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 Principal Investigator
Taming the Data in the Internet of Vehicles for Greater Community Livability 2014 Shahab Tayeb
Examining the Effects of Precision Scheduled Railroading on Intercity Passenger and High-Speed Rail Service 2016 John G. Green, PhD, PE
Comprehensive Performance Assessment of Passive Crowdsourcing for Counting Pedestrians and Bikes 2025 Wen Cheng
Developing a Feasible Business Model for Expanding the EV Market to Lower Income Californians 2026 Aly Tawfik
The Central Valley Transportation Challenge 2029 Christian Wandeler
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 Samer Sarofim
Trip Scheduling and the Cost of Congestion: Estimates Using Travel Diary Data and Big Data 2031 Jinwon Kim
Utility Fee to Fund Transit in California 2032 Dr. Shishir Mathur
Post-Earthquake Rapid Structural Damage Detection in Bridges Using Low-Density Sensor Arrays 2033 Mehran Rahmani
COVID-19 Transit Bus Air Circulation and Virus Mitigation Study 2036 Aly Tawfik
Wastewater-Derived Ammonia for a Green Transportation Fuel 2041 Joseph Kalman & Maryam Haddad
Determine the Pavement Performance Models for Slurry Seals and Develop Training Materials 2103 DingXin Cheng
Bay Area Parking Census 2123 Mikhail Chester
A GIS-Based Network Analysis to Investigating the Vulnerability of Accessibility to emergency and lifesaving facilitates under the Threats of Natural Hazards 2126 Chih-Hao Wang
AI-based Pedestrian Detection and Avoidance at Night using IR Camera, Radar, and Video Camera 2127 Hovannes Kulhandjian
An Extension of Spatio-Temporal Analysis of the Roadside Transportation-Related Air Quality (StarTraq 2021): A Characterization of Bike Trails and Highways in Fresno/Clovis Area 2128 Jaymin Kwon
Feasibility Study of Regional Air Mobility Services for High Priority Transportation in the San Joaquin Valley 2129 Julio Roa
Contracting Strategies: A Different Approach to Address Long-Term Performance in Road Projects. 2130 Maria Calahorra-Jimenez
Analysis of Freight Movements in the San Joaquin Valley 2131 Aly Tawfik
Protecting our community from the hidden vulnerabilities of today's ITS 2132 Shahab Tayeb
Increased Durability and Reduced Maintenance Cost of Road Surfaces via Recyclable, Dual Use Fiber Reinforced Asphalt 2136 Daniel Whisler
Connected Simulation for Work Zone Safety Application 2137 Vahid Balali
Solid Wastes - Derived Hydrogen for Green Transportation 2138 Maryam Haddad
Evaluation of Polymer Binder TechniSoil G5® in Concrete mixtures 2139 Shadi Saadeh
Optimizing Multimodal Transportation Access to Support Commuting Among Low-income Transit Riders with Social Distancing 2140 Shailesh Chandra




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