#288 Synthesis of Research Results and Technology Trends to Inform Policies for Smart Mobility of People and Goods Phase 2

Principal Investigator
Stan Caldwell
Start Date
July 1, 2019
End Date
June 30, 2020
Research Type
Grant Type
Grant Program
FAST Act - Mobility National (2016 - 2022)
Grant Cycle
2019 Mobility21 UTC


Carnegie Mellon and its University Transportation Center partner institutions (Community College of Allegheny County, The Ohio State University, and the University of Pennsylvania) have a variety of research projects underway or completed on a diverse set of topics.  Individual researchers publish research results and transfer technology for their individual projects.
This research project is intended to track disruptive technologies impacting transportation, assess a variety of policy alternatives and to synthesis research results from the full range of CMU and partner research efforts to inform smart mobility policy.  It is also intended to identify new research opportunities for smart mobility work.      
The research work is conducted through a variety of activities:
•	Meetings with civic and business leaders and government policy makers to discuss transportation challenges and advise on applicable smart mobility policies.  These meetings include southwestern Pennsylvania, state, regional, national and international leaders and policy makers.   
•	Presentations and publications providing policy analyses of smart mobility alternatives, such as connected and automated vehicle policies or multi-modal operational policies.
•	Active participation in policy-making groups such as the Pennsylvania Autonomous Vehicle Policy Task Force, Smart Belt Coalition, The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure and the Oakland Task Force.
•	Interaction with researchers at Carnegie Mellon and elsewhere to identify new opportunities for research and transportation policy improvement.  Included in this activity is participation in national organizations such as Transportation Research Board Executive Committee and the Leadership Circle of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
•	Research national and international disruptive transportation technology trends and associated policies.  Synthesize and disseminate this information through the Traffic21/UTC blog, social media and industry recognized Smart Transportation Dispatch weekly email newsletter.  Provide quotes and articles related to this research to national social and traditional media outlets.  
Continuous research from July 2019 through June 2020    
Deployment Plan
See detailed description above.    
Expected Accomplishments and Metrics
Metrics of meetings with stakeholders will be tracked as well as data from distribution of research synthesis results through event and social and traditional media sources.  Impacts of policy adoption as a direct result of research synthesis will also be tracked, recorded and disseminated on the UTC website.      

Individuals Involved

Email Name Affiliation Role Position
stancaldwell@cmu.edu Caldwell, Stan Carnegie Mellon Heinz College PI Faculty - Adjunct
cth@cmu.edu Hendrickson, Chris Carnegie Mellon Heinz College Co-PI Faculty - Tenured


Amount of UTC Funds Awarded
Total Project Budget (from all funding sources)


Type Name Uploaded
Data Management Plan Caldwell_Hendrickson_2019_Mobility21_Project_DMP.pdf Jan. 4, 2019, 10:06 a.m.
Publication “What Papers Does the Journal of Transportation Engineering Want?” Sept. 30, 2019, 5:59 p.m.
Presentation Innovative Transportation Technologies Sept. 30, 2019, 5:59 p.m.
Presentation Past and Future of the US Interstate Highway System.” Sept. 30, 2019, 5:59 p.m.
Presentation Renewing the National Commitment to the Interstate Highway System: A Foundation for the Future Sept. 30, 2019, 5:59 p.m.
Presentation 2019_Summer_CUTC_Technology_Transfer_Caldwell.pdf March 26, 2020, 8:18 p.m.
Presentation 6-18-19_PSPE_Course_Caldwell.pptx March 26, 2020, 8:18 p.m.
Presentation 5-8-19_YPO.pptx March 26, 2020, 8:18 p.m.
Progress Report 288_Progress_Report_2019-09-30 Sept. 30, 2019, 6 p.m.
Publication Hendrickson_Caldwell_cav-white-paper-2019-11-22_color.pdf March 13, 2020, 6:43 a.m.
Publication Published_-_21st-Century-Trends-in-US-Mobility-Smaller.pdf March 13, 2020, 6:55 a.m.
Presentation CMU_CCAC_Odyssey_Day_2019.pptx March 26, 2020, 8:18 p.m.
Presentation “The Law, Economics, and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Driverless Cars and Other Advanced Technologies.” March 26, 2020, 7:12 p.m.
Presentation Summary of the Transportation Research Board’s Future Interstate Study March 26, 2020, 7:12 p.m.
Presentation Transportation in Smart City Ecosystems, March 26, 2020, 7:12 p.m.
Presentation Demo - “Data-driven real-time traffic prediction and management” March 26, 2020, 8:18 p.m.
Presentation 2-11-20_Williamburg_Caldwell.pptx March 26, 2020, 8:18 p.m.
Presentation 1-24-20_Caldwell_SMC.pptx March 26, 2020, 8:18 p.m.
Presentation Demo - Data-driven real-time traffic prediction and management March 26, 2020, 8:18 p.m.
Progress Report 288_Progress_Report_2020-03-30 March 26, 2020, 8:39 p.m.
Publication Coronavirus-JTE-final.pdf June 27, 2020, 7:05 p.m.
Publication Are We There Yet? Myths and Realities of Connected and Automated Vehicles July 2, 2020, 5:31 a.m.
Publication Are travelers substituting between transportation network companies (TNC) and public buses? A case study in Pittsburgh July 2, 2020, 5:32 a.m.
Publication Socioeconomic and usage characteristics of transportation network company (TNC) riders July 2, 2020, 5:33 a.m.
Publication What Papers Does the Journal of Transportation Engineering Want? July 2, 2020, 5:34 a.m.
Publication The Vital Federal Role in Meeting the Highway Innovation Imperative July 2, 2020, 5:35 a.m.
Final Report Mobility21_2019_Caldwell_Hendrickson_Final_Report_7-8-20.pdf July 8, 2020, 6:59 a.m.
Publication Multi-modal Mesoscopic Transportation System Modeling and Management with Mobility Data (Doctoral dissertation, Carnegie Mellon University).(*Hendrickson Chris) Nov. 27, 2020, 7:53 p.m.

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