California Department of Transportation

Sustainable Transportation Center (STC)
at UC Davis

STC at UC Davis

The theme of the Center is sustainable transportation, defined as an approach to transportation that meets the needs of all segments of society while minimizing environmental, societal, and economic costs.

Main campuses:
University of California, Davis

Federal - $500,000/year
State - $500,000/year

Current Research Projects

Project Title

Project Description

The Davis Bicycle Studies This study continues the substantive analysis of data collected from an original survey of shopping attitudes and behavior, in this phase investigating the combined choices of pre-purchase and purchase modes (primarily store and internet, but also catalog and other pre-purchase modes).
Activities Conducted while Traveling: An Examination of their Impact on the Value of Travel Time Savings The proposed investigation aims to make a contribution to the small but growing literature on travel multi-tasking. Specifically, in this continuation of a multi-year study, we plan to proceed with a conceptualization of travel multi-tasking, including the development of a typo¬logy based on dimensions such as motivation, effect, equippedness, passivity/activity, and others.
The Diversity of Items Purchased by Shopping Channel: A Multivariate Modeling Approach This study continues the analysis of data collected from an original survey of shopping attitudes and behavior, here investigating the number of different categories of items purchased by store, internet, and catalog.
Do investments in urban public transit improve employment outcomes for residents? Evidence from Bogotį, Colombia We aim to test the strength of the relationship between transit expansion and employment outcomes using the case of Bogotį, Colombia - a city that recently made an enormous investment in transit with economic development as an explicit goal. We focus on Bogotį because it presents a rare "natural experiment" in transit investment.
System-wide Ramp Metering as a Policy Tool to Induce Efficient Travel in a Freeway Corridor Economists have suggested the use of congestion pricing to combat traffic congestion. By internalizing the \ congestion externality [1] into travelers' commute costs, a time-dependent toll was shown to able to rid the roadway of congestion entirely. In practice, however, congestion pricing has encountered sizable resistance from the public because it's often perceived as another taxx

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