Economic and Social Impact

Research Areas

  • Regional & national economy
  • Regional & local connectivity
  • Governance structure
  • Community engagement
  • Education & workforce development
  • K-12 STEM education

Project Examples

  • Equity Analysis for Long Range Transportation Planning, Funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, August 2022 to May 2024.
  • Work Resilience and Recovery of Female Construction Workers, Funded by NIOSH via The Carolina Center for Healthy Work Design and Worker Well-Being, August 2022 to May 2024.
  • Bridging the Divide: A North Carolina Study of Historical to Present Day Transportation Equity and Opportunities for Improvement, Funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, 2022 to 2023.
  • Bench-Marking Non-Motorized Policies and Project Delivery, Funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, August 2019 to July 2020.
  • Cost of Independent Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities, Funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, January 2015 to May 2016.
  • Monetizing Reliability to Evaluate the Impact of Transportation Alternatives, Funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, August 2014 to May 2016.

Facilities
Transportation Modeling & Simulations Laboratory

Faculty
Tara Cavalline
Yuting (Tina) Chen
Suzanne Leland
Vincent Ogunro
Srinivas Pulugurtha
Omidreza Shoghli
Jake Smithwick
Brett Tempest
Lei Zhu