Regional Highway Corridor Benefit Research Study: Proof of Concept

This research proposal seeks to answer how the integration of multimodal policies onto regional corridors will impact small towns and boroughs differently from urban and suburban corridors, and whether there are political options for strengthening their effect. As a case study, PA Route 65 is an ideal model from three perspectives: first, from analyzing existing conditions, exploring options, testing alternatives, and developing prototypical conditions and recommendations; second, from the strong commitment of the local communities to this research and toward seeking new, cooperative decision-making and asset-sharing strategies; and, third, the suitability of PA Route 65 as a test environment for autonomous vehicles. The research will focus on four areas of inquiry: transportation corridor typologies and emerging technologies; economic impact; multi-municipality decision-making; and community design. The Remaking Cities Institute will partner with community partner, Quaker Valley Council of Governments, and industry partner, Aurora Innovation, Inc., a leader in hardware and software for autonomous vehicles.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $90000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility 21 National UTC for Mobility of Goods and People

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Program
  • Managing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility 21 National UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • Principal Investigators:

    Carter, Donald

  • Start Date: 20180807
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20191205
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01677507
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National University Transportation Center for Improving Mobility (Mobility21)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747111
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 7 2018 12:04PM