rural communities

Consideration of Automated Vehicle Benefits and Research Needs for Rural America

Research Product Type
Research Report
This paper examines mechanisms for autonomous vehicle-induced increases in vehicle miles traveled (VMT) – some of which are expected to have a disproportionately larger impact on rural VMT – and outlines five methods that have been used to study VMT changes: travel demand equalization; travel demand elasticity; travel demand models; and stated and revealed preference surveys.

Intercity Travel for Metropolitan Access in Northern New England

  • Principal Investigator Muriel Adams
  • University of Vermont
This project studies travel behavior between non-metropolitan areas and large metropolitan centers, considering impacts on quality of life, multimodal planning, and rural economies. The project focuses on residents of northern New England traveling to Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
Project Status
Complete

Intercity Travel for Metropolitan Access in Northern New England

Research Product Type
Research Report
This project studies travel from home locations in northern New England (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts, excluding the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy Metropolitan Statistical Area), going to Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. The goal of the project was to perform more advanced spatial data re-tabulation to generate new mode-specific predictor variables, especially measures of air access using Federal Aviation Administration datasets.