Panel Study of Emerging Transportation Technologies and Trends in California: Phase 2 Data Collection

Individual travel options are quickly shifting due to changes in sociodemographics, individual lifestyles, the increased availability of modern communication devices (smartphones, in particular) and the adoption of emerging transportation technologies and shared-mobility services. These changes are transforming travel-related decision-making in the population at large, and especially among specific groups such as young adults (e.g., “millennials”) and the residents of urban areas. This panel study improves the understanding of the impacts of emerging technologies and transportation trends through the application of a unique longitudinal approach. The authors build on the research efforts that led to the collection of the 2015 California Millennials Dataset and complement them with a second wave of data collection carried out during 2018, generating a longitudinal study of emerging transportation trends with a rotating panel structure. The use of longitudinal data allows researchers to better assess the impacts of lifecycle, periods and generational effects on travel-related choices, and analyze components of travel behavior such as the use of shared mobility services among various segments of the population and its impact on vehicle ownership over time. Further, it helps researchers evaluate causal relationships between variables, thus supporting the development of better-informed policies to promote transportation sustainability.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $146,210.84
  • Contract Numbers:

    Caltrans 65A0527 Task Order 038

    US DOT DTRT13-G-UTC29

    US DOT 69A3551747114

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Circella, Giovanni

  • Start Date: 20180305
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180930
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190101
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01662916
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Caltrans 65A0527 Task Order 038, US DOT DTRT13-G-UTC29, US DOT 69A3551747114
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 16 2018 12:51PM