Promoting Commute Equity in Maryland: A Machine Learning-Based Model Development Proposal

Unequal mobility and accessibility have been a key constraint in accessing jobs, education and healthcare and other opportunities across the nation. This is aggravated by differences in income, transport infrastructure, transit and indeed all modes, vehicle availability, class of workers and other variables which individually or collectively contribute to the commute inequity. Evaluating these can be challenging because there are types of equity and impacts to consider including horizontal and vertical commute equities and various ways to measure them. Horizontal equity assumes that people with similar needs and abilities should be treated equally; vertical equity assumes that disadvantaged groups should receive a greater share of resources. Through the utilization of cutting-edge machine learning techniques and conducting a comprehensive analysis of the factors influencing commute equity, this project aims to empower Maryland policymakers with an effective decision-making framework.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $80000
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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:

      Morgan State University

      1700 E. Coldspring Lane
      Baltimore, Maryland  United States  21251
    • Project Managers:

      Shokouhian, Mehdi

    • Performing Organizations:

      Morgan State University

      School of Engineering
      Cold Spring Lane and Hillen Road
      Baltimore, MD  United States  21239
    • Principal Investigators:

      Shokouhian, Mehdi

    • Start Date: 20230901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240901
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01909261
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Multi-Modal Mobility in Urban, Rural, and Tribal Areas (CMMM)
    • Contract Numbers: CMMM-MSUMS-2023-C0006
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Feb 22 2024 4:07PM