The Equity, Environmental, and Policy Implications of Long-Distance Commuting in California

This project aims to establish baselines for the housing plus transportation costs and environmental costs associated with supercommuting in Los Angeles and the Bay Area regions and use scenarios to address the high degree of variability in the number of days people commute, the vehicles they use, and their non-commute travel. The results will highlight the conditions under which housing savings outweigh the financial cost of long commutes. The study will also examine the possibility of mitigating the higher environmental and time costs linked to long commutes.


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  • Status: Programmed
  • Funding: $199831
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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:

    METRANS Transportation Consortium

    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA  United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Hong, Jennifer

    Bruner, Britain

  • Principal Investigators:

    Comandon, Andre

    Blumenberg, Evelyn

  • Start Date: 20240101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20241231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01893869
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: 65A0674
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 21 2023 1:54PM