Environmental and Economic Impacts of Alternative Transportation Technologies

This project focuses on comparing alternative transportation technologies, in terms of their environmental and economic impacts. The research is both data-driven and quantitative, and examines the dynamics of impact. These dynamics are affected by technological innovation and a changing operating context for technologies. The researchers are developing a model for examining the performance trade-offs for various supply-side technologies - between cost, carbon intensity, water intensity, and land-use intensity. Disruptive technologies on the supply-side will create new operating contexts, which will affect demand-side characteristics such as distance traveled and vehicle weight. The researchers will therefore study in detail the relationship between supply performance metrics and demand-side characteristics..


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Principal Investigators:

      Trancik, Jessika

    • Start Date: 20100901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20120831
    • Source Data: RiP Project 29318

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01480740
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT07-G-0001, MITR23-8
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 7 2013 1:01AM