All Research

The METRANS Transportation Center has been conducting research since 1998. The table below includes all completed and current research projects. Research prior to 2012 was organized around four topic areas:  goods movement and international trade, mobility of urban populations, infrastructure, and safety, security and vulnerability.  These topic areas are preserved in the table. The research project database can be searched via keyword, topic area, year, or center. Click on the title for a description of the project. Final reports may also be downloaded from the table. 

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Center Topic Area Proj # PI Name Research Project
National Center for Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Urban Freight TO-021-c Genevieve Giuliano White Papers on Emission Reducing Efficiency Strategies to Incorporate into the C
National Center for Sustainable Transportation Integrated Freight and Passenger Systems 15-25 Raphael Bostic White Paper on The Sustainability of Building Affordable Housing in Transit Oriented Developments (TODs)
National Center for Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Urban Freight 15-22 Xiaolong Wu

White Paper on Introducing the Resilience into the State Transportation Network

National Center for Sustainable Transportation Urban Mobility TO-030 Marlon Boarnet White Paper - The Economic Benefits of Placemaking: Transportation Implications
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Urban Mobility UCI-18-15 Jean-Daniel Saphores What Explains Recent Trends in Southern California Bus Ridership?
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Urban Mobility UCSB-17-05 Konstadinos Goulias Vertical Equity Statewide Pilot, Data Inventory, and Guidelines for Performance Based Planning
METRANS UTC Integrated Freight and Passenger Systems 14-11 Andreas Molisch Vehicle-­to-Vehicle Communications in Mixed Passenger-Freight Convoys
METRANS UTC Integrated Freight and Passenger Systems 1-1a Marlon Boarnet Urban Spatial Structure, Employment Sub-Centers, and Passenger and Freight Travel
National Center for Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Urban Freight TO-005 Marlon Boarnet Urban Spatial Structure and the Potential for VMT Reduction
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Safety, Security, & Vulnerability UH-18-41 Qi Chen Ultra-High-Accuracy Digital Terrain Model Mapping for Assessing Roadway Vulnerability to Sea-level Rise and Flooding: An Integrated Analysis of Mobile and Airborne LiDAR Data
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Urban Mobility UCI-18-14 Jae Hong Kim Transportation Plans: Their Informational Content and Use Patterns in Southern California
National Center for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure 17-03 Hilda Blanco Transit-Oriented Development Opportunities Among Failing Malls
METRANS UTC Sustainable Urban Freight 16-06 Ugur Demiryurek Trajectory Data Mining for Performance Measurement of Public Transportation Systems
National Center for Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Urban Freight CEC-01 Petros Ioannou Traffic Flow Models and Impact of Combined Lane Change and Speed Limit Control on Environment in Case of High Truck Traffic Volumes
METRANS UTC Integrated Freight and Passenger Systems 1-3a Shui Lam Tracking Truck Flows with Programmable Mobile Devices for Drayage Efficiency Analysis
MetroFreight Sustainable Urban Freight 5.3a Laetitia Dablanc The Rise of On-Demand 'Instant Deliveries' in European Cities
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Infrastructure UCLA-18-32 Michael Manville The Opportunity Cost of Parking Requirements: The Case of Silicon Valley Applied Research Projects
METRANS UTC Integrated Freight and Passenger Systems 1-1b Genevieve Giuliano The Freight Landscape: Using Secondary Data Sources to Describe Metropolitan Freight Flows
METRANS UTC Integrated Freight and Passenger Systems 15-15 Gary Painter The Decline in Mobility and its Impact on Passenger Travel
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Sustainable Urban Freight MT-17-04 Antonio Bento The Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Policies for Reducing GHG Emissions in the Freight Sector