This project is intended to assess the observed impacts of the delivery restrictions that have been enacted and proposed in large cities such as New York (USA), Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai (India), Bogotá and Barranquilla (Colombia), and Sao Paulo (Brazil). This comparative study is important because it would provide a real life view on this complex subject, and would confirm or reject the research conducted that suggests the possibility of negative unintended effects on traffic congestion and pollution.
For research in public transportation systems, the team has focused on the investigation of transit performance measures and their influence on transit users’ behavior, in order to identify ways to increase transit use. To this effect, the team has developed spatial interpolation model to predict transit ridership, and new modeling paradigms that are based on sound behavioral principles of consumer choice. Among other things, the research conducted has led to profound insight into important planning considerations such as optimal location of park and ride systems, and the like.
This project focuses on freight systems as crucial economic and quality of life contributor, and a major source of environmental pollution, unwanted noise and safety hazards. The primary goal of this project is to improve the overall performance of the urban freight industry.
The project will define a pragmatic and conceptually well-grounded planning guide that includes both supply and demand strategies (including hybrids), that is supported by solid guidelines to establish effective and proactive stakeholder engagement processes and software tools to estimate freight trip generation in urban areas. The project will provide practitioners with comprehensive, pragmatic, and actionable guidelines on how to plan, design, and implement both supply and demand strategies.