Author: Shi, Ge

Highlighting TTS Group Research at TRB 2023

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 102nd Annual Meeting is being held January 8–12, 2023 in Washington, D.C.  Researchers in Transportation Technology & Society Research Group are looking forward to sharing their work.

Poster Session 4072 – Current Research in Transportation Equity
Presentation Number: TRBAM-23-01990
Title: ” A New Approach to Understanding the Impact of Automobile Ownership on Transportation Equity
Authors: Quinn Molloy, Norman Garrick, Carol Atkinson-Palombo
Wednesday, January 11
10:15 AM- 12:00 PM ET


Poster Session 3149 – Transportation Safety Management Systems from Start to Finish
Presentation Number: TRBAM-23-04731
Title: ” Road Safety in New York City After Vision Zero for Different Land Use Contexts
Authors: Ge Shi, Yu Song, Carol Atkinson-Palombo, Norman Garrick
Tuesday, January 10
1:30 PM- 3:15 PM ET

TTS Group Presentations During TRB 100th Annual Meeting

Poster Session 1121 – Ridesourcing, Transportation Network Companies and Taxis

Presentation Number: TRBAM-21-03775
Title: ” Characteristics of Pooled Trips Offered by Ridesourcing Services in Chicago
Authors: Lauren Romeo, Carol Atkinson-Palombo, Norman Garrick, Davis Chacón-Hurtado
Monday, January 25
2:30 PM- 4:00 PM ET


Poster Session 1226 – Transportation Equity: Addressing Equity Issues in New Mobility Systems

Presentation Number: TRBAM-21-03958
Title: ” Evidence of Ridesourcing Increasingly Being Used for Commuting in New York City’s Low-Income Communities
Authors: Anaka Maher, Carol Atkinson-Palombo, Norman Garrick
Tuesday, January 26
2:30 PM- 4:00 PM ET


Poster Session 1209 – Omnibus Bicycle Research Poster Session

Presentation Number: TRBAM-21-04028
Title: ” Creating a Road Environment where People on Foot and on Bike Are as Safe as People in Cars
Authors: Ge Shi, Vannesa Methoxha, Carol Atkinson-Palombo, Norman Garrick
Tuesday, January 26
2:30 PM- 4:00 PM ET


New Article on Transit Sustainable Funding Issue

Rosalie Singerman Ray, a postdoctoral Research Associate in Transportation Technology and Society, with two other researchers in UCL, shared their opinions on how to make sure public transit has sustainable funding in the coming years as COVID19 has triggered a crisis for public transport.

Lastly, we can make better use of funding for public transport by engaging with people who rely on transit to get around the city. Public transport cannot improve social equity without understanding the needs of everyone from office commuters to shift workers, Black, indigenous, and minority ethnicities – including parents, children, disabled and senior citizens. This is under threat if funding is not sustainable after COVID-19.

Photo by Tim Rüßmann on Unsplash
One of the Metro Stations in Germany

For more information, please refer to the article in The Conversation.

Survey:Working outside of your home during the COVID-19 pandemic?


On behalf of researchers at the University of Connecticut, we invite you to participate in an academic study of essential worker transportation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers will ask participants to discuss their travel behaviors and demographic characteristics.

Any person above the age of 18, living in the United States, and currently working outside of their home is invited to participate. The survey can be accessed at the below link.

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If you have any questions, please email Please forward this message or link to any others you think might be interested in participation.



University of Connecticut Transportation, Technology, & Society Research Group

‘Thank you’ sign in Connecticut expressing thanks to essential workers during the Coronavirus pandemic.