Graduate Research 2013-2014

Graduate Research 2013-2014

Research into sustainable transportation combines many disciplines and perspectives. Graduate students in Social Sciences may collect travel survey data, coordinate focus groups, and conduct field studies of human behavior. Engineering students model travel demand, optimize the transportation network system and perform both lab and field
experiments on tailpipe emissions. Economic students may delve into transportation financing issues and students in Community Development and Applied Economics may examine transportation impacts on our communities.All TRC graduate students conduct research that addresses critical issues in transportation and solutions for the 21st century.

Read about our 2013 UTC Student of the Year, Nathan Reigner.

Project Title Student (Dept/College)
Assessing the transportation barries to healthcare among Vermont’s rural elderly Geoff Battista (MS)
Community Development and Applied Economics
Working at the Transportation Air Quality Lab with a focus on transportation and public health Jim Dunshee (MS)
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Urban livability and active transportation to determine microscale measures of physical street environments Chester Harvey (MS)
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Applied research on scour phenomena on transportation infrastructure, taking into account he effects of climate change Dan Hagan (MS)
Mechanical Engineering (CEMS)
Research focus on accessibility and independent mobility in rural built environments and bicycle transport Paola Rekalde Aizpuru (MS)
Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEMS)
Designing an energy use indicator for an integrated land use and transportation model Tim Pede (MS)
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Transportation infrastructure governance and resiliency risk assessment needs of statewide actors Anna Schulz (MPA)
Community Development and Applied Economics
Seasonal walking and bicycling behavior Phoebe Girouard Spencer (PhD)
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Sustainable transportation planning for rural, recreational, and park landscapes Xiao Xiao (PhD)
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Identifying critical road segments and measure the system-wide robustness in the transportation network Saghar Sadeghpour (MS) Civil & Environmental Engineering

* TRC Scholar

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