Heavy Load Ahead

Project Contact: Samarth Swarup
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation National Science Foundation

This planning NSF grant supports work with public transportation managers in two Washington, D.C. metro-area counties to develop a proposal for a multi-level, integrated investigation into:

  • Individual- and organizational-level factors influencing the provision and use of information from crowdsourcing apps and other digital technologies in transportation
  • Cognitive impacts of perceived information overload on drivers, public managers, and planners (consumers and producers of information)
  • Effects of overload on transportation incidents and patterns
  • Effects on transportation system performance of different types, levels, and quality of crowd-sourced transport information