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

The investigators propose an annual data collection to investigate the rapid changes in individual attitudes, travel choices, use of shared-mobility services, including ridehailing, 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 various 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. Researchers will administer annual 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 options 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: Active
  • Funding: $233118
  • Contract Numbers:

    65A0686 Task Order 037

    DOT 69A3551747114

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    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 

    University of California, Davis

    1 Shields Ave
    Davis, California  United States  95616
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    1 Shields Ave
    Davis, California  United States  95616
  • Principal Investigators:

    Circella, Giovanni

    Alemi, Farzad

  • Start Date: 20191101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20211130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01738625
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 65A0686 Task Order 037, DOT 69A3551747114
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 29 2020 1:26PM