The COVID-19 outbreak has dramatically changed travel behavior in cities across the world. With changed travel demand, economic activity, and social-distancing/stay-at-home policies, transportation systems have experienced an unprecedented shift in demand and usage. Since the start of the pandemic, the C2SMART research team has been collecting data and investigating the impact of COVID-19 on mobility and sociability.
The main objective of this study is the assessment of the Construction Impact Analysis (CIA) and Work Zone Impact and Strategy Estimator (WISE) tools, and determination of the feasibility of their customization with respect to New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)’s needs and requirements, cost of adoption and modification, and related issues.
Through wearable sensors and realistic representations of work zones in virtual reality, we plan to collect worker behavioral and physiological (heart rate) responses to warnings issued under various realistic scenarios and various warning mechanisms.
Researchers at NYU are working with NYCDOT and other partners on this portion of the NYC CV Pilot, as well as on safety performance evaluation of the CV technology deployment.
This project’s goal is to research, evaluate and test the ability and effectiveness of using open source ATMS software to center functionalities in a Regional TMC setting as a future procurement option to support the evolving TSMO program.