School Transportation: Development of an Educational Module and Workshops on Multi-modal Costs

This research project presents a conceptual overview of the policy issue of school siting via an education module and introduces a practitioner tool to support the school siting decision making process. As previous research outlines, school siting, or the physical location of a school, can impact school travel rates and costs. This module and decision support tools enables practitioners to identify and compare the tradeoffs in up-front land costs with ongoing transport costs. The education module, hosted online, was developed for use in graduate courses in urban planning, engineering, and education and continuing education workshops in school siting and pupil transportation.


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $71000
  • Contract Numbers:



  • 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:

    Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)

    University of Florida
    365 Weil Hall
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27514
  • Principal Investigators:

    McDonald, Noreen

  • Start Date: 20130901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160331
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35321

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01553053
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
  • Contract Numbers: 105956, 2013-032s
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 11 2015 1:00AM