The Sustainable Transport and Emerging Mobility Systems (STEMS) Lab at Penn State Harrisburg works in four main research areas: (i) autonomous vehicles and emerging mobility systems, (ii) shared mobility systems, (iii) travel demand and travel behavior, and (iv) sustainable communities. The research at STEMS Lab is multidisciplinary seeking answers to overarching questions in transportation, urban planning, economics, public policy, health, and equity. We focus on applying both quantitative and qualitative approaches and frameworks, incorporating latent variables and (un)observable entities through econometric models, and producing compelling data visualizations to address transportation challenges faced in urban and rural environments. The models and other outputs developed as part of our research provide a crucial foundation for formulating policy and planning interventions that provide inclusive mobility solutions for users across socioeconomic and geographic spheres.
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