Signature Project Support: Emissions, Rural Travel Behavior and Efficiency

This grant supports several distinct activities which are part of the University Transportation Center (UTC) Signature research projects at the University of Vermont. New tasks had originally been proposed by faculty who left the program. These tasks will be completed by the Aultman-Hall team. For second by second driving style and emissions tasks involve improving the understanding of the interface between traffic simulation models and tailpipe emissions models. For tourism travel demand a modeling framework for tourism travel and/or leisure demand will be defined. The goal is to have a framework appropriate for inclusion in a travel demand model such as the Vermont Department of Transportation (VTrans) statewide planning modeling. The approach should allow output to be sensitive to different energy costs. The team will work with National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) and other travel data to assess travel patterns of rural residents and determine how this impacts the design and operation of more sustainable transportation systems. This may require improvements to the typical measures of travel, as well as the measures of urban/rural landscapes, both of which have been defined to serve metropolitan transportation planning scenarios. This includes measuring how travel and electricity demand overlap spatially given different levels of electric vehicle adoption. This project will include work started to assess the impact of land use patterns on pedestrian volumes as well as creation of a method to estimate total county-wide pedestrian miles of travel.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $180000.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Troy, Austin

    Aultman-Hall, Lisa

  • Performing Organizations:

    UVM Transportation Center

    University of Vermont
    210 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, VT  United States  05405
  • Principal Investigators:

    Aultman-Hall, Lisa

  • Start Date: 20110701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 28698

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01569166
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: UVM Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0018, 026463
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2015 1:00AM