The Philadelphia Story: Urban Renaissance and Shifting Travel Behavior in a Northeast Region

The objective of this project is to analyze how shifting residential location, demographics, economic activity, and preferences have contributed to changes in travel behavior in the Philadelphia Region over the past decade and a half. Cities and regions like Philadelphia have been at the heart of national increases in the use of transit, bicycles, and walking at the regional, megaregional, and national level. The metropolitan area has experienced enough demographic and spatial change in a short period of time and has enough demographic and travel variation to begin to unpack questions about the relative importance of economic conditions, demographic change, and people’s preferences in shifting travel patterns. A better understanding of the underlying factors that have contributed to the region’s changing travel patterns can help transportation planners make more informed decisions about where and how to invest in transportation infrastructure.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $ 45819
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747135

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      University Transportation Centers Program

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      University Transportation Centers Program

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions

      University of Texas at Austin
      Austin, TX  United States  78712
    • Principal Investigators:

      Guerra, Erick

      Smart, Michael

      Klein, Nicholas

    • Start Date: 20170601
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180531
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01650969
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747135
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Nov 15 2017 9:24PM