In April 2017, the transportation network company (TNC) Uber held a conference called Elevate Summit where it revealed a plan for on-demand urban air transportation. Uber’s plan was already in an advanced state of development, had included a number of industry and government stakeholders in its preparation, and proposed two pilot projects, one in Dubai, […]
Transportation data is the foundation for informed policy decision making. The purpose of this brief is to provide an overview of the various transportation data requirements and current transportation public data sources. The brief concludes with an introduction to emerging trends that suggest opportunities for new data sources that will enhance research activities, including a […]
Connected Vehicle Infrastructure (CVI), a component of the broader category of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), focuses on communications and connectivity between vehicles and infrastructure. This report provides an overview of CVI technology, reviews existing and proposed legislation relevant to CVI implementation, identifies existing funding mechanisms, reviews CVI pilot programs, and presents potential implementation barriers.
This research explores whether vehicles that are both Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs) and Automated Vehicles (AVs) may operate legally on public roads in Texas. The report concludes that the legality of vehicles that are a combination of AVs and NEVs (or “automated NEVs”) is unclear in Texas. While the intent of Senate Bill 2205 was […]
Blockchain is a distributed ledger of transactions, developed originally as the accounting platform for the virtual currency, Bitcoin. The technology is used to verify transactions, creating records that cannot be changed or deleted. Verification is accomplished in a decentralized manner through a network of participants, or distributed nodes, rather than through a third party, such […]
In this study, researchers examined smart parking, a parking management tool that helps drivers efficiently find and pay for available parking by knowing where they will park before reaching their destination. This can prompt more traffic to have a definitive destination when exiting from major roadways near dense urban areas, potentially leading to increased efficiencies […]