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Bridging the Gap—Project Aims to Increase Transportation Equity

A new National Science Foundation-backed initiative led by the University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville, the Knoxville Community Development Corporation (KCDC), and the United Way of Greater Knoxville hopes to change an automobile-dominated transportation system and a pronounced digital divide based on race, income, and rural-urban status.

Brakewood Part of Grant to Study Equity Issues in Cashless Fare Payments

“As public transit providers harness the power of new technologies—such as mobile apps for fare payment—it is critical that we consider underrepresented populations and find inclusive solutions that meet the needs of all transit riders. This research project will take an important step toward achieving this goal,” said Brakewood.

Walking Under the Influence

Highlights Walking Under the Influence of alcohol can play a role in car accidents that result in injury or death. Exploring the association between characteristics of the pedestrian, road, and environment and WUI could help save lives. The researchers have discovered the demographic profile of WUI pedestrians as well as when these crashes usually occur. […]

Curbed: How E-bikes Can Help Turn Drivers Into Bike Commuters

According to Christopher Cherry, a transportation researcher at UT, e-bikes are 10 to 20 times more energy-efficient than a car. These vehicles can fill in a particular transit niche in denser areas—trips up to 3 to 4 miles—and can help replace journeys spent behind the wheel of a vehicle. Read More »