Transportation Research Related to COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on transportation systems across the United States at the national, regional, state, and local levels. Significant changes in the movement of people and goods have disrupted all transportation modes due to efforts to mitigate the disease’s community spread and providing continued access to services and care. The quick spread of this coronavirus has led to diminished staffing resources due to staff felled by the illness and the subsequent localized and global quarantine orders which significantly impacted air, transit, and highway travel demand. Cascading impacts such as lost toll, transit fare and air travel revenue, and supply chain adaptation require further study. A recent COVID-19 report provides a cross-sectional collection of research needs derived from several sources including notes from a brainstorming session which convened a group of transportation leaders. The topics-prioritized into immediate, intermediate, and long term transportation needs related to COVID-19- may be considered for future research to be pursued by TRB, USDOT, and others. Once research needs are prioritized, selected studies may identify any transferrable lessons learned that will be relevant to other transportation system disruptions.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $1000000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 23-13

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Crichton-Sumners, Camille

  • Start Date: 20220611
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01741772
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 23-13
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 2 2020 11:03AM