The NJDOT Research Library maintains a “Did You Know” page to share basic facts about the research library, transportation research resources, and newly issued publications. The TRB Publications, May to June 2022 list includes recently published research in operations and traffic management, data information and technology, bridges and structures, pavements, safety and human factors, and construction, among others.
The most recent TR News, May-June 2022, features several articles on Pavement Preservation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation. In all, some 30+ research and general readership articles on pavements were issued through TR News and the Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Record.
For those who are not pavement lovers, a few planning and economic articles caught our eye, including:
- Data-Driven Food Desert Metric to Understand Access to Grocery Stores Using Chi-Square Automatic Interaction Detector Decision Tree Analysis This analysis utilized respondents in Baltimore to generate how to indicate a food desert using data. The researchers discovered that income is the biggest driver ahead of vehicle ownership and made a model that is replicable.
- Factors Affecting Driving Cessation of Older Adults and Their Satisfaction with Mobility Options This survey investigates how elderly adults choose to get around as they age and what influences those choices. The survey explores their experiences in walking and driving. It also makes suggestions about why some drivers choose to retire from driving and some continue to drive as they age.
- Asymmetric Gasoline Price Effects on Public Transit Ridership: Evidence from U.S. Cities This paper explores how gas prices and transit service impact transit ridership short and long-run transit ridership. It indicates that shot term growth in ridership can be gained with increased service, but gas prices can serve a more impactful driver to ridership in the long term.
The ASTM Standards, January to April, 2022 list includes recently proposed and revised ASTM standards. As a reminder, the ASTM Book of Standards is available through the ASTM COMPASS Portal for NJDOT employees.
Please contact the NJDOT research librarian, Eric Schwarz, MSLIS, at (609) 963-1898, or email at email@example.com for assistance on how to retrieve these or other publications.