Controlled Deployment of Analytical Solutions for Essential Transportation Services in Low-Income Neighborhoods

Heritage Community Transportation (HCT) provides essential transportation service in low-income neighborhoods in east Pittsburgh. HCT’s future is in flux due to a 50% drop in ridership since COVID and uncertainty in funding. By the end of an existing project with HCT in June 2022, the research team will have proposed a service change for one of HCT’s routes. The team plans to collaborate with HCT for another year (July 2022 – June 2023) to fully roll out the deployment in a controlled way, which will help evaluate technical solutions on the ground and adjust quickly to ensure the overall success and continuity of service change. This project also provides opportunities for faculty and students to learn and conduct research in an under-studied area.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $198350
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747111

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Center Program
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  • Managing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Mobility21 National USDOT UTC for Mobility of Goods and People
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

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  • Principal Investigators:

    Zhang, Peter

  • Start Date: 20220701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01848338
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National University Transportation Center for Improving Mobility (Mobility21)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747111
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 10 2022 12:53PM