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
METRANS UTC Integrated Freight and Passenger Systems USC 2-1b Petros Ioannou

Design and Evaluation of Impact of Traffic Light Priority for Trucks on Traffic Flow

METRANS UTC Integrated Freight and Passenger Systems USC 2-1a Maged Dessouky

Efficiencies in Freight & Passenger Routing & Scheduling

METRANS UTC Integrated Freight and Passenger Systems USC 1-1b Genevieve Giuliano

The Freight Landscape: Using Secondary Data Sources to Describe Metropolitan Freight Flows

METRANS UTC Integrated Freight and Passenger Systems USC 1-1a Marlon Boarnet

Urban Spatial Structure, Employment Sub-Centers, and Passenger and Freight Travel

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 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 UCD-18-23 Austin L. Brown California Climate Change Target Setting White Paper
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Urban Mobility UCD-18-21 Michael Zhang Get More Out of Variable Speed Limit Control: An Integrated Approach to Manage Traffic Corridors with Multiple Bottlenecks
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Infrastructure UCD-18-20 Alan Jenn Charging Infrastructure Development for Transportation Network Company Electrification
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Urban Mobility UCD-17-17 Susan Pike

Davis Amtrak Station Pilot Project Planning: Potential Solutions to the Davis Amtrak Parking and Access Barriers

Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Safety, Security, & Vulnerability UCD-17-13 Fraser Shilling Automated Analysis of Wildlife-Vehicle Conflict Hotspots Using Carcass and Collision Data
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Urban Mobility UCD-17-09 Sarah McCullough Socio-cultural and Historical Factors in Active Transportation
Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC Urban Mobility UCD-17-03 Yueyue Fan Next-Generation Transit System Design Under Revolution of Shared Mobility
National Center for Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Urban Freight TO 036 Genevieve Giuliano Framework for Developing Economic Competitiveness Measures for the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan
National Center for Sustainable Transportation Sustainable Urban Freight TO 035 Genevieve Giuliano Managing the Impacts of Freight in California
National Center for Sustainable Transportation Urban Mobility TO 030 Marlon Boarnet White Paper - The Economic Benefits of Placemaking: Transportation Implications
METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade SP 06-02 Anastasios Chassiakos

Terminal Simulation Test-Bed and Design Tool