Benefit-Cost Analysis of Rural CAV Deployment

The project aims to investigate the benefits and costs associated with connected and automated vehicle (CAV) deployment in rural areas. It involves conducting a comprehensive literature review to gather insights on the benefits and challenges of CAV deployment. Data collection and analysis will be performed to identify specific transportation challenges in rural communities. An inventory of CAV technologies suitable for rural areas will be compiled, considering their functionalities and potential benefits. The project will develop scenarios to explore different futures for CAV deployment, considering factors such as CAV penetration levels and technological advancements. Mapping CAV technology deployments to transportation challenges will be done to highlight potential solutions. A benefit-cost analysis will quantify the economic and social benefits of CAV deployment, including improved safety, mobility, accessibility and social justice, and reduced environmental impacts. The outcomes of the project will provide valuable insights into the benefits and costs of CAV deployment in rural areas, improving decision-making and aiding in the selection of appropriate strategies and policies. The project is expected to contribute to advancing knowledge on CAV deployment in rural areas and provide guidance for future planning and implementation efforts.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $ 262729
  • 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:

    Center for Regional and Rural Connected Communities

    North Carolina A&T State University
    Greensboro, NC  United States  27411

    Alabama Transportation Institute

    University of Alabama
    Tuscaloosa, AL  United States  35487
  • Project Managers:

    Liu, Jun

  • Performing Organizations:

    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

    Boca Raton, FL  United States  33431

    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

    Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
    P.O. Box 870205
    Tuscaloosa, AL  United States  35487-0205

    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jones, Steven

    Kaisar, Evangelos

    Liu, Jun

  • Start Date: 20230801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20250731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01892251
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Regional and Rural Connected Communities
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348304
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 1 2023 4:46PM