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Graduate Research 2008-2009

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.

The 2008 UTC Student of the Year was Jim Sullivan.

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Project Title Student (Dept/College)
Application of the Network Robustness Index to Identify Critical Road Network Links James Sullivan* (CEMS)
Demographics of Transportation in the Two-Rivers Area (TransSystems) and Measuring the Effect of Passengers on Safety of Older Drivers Cassandra Gekas* (CDAE)
Designing Sustainable Porous Pavement for Northern Communities George McCain* (CEMS)
Elements and Outcomes of Varying Financing Scenarios on the Overall Cost of Transportation Capital Programs Shiao-Ke Chin-Lee* (CEMS)
Emissions & Performance of Alternative Vehicles in Northern Climates Karen Sentoff (CEMS)
Mitchell Robinson (CEMS)
Future Transportation Financing Options: Challenges and Opportunities Jen Kenyan (MPA)
Infrastructure Management Systems Enhancement and Integration to Support True Integrated Management System Decision-Making Robert Purcell* (MPA)
Integrated Land-Use, Transportation and Environmental Modeling Shuan Huang (CEMS)
Brian Miles (RSENR)
Integrated Land-Use, Transportation and Environmental Modeling: Stormwater Joseph Bartlett (RSENR)
Modeling Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Impacts in Vermont from Empirical Vehicle/User Data Jonathan Dowds* (RSENR)
Chris Farmer* (CEMS)
Modeling Transportation Alternatives Eric Garza (RSENR)
NETC Reliable Travel Time Estimation to Support Real-Time System Management Nate Belz* (CEMS)
Transportation Access as a Determinant for Care in Patients with Diabetes in Vermont Ruth Willis* (Nursing)
Transportation Impacts of Transit Oriented Design in Rural Towns (Maine) Matt Davis* (MPA)

* TRC Scholar

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