Transportation Research Board's Transportation Explorers Podcast

January 19, 2021

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Susan Shaheen, the co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center, discusses her latest study, Future of Public Transit and Shared Mobility Scenario Planning for COVID 19 Recovery.

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How COVID Could Change the Bay Area For All of Us

February 11, 2021

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A year into the coronavirus pandemic there's hope on the horizon. It's too soon to know the lasting impacts on the Bay Area, but we asked experts in mental health, transportation and education to try and predict what we might expect in our day-to-day lives as we slowly emerge from this crisis.

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Future of Work: Scenario Planning for COVID-19 Recovery

Alexandra Pan, Susan Shaheen

The COVID-19 pandemic caused widespread lockdowns across the world in early 2020, with major implications to spatial and temporal commuting patterns as a result of increased work from home (also known as telework) activities. There has been a high degree of uncertainty on what work from home impacts will persist in the future. In this report, we first conduct a thorough review of news articles, published reports, and peer-reviewed literature to summarize telework trends. We also use scenario planning to bring together ten experts from academia, public sector, industry, and commercial...

Mobility on Demand: State of the Industry Practitioner Census, Fall 2021

Susan Shaheen, Adam Cohen, Jacquelyn Broader

The Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) at the University of California, Berkeley is pleased to present the results of the Mobility on Demand (MOD) State of the Industry Practitioner Census. The global pandemic has led to a challenging period for the transportation sector. Nevertheless, the industry has shown resilience and innovation. This industry outlook provides information on MOD and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) developments throughout the United States (U.S.) and highlights some industry changes in response to the pandemic.

3rd Annual Shared Micromobility State of the Industry Report

North American Bikeshare & Scootershare Association

NABSA is pleased to present our third annual Shared Micromobility State of the Industry Report. In 2021, the industry continued to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with shared micromobility filling critical gaps in essential mobility. The industry continued to rebound and demonstrate tremendous resilience, with the number of systems growing past pre-pandemic levels. This report tracks that progress and the trends that are emerging in the industry.

To inform this report, we have collected data across a wide variety of topics, including ridership metrics, user profiles, employment,...

Shared Mobility and Automated Vehicles: Responding to socio-technical changes and pandemics

February 2, 2022

 Responding to socio-technical changes and pandemics"

Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director Susan Shaheen publishes a book that provides information on how to shape future shared vehicle systems.

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Double the Trouble: A Playbook for COVID-19 and Evacuations

Stephen Wong, PhD, Jacquelyn Broader, Adam Cohen, Susan Shaheen, PhD

Evacuation and response plans require thoughtful strategies that build mandatory evacuation order compliance, reduce vehicular congestion, and increase social equity for disadvantaged populations. However, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic coincided with a series of devastating disasters in 2020 that have required mass evacuations, leading to several new compounding effects (i.e., “double the trouble”). Strategies typically used in evacuations (e.g., high-capacity vehicles and public congregate shelters) and movements of people (e.g., evacuees, first responders, and...

Public Transit and Shared Mobility COVID-19 Recovery: Policy Recommendations and Research Needs

Susan Shaheen, Stephen Wong

While the COVID-19 crisis has devastated many public transit and shared mobility services, it has also exposed underlying issues in how these services are provided to society. As ridership drops and revenues decline, many public and private providers may respond by cutting service or reducing vehicle maintenance to save costs. As a result, those who depend on public transit and shared mobility services, particularly those without access to private automobiles, will experience further loss of their mobility. These transportation shifts will be further influenced by changing work-from-...

Covid has spurred a bike boom, but most U.S. cities aren’t ready for it

December 8, 2020

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Transportation Sustainability Research Center's co-director, Susan Shaheen, discusses the future of biking and shared micromobility in a post-COVID-19 world. The video and article include insight from a variety of transportation experts and practitioners on bicycling during and after the COVID-19 pandemic...

A Checklist of Immediate Actions for Addressing COVID-19 as Part of Evacuation Planning

Stephen Wong, Jacquelyn Broader, Susan Shaheen

Well planned and coordinated evacuations are critical to saving lives during natural disasters (e.g., hurricanes, wildfires) and human-caused disasters (e.g., chemical spills, terrorism). To complicate matters, recent wildfires in the western United States (U.S.) and multiple hurricanes in the Gulf Coast have coincided with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As of mid-October 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to over 7.9 million positive cases and over 217,000 deaths in the U.S. alone. Stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures that were introduced to address COVID-...