finance

A framework for optimizing public transit fleet conversion to alternative fuels

Research Product Type
Dissertation / Thesis
This study develops an analytical framework to automatically generate optimal plans for fleet operations and conversion based on fleet-specific characteristics. The goal of the framework is to allow agencies to minimize the fleet-wide energy use, life-cycle CO2 emissions, and/or economic costs when transitioning to alternative fuels.

Assessing Transportation Financing Options from a GHG Perspective

  • Principal Investigator Debbie Niemeier, Ph.D.
  • University of California, Davis
This white paper synthesizes the major transportation funding mechanisms currently being used or discussed in the U.S. and Europe, and characterizes the state of knowledge with respect to their ability to also enhance the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Project Status
Complete

Dataset: Transit payment preferences of unbanked passengers

Research Product Type
Data
The California Integrated Travel Project aims to allow transit users to pay for transit throughout the state of California with whichever card based, or electronic means of payment they prefer. However, for some passengers some of these options are not available. In this study the research team explores how these un and underbanked passengers will be able to access open payment systems.

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

  • Principal Investigator Elisa Barbour, Ph.D.
  • University of California, Davis
This project will address the lack of systematic research on the topic by (1) identifying common TOD and transit/AT financing tools-in-use, (2) conducting a survey and interviews with local planners, (3) analyzing findings in connection to characteristics and motivations distinguishing localities, and (4) assessing financing and planning strategies more intensively in case study cities useful for considering best practices.
Project Status
Complete