The short-run impact of gas prices on toll road use: $b gas price elasticity of toll road use

The short-run impact of gas prices on toll road use: $b gas price elasticity of toll road use

Date: September 2011
Creator: Burris, Mark
Description: One of the primary functions of transportation planning is to predict future travel behavior. Using estimated travel patterns, planners can then help decision makers select the array of projects that will best suit the needs of their community. Travel behavior is a function of many variables, with cost being among the most important. Recent fluctuations in the price of gas provide an excellent opportunity to observe the impact of the price of gas on travel behavior. This project goes a step beyond looking at the elasticity of travel with respect to gas price by examining how recent changes in gas prices have impacted travel on specific facilities: toll facilities. Data from around the US was used to examine how traffic levels on toll roads have been affected by fluctuations in gas prices over the last several years. This study developed models that account for the many other exogenous factors influencing toll road use (such as local economy, population, and toll rates), and provide an elasticity of toll road demand with respect to gas price independent of those other factors. This study will provide planners and toll road authorities with valuable information on how travelers react to increasing cost of travel ...
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Assessing the value of delay to truckers and carriers

Assessing the value of delay to truckers and carriers

Date: June 2011
Creator: Miao, Qing
Description: This project evaluates the value of delay (VOD) to commercial vehicle operators due to highway congestion. The VOD for congestion is a fundamental parameter driving the private sectors' response to public freight projects and policies such as corridor construction and tolling.
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Transit management certificate program

Transit management certificate program

Date: July 2012
Creator: Cherrington, Linda
Description: "In this report Texas Transportation Institute(TTI) worked closely with the Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning Department (LAUP) of Texas A&M University (TAMU) to develop a transit management certificate focus for the current Graduate Certificate in Transportation Planning (CTP) housed in the College of Architecture at TAMU. This program is the first step in the development of future educational opportunities in public transportation in Texas."
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Conference on performance measures for transportation and livable communities : summary of work performed

Conference on performance measures for transportation and livable communities : summary of work performed

Date: June 2012
Creator: Ramani, Tara L.
Description: "This report summarizes the work performed and results achieved in planning and implementing this conference. The aim of this project was to plan and conduct a workshop or conference on transportation and livability performance measures, involving researchers and transportation practitioners from different agencies in the U.S."
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Evaluating the use of transfers for improving rural public transportation systems

Evaluating the use of transfers for improving rural public transportation systems

Date: August 2011
Creator: Quadrifoglio, Luca
Description: "In this report researchers consider a variation of the regular demand responsive transit system that adopts the transfer practice to reduce operating costs.Researchers evaluated the effect of different transfer operating policies by developing a simulation model of several plausible scenarios. The results indicate that zoning with transfer can provide significant benefits paratransit operations that are managing zoning structure."
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Assessing public benefits and costs of freight transportation projects: measuring shippers' value of delay on the freight system

Assessing public benefits and costs of freight transportation projects: measuring shippers' value of delay on the freight system

Date: July 2012
Creator: Gong, Qi
Description: This report gauges the economic impact of freight delay due to highway congestion, this project focuses on estimating shippers' value of delay (VOD).
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Examining challenges, opportunities, and best practices for addressing rural mobility and economic development under SAFETEA-LU's coordinated planning and human services framework

Examining challenges, opportunities, and best practices for addressing rural mobility and economic development under SAFETEA-LU's coordinated planning and human services framework

Date: July 2011
Creator: Martin, June
Description: This report evaluates the recently developed coordinated transit and human services plan both the processes that have been adopted throughout the state as well as they types of outcomes that have emerged.
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Effect of climate change on crop production patterns with implications to transport flows and inland waterways

Effect of climate change on crop production patterns with implications to transport flows and inland waterways

Date: December 2011
Creator: Vedenov, Dmitry V.
Description: "This report analyzed the demand for transportation capacity and changes in transportation flows on inland waterways due to shifts in crop production patterns induced by climate change."
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Developing an interdisciplinary certificate program in transportation planning.  Phase 2,  The eCertificate: final report

Developing an interdisciplinary certificate program in transportation planning. Phase 2, The eCertificate: final report

Date: November 2011
Creator: Ndubisi, Forster
Description: This proposal extends the delivery of the recently developed graduate Certificate in Transportation Planning to a wider audience through the establishment of an Executive Certificate Program by distance (eCertificate). While the need for an interdisciplinary approach to transportation is widely recognized by the professional community, there are few educational programs that address the field of transportation in a truly comprehensive, interdisciplinary manner. Texas A&M University's (TAMU's) university-wide graduate Certificate in Transportation Planning was established in August 2008 to address this need. This program has proved to be very successful. A limitation of the existing certificate program is that it is available only to graduate students at TAMU in College Station. The eCertificate program extends the delivery of the existing certificate to a wider audience of professionals interested in transportation in selected metropolitan areas in Texas. Preliminary indications suggest that an audience for the certificate exists in major metropolitan areas in Texas, especially Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. The certificate will increase access, expand Texas A&M's transportation curriculum, and enhance the university's position as a national leader in transportation education.
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Impacts of funding and allocation changes on rural transit in Texas: final report

Impacts of funding and allocation changes on rural transit in Texas: final report

Date: June 2011
Creator: Edrington, Suzie
Description: This report discusses the notable change that the Funding for Rural Transit Districts (RTDs) in Texas has gone through since 2003.
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