Virtually There: Estimating the Potential of Teleconference to Reduce Travel within and between Megaregions in the Aftermath of a Global Pandemic

This study seeks to understanding the extent to which teleconferencing could replace some intercity travel and travel through and within megaregions. Researchers take a mixed methods approach and focus on a single category of institutions – Universities across selected megaregions. In this study researchers interview a diverse and representative sample of faculty and staff on their actions and thoughts on their cancelled travel during the COVID-19 Travel Bans instituted at Universities. They use this information to estimate the quantity and characteristics of travel that could be reduced with teleconferencing going forward, and the environmental and delay impacts such a move could inspire.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $18250
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747135

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2)

      University of Texas at Austin
      Austin, TX  United States  78712
    • Principal Investigators:

      Ryerson, Megan S

    • Start Date: 20200315
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210701
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01735666
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2)
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747135
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Apr 2 2020 4:39PM