Intercity Travel for Metropolitan Access in Northern New England

This work builds on the prior work of NCST student Sean Neely to focus on travel behavior between non-metropolitan areas and large metropolitan centers, because of its impacts on quality of life, multimodal planning, and rural economies. This project studies travel from home locations in northern New England (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts, excluding the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy Metropolitan Statistical Area), going to Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. Data were collected in The Intercity Travel, Information, and Technology Survey Questionnaire conducted by the University of Vermont’s Transportation Research Center (UVM TRC) and the New England Transportation Institute (NETI), with funding from the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) NCST in May 2014. A total of 2560 valid survey responses were collected. Prior work by Neely developed basic mode choice models for these intercity trips but this second project will develop more advanced mode choice models using alternative specific variables including measures of air access using FAA datasets. Data in the survey also asked participants about a hypothetical trip to New York City and intercity mode availability was queried. The relative distribution of mode availability and its impact on mode choice and access will be evaluated. The lens of equity in access will govern this project.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $84000
  • Contract Numbers:

    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

    University of Vermont Transportation Research Center

    Farrell Hall
    210 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, Vermont  United States  05405
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    UVM Transportation Center

    University of Vermont
    210 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, VT  United States  05405
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    UVM Transportation Center

    University of Vermont
    210 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, VT  United States  05405
  • Principal Investigators:

    Adams, Muriel

    Aultman-Hall, L

  • Start Date: 20190501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01713612
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747114
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2019 3:16PM