TRC Research Analyst Jim Sullivan works on the Vermont Travel Model for VTrans, using modeling software to examine the effects of changes to the transportation system. This includes addressing such questions as the impacts of changes in population and economic activity on the transportation network. By providing this knowledge, the … Continue reading
How Living in a Food Desert Impacts Obesity In small rural states like Vermont, does the built food environment impact where people purchase food and obesity rates, or do meal patterns and obesity simply come down to individual food choice? While pursuing an M.S. in Community Development and Applied … Continue reading
The TRC welcomes a new team of student researchers this year with specialties from land use planning to qualitative research.
On September 25th the TRC, with the UVM Global and Regional Studies Program, hosted Dr. Catherine Lutz, the Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studies at Brown University presented on her new research interest in automobile cultures, in a lecture entitled Inequality, Myth and the American … Continue reading
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
Preparing the next generation of transportation workers The TRC began a developmental evaluation of the four year Transportation Education Development Pilot Program as it moves through the final implementation phase of testing new approaches to workforce development in northern New England. This effort will identify opportunities to expand the program … Continue reading
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
Team includes Jeff Frolik, Austin Troy, Mandar Dewoolkar, Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, Eric Hernandez, and more A team of UVM researchers has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant to acquire a 3D terrestrial laser scanner for the temporal-morphological study of manmade and natural structures. The following excerpt from the … Continue reading
The overall purpose and goals of this project were to disseminate information, create dialogue, and build capacity among targeted groups of stakeholders who are vital for the mass deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in Vermont. Full Report.
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