Faculty and students working in the STE Lab have research interests in transportation policy and management. All transportation projects are conducted in collaboration with the Urban Transportation Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Our primary partner within UTC is Dr. P. S. Sriraj and our funder includes the Federal Transportation Administration. Lab members involved in these projects include Yonghong Wu and Mary Feeney.
The three-year project, funded by the US DOT Federal Transit Administration, aims to develop greater understanding about the decision process, costs, perceived risks and tradeoffs that transit planners and managers consider as part of addressing potentially damaging extreme weather events.
The project extended between 2001 and 2012 as collaboration between the CTA, UIC, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and provided a unique opportunity for students and faculty to work collaboratively with the CTA, generating research projects defined by common interest and potential to advance the state of practice in transit management, planning and operations.