Guidance for Sustainable Integration of Automated Transportation Technologies

Automated transportation technologies are becoming increasingly present in our everyday lives. From door-to-door goods delivery, personal mobility, shared mobility and more, the spaces originally designed for mobility of the past and present are vastly different from what is needed for the future. These new technologies are constantly being developed to solve existing issues, but infrastructure development to integrate these new technologies is lagging. The main reason for this is a lack of understanding of what is needed to support all emerging transportation technologies in a manner that still allows for the modes of the past and also supports growth in the future. The goal of this research is to develop guidance that fosters an understanding for locals and states to use in planning to integrate automated transportation technologies to improve safety, mobility, and accessibility. The objectives of this research include the following: (1) Research best practices used in successful deployments to integrate new transportation technologies into the existing / updated transportation network. This includes neighborhood AV, personal delivery drones / bots, box trucks, bikes and pedestrian movements, and conventional passenger vehicles. (2) Identify issues present in the following spaces and develop guidance/strategies to potentially resolve those issues: sidewalks, curb management, intersections, residential neighborhoods, urban zoning and land management. (3) Review regulatory frameworks related to this topic area and provide guidance on regulatory best practices. This shall include the regulations / policies and the issues they are meant to resolve. Identify the pros and cons of each regulation / policy.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $231583
  • Contract Numbers:




  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223
  • Project Managers:

    Martindale, Jill

  • Performing Organizations:

    Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

    851 SW 6th Ave
    Ste 600
    Portland, OR  United States  97204
  • Principal Investigators:

    Morgan, Abby

  • Start Date: 20240610
  • Expected Completion Date: 20260210
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01917951
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 40720, 111455, 136131
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 9 2024 10:38AM