Development of a Metric to Evaluate the Impacts of Transportation-Environment on Community Health

The objective of this research is to develop a metric which can be served as a decision support tool for engineers, planners, public health officers and other decision makers to evaluate the health status of a community with respect to transportation and environment. To measure a community’s health, this metric will consist of a few criteria, and each criterion consists of several measurable indicators, with identified sources of data. It will be developed through literature review, focus group interview and survey. Using the data gathered, a concept map will be constructed to visualize the relationship/interactions between different elements of transportation, environment and community health. An accompanying metric will then be developed. A case study will be used to demonstrate the application of the metric to a local project.


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    • Status: Active
    • 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:

      Cornell University

      Ithaca, NY  United States  14853
    • Performing Organizations:

      The University of Texas at El Paso

      500 W University Ave
      El Paso, TX  United States  79902
    • Principal Investigators:

      Cheu, Ruey

    • Start Date: 20170501
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180430
    • Actual Completion Date: 20180430
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01634531
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 2 2017 1:13AM