Urban Mobility & Equity Center
The Urban Mobility & Equity Center (UMEC) focuses on research to improve urban mobility of people and goods in an environmentally sustainable and equitable manner. Based at Morgan State University, UMEC includes the University of Maryland and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).
UMEC's core and competitively awarded research projects center on three research themes:
- Transit/paratransit and freight planning and operations to improve mobility, access and cost efficiency;
- Buyer acceptance, affordability and government promotion of connected and automated vehicles, including social equity considerations during diffusion of technology; or
- Distribution of transportation costs and benefits, including equity of user fees and taxes that fund infrastructure and services.
In our first blog of 2018, Liz Cornish, the executive director of Bikemore, explains why bike-friendly streets are an important measure of transportation equity -- especially in a city where 33 percent of residents lack access to cars.
Meet our Student of the Year.