The impact of COVID-19 on user perceptions of public transit, shared mobility/micro-mobility services, and emerging vehicle types

The objective of this project is to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on user perceptions of public transit, shared mobility services, and emerging vehicle types (electric, connected, and autonomous vehicles). As transportation systems remain at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical to examine the transportation trends and behaviors of shared modes’ and emerging vehicle types’ users to best plan for transportation policies in the long-run. We propose to conduct user surveys and behavioral experiments in select communities with different levels of transit and smart mobility usage [Indianapolis (low), Salt Lake City(medium), and Chicago(heavy)] to assess user perceptions for public transit, emerging technologies such as ridesharing, electric vehicles, and micro-mobility services in the COVID era. The impacts of the pandemic on user perceptions for public transit, shared mobility/micro-mobility services, and emerging vehicle types will be discussed followed by the corresponding planning/policy implications on transportation system utilization. This project will be of interest to the research community, transit operators, shared mobility and micro-mobility services operators, and other transportation professionals to help them gain a better understanding of the impacts of the pandemic on user perceptions for public transit, shared mobility, and micro-mobility services.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The main drivers of the implementation of the research findings in Indianapolis will be INDOT, IndyGO, Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. The research team will also reach out to the Shared-Use Mobility Center in Chicago, and transit operators in each of the study areas (IndyGO, Utah Transit Authority, and Metra). As part of the leadership team of ASPIRE, the PI will disseminate this projects’ findings to the ASPIRE community and partner industry, government and non-profit agencies. As a Purdue Policy Research Institute (PPRI) Faculty affiliate, the PI will be contributing some content from this research for a general audience (such as the PPRI blog), providing a policy brief, and participating in PPRI events.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $201,088 ($100,544 CCAT, $100,544 InDOT)
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747105

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Center for Connected and Automated Transportation

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Connected and Automated Transportation

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, Michigan  United States  48109
  • Project Managers:

    Tucker-Thomas, Dawn

    Bezzina, Debra

  • Performing Organizations:

    Purdue University, Lyles School of Civil Engineering

    550 Stadium Mall Drive
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907
  • Principal Investigators:

    Gkritza, Konstantina

  • Start Date: 20210129
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220128
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Subprogram: Research

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01768636
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Connected and Automated Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747105
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 26 2021 6:15PM