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
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Safety, Security, & Vulnerability UH-19-70 Suwan Shen Developing an Analytical Framework for Optimizing Disaster Relief Preparedness to Coastal Hazards: A Preliminary Investigation of Factors Affecting Supply Chain Resilience in Hawaii
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Infrastructure UH-18-42 Oceana Francis Stormwater Management for Transportation Planners and Engineers
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 Safety, Security, & Vulnerability UH-17-02 Suwan Shen Physical Exposure and Social Sensitivity: Estimating Sea Level Rise Impacts to Transportation through Vulnerability Assessment and Social Media Analysis
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Safety, Security, & Vulnerability UH-17-01 Wendy Meguro A Primer on Coastal Transportation System Resilience and Adaptation to Sea Level Rise on Oahu Using Living Shorelines and Green Infrastructure
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Urban Mobility UCSB-17-05 Konstadinos Goulias Vertical Equity Statewide Pilot, Data Inventory, and Guidelines for Performance Based Planning
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Sustainable Urban Freight UCR-17-10 Kanok Boriboonsomsin Connected Emission Control Technologies for Freight Vehicles
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Urban Mobility UCLA-18-33 Martin Wachs Promises and Projects:  Examining Accountability and Flexibility in LOST Expenditure Plans
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
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Safety, Security, & Vulnerability UCLA-18-31 Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris Public Transportation Safety Among University Students
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Infrastructure UCLA-17-05 Ertugrul Taciroglu BridgeR—a Regional Seismic Hazard Assessment Tool for Transportation Networks & its Application to Freight Loss Assessment
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Urban Mobility UCI-18-17 R. Jayakrishnan Efficient Mobility Portfolio schemes for Integrated, Intermodal, and Incentivized Shared Transportation
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Urban Mobility UCI-18-16 Scott Samuelsen Life Cycle Assessment of Environmental and Economic Impacts of Deploying Alternative Urban Bus Powertrain Technologies in the South Coast Air Basin
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 UCI-18-14 Jae Hong Kim Transportation Plans: Their Informational Content and Use Patterns in Southern California
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Urban Mobility UCI-18-13 Wenlong Jin Green driving on a two-way street
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Sustainable Urban Freight UCD-19-42 Sarah McCullough Assessing the Impact of Equity Work in Active and Sustainable Transportation
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Urban Mobility UCD-19-41 Michael Zhang Modeling e-hailing and carpooling services in a coupled morning-evening commute framework
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Urban Mobility UCD-19-40 Austin L. Brown Local Policy for Better Micromobility
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Urban Mobility UCD-18-25 Susan Pike Davis Amtrak Station Pilot Project Evaluation: Informing Long Term Solutions to the Davis Amtrak Station Access Barriers