Travel to Food: Transportation Barriers for the Food Insecure in Tampa Bay

In partnership with the Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger (TBNTEH), this proposed research will inform practical transportation solutions aimed at improved food access in the Tampa Bay (Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties). The food pantry/bank sites that are part of TBNTEH will help gather survey data from their client population. The survey will be a modified version of that used by the Three Square Food Bank in Los Vegas, Nevada. That particular study resulted in major policy changes that increased food access for those in need. The proposed survey for this effort will include even more transportation focused questions to further gain insight into how clients currently access emergency food sites. This proposed research supports NITC’s theme of safe, healthy and sustainable transportation choices to foster livable communities in the following ways: (1) identifying gaps in the transportation system for vulnerable communities' (2) leading to focused solutions to improve access to healthy food; (3) leading to added sustainable transportation options; and (4) access to food is an essential precursor to livability.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $29995
  • Contract Numbers:


    NITC 997

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger

    4532 W. Kennedy Blvd
    Suite 252
    Tampa, Florida  United States  33609
  • Managing Organizations:

    TREC at Portland State University

    1900 SW Fourth Ave, Suite 175
    P.O. Box 751
    Portland, Oregon  United States  97201
  • Project Managers:

    Hagedorn, Hau

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of South Florida, Tampa

    Center for Urban Transportation Research
    3650 Spectrum Boulevard
    Tampa, FL  United States  33612-9446
  • Principal Investigators:

    Joslin, Ann

    Salzer, Kevin

  • Start Date: 20160101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170331
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01632273
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Institute for Transportation and Communities
  • Contract Numbers: NITC_997, NITC 997
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 13 2017 1:03PM