Small Urban and Rural Center on Mobility

SURCOM Researchers Contribute to National Publication Focused on Mobility Access

SURCOM researchers Jill Hough, Jeremy Mattson, and Del Peterson were contributors to the July-August 2023 issue of TR News focusing on Transportation Accessibility. TR News features articles on innovative research development activities in all modes of transportation and is produced by the Transportation Research Board (TRB), a program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

  • Hough co-authored "Addressing Transportation and Accessibility for All," the lead article that focused on innovations and their applications in settings that make transportation for people with disabilities easier or, at times, possible for everyday living.
  • Peterson was co-author of "Mobility for All," which outlined gaps in collecting and interpreting data on mobility and looks at solutions that result in inclusive mobility.
  • Mattson and Hough were co-authors of "Breaking Barriers to Healthy Food and Healthcare," which suggests that good nutrition and prompt healthcare may outweigh the cost of transportation services, especially in rural areas.

In addition, Hough was co-editor of the issue and worked closely with TRB editorial staff to identify articles, authors and reviewers and assemble the publication.

Hough is director of UGPTI's Small Urban and Rural Center on Mobility. Mattson and Peterson are researchers in that center.

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