Transit Insecurity: Defining Metrics and Consequences

While the concept of “transit insecurity” may seem self-explanatory, the phrase is not widely used in the current lexicon for city planning, or in policy research. Neither is there a widely accepted definition, scale, or metric of assessment. Transit insecurity can and should be studied in order to make policy recommendations, support decreasing inequality, etc. and so on. Similarly to housing insecurity and food insecurity, transit insecurity must be operationalized to introduce a standardized way to study this issue. This research uses a mixed methods methodology, both qualitatively surveying the existing research on transit as a resource and identifying quantitative data sets to validate and test developed metrics of transit insecurity. The goal of this project is to develop a list of metrics, constructs, and data sets to operationalize transit insecurity as a concept, and the impacts of this insecurity on access to other resources (jobs, food, healthcare, education, etc).

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $6550
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747127

    • 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
    • Performing Organizations:

      Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility

      San Jose State University
      San Jose, CA  United States  95112
    • Principal Investigators:

      Roberts, Dan

    • Start Date: 20190925
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01741343
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747127
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 27 2020 3:55PM