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Monthly archive for July 2017

Analysis of Built Environmental Features and Effects on Freight Activities

A 2005 study by Han et al estimated that illegal parking of parcel delivery vehicles was the third leading cause of urban non-recurring congestion behind vehicle crashes and construction. However, very little has been done to investigate the causes of illegal parking by trucks and develop mitigation

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Planning Transportation to Meet the Needs of an Aging Illinois: An Assessment

Illinois has for over a decade specifically addressed the transportation needs of older adults as part of its required Human Services Transportation Plans (HSTP). The state’s HST planning efforts in the 11 HSTP regions are intended to integrate with the ongoing work of the aging networks working

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Development of an Analytical Framework to Rank Pedestrian and Cyclist Projects

Worsening traffic congestion and air pollution, rising road maintenance and construction costs, and escalating health risks from obesity to cardiovascular disease are among major motives triggering the attention of transportation authorities to walking and cycling. Increasing local demands to improve pedestrian/cyclist facilities place a burden on public authorities to balance

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Transit Value Capture Coordination: Case Studies, Best Practices, and Recommendations

This study is based on the hypothesis that coordination between transit capital planners, municipal taxation authorities, and private developers and stakeholders can be a benefit to transit capital projects that choose to use value capture as a funding mechanism. Value capture is the means by which the

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Innovative Approach to Estimating Demand for Intercity Bus Services in a Rural Environment

Because existing models have their limitations, there is a significant need for a model to estimate demand for intercity bus services, especially in rural areas. The general objective of this research was to develop an intercity mode choice model that can be incorporated into a statewide travel demand model

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