Sustainable transport

The EU Parliament voted to fast-track an inclusion of shipping into the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) as of 2022. This white paper provides an in-depth analysis of maritime ETS and its impact on the shipping industry, contributing to SDGs 12 and 13.
We study how two mobility social movements with online leverage (namely AltMobility PH and Friends of Pearl Drive) attempt to reorient the trajectory of transport development in favor of commuters and pedestrians by activating State apparatus through politics. Both organizations tried to engage politicians and influence agenda-setting by the State.
Elsevier, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Volume 92, March 2021
Vehicle driving patterns greatly impact the sustainability of the transportation system. Based on V2X communication, the ecological cooperative adaptive cruise control (Eco-CACC) is proposed combing the advantages of eco-driving and car-following to minimize the energy consumption of the connected automated vehicles platoon. Herein, the vehicle platoon behavior in the scenario of driving through a signalized intersection exhibits great benefits for sustainability which is even improved along corridors with more traffic lights.
Elsevier, Transportation Research Procedia, Volume 55, 2021
The article deals with the issue of transport of people with disabilities, specifically by rail. It analyzes the representation of these people from a demographic point of view. From the point of view of transport technology, the subject of research is the inclusion of a specialized car for the passengers with reduced mobility in train sets. With the help of a questionnaire survey, it focuses on shortcomings subjectively perceived by passengers. These data are the basis for the proposal, which is then evaluated financially.
This chapter advances SDG 6, 7, and 11 by examining the role of resource recovery technologies in reducing the demand of fossil fuels and conventional fossil-based mineral fertilizers, including through the production of sustainable biofuels such as hydrogen, syngas, and bio-oil.
Elsevier, Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Volume 8, November 2020
Diagram illustrating the coding process employed in this research. Index and analytic codes are bolded and enclosed in rectangular borders. Adjacent codes are co-occurring, or assigned to the same excerpt.
People with disabilities may be particularly vulnerable to the direct health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the wider impacts of the pandemic response. People with disabilities experience numerous barriers to using transportation to access essential goods, like fresh food, and services, like medical care, that are necessary for maintaining health. The pandemic and the pandemic response threaten to exacerbate persistent health disparities and add to transportation barriers that disadvantage people with disabilities.

Electric Vehicles for Smart Cities, Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities, 2021, Pages 181-247

This book chapter addresses SDGs 7, 9 and 13 by investigating case studies from major cities showcasing how they approached electric mobility including the unique policies, actions, and programs implemented to make it successful.

Climate Change Adaptation for Transportation Systems, 2021, Pages 1-24

This book chapter advances SDGs 9, 11, and 13 by providing a general introduction to climate change adaptation for transportation systems and a set of guiding principles for the planning and implementation of adaptation programs.
Improving bus stops by providing shelters, seating, signage, and sidewalks is relatively inexpensive and popular among riders and local officials. Making such improvements, however, is not often a priority for U.S. transit providers because of competing demands for capital funds and a perception that amenities are not tied to measurable increases in system effectiveness or efficiency.

Eco-Cities and Green Transport, 2020, Pages 1-23

This book chapter addresses SDG 11 and 13 by explaining how Copenhagen organizes and develops green transportation for the city and lessons learned for other major cities to consider.