Alberini, Archsmith, and Cirillo Receive Maryland Transportation Institute Grant

Research Focuses on Miles Driven by Households, Fuel Prices, and CO2 Emissions

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March 18, 2020 Aleah Green

The Maryland Transportation Institute (MTI) of the A. James Clark School of Engineering has announced the awardees of its Seed Grant Program and two of AREC’s own, Anna Alberini and James Archsmith, are recipients. 

Established in 2018, MTI’s mission is to bring together interdisciplinary transportation knowledge to develop and implement innovative solutions in urban and rural transportation.  

The MTI Seed Grant Program, in its second year, encourages transportation researchers across colleges at UMD to conduct research with societal and economic impact. 

Anna Alberini, Principal Investigator, and CoPIs James Archsmith and Cinzia Cirillo’s research focuses on the miles driven by households, and on how mileage may be redistributed across different vehicles as households replace cars and/or add new ones to their stock. The team will look at the influence of fuel prices, and examine the co2 emissions implications of household mileage decisions. The team will examine us national data, California-specific data and longitudinal surveys of german families.

Marco Horvath of RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research in Essen, Germany, is collaborating on this project as well. Dr. Horvath was hosted by AREC as a visiting scholar in the fall of 2019. 

In the Fall and Winter of 2020 the team will begin presenting their final reports and papers at various conferences.

Congratulations once again!