Maddala

An Analysis of Traffic Safety Laws Implementation and Road Fatality Rates Using the Maddala model

November 1, 2015 / 0 comments

This paper uses data collected from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank, to identify factors affecting the level of implementation of national traffic safety laws and road fatality rates (per registered vehicles) at the country level. To that end, a Maddala simultaneous equation model is estimated, which accounts for the endogeneity and…

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travel behavior

Understanding Travel Behavior: An analysis of different approaches to form, model, and change travel behavior

October 31, 2015 / 0 comments

Travel behavior research – and transportation research in general – has been traditionally based on positivist views that assume the existence of an objective and unique reality that can be understood completely (Burnett & Hanson, 1982; Carr, 2008). This approach has often reflected the views of researcher rather than travelers, which has led to oversimplification of…

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parking

The Parking Game: Parking struggles on UB’s campuses

October 31, 2015 / 0 comments

You can find the full article here: The Parking Game: Parking struggles on UB’s campuses.Despite decrease in parking demand, students still struggle to find convenient parking

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Rawlsian Justice for Elderly: Providing Access for Older Adults According to Rawls’ Theory of Justice as Fairness

October 28, 2015 / 0 comments

Transportation planning is not solely concerned with moving people from their origins to destinations (providing mobility) in a timely manner. Recently, changing its point of focus, transportation has been also concerned with providing access to daily-life necessities. The definition of transportation, as a system that can limit or expand opportunities available to people, has been attracting…

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ITNAmerica

ITNAmerica in the Town of Amherst: A comparative analysis between ITNAmerica and Amherst Senior Transportation Services

October 27, 2015 / 0 comments

This report was conducted to assess the possibility of replacing Amherst Center for Senior Services (ASTS) with ITNAmerica. The Independent Transportation Network (ITNAmerica) is an alternative transportation system that allows older adults and younger-aged adults with vision impairment to maintain their independence. An ITN program does not compete with a community’s public transportation or paratransit systems, but tries to…

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road safety

The effects of Road Safety Laws and Regulations in Various Countries: Random Parameters Ordered Probit Model Using Aggregate Data

October 27, 2015 / 0 comments

Building roads and connecting different parts of a country together and with neighboring regions has always been seen as the essential and primary way to development by different national and international agencies[1]. Reliable transport infrastructure can be a strategy to improve health and well-being of people as well as stimulating economic growth [1]. These have…

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A Multi-Modal Streetscape Assessment

October 27, 2015 / 0 comments

In this project, I conducted a detailed survey of a selected section of Elmwood avenue (Buffalo,NY) evaluated elements of the street right-of-way in terms of their effects on transit use, pedestrian access, and vehicle use, and potential conflicts between modes of travel. Adjacent land-use patterns and building setbacks and configurations and presence of surface parking…

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The Effects of Neo-Liberal Policies in East-Side Buffalo

October 27, 2015 / 0 comments

This project analyzes east and south neighborhoods of the City of Buffalo, their demographics, land use, history and how they have developed over time. Although these two areas of Buffalo are very different from each other today, in Buffalo’s early history they started with a shared story. Generally speaking, the East Side occupies most of…

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Travel Differences Between International and Domestic University Students: Outcomes from a Survey of University Transit Pass Users

October 23, 2015 / 0 comments

University transit pass programs play a significant role in shaping the travel behavior of students and nurture lifelong transit riders. With growing numbers of international students in United States, they form an important subgroup in university communities that can play a significant role in promoting transit culture. This research studies the effects of a transit…

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Panel Discussion: Can bus connections linking Northwest Pennsylvania colleges help revitalize Erie County?

May 29, 2015 / 0 comments

In summer 2014, I was invited to be a panelist in All Aboard Erie’s panel discussion about PHERN the PA Higher Education Road Network. PHERN is a proposal for direct bus service between NWPA institutions of higher education, the Intermodal Center, Amtrak and the Erie Airport in support of the following: 1) access to education and jobs for people…

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