Survey of Northwest Corridor Express Lane Users and Non-Users to Assess Factors Influencing Observed Behavioral Change (Pre-Pandemic Increase in Freeway Corridor Vehicle Activity)

In the fall of 2018, the Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) opened the Northwest Corridor (NWC) reversible Express Lanes in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. This research will implement a commuter survey targeting at NWC Express Lane users and non-users to identify factors influencing observed travel behavioral changes, which includes shifts in commute travel routes and changes in shared ride activities. Survey responses will also be used to assess the impacts of the new facility on changes in vehicle miles traveled, energy consumption, and vehicle emissions resulting from the increase in corridor capacity and decrease in corridor congestion. The proposed project will include survey design, coding, recruitment, deployment, analysis of survey responses, and assessment of energy and emissions changes. Survey invitations to participate in the online survey will be sent to the 40,000 households observed on NWC facilities. Invitations to a parallel survey (for general public participation) will also be distributed through traditional SRTA social media outreach methods. Analytical results will provide policy-makers and practitioners great insights in the sustainability impacts of express lane facilities and related carpooling activities.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $120000
  • Contract Numbers:

    DOT 69A3551747114

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority

    Atlanta,   United States 
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

    790 Atlantic Drive
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30332-0355
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

    790 Atlantic Drive
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30332-0355
  • Principal Investigators:

    Guensler, Randall

    Rodgers, Michael

  • Start Date: 20201001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01761942
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DOT 69A3551747114
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 4 2021 4:44PM