Annual Report 2021-2022

The past year brought C2SMART more growth, progress, and partnership-building with communities and agencies. We initiated 11 new projects under our USDOT-funded research program ranging from artificial intelligence applications to transportation systems, equitable allocation of resources and technology, and digital twin modeling of infrastructure to improve resiliency of transportation systems. Ongoing projects produced significant contributions to the transportation field with direct implementations alongside industry and agency partners, and publications in some of the top journals and high-impact conferences in the field.

The Pink Tax on Mobility: Opportunities for Innovation

The Pink Tax is a form of gender-based price discrimination concerning the upcharge women pay for specific products or services. This white paper is based on the conviction that innovations to increase personal safety and improve accessibility for caregivers will provide greater access to education and jobs, deliver health benefits from more active transportation, and support women’s confidence and well-being in trip planning—while greatly reducing carbon emissions.

Annual Report 2020-2021

2021 was a year of resilience and adaptation: the world has not returned to old normality, but instead generated the new systems, processes, and infrastructures required to build a new normal. C2SMART’s work has reflected these changes, as we sought to refocus on themes which the chaos of 2020 threw into stark relief: the continued effects of the pandemic, responding to weather crises, strengthening our aging infrastructure, optimizing rollout of innovations for inclusivity, and re-investment in disadvantaged communities.