Research In Progress

CSUTC focuses on researching safe, reliable solutions that increase mobility of people and goods and strengthen California’s economy. Broadly, SB 1 identified a number of high priority needs for California: congestion relief (including traffic management systems), trade corridor enhancements, improved transit and rail, pedestrian and cyclist safety projects, as well as maintenance and rehabilitation for California’s road and bridge infrastructure. CSUTC research is designed to align with these priorities and ensure improved mobility for Californians. A current list of ongoing research projects is listed below.

Topic Project Number
Finding Future Transportation Funding for Cities and Counties - What Do California Experts Think? 1938
Solar Powered Automated Transportation Network for San José 1948
The Fresno State Transportation Challenge 2019 2009
Spatio-Temporal Analysis of the Roadside Transportation-Related Air Quality (STARTRAQ) and Neighborhood Characterization 2010
Do California Residents Save Money on Transportation Costs by Living in Transit-Oriented Developments? 2012
Taming the Data in the Internet of Vehicles for Greater Community Livability 2014
Detecting Driver Drowsiness with Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Combined with Machine Learning 2015
Examining the Effects of Precision Scheduled Railroading on Intercity Passenger and High-Speed Rail Service 2016
Achieving Excellence for California’s Freight System: Developing Competitiveness and Performance Metrics Incorporating Sustainability, Resilience and Workforce Development 2023
Exploring the Relationship Between Mandatory Helmet Use Regulations and Adult Cyclists’ Behavior in California Using Hybrid Machine Learning Models 2024
Comprehensive Performance Assessment of Passive Crowdsourcing for Counting Pedestrians and Bikes 2025
Developing a Feasible Business Model for Expanding the EV Market to Lower Income Californians 2026
Safeguarding Equity in Off-Site Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Mitigation in California 2027
Promoting Interest in Transportation Careers Among Female Youth 2028
The Central Valley Transportation Challenge 2029
Creating Safer Communities for Use of Active Transportation Modes in California: The Development of Effective Communication Message Strategy and Outreach for Vulnerable Road Users 2030
Trip Scheduling and the Cost of Congestion: Estimates Using Travel Diary Data and Big Data 2031
Utility Fee to Fund Transit in California 2032
Post-Earthquake Rapid Structural Damage Detection in Bridges Using Low-Density Sensor Arrays 2033
COVID-19 Transit Bus Air Circulation and Virus Mitigation Study 2036
Wastewater-Derived Ammonia for a Green Transportation Fuel 2041
How Do Environmental Factors Affect Driver’s Gaze Direction and Head Movements? 2044
Determine the Pavement Performance Models for Slurry Seals and Develop Training Materials 2103
A GIS-Based Network Analysis to Investigating the Vulnerability of Accessibility to emergency and lifesaving facilitates under the Threats of Natural Hazards 2126
AI-based Pedestrian Detection and Avoidance at Night using IR Camera, Radar, and Video Camera 2127

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