Developing Connected Micro-transit Vehicles for Equitable Mobility Service for Rural and Underserved Communities

Sporadic transportation demands over large, geographically dispersed rural areas make conventional fixed-schedule, fixed-route solutions inefficient. This project develops technology-driven solutions for development and deployment of micro-transit transportation vehicles to address distributed and low-demand transportation needs in rural areas by providing more efficient, customer-focused autonomous transit services via flexible routing and scheduling while interacting with and integrating into other transportation modes. This integrated systems of systems and technology-driven approach will lead to equitable transportation solutions by reducing transportation costs due to smaller vehicle sizes and the adoption of ride-sharing strategies for transit services in rural and disadvantaged communities.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $532821
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 25201
    1 South Wilmington Street
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27611
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Regional and Rural Connected Communities

    North Carolina A&T State University
    Greensboro, NC  United States  27411
  • Project Managers:

    Karimoddini, Ali

  • Performing Organizations:

    North Carolina A&T State University

    1601 E. Market Street
    Greensboro, NC  United States  27411

    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

    Boca Raton, FL  United States  33431
  • Principal Investigators:

    Karimoddini, Ali

    McBride, Maranda

    Murray-Tuite, Pamela

    Ni, Zhen

  • Start Date: 20230801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20270731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01892249
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Regional and Rural Connected Communities
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348304
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 1 2023 4:43PM