Emerging Mobility Services for the Transportation Disadvantaged (Project C3)

The overall objective of the proposed project is to provide recommendations and tools that address the mobility needs of transportation disadvantaged populations to transportation agencies and other stakeholders by taking advantage of the recent technological advancements in mobility services. The project is a collaboration among five universities in the STRIDE partnership which will address this overall objective from different social angles and accessibility considerations. Thrust 1 will propose emerging mobility solutions for transportation disadvantaged populations in suburban areas. Thrust 2 will investigate the potential of integrating emerging mobility services to serve the needs of an aging population. Thrust 3 will assess the current state of medical transport in NC and the southeastern US and works with stakeholders in the transport and health sectors to identify required tools and build connections. Thrust 4 will investigate transportation accessibility for low-income and transportation disadvantaged populations for a variety of trips and will actively engage stakeholders in understanding the implications of the interaction between transit and transportation network companies. Last, Thrust 5 will explore the role of MaaS in supporting rural communities’ need to access urban areas. Together, the research conducted in these five thrusts will improve our understanding on the travel behavior of different transportation disadvantaged groups and will influence transportation planning decisions in the southeastern US region.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $489609
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)

    University of Florida
    365 Weil Hall
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
  • Project Managers:

    Tucker-Thomas, Dawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    North Carolina State University

    Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27695
  • Principal Investigators:

    Bardaka, Eleni

  • Start Date: 20191101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201231
  • Actual Completion Date: 20220425
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01729168
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747104
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 28 2020 9:31PM