Attitudes Towards Emerging Mobility Options and Technologies – Phase 1: Survey Design

Attitudes Towards Emerging Mobility Options and Technologies – Phase 1: Survey Design

Principal Investigator: Michael Maness, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Project Duration: 12 months
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 University of South Florida


Disruptive transportation technologies such as autonomous vehicles and mobility-on-demand services are bringing transformative changes in the urban area. To enhance our understanding of various impacts of these new mobility options on travel behavior and relative consequences, people’s attitudes towards and perceptions of these technologies and services need to be measured and understood. This report summarizes the second phase of a large-scale survey-based research study to understand people’s preferences and choices when it comes to future mobility options and technologies in the four southern US metro areas. The T4 survey (TOMNET Transformative Transportation Technologies Survey) is intended to collect very detailed and in-depth data about people’s mobility patterns, as well as attitudes towards and perceptions of emerging transportation options such as ridehailing services and autonomous vehicles. TOMNET consortium members, Arizona State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of South Florida, as well as a sister University Transportation Center (called D-STOP) led by the University of Texas at Austin, are joining forces to collect the survey data from a sample of residents in the four metropolitan regions of Tampa, Austin, and Atlanta in addition to Phoenix metro area. This report explains the second phase of the project report including the pilot survey deployment in the Phoenix metro area and the full survey deployments in all four southern metro areas. The next phases of the project include data cleaning, weighting, analysis, and modeling to respond to the research questions compiled in the first phase of the study.


Research Products and Implementation

Scope of Work (coming soon)

​Final Report (coming soon)