Supply Chain, Mobility, and Accessibility Impacts from Precautionary and Opportunistic Buying Behaviors

Panic buying during pandemics and natural disasters are common and can lead to shortages of essential products and services. This project aims to characterize pre-cautionary and opportunistic shopping behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic, and propose solutions in terms of new delivery business models (e.g. crowd shipping), delivery strategies (e.g., pick-up/drop-off delivery zones) and technology-driven delivery modes (e.g., AVs and robots).


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $93932
  • Contract Numbers:


  • 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:


    Washington DC,   United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of California, Davis

    1 Shields Ave
    Davis, California  United States  95616
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jaller, Miguel

  • Start Date: 20210401
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20220630
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01744114
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 25 2020 5:46PM