Surface Transportation

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Updating Qatar's School Transportation System

    Describes a vision for updating Qatar's school transportation system and identifies strategies for achieving the proposed vision.

    Feb 13, 2012

  • Brochure

    Brochure

    Spotlight on 2011

    With 2012 being our 20th anniversary year, the report features some of our recent work while reflecting on how RAND Europe has developed and remained relevant over the last two decades. It highlights selected research and corporate activity in 2011.

    Jan 19, 2012

  • Periodical

    Periodical

    RAND Review: Vol. 35, No. 3, Winter 2011-2012

    Stories discuss world demographic trends, Afghan peace prospects, U.S. health care spending, California prisoner reentry, Latin American inequalities, global health, veterans' mental health, highway investments, teacher bonuses, and charter schools.

    Jan 13, 2012

  • Report

    Report

    Sydney Strategic Model Population Synthesiser, 2006 Base

    This report documents work to update the Population Synthesiser component of the Sydney Strategic Model (STM). The Population Synthesiser generates forecasts of the future Sydney population by spatial area and socio-economic segment.

    Jan 13, 2012

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    Report

    How Will Migration Impact UK Transport and Congestion?

    The UK Migration Advisory Committee asked RAND Europe to examine how migration is likely to impact transport networks and congestion. The resulting research is one of the first studies using UK data to provide an empirical evidence base about migrants' travel behavior and impacts.

    Jan 10, 2012

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Manchester Motorway Box: Post-Survey Research of Induced Traffic Effects

    In the 1990s, the usual assumption for an appraisal of road schemes in the UK was that total volumes of traffic were not affected by the capacity provided by the schemes. This assumption was questioned by the influential SACTRA committee in 1994.

    Jan 1, 2012

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Potentials for Sustainable Transportation in Cities to Alleviate Climate Change Impacts

    Reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) is an important social goal to mitigate climate change. A common mitigation paradigm is to consider strategy "wedges" that can be applied to different activities to achieve desired GHG reductions.

    Jan 1, 2012

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    High Occupancy Toll Lane Performance Under Alternative Pricing Policies

    This paper explores how alternative pricing and operating policies influence revenue generation, level of service, and travel time costs for high occupancy toll (HOT) lane facilities.

    Jan 1, 2012

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    Commentary

    A System Under Strain

    Our transportation future will be multi-layered and complex—bounded by transportation infrastructure that is under-funded on the one hand and ever-expanding congestion and capacity constraints on the other, writes Johanna Zmud.

    Sep 30, 2011

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    Report

    Modelling Demand for Long Distance Passenger Travel in Great Britain

    RAND Europe, in collaboration with URS/Scott Wilson, has developed models to predict demand for long-distance passenger travel in Great Britain to appraise the impact of new transport infrastructure and operation policies aimed at this market, such as high-speed rail, highway management, and policies directed towards domestic air travel. Stated preference surveys were conducted with rail, air and car travellers to enable better representation of high-speed rail in the models.

    Jun 23, 2011

  • Report

    Report

    The Arc: A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State

    An examination of options and cost estimates for strengthening the housing and transportation infrastructure of a potential future independent Palestinian state in the context of a large and rapidly growing Palestinian population.

    May 19, 2011

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    Report

    How Does Investment in Highway Infrastructure Affect the Economy?

    To inform debate on a new transportation bill being considered, an analysis of literature on the effects of highway infrastructure spending on the economy offers principles for reforming federal policy and programs, as well as ideas for future research.

    May 17, 2011

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Moving Toward Vehicle Miles of Travel Fees to Replace Fuel Taxes: Assessing the Path Forward

    Assesses alternate mechanisms for implementing fees to fund the nation's road network based on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and outlines a plan for large-scale system trials to further evaluate the most promising concepts.

    Mar 29, 2011

  • News Release

    News Release

    Replacing Gas Tax with Crude Oil Tax Could Fund Nation's Transportation Needs

    The federal government could fully fund its surface transportation infrastructure needs by levying a percentage tax on crude oil and imported refined petroleum products.

    Feb 23, 2011

  • Report

    Report

    Replacing Gas Tax with Crude Oil Tax Could Fund Nation's Transportation Needs

    The federal government could fully fund its surface transportation infrastructure needs by levying a percentage tax on crude oil and imported refined petroleum products.

    Feb 22, 2011

  • Report

    Report

    System Trials to Demonstrate Mileage-Based Road Use Charges

    Explore options for conducting a set of trials to test the feasibility of transitioning from fuel excise taxes to a system of road use charges based on vehicle miles of travel.

    Feb 11, 2011

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    Journal Article

    Using Ordered Attitudinal Indicators in a Latent Variable Choice Model: A Study of the Impact of Security on Rail Travel Behaviour

    In this article, we present an application of jointly estimated attitudinal and choice models to a real-world transport study, looking at the role of latent attitudes in a rail travel context. Our results show the impact that concern with privacy, liberty and security, and distrust of business, technology and authority have on the desire for rail travel in the face of increased security measures, as well as for universal security checks.

    Jan 1, 2011

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Making Congestion Pricing Equitable

    Identifies and assesses ways of making congestion pricing equitable.

    Jan 1, 2011

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Among Potential Deficit Remedies, Don't Rule Out Raising Gas Tax

    A proposed 15-cents-a-gallon gas tax is worth a second look. Among various painful options put forward in the Deficit Reduction Commission's draft report, this tax hike may be well justified, writes Martin Wachs.

    Dec 25, 2010

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    A Risk to Themselves

    Drivers 65 and older are only 16 percent more likely per mile driven to cause a traffic accident than are drivers ages 25–64. And their total contribution to the nation's traffic accidents is surprisingly small, writes David S. Loughran.

    Oct 20, 2010