• TRB 100th Annual Meeting - A Virtual Event

      January 2021

    • Online Program

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Lectern Session 736

Commute Distance and Its Role in Sustainability

Tuesday, January 12 7:30 PM- 9:30 PM ET
Tien-Tien Chan, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Transportation and Sustainability (ADD40)

The daily commute from home to work contributes vastly to GHG emissions and daily congestion. This session will highlight papers looking at how the commute affects sustainability. One paper models the effects of different scenarios for relocating households closer to work locations. Another considers how geographic and other characteristics can create "sweet spots" where commute and emissions per mile combine to create maximum sustainable travel. The last paper delves into what it would take for a jobs-housing balance strategy to reduce VMT.

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Title Presentation Number
Hitting the Sweet Spot: Variability in Commute Lengths and Vehicle Emissions Across a Diverse State
Andrew Mondschein, University of Virginia
A. Emily Parkany, Vermont Agency of Transportation
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Convergence of Social Equity and Environmental Sustainability: Jobs-Housing Fit and Commute Distance
Alex Karner, University of Texas, Austin
Chris Benner, University of California, Santa Cruz
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Optimization Scenarios of Home-Work Distances in Montreal, Canada
Oussama Saoudi Hassani, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
Nicolas Saunier, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
Catherine Morency, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
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