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
Feasibility Study of Regional Air Mobility Services for High Priority Transportation in the San Joaquin Valley 2129
Contracting Strategies: A Different Approach to Address Long-Term Performance in Road Projects. 2130
The Impact of the Source of the Message on Effective Communication Strategy to Enhance Traffic Safety in Fresno County: The Role of Credibility, Trust, Relevance, and Appeal 2131
Protecting our community from the hidden vulnerabilities of today's ITS 2132
Increased Durability and Reduced Maintenance Cost of Road Surfaces via Recyclable, Dual Use Fiber Reinforced Asphalt 2136
Connected Simulation for Work Zone Safety Application 2137
Solid Wastes - Derived Hydrogen for Green Transportation 2138
Evaluation of Polymer Binder TechniSoil G5® in Concrete mixtures 2139
Optimizing Multimodal Transportation Access to Support Commuting Among Low-income Transit Riders with Social Distancing 2140
Biological Hydrogen Gas Production from Food Waste as a Sustainable Fuel for Future Transportation 2141
Development of Framework for Infrastructure Sustainability Rating System for California Highways 2142
K12 Special Investigation Project: Mapping E-Commerce Locally and Beyond 2143
Implementing Industry-Supported and Demand-Driven Talent Pipelines for the Trade and Transportation Sector 2144
Transient Wind Shear and Tail-Pipe Emissions from Passing Vehicles under a Freeway Overpass with and without Crosswind 2145
Fragmented or Aligned Climate Action: Assessing Linkages Between Regional and Local Planning Efforts to Meet Transportation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Targets 2146
“TELE-commuting” during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: Unveiling statewide patterns and trends of telecommuting in relation to Transportation, Employment, Land use, and Emissions in California 2147
Caltrans Preconstruction Cost Analysis 2148
Implementation Strategies and Rate Setting for Road User Charges in California 2149
Public Health Performance Indicators & SB 1 Transportation Funding Programs 2150
Development of Nanomaterials Additives to Improve Resistance to Moisture Damage in Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) 2151
Analyzing the Use and Impacts of Oakland Slow Streets and Potential Scalability Beyond Covid-19 2152
Planning for Left Shoulder Part Time Travel Lane (LSPTTL): Workforce training and Operational/Safety Considerations 2153
A Practical Framework for Component-Level Structural Health Monitoring of the Gerald Desmond Bridge 2155
Enhancing Older Adults’ Mobility in Active Living and Tiered Living Communities 2159
The Quality-of-Life Outcomes of the San Jose Bikeway Infrastructure 2162