Micro-transit/public transit for coordinated multi-modal movement of people

Associate Professor Ricardo Daziano

Assistant Professor Samitha Samaranayake
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On September 5th, 2018, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced 42 newly funded projects focused on Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research (https://www.energy.gov/articles/department-energy-announces-80-million-investment-advanced-vehicle-technologies-research). CTECH co-Principal Investigators, Associate Professor Ricardo Daziano and Assistant Professor Samitha Samaranayake, will work with Cornell colleagues Siddhartha Banerjee and Shane Henderson, as well as with collaborators at Ford Motor Company, who lead the project titled “Micro-transit/public transit for coordinated multi-modal movement of people”. The focus of this effort is the use real-time transit information for fully integrated first-last mile connectivity, and will include a test deployment in Seattle, Washington.