Center Themes and Focus Areas

MAP-21 Section 52003 (b) (2) IMPROVING HIGHWAY SAFETY:

  • Safety assessments and decision-making tools
  • Innovative operational improvements and designs of roadway and roadside features
  • Safety measures for vulnerable road users, including bicyclists and pedestrians
  • Human factors studies and measures.

MAP-21 Section 52003 (b) (4) STRENGTHENING TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL DECISIONMAKING:

  • Creation of models and tools for evaluating transportation measures and transportation system designs, including the costs and benefits
  • Transportation and economic development planning in rural areas and small communities.

Specific focus on four interdisciplinary areas:

  • Accessibility and community connectivity among older adults
  • Human factors affecting the older population, especially regarding acceptance of emerging technologies
  • Geometric design research, especially regarding elder crash mitigation
  • Health, wellness and safety of seniors as it relates to multimodal transportation and emergency operations