use to Serve Regional Goals? Results of a Survey Tracking Land Use Changes that Support Sustainable Mobility

ID: UCD-CT-TO-025

Principal Investigator: Gian-Claudia Sciara | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Adding Carbon to the Equation in Online Flight Search to Promote Lower-Emissions Air Travel

ID: UCD-DOT-412

Principal Investigator: Nina Amenta | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress

Advancing Understanding of Long-Distance and Intercity Travel with Diverse Data Sources

ID: UVM-DOT-209

Principal Investigator: Lisa Aultman-Hall | The University of Vermont

Status: In Progress

Development of Fine Grained Spatial Resolution for an Integrated Health Impacts Assessment Tool for the Sacramento Region

ID: UCD-DOT-411

Principal Investigator: Jonathan London | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress

Estimating the Hedonic Costs of New Mobility Travel Options

ID: UCD-DOT-502

Principal Investigator: Lew Fulton | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress

Gentrification Near Rail Transit Areas: A Micro-Data Analysis of Moves into Los Angeles Metro Rail Station Areas

ID: USC-DOT-406

Principal Investigator: Marlon Boarnet | University of Southern California

Status: In Progress

Impact of Shared Mobility Services on Passenger Travel

ID: GT-DOT-310

Principal Investigator: Giovanni Circella | Georgia Institute of Technology

Status: In Progress

Making Bicycling Comfortable: Identifying Minimum Infrastructure Needs by Population Segment using a Video Survey

ID: UCD-CT-FAST-006

Principal Investigator: Susan Handy | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress

Panel Study of Emerging Transportation Technologies and Trends in California (Phase II)

ID: UCD-CT-TO-038

Principal Investigator: Giovanni Circella | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress

UC Davis Campus Travel Surveys

ID: UCD-NCST-TAPS

Principal Investigator: Susan Handy | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress


RESEARCH AREA: Zero-Emission Vehicle and Fuel Technologies

A Stochastic Multi-Agent Optimization Model for Energy Infrastructure Planning Under Uncertainty and Competition

ID: UCD-DOT-203

Principal Investigator: Yueyue Fan | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Advanced Energy Management Strategy Development for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

ID: UCR-DOT-008

Principal Investigator: Guoyuan Wu | University of California, Riverside

Status: Completed

Are We Hardwiring Gender Differences into the Plug-in Electric Vehicle Market?

ID: UCD-DOT-302

Principal Investigator: Kenneth Kurani | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Assessment of Critical Barriers to Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Deployment – Workshop Series

ID: UCD-CEC-2.1

Principal Investigator: Amy Myers Jaffe | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Cloud Forming Potential of Aerosol from Light-Duty Gasoline Direct Injection Vehicles

ID: UCR-DOT-204

Principal Investigator: Georgios Karavalakis | University of California, Riverside

Status: Completed

Deployment of Sustainable Fueling/Charging Systems at California Highway Safety Roadside Rest Areas

ID: UCD-CT-TO-016

Principal Investigator: Hengbing Zhao | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Developing Markets for Zero-Emission Vehicles in Goods Movement

ID: USC-CT-TO-037

Principal Investigator: Genevieve Giuliano | University of Southern California

Status: Completed

Development of Integrated Vehicle and Fuel Scenarios in a National Energy System Model for Low Carbon U.S. Transportation Futures

ID: UCD-DOT-304

Principal Investigator: Christopher Yang | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Development of Key-Enabling Technologies for a Variable-Blend Natural Gas Vehicle

ID: UCR-DOT-306

Principal Investigator: Chan Seung Park | University of California, Riverside

Status: Completed

Emissions from Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) During Real World Driving Under Various Weather Conditions

ID: UCR-DOT-305

Principal Investigator: Heejung Jung | University of California, Riverside

Status: Completed

Environmentally Friendly Driving Feedback Systems Research and Development for Heavy Duty Trucks

ID: UCR-CT-TO-007

Principal Investigator: Kanok Boriboonsomsin | University of California, Riverside

Status: Completed

Equity Impacts of Fee Systems to Support Zero Emission Vehicle Sales in California

ID: UCD-DOT-001

Principal Investigator: Lewis Fulton | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Evaluating the Viability of Dimethyl Carbonate as an Alternative Fuel for the Transportation Sector

ID: UCR-DOT-205

Principal Investigator: Thomas Durbin | University of California, Riverside

Status: Completed

Mandating Green: On the Design of Renewable Fuel Policies and Cost Containment Mechanisms

ID: UCD-DOT-002

Principal Investigator: C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Online GHG Calculator for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

ID: GT-DOT-012

Principal Investigator: Randall Guensler | Georgia Institute of Technology

Status: Completed

Program for Vehicle Regulatory Reform: Assessing Life Cycle-Based Greenhouse Gas Standards

ID: UCD-DOT-213

Principal Investigator: Alissa Kendall | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Routing Strategies for Efficient Deployment of Alternative Fuel Vehicles for Freight Delivery

ID: USC-DOT-005

Principal Investigator: Maged Dessouky | University of Southern California

Status: Completed

Structural Determinants of Electric Vehicle Market Growth

ID: UCD-DOT-006

Principal Investigator: Gustavo Collantes | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

The Development of Lifecycle Data for Hydrogen Fuel Production and Delivery

ID: UCD-ARB-002

Principal Investigator: Marshall Miller | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

The Dynamics of Plug-In Electric Vehicles in the Secondary Market and Their Implication for Vehicle Demand, Durability, and Emissions

ID: UCD-ARB-003

Principal Investigator: Thomas Turrentine | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

The Effects of Subsidies and Mandates: A Dynamic Model of the Ethanol Industry

ID: UCD-DOT-210

Principal Investigator: C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

The Potential to Build Current Natural Gas Infrastructure to Accommodate the Future Conversion to Near-Zero Transportation Technology

ID: UCD-ARB-001

Principal Investigator: Amy Jaffe | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Truck Choice Modeling: Understanding California’s Transition to ZEV Trucks Taking into Account Truck Technologies, Costs, and Fleet Decision Behavior

ID: UCD-CT-TO-033.2

Principal Investigator: Lew Fulton | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Understanding the Distributional Impacts of Vehicle Policy: Who Buys New and Used Alternative Vehicles?

ID: UCD-CT-TO-034.4

Principal Investigator: David Rapson | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Accelerating Commercialization of Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicles

ID: UCD-CEC-2.2

Principal Investigator: Kenneth Kurani | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress

Developing Markets for Zero-Emission Vehicles in Goods Movement

ID: USC-SCAQMD-416

Principal Investigator: Genevieve Giuliano | University of Southern California

Status: In Progress

Development of Incentive Programs to Foster Sustainable Freight Operations and the Use of Zero and Near Zero Emission Vehicles in Last Mile Distribution

ID: UCD-DOT-413

Principal Investigator: Miguel Jaller | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress

Dynamic Scheduling of Chassis Movements with Chassis Processing Facilities in the Loop

ID: CSULB-DOT-405

Principal Investigator: Anastasios Chassiakos | California State University, Long Beach

Status: In Progress

Expanding the UC Davis GIS Electric Vehicle Planning Toolbox Beyond California

ID: UCD-DOT-415

Principal Investigator: Gil Tal | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress

Facilitating Electric Vehicle Adoption with Energy Cost Calculators

ID: UCD-DOT-505

Principal Investigator: Angela Sanguinetti | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress

Investigating the Use of Electric Vehicles in New Mobility Services

ID: UCD-DOT-410

Principal Investigator: Alan Jenn | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Potential Evaluation

ID: UCR-SCAQMD-301

Principal Investigator: Arun S.K. Raju | University of California, Riverside

Status: In Progress

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Technology Demonstration Phase 2

ID: UCR-DOT-401

Principal Investigator: Arun S.K. Raju | University of California, Riverside

Status: In Progress

Roadway Characteristics Contributing to Emissions Differences Between Conventional and Hybrid-Electric Vehicles

ID: UVM-DOT-403

Principal Investigator: James Sullivan | The University of Vermont

Status: In Progress

Spatial Scenarios for Market Penetration of Plug-in Battery Electric Trucks in the US

ID: UCD-DOT-504

Principal Investigator: Marshall Miller | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress

Where Are Used Electric Vehicles and Who are the Buyers?

ID: UCD-DOT-503

Principal Investigator: Jae Hyun Lee | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress


RESEARCH AREA: INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE

Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Planning: Agency Roles and Workforce Development Needs

ID: UVM-DOT-208

Principal Investigator: Jonathan Dowds | The University of Vermont

Status: Completed

Electric Vehicles and Environmental Justice

ID: UCD-DOT-308

Principal Investigator: David S. Rapson | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Framework for Developing Economic Competitiveness Measures for the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan

ID: USC-CT-TO-036

Principal Investigator: Genevieve Giuliano | University of Southern California

Status: Completed

Introducing the Resilience into the State Transportation Network

ID: CSULB-CT-TO-026

Principal Investigator: Xiaolong Wu | California State University, Long Beach

Status: Completed

Permeable Pavement Road Map Workshop and Proposed Road Map for Permeable Pavement

ID: UCD-PermPave-2017

Principal Investigator: John Harvey | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Sustainable Transportation Implications of On-Demand Ride Services

ID: UCD-CT-TO-033.4

Principal Investigator: Susie Pike | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Vermont Agency of Transportation Employee Retention and Knowledge Management Study

ID: UVM-VTRANS-301

Principal Investigator: Glenn McRae | The University of Vermont

Status: Completed

Impact of Legislative Mandates on Transportation Workforce Capacity

ID: CSULB-DOT-014

Principal Investigator: Tom O’Brien | California State University, Long Beach

Status: In Progress

Incentive Regulation of Transportation Network Companies

ID: UCR-DOT-509

Principal Investigator: Richard Arnott | University of California, Riverside

Status: In Progress

Local Finance and Planning Mechanisms for Transit-Oriented Development, Transit, and Active Transport

ID: UCD-CT-FAST-001

Principal Investigator: Elisa Barbour | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress

Quantification Methods for Estimating Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollutant Emission Reductions

ID: UCD-ARB-419

Principal Investigator: Susan Handy | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress


OTHER SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

Using Noninvasive Genetics to Compare How a California Freeway Affects Gene Flow in a Disturbance-averse Versus a Disturbance-tolerant Species

ID: UCD-CT-TO-015

Principal Investigator: Andrea Schreier | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Using Time Lapse Cameras to Track Shoreline Change Due to Sea Level Rise

ID: UCD-DOT-202

Principal Investigator: Fraser Shilling | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Wildlife-Crossing Mitigation Effectiveness with Traffic Noise and Light

ID: UCD-DOT-303

Principal Investigator: Fraser Shilling | University of California, Davis

Status: Completed

Improving Transportation Information Resilience: Error Estimation for Networked Sensor Data

ID: UCD-CT-FAST-003

Principal Investigator: Yueyue Fan | University of California, Davis

Status: In Progress