Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

Public Transportation Safety Among University Students

Project Number


Project Summary

The project tackles user safety and transit system performance evaluation and optimization. It addresses how perceptions of personal safety may vary among students and how they affect transit ridership and use. It examines how safety issues on transit are currently addressed by transit operators and what improvements can be made. The study's ultimate goals are to improve the transportation safety of college students, examine and respond to possible inequities among student groups, and possibly increase transit ridership among students.

Project Status

In progress



Topic Area

Safety, Security, & Vulnerability

P.I. Name & Address

Professor, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
University of California Los Angeles
3250 Public Affairs Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656
United States

Funding Source: Caltrans

Funding Amount: $107,385

Start and End Date: February 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020