The Determinants of Metropolitan Congestion-Resilience

Using yearly metropolitan-scale congestion data available from the Texas Transportation Institute, this project will develop a series of statistical models of per capita congestion levels (and by extension, congestion resilience) spanning the period from 1990 to 2010 for the 88 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. The major independent variables will include: (1) selected economic and demographic characteristics; (2) Summary measures of roadway capacity, level of service, connectivity, and utilization; (3) Summary measures of transit system capacity, utilization, service area coverage, and levels of services; (4) Summary measures of the density and spatial distribution of trip-makers (principally households); (5) Summary measures of the density and spatial distribution of trip destinations, principally job and retail centers; and (6) Qualitative measures of the effectiveness of local congestion relief efforts.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $25000.00
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Ehrlichman, Courtney

    • Performing Organizations:

      Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center

      Carnegie Mellon University
      Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
    • Principal Investigators:

      LANDIS, JOHN

    • Start Date: 20130100
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20130700
    • Source Data: RiP Project 34179

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01481187
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 11 2013 1:01AM