• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 98th Annual Meeting

      January 13–17, 2019

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Lectern Session 270

Family Life and Sustainable Transportation Choices

Monday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM
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Lectern | AICP Certification
Yanzhi Xu, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, presiding
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Transportation and Sustainability (ADD40)

Transportation is an integral part of family life. We are both shaped by and shaping our transportation choices, which in turn have implications for the well-being of families and the sustainability of society. This session begins with a foundational discussion on cultural perceptions of automobility and its implications on sustainability.  The session then transitions to in-depth examinations into the relationships between sustainability and family transportation choices, such as ridesharing and children's commute to school.

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Title Presentation Number
Functional, Symbolic, and Societal Frames for Automobility: Implications for Sustainability Transitions
Benjamin Sovacool, University of Sussex
Jonn Axsen, Simon Fraser University
Jonn Urry, Lancaster University
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Limitations to the Adoption of Uber and Lyft in California and Impacts on the Use of Other Travel Modes
Farzad Alemi, University of California, Davis
Giovanni Circella, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
Daniel Sperling, University of California, Davis
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Carpooling as Children's School Travel Mode: Evidence from 2012 California Household Travel Survey
Rezwana Rafiq, University of California, Irvine
Suman Mitra, University of California, Irvine
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Air Pollution Exposure During School Commutes
Mary Wolfe, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Noreen McDonald, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Sarav Arunachalam, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Richard Baldauf, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Alejandro Varias, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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