Annual Investigation of Nationwide Mobility Trends: “The Pulse of The Nation” on 3 Revolutions

The research team proposes an annual data collection to investigate the rapid changes in individual attitudes, travel choices, use of shared-mobility services, including ride hailing, carsharing, bikesharing, e-scooter sharing and their impacts on the use of other travel modes, the propensity towards autonomous vehicle (AV) adoption and interest in Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions in selected regions of the US and among various groups of users. The study will complement other existing initiatives at UC Davis, including the California Mobility Panel Study, and will provide critical information on quickly changing travel behavior patterns, which would be difficult to measure with less frequent data collections. The team will administer repeated cross-sectional surveys in selected metropolitan areas and smaller regions across the nation, allowing them to monitor these disruptive mobility trends and study the maturation of their effects over time. The study will shed light on the evolving impacts of new mobility on various components of travel behavior and vehicle ownership, how these solutions expand travel options and the circumstances under which travelers increase travel multimodality and may reduce their reliance on the use of private vehicles, as well as the rapidly changing attitudes toward vehicle automation and the use of shared vs. privately-owned AVs.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Programmed
    • Funding: $256669
    • Contract Numbers:

      65A0686 TO 037

    • 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:

      University of California, Davis

      Department of Environmental Science and Policy
      One Shields Avenue
      Davis, CA  United States  95616

      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 

      University of California, Davis

      Institute of Transportation Studies
      Davis, CA  United States  95616
    • Principal Investigators:

      Circella, Giovanni

      Handy, Susan

      Alemi, Farzad

    • Start Date: 20200101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20211231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01717764
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 65A0686 TO 037
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Sep 20 2019 2:32PM