Making New Mobility a "Win" for Public Health

This project aims to develop and validate a framework for city officials to guide decision-making related to the health impacts of new mobility. The framework will be developed through using a combination of epidemiology and simulation modeling. To give the project team's work practical application, they will develop and apply the framework in the context of a pilot implementation of a new mobility intervention in South Baltimore as part of the South Baltimore Go! Project. This project has the overall goal of improving access to jobs, healthy foods, and medical services using new mobility services. The project team's research plan is structed as: (1) Identify new mobility deployment scenarios that will improve health outcomes. (2) Simulate new mobility deployment scenarios and assess impacts on health outcomes. (3) Validate the simulation models using real-world data of the South Baltimore Go! pilot project. The project team's long-term goal is to establish a series of national demonstration projects designed to maximize the health benefits of new mobility. To the best of the team's knowledge, this is one of the first evaluations of a ‘mobility intervention’ at the community level.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $165000
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  • 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:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Performing Organizations:

    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

    Applied Physics Laboratory
    84th and Charles Streets
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ehsani, Johnathon

  • Start Date: 20191001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: 03-26-JHU

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01745388
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747128
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 16 2020 1:28PM