TRC Research and Funding Highlights

New Research Reports – Spatial Extent of the Impact of Transported Road Materials on the Ecological Function of Forested Landscapes (Neher, Asmussen, Williams) TRC # 12-012 – Environmental Concern, Social Capital and the Social Context of Tailpipe Emissions- Related Knowledge in Northern Climates (Watts, Maddison, Macias, Witham) TRC # 12-011 … Continue reading

Of Wheelmen, The New Woman, and Good Roads: Historical Perspectives on Bicycling in Burlington, 1880-1920

Associate Professor Luis Vivanco, Cultural Anthropologist, Director of UVM’s Global and Regional Studies Program, and Founding Director of UVM’s Global Studies Program will present his research on the social history of bicycles in the Queen City, 1880-1920. Local bicycle advocacy groups will have exhibits set up outside of Billings North … Continue reading

Electric Vehicle Charging: Distribution Transformer Impacts, Smart Charging, and Transportation Modeling

In 2012, worldwide sales of Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) are expected to surpass 257,000 units, and North American sales are expected to exceed 66,200 units.  Predictions estimate that U.S. PEV annual sales will reach 640,000 units by 2015.  Additionally, 2012 marks the introduction of seven new PEV manufacturers, including BMW, … Continue reading