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Research design

Research is crucial to informed decision making; however, not all research is created equal. Done properly, research is designed to address the decision at hand and is built by thoughtfully planning the objectives, data collection/preparation methods, and analytical approach. Since our founding by three professors, RSG has built a reputation for developing research designs that apply academic rigor, creativity, state-of-the-art methods, and, importantly, practicality. Research design is an important component of all of our projects, whether it is working with The National Academies to develop new approaches for solving complex mathematical modeling problems, working with a Fortune 100 company to design a product, or conducting our own proprietary research.

“In the Moment” Travel Study

Federal governments, state DOTs, and regional governments rely on results from household travel surveys (HTS) to assist in transportation modeling and planning projects. Traditional

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Wind Turbine Acoustics Research Study

RSG, in cooperation with Northeast Wind, Inc. (NEWind) and Epsilon Associates, Inc. (Epsilon), is working with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the

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Long Distance Passenger Travel Demand Modeling Framework

RSG led a team of academics (from University of Texas at Austin, Arizona State University, Auburn University, and University of Leeds) to develop a

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Quantitative Approaches for Project Prioritization: A Puget Sound Case Study

Transportation projects in major metropolitan regions can vary widely in the types of benefits they provide and in the scales of those benefits. Travel

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Utah Statewide Travel Study

RSG designed and implemented a statewide household travel diary study for the six major planning agencies across Utah. The work included a one-day travel

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Traveler Behavior Longitudinal Panel

As a complement to the Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Initiative Demonstration projects that are being funded by U.S. DOT, the Volpe Center and RSG

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Impact of Road Pricing on Traveler Behavior

RSG conducted a study with the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) to measure changes in travel behavior in response to road pricing

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Market Research and Forecasting for Florida’s Road Pricing Projects

Florida has grown significantly over the past several decades and has been a pioneer in the use of road pricing (tolls) to help pay

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Rural Futures: Identifying Transportation’s Role

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) was concerned that the transportation needs of rural America were not being adequately addressed in the development of policy.

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RSG’s Biennial U.S. Air Travel Survey

The U.S. air travel market has changed significantly over the past decade. There is an abundance of data describing how travel patterns have changed

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Northeast Corridor Automobile Origin-Destination Study

Historically, there have been significant gaps in transportation data for intercity auto travel in the Northeast Corridor (NEC). These gaps have limited the understanding

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Sampling and Statistical Design: Washington State Seatbelt Compliance Study

In response to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) release of new Uniform Criteria for State Observational Surveys of Seatbelt Use, Washington Traffic

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