A Policy & Communications Investigation of Transportation

A Policy & Communications Investigation of Transportation Financing and Environmental Issues Principal Investigators: Richard Watts and Tao Sun Funding Agency: US DOT Project Summary There are a number of key environmental, political and financial issues facing transportation leaders attempting to promote policies and programs that advance sustainable transportation objectives in … Continue reading

Longitudinal Study of Overnight Travel

Longitudinal Study of Overnight Travel Principal Investigator: Lisa Aultman-Hall Funding Agency: USDOT Project Summary This project is a portion of the Vermont UTC signature focus on tourism travel. More specifically, this project will collect a Longitudinal Study of Overnight Travel in partnership with Dr. Jeffrey LaMondia of Auburn University and … Continue reading

Nutritional Supplementation with the Antioxidant, Glutathione, to Reduce the Health Effects of Petro- and Biodiesel Exhaust Particle Emissions

Nutritional Supplementation with the Antioxidant, Glutathione, to Reduce the Health Effects of Petro- and Biodiesel Exhaust Particle Emissions Principal Investigator: Fukagawa, Naomi K.; Holmen, Britt Funding Agency: USDOT Project Summary Particulate matter (PM) from diesel engines is associated with adverse health effects but the mechanisms are unknown. Because oxidative stress … Continue reading

Integrating Sustainability with Transport Asset Management Processes: Governance of Intergovernmental Decision Making on Prioritizing V-Trans STIP Projects

Integrating Sustainability with Transport Asset Management Processes: Governance of Intergovernmental Decision Making on Prioritizing V-Trans STIP Projects Principal Investigators: Asim Zia, Christopher Koliba Funding Agency: US DOT Project Summary The proposed project will address the research question: What modifications in transport asset management processes and intergovernmental project prioritization mechanisms are needed to … Continue reading

Evaluation of Transportation/Air Quality Model Improvements Based on TOTEMS On-road Driving Style and Tailpipe Emissions Data

Evaluation of Transportation/Air Quality Model Improvements Based on TOTEMS On-road Driving Style and Tailpipe Emissions Data Principal Investigator: Britt A. Holmén Funding Agency: US DOT Project Summary This research addresses a gap in knowledge at the interface between traffic microscopic simulation models and project-scale MOVES modeling of vehicle emissions. To date, … Continue reading

Estimating the Effect of Mobility and Food Choice on Obesity

Estimating the Effect of Mobility and Food Choice on Obesity Principal Investigators: Jane Kolodinsky, Brian Lee Funding Agency: US DOT Project Summary This research will estimate the size and significance of individual mobility and food pattern choices on energy balance while accounting for both seasonality and individual perceptions of the … Continue reading

Electric Vehicles and their Impact on the Electric Power Delivery System

Electric Vehicles and their Impact on the Electric Power Delivery System Principal Investigator: Hines, Paul; Marshall, Jeff; Frolik, Jeff Funding Agency: USDOT Project Summary The overall goal of this project is to eliminate technical barriers to electrified transportation by developing empirically validated methods to quantify and mitigate the impacts of … Continue reading

Bicycles, Transportation Sustainability, and Quality of Life

Bicycles, Transportation Sustainability, and Quality of Life Principal Investigators: Richard Watts and Luis Vivanco Funding Agency: US DOT Project Summary Research is sustainable transportation systems has increasingly recognized the quality of life. Although in popular discourse bicycles have gained a reputation for enhancing quality of life, little systematic research exists … Continue reading

Statewide Travel Demand Model

Statewide Travel Demand Model Principal Investigator: Karen Glitman (UVM Transportation Research Center) Funding Agency: Vermont Agency of Transportation Project Summary The Transportation Research Center (TRC) at the University of Vermont is working with the Vermont Agency of Transportation to maintain, evaluate and operate the VTrans Statewide Travel Demand Model. The … Continue reading

Roundabout Traffic Modeling

Roundabout Traffic Modeling Principal Investigator: Dr. Lisa Aultman-Hall Funding Agency: US DOT Project Summary Dr. Aultman-Hall and Ph.D. student Nathan Belz will complete three studies in this project. The first is a spatial evaluation of roundabout acceptance and rejection in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The second is a study … Continue reading