The Rise of Long-Distance Trips, in a World of Self-Driving Cars: Anticipating Trip Counts and Evolving Travel Patterns Across the Texas Triangle Megaregion

More automated vehicles means easier travel, and thus more frequent long-distance driving within the Texas Triangle and Gulf Coasts Megaregions. Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) is likely to rise on all types of roadways, throughout the megaregion, in the coming years and decades, well beyond what trends in population and economic activity would predict. Data on travel behaviors and trends will be compiled to modify existing models or create new ones to forecast these changes, under a variety of policy and technology scenarios. They will predict VMT and other impacts across the megaregion’s network, and help decision makers within the Texas Triangle megaregion appreciate the benefits and costs of different policies, investments, and practices.

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    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $ 41764
    • 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

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      University Transportation Centers Program

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

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Department of Transportation

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      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:

      Kockelman, Kara

    • Start Date: 20180101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20181231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01650999
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747135
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Nov 16 2017 5:33PM