Transportation Research Center Research Reports

Transportation Research Center Research Reports

 

The UVM Transportation Research Center (TRC) conducts research that advances the science of understanding how we travel, the design of resilient transportation systems, and the impact of transportation on the environment, our health and wellbeing, and the economic prosperity of diverse communities. Explore our research, which is free and publicly available through ScholarWorks.

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Submissions from 2021

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Access to Secure Ballot Drop-off Locations in Texas, Karner Alex and Dana Rowangould

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Consideration of Automated Vehicle Benefits and Research Needs for Rural America, Jonathan Dowds, James Sullivan, Gregory Rowangould Ph.D, and Lisa Aultman-Hall

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Instantaneous Hybridization Factor: New Metric to More Accurately Model Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Emissions, Britt Holmén and Mitchell Robinson

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A Comprehensive Transit Accessibility and Equity Dashboard, Willem Klumpenhouwer, Jeff Allen, Lisa Li, Rick Liu, Mitchell Robinson, Diego Da Silva, Steven Farber, Alex Karner, Dana Rowangould, Amer Shalaby, Mary Buchanan, and Steven Higashide

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Targeted Investment for Food Access, David Novak, James Sullivan, and Meredith Niles

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CCRPC Active Transportation Plan Evaluation, Gregory Rowangould and Eliana Fox

Submissions from 2020

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Intercity Travel for Metropolitan Access in Northern New England, Muriel Adams

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Instantaneous Hybridization Factor (IHF) Development for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Energy-Emissions Analyses Using Real-World, On-Board Data, Britt Holmén and Mitchell Robinson

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Evaluating Effectiveness of Floodplain Sites along the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail: A Blueprint for Future Rail-River Projects, Kristen Underwood, Lindsay Worley, Stephanie Drago, Mandar Dewoolkar, Donna Rizzo, Arne Bomblies, and Beverley Wemple

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology For Transportation Signage Management, Tian Xia and Byung Lee

Submissions from 2019

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Assessing Seasonal and Climate-Related Variability in Rates of Walking and Physical Activity with Time Use Data, Lisa Aultman-Hall and Phoebe Spencer

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Quantifying the Vulnerability of Vermont Bridges to Seismic Loading, Mandar Dewoolkar, John Lens, and Eric Hernandez

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Identifying Sensitive Structural and Hydraulic Parameters in a Bridge-Stream Network Under Flood Conditions, Mandar Dewoolkar and Matthew Trueheart

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Who Do We Miss by Moving Travel Surveys Online? –Assessments from Vermont, Jonathan Dowds and Lisa Aultman-Hall

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Snow and Ice Control Performance Measurement: Comparing "Grip," Traffic Speed Distributions and Safety Outcomes During Winter Storms, Jonathan Dowds and James Sullivan

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Exploring the Influence of Social Network Geography on Long-Distance Travel Behavior, Jonathan Dowds, Hannah Ullman, Sarah Howeter, and Lisa Aultman-Hall

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Implementation of Intelligent Compaction (IC) for Pavement Construction in Vermont, Maziar Foroutan and Ehsan Ghazanfari

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Reducing Wildlife Mortality on Roads in Vermont: Determining Relationships between Structure Attributes and Wildlife Movement Frequency through Bridges and Culverts to Improve Related Conservation Investments, Paul Marangelo

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"I See Myself in that Career": Exploring Methods to Attract the Next Generation Transportation Workforce, Glenn McRae, Marissa McFadden, and Hannah Ullman

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National Transportation Career Pathway Initiative: Environment Career, Glenn McRae and Peggy O'Neill-Vivanco

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Tracking Outcomes in the National Summer Transportation Institute, Glenn McRae and Hannah Ullman

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Calibration of the Highway Safety Manual Predictive Models for Rural Two-Lane Roads for Vermont, James Sullivan

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Identifying Roadway Physical Characteristics that Contribute to Emissions Differences between Hybrid and Conventional Vehicles, James Sullivan and Karen Sentoff

Submissions from 2018

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Incorporating Long-Distance Travel intoTransportation Planning in the United States, Lisa Aultman-Hall

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Advancing Understanding of Long-Distance and Intercity Travel with Diverse Data Sources, Jonathan Dowds, Chester Harvey, Jeff LaMondia, Sarah Howerter, Hannah Ullman, and Lisa Aultman-Hall

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Acoustic Emission Monitoring of Prefabricated and Prestressed Reinforced Concrete Bridge Elements and Structures, Dryver Huston

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The Emerging Clean Transportation Workforce: Opportunities and Recommendations to Support the Growing Alternative Fuels Industry, Glenn McRae, Gabrielle Freeman, and Peggy O'Neill-Vivanco

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Vermont Agency of Transportation Employee Retention and Knowledge Management Study, Glenn McRae, Carol Vallett, and Jennifer Jewiss

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Analysis of Address-Based Employment and Demographic Data Sources For Travel Modeling and Transportation Planning, James Sullivan

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Emergency Operations Methodology for Extreme Winter Storm Events, James Sullivan and Jonathan Dowds

Submissions from 2017

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The changing risk of extreme event impacts on Vermont transportation infrastructure, Arne Bomblies

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Prediction and mitigation of scour and scour damage to Vermont bridges, Mandar Dewoolkar, Ian Anderson, Donna Rizzo, Dryver Huston, Jeff Frolik, Matthew Brand, and Lucas Howard

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Designing the All-in-One Vermont Transportation Survey, Jonathan Dowds and Lisa Aultman-Hall

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Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Planning: Agency Roles and Workforce Development Needs, Jonathan Dowds, Lisa Aultman-Hall, Carol Vallett, and Glenn McRae

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Transportation Network Data Requirements for Assessing Criticality for Resiliency and Adaptation Planning, Jonathan Dowds, Karen Sentoff, James Sullivan, and Lisa Aultman-Hall

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Quantifying the Impact that New Capital Projects Will Have on Roadway Snow and Ice Control Operations, James Sullivan, Jonathan Dowds, David Novak, Darren Scott, and Cliff Ragsdale

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Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Counting Program, James Sullivan and Karen Sentoff

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Vermont Travel Model 2016-2017, James Sullivan and Karen Sentoff

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Examining the Potential Impacts of Maintenance Investment and Capital Reinvestment in Vermont’s Roadway Infrastructure Network, James Sullivan, Karen Sentoff, David Novak, and Jonathan Dowds

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Vermont 2016 Annual Seat Belt Use Survey, James Sullivan, Samantha Tilton, Jonathan Dowds, and Karen Sentoff

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Personal Transportation Plan Pilot Program Phase 1: Exploring Transportation Behaviors and Needs of People with Physical Disabilities and Mobility Constraints, University of Vermont Transportation Research Center

Submissions from 2016

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Alternative Fuels in Transportation: Workforce needs and opportunities in support of reducing reliance on petroleum fuels, Abby Bleything, Greer Cowan, Glenn McRae, and Linnea Myers

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Suitability of Intelligent Compaction for Relatively Smaller-Scale Projects in Vermont, Mandar Dewoolkar and Ehsan Ghazanfari

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Laboratory freeze-thaw durability of pervious concrete with respect to curing time and addition of sand, slag, silica fume, and saltguard, Mandar Dewoolkar, Dylan Walsh, Adam Sevi, Ian Anderson, and Edwin Schmeckpeper

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Identifying Best Practices for Snowplow Route Optimization, Jonathan Dowds, James Sullivan, David Novak, and Darren Scott

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Cost-Effective and Rapid Concrete Repair Techniques, Dryver Huston

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Transportation Job Needs and Priorities Report, Phase 1: Northeast Region, Glenn McRae

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Transportation Job Needs and Priorities Report, Phase 2: Action Plans Northeast Region, Glenn McRae

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Long-Term & Short-Term Measures of Roadway Snow and Ice Control Performance, James Sullivan, Jonathan Dowds, David Novak, and Darren Scott

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Using Remote Data Collection to Identify Bridges and Culverts Susceptible to Blockage During Flooding Events, James Sullivan, Jarlath O'Neill-Dunne, Sean McFaden, and Tayler Engel

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Vermont Travel Model 2015-2016, James Sullivan and Karen Sentoff

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Vermont 2015 Annual Seat Belt Use Survey, James Sullivan, Samantha Tilton, and Karen Sentoff

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High Speed Ground Penetrating Radar for Road Pavement and Bridge Structural Inspection and Maintenance, Tian Xia and Dryver Huston

Submissions from 2015

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Quantifying the Equity of Bikeshare Access in US Cities, Lisa Aultman-Hall and Julia Ursaki

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Scour Damage to Vermont Bridges, Mandar Dewoolkar, Ian Anderson, Donna Rizzo, Dryver Huston, and Jeff Frolik

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Laboratory Performance of Pervious Concrete Subjected to Deicing Salts and Freeze-Thaw, Mandar Dewoolkar, Ian Anderson, Dylan Walsh, Lalita Oka, Susan Limberg, Adam Sevi, and Edwin Schmeckpeper

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Verification of Abutment and Retaining Wall Design Assumptions, Mandar Dewoolkar, Brian Gomez, and Jon Lens

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Challenges and Opportunities for Integrating Climate Adaptation Efforts across State, Regional and Local Transportation Agencies, Jonathan Dowds and Lisa Aultman-Hall

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Modeling Travel Choices to Assess Potential Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions, Jonathan Dowds, Brian Lee, Lisa Aultman-Hall, Richard Nam, and Alyssa Johnson

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Biological Inflammatory and Metabolic Effects of Petro- and Bio-diesel Exhaust Particulate Matter Emissions from a LightDuty Diesel Engine, Naomi Fukagawa and Britt Holmén

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Evaluation of Load Characteristics of I-89 Bridge 58N, Richmond, Eric Hernandez and Neely

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Examining the Effects of Transportation Governance on Infrastructure Adaptation to Climate Change, Christopher Koliba, Asim Zia, and Anna Schulz

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Statewide Analysis of Guardrails, Curves and Crashes, Brian Lee, Paola Aizpuru, and Sean Neely

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Intercity Travel in Northeastern Rural Regions of the U.S., Brian Lee, Sean Neely, and Karen Sentoff

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Adaptation and Application of MicroSimulation Modeling to Recreational Use of Parks and Public Lands, Robert Manning, Nathan Reigner, Jeremy Wimpey, William Valliere, and Xiao Xiao

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Regional Models of Bicycle and Pedestrian Travel in Chittenden County, Vermont, James Sullivan, Jonathan Dowds, and Lisa Aultman-Hall

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Conducting a Longitudinal Survey of Overnight Travel: Methods and Preliminary Findings, James Sullivan, Chester Harvey, Lisa Aultman-Hall, Jeffrey LaMondia, Elizabeth Greene, and Chloe Ritter

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Spatial Analysis of Intersection Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts, James Sullivan, George Lu, and Austin Troy

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A Risk-Based Flood-Planning Strategy for Vermont’s Roadway Network, James Sullivan and David Novak

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Development of GIS Tools to Optimize Identification of Road Segments Prone to Flood Damage, James Sullivan, Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne, Ernie Buford, and Austin Troy

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Vermont Travel Model 2014-2015 (Year 7) Report, James Sullivan and Karen Sentoff

Submissions from 2014

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Implementation, Driver Behavior, and Simulation: Issues Related to Roundabouts in Northern New England, Lisa Aultman-Hall and Nathan Belz

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Vehicle Driver & Atmospheric Factors in Light-Duty Vehicle Particle Number Emissions, Lisa Aultman-Hall, Britt Holmén, and Eric Jackson

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Assessing the Travel Data Needs for Vermont Transportation Performance Metrics, Lisa Aultman-Hall and Glenn McRae

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Impacts of Transportation Infrastructure on Stormwater and Surfaces Waters in Chittenden County, Vermont, USA, William Bowden and Joseph Bartlett

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Passenger Vehicle Idling in Vermont Phase II, Final Report, Jonathan Dowds, James Sullivan, Lisa Aultman-Hall, and Karen Sentoff

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Strategic Location of Satellite Salt Storage for Roadway Snow and Ice Control in Vermont, Jonathan Dowds, James Sullivan, David Novak, and Darren Scott

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Statistical Analysis of Weigh-in Motion Data for Bridge Design in Vermont, Eric Hernandez

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Understanding and Managing the Impacts of Electric Vehicles on Electric Power Distribution Systems, Paul Hines, Jeff Frolik, Jeffrey Marshall, Jonathan Dowds, Pooya Rezaei, Andrew Seier, Andrew Fuhrmann, and Alexander Hilshey

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Evaluation of Transportation/Air Quality Model Improvements Based on TOTEMS On-road Driving Style and Tailpipe Emissions Data, Britt Holmén

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Tailpipe Emissions and Engine Performance of a Light-Duty Diesel Engine Operating on Petro- and Bio-diesel Fuel Blends, Britt Holmén, Tyler Feralio, James Dunshee, and Karen Sentoff

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Quantifying Biodiesel Fuel Effects on Light-Duty Diesel Engine Particle Composition by GCMS, Britt Holmén, John Kasumba, and Philip Cannata

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Light-Duty Gasoline Hybrid-Electric and Conventional Vehicle Tailpipe Emissions Under Real-World Operating Conditions, Britt Holmén and Mitchell Robinson

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Work Zones and Travel Speeds: The Effects of Uniform Traffic Officers & Other Speed Management Measures, Brian Lee, Dale Azaria, and Sean Neely

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Estimating the Effect of Mobility and Food Choice on Obesity, Brian Lee, Jane Kolodinsky, Rachel Johnson, Erin Roche, and Geoffrey Battista

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Exploration of Walking Behavior in Vermont Using Spatial Regression, Brian Lee and Nancy Liu

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Vermont Travel Model 2013-2014 (Year 6), James Sullivan and Jonathan Dowds

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UVM Transportation Research Center Signature Project 1B – Integrated Land-Use, Transportation and Environmental Modeling, James Sullivan, Austin Troy, Brian Voigt, Dale Azaria, Brad Lanute, Adel Sadek, Stephen Lawe, David Hershey, Brian Grady, John Boussard, and John Lobb

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Bicycles, Transportation Sustainability, and Quality of Life, Luis Vivanco, Phoebe Spencer, Richard Watts, Stephanie Kaza, and Joshua Farley

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Reducing Single-Occupancy Vehicle Use in Northern New England; Unlimited Access, Employee Incentives and Ridesharing, Richard Watts and Geoff Battista

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Impact of Information Network Structure on Interorganizational Partnership Collaboration: A Hierarchical Perspective, Richard Watts and Tao Sun

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Harvesting Data from Advanced Technologies, Xindong Wu

Submissions from 2013

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Refugees and Transportation In Vermont: Travel Behaviour and Critical Questions Based on Gender, Age, and Transportation Hierarchies, Pablo Bose

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Intelligent Traffic Signals: Extending the Range of Self-Organization in the BML Model, Christopher Danforth and Daniel Brown

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Laboratory and Field Evaluations of Pervious Concrete, Mandar Dewoolkar, Ian Anderson, and Mark Suozzo

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Optimization of Snow Removal in Vermont, Jonathan Dowds, James Sullivan, David Novak, and Darren Scott

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Multi-Scale Model of the U.S. Transportation Energy Market for Policy Assessment, Margaret Eppstein, Donna Rizzo, and Jeffrey Marshall

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The Social Drivers of Conservation: Social Capital, Environmental Concern and Transportation, Thomas Macias and Kristin Williams

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Sustainable Transportation for Tourism: Green Certification Programs, Robert Manning, Lisa Chase, Laura Anderson, David Kestenbaum, Christina Mastrangelo, Peter Pettengill, Nathan Reigner, and William Valliere

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Sustainable Transportation for Tourism: Indicators and Standards, Robert Manning, Lisa Chase, Laura Anderson, David Kestenbaum, Christina Mastrangelo, Peter Pettengill, Nathan Reigner, and William Valliere