Vehicle Travel and Ownership Amount the US Older Adults in the Digital Era

How do today’s older adults and near-older adults travel with cars and own vehicles? Many older adults in the US live in low-density areas. They also depend more heavily on automobiles than younger adults due to their travel habits. This research examines three major interwoven questions related to vehicle ownership and travel of older adults. First, how do boomers’ vehicle travel different from the silent generation? The second and third questions concern the heterogeneity of vehicle ownership and travel for older people living in different locations and with different ICT usage patterns: How do income, age, and life stages relate to the joint decision of vehicle ownership and residential location among older adults? How do older adults of different ages use ICT to supplement or replace daily travel?

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $25228
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747135

    • 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:

      Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2)

      University of Texas at Austin
      Austin, TX  United States  78712
    • Principal Investigators:

      Guerra, Erick

    • Start Date: 20210601
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01784125
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2)
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747135
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Oct 4 2021 10:36AM