Does ride-sharing substitute for or complement public transit?

In the Chinese city of Chengdu, one-third of ride-sharing might replace public transit trips.

Gavin Choo | Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
July 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cities sustainability pollution development research transportation automobiles school-of-architecture-and-planning urban-studies-and-planning singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart

Stiffer roadways could improve truck fuel efficiency

Study finds simple changes in road resurfacing practices could improve gas mileage for heavy vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: sustainability greenhouse-gases infrastructure emissions research transportation automobiles carbon-nanotubes school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology concrete concrete-sustainability-hub

Covid-19 diagnostic based on MIT technology might be tested on patient samples soon

A variety of MIT research projects could aid efforts to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Anne Trafton | Jennifer Chu | David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
March 12, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: influenza medicine public-health bacteria microbes disease research transportation school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes chemical-engineering

Study: To slow an epidemic, focus on handwashing

Improving the rate of handwashing at just 10 major airports could significantly slow the spread of a viral disease, researchers estimate.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 6, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: influenza health public-health disease research transportation school-of-engineering school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences civil-and-environmental-engineering misti

Improving pavement networks by predicting the future

CSHub researchers have developed a pavement maintenance model that considers future uncertainties to improve performance and lower cost.

Andrew Logan | Concrete Sustainability Hub • mit
Feb. 5, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: infrastructure research transportation school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering concrete-sustainability-hub

Study: Commercial air travel is safer than ever

The rate of passenger fatalities has declined yet again in the last decade, accelerating a long-term trend.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: research transportation safety aviation sloan-school-of-management

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