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#210 The Determinants of Metropolitan Congestion-Resilience


Principal Investigator
John Landis
Status
Completed
Start Date
Jan. 1, 2013
End Date
July 1, 2013
Research Type
Advanced
Grant Type
Research
Grant Program
MAP-21 TSET National (2013 - 2018)
Grant Cycle
TSET - University of Pennsylvania
Visibility
Public

Abstract

Using yearly metropolitan-scale congestion data available from the Texas Transportation Institute, this project will develop a series of statistical models of per capita congestion levels (and by extension, congestion resilience) spanning the period from 1990 to 2010 for the 88 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. The major independent variables will include: (1) selected economic and demographic characteristics; (2) Summary measures of roadway capacity, level of service, connectivity, and utilization; (3) Summary measures of transit system capacity, utilization, service area coverage, and levels of services; (4) Summary measures of the density and spatial distribution of trip-makers (principally households); (5) Summary measures of the density and spatial distribution of trip destinations, principally job and retail centers; and (6) Qualitative measures of the effectiveness of local congestion relief efforts.    
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Individuals Involved

Email Name Affiliation Role Position
jlan@upenn.edu Landis, John University of Pennsylvania Department of City and Regional Planning PI Faculty - Researcher/Post-Doc

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