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Planning and Policy Analysis

Underground Pneumatic Transport of Municipal Solid Waste and Recyclables Using New York City Subway Infrastructure

While Manhattan’s streets may be the most congested—and carbon-emitting—in the country, the subway system that runs beneath them offers an inspiring example of how efficiently—and with what minimal emissions of greenhouse gases—passengers can be transported. Although the collection and transport of municipal solid wastes produces only a fraction of the congestion and emissions on Manhattan’s surface, in absolute terms the hundreds of thousands of annual truck miles these wastes cause are nonetheless quite significant.

Rethinking Residential Parking Policies in New York City based on Behavioral Responses from Developers and Residents

Research of urban parking policies has tended to center on the impact of policy interventions in central business districts and commercial areas, overlooking parking policies that affect a resident’s home, where most journeys begin. In particular, research has overlooked the relationships between residential parking policies, development and travel behavior. This research proposes to study the impact of residential parking policies, and explores developer behavior with respect to parking requirements and residence-based auto ownership and travel behavior in New York City.

Decision-Making on Transportation Mega-projects: An Interpretative Analysis

Over the last several decades population and economic growth in urban areas has intensified the need for more efficient transportation, including the expansion of existing transportation networks, or the construction of new transit projects. In either case, these infrastructure investments require careful prioritization and selection among available alternatives, and are subject to budgetary and other resource constraints.

Dr. Kauser Jahan

Dr. Jahan is a Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at Rowan University. She teaches Engineering Clinic, Environmental Engineering I, and upper level Environmental Electives such as Fate and Transport of Organic Pollutants. Her research interests are in Sustainable Design, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Pollution Prevention, and Education Innovation. Dr. Jahan has been at Rowan since Fall 1996. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and her MS from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Dr. Hao Wang

Dr. Wang’s general research is in the field of sustainable and resilient built environment. His recent research focuses on: 1) multi-scale modeling and characterization of pavement material and development of multi-functional infrastructure material; 2) vehicle-pavement-environment interaction for long-lasting pavement in highway and airfield; 3) life-cycle analysis and assessment and pavement management system. His research has been sponsored by a number of Federal, State, and Local transportation agencies.

Dr. John Pucher

John Pucher is professor emeritus at the Bloustein School. He was a professor at Rutgers University from 1978 to 2014, conducting research on urban transportation in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. Over the past 15 years, John’s research has focused on walking and bicycling, and how to improve their safety and convenience for all age groups, for women as well as men, and for all levels of physical ability.

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