Research Areas

The TRCLC plans to not only promote public transit and non-motorized transportation systems for commuters, but also for children, older adults, individuals with disabilities, and low income people. Related research will include planning, design, maintenance, and technologies for public transit and non-motorized transportation. The TRCLC's research are likely to fall into six categories of benefits: mobility, safety, environment, accessibility, health, and performance. To help foster livable communities, TRCLC members will deal with the following transportation-related needs:

  • Technologies for communities' safety and mobility;
  • Performance measures for community walkability and bikeability;
  • Transportation services and human health and safety;
  • Safe routes to school and transportation education for next generation;
  • Multimodal level of services and complete streets;
  • Bus rapid transit and transit information systems;
  • Transit-oriented development;
  • Technologies for individuals with disabilities;
  • Rapid construction to minimize negative impacts for commuters;
  • Infrastructure monitoring and information services;