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Current Projects

You will find all of the Center for Transportation and Livable System’s current projects listed below. Each project is headed by a principal investigator who is a specialist in a field relating to transportation systems, like Electrical Engineering, Landscape Architecture  or Civil Engineering. CTLS funded projects aim to help transportation specialists better understand the issues which affect their fields through a diverse lens of experience.

Oftentimes, investigators will work in conjunction with a diverse group of specialists to address the many facets of creating sustainable solutions. These diverse ranges of experience are important because sustainability is not simply making sure our state’s cars put out less CO2, nor is it simply encouraging more people to use public transportation. As Dr. Norman Garrick eloquently pointed out in a recent proposal: “The idea of focusing on sustainability is to understand the trade-offs, so that there is no longer a single minded focus on one aspect of life to the detriment of other aspects.”

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CTLS 08-01 Assessing the Impact of Light Rail Transit on Land Values and Tax Revenues CTLS 08-01 Interim ReportWhat does all of this jargon mean?

CTLS 10-02 Effect of Low-Impact Sustainable Transportation Design as a Strategy for Alleviating Stormwater Runoff and Reducing GHG Emissions. What does all of this jargon mean?

CTLS 10-03 Assessing the Relationship between Transportation Mode Choice and Transportation Land Consumption. What does all of this jargon mean?

CTLS 10-04 Developing an Index for Comparing Sustainability of Statewide Transportation Systems. 

CTLS 10-05 Transportation System Sustainability and Adaptation Using Physarum Polycephalum. What does all of this jargon mean?

CTLS 11-01 Critical Technologies for Grid Integration of Electric Vehicled –Moving Towards Sustainable Transportation and Smart Grid. What does all of this mean? What does all of this jargon mean?

CTLS 11-02 Sustainable and Livable Transportation Systems for Smart Growth: Linking Electric Vehicles to Adoption of Off-Peak Electricity Rates.  What does all of this jargon mean?

CTLS 11-03 The Impact of Infrastructure and Mobility Patterns on the Variation of Traffic Fatality Rates in Industrialized Countries. What does all of this jargon mean?

CTLS 11-05 Investigation of Curb Management Strategies to Minimize Freight/Cyclist Conflicts in the Urban Core. What does all of this jargon mean?

CTLS 12-01 t-HUB: The Public Transport Data Center of Connecticut

 

 

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