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
Implementation Strategies and Rate Setting for Road User Charges in California 2149 Asha Weinstein Agrawal
A Practical Framework for Component-Level Structural Health Monitoring of the Gerald Desmond Bridge 2155 Mehran Rahmani
The Quality-of-Life Outcomes of the San Jose Bikeway Infrastructure 2162 Ahoura Zandiatashbar
AI-based Bridge and Road Inspection Framework using Drones 2226 Hovannes Kulhandjian
Governing Structures for Successful Regional Transit Coordination and Their Formation 2229 Charles R. Rivasplata / Richard W. Lee
Incorporating Public Health Into Transportation Decision-Making 2230 Dr. Bruce Appleyard
Should State Land in Southern California be Allocated to Warehousing Goods or Housing People? Analyzing Transportation, Climate, and the Unintended Consequences of Supply Chain Solutions 2231 Tianjun Lu
A Guide to Navigating Existing and Emerging Sources of Local Vehicle-Miles-Traveled (VMT) and Travel Data 2232 So-Ra Baek
Evaluation of Turbo Roundabout as a Tool for Congestion Mitigation and Safety Improvement in California 2233 Anurag Pande
Reducing Vehicles Miles Traveled Through In-fill: How Regional and Local Plans are Addressing Housing Needs While Mitigating Negative Unintended Impacts on Disadvantaged Communities 2235 Shishir Mathur
Statistical Evaluation of IDEAL-CT Test for Asphalt Concrete Using Discrete Element Method 2243 Shadi Saadeh
Evaluating Automated Truck Platoon (ATP) Deployment for the Los Angeles-Inland Empire Trade Corridor Enhancement 2244 Shailesh Chandra
Virus Control Aboard a Commuter Bus 2248 Hamid Rahai
Examining the Externalities of Highway Capacity Expansions in California: An Analysis of Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) and Urban Heat Island (UHI) Effect Using Remote Sensing Technology 2251 Serena E. Alexander
Impervious Surfaces from High Resolution Aerial Imagery: Cities in Fresno County 2257 Yushin Ahn
Learning about Street Harassment on Transit: Preparing a Survey Instrument for Transit Agencies 2301 Asha W. Agrawal
Electrification of Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles In the Inland Empire 2305 Kimberly Collins, Ph.D.
Development of a Pavement Pothole Management System 2306 DingXin Cheng, Ph.D.
Understanding Mobility-Related Challenges for AAPI Older Adults 2310 Yongping Zhang
The Effects of COVID-19 on Public Transit Ridership in the Bay Area 2313 Richard W. Lee / Charles R. Rivasplata
Consistent VMT Mapping and Modeling in California: How Can We Better Assess the VMT Impacts of State and Local Transportation Projects? 2314 Serena E. Alexander
Forecasting Commercial Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) in Urban California Areas 2315 Steve Chung
CONNECT: Collaboration and Optimization via Neighboring Networks for Efficient City Transportation 2322 Tairan Liu
Toward NetZero Carbon Pavements Using Amine-Impregnated Zeolite 2323 Shadi Saadeh, Ph.D.
Development of A Conceptual Critical Success Factors Model on Infrastructure Sustainability Rating System for California Construction Projects 2324 Joseph Kim, Ph.D.




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