Evaluating Use of New Technologies and Services to Improve Transit and Paratransit Operations

Research Lead: Amelia C. Regan

UC Campus(es): UC Irvine

Problem Statement: Transit operations for disabled users are notoriously expensive to provide.

Project Description: An interdisciplinary research team from transportation researchers in computer science, urban planning and engineering will examine two connected yet somewhat separate issues: 1) paratransit operations which serve disabled users, and 2) transit operations which among their many patrons, serve some mildly disabled users. The project team will examine the use of technologies – especially phone app based information systems and cyber-physical systems (CPS) technologies – to improve paratransit specifically and transit more generally in California communities. The use of Transportation Network Companies services to complement transit operations for disabled users will also be explored.

Status: In Progress

Budget: $72,541