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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Safer, More Reliable Transportation With Behavioral Economics: Cellphone Use and Managed Lane Choice

Publication Information

Publication Type:
Fact Sheet
Publication Number:
FHWA-HRT-20-013
Abstract:

Two projects supported by the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program are looking at transportation issues through a behavioral economics lens. “Comparative Effectiveness of Alternative Smartphone-Based Nudges to Reduce Cellphone Use While Driving” is examining how technology-based nudges and tiered incentives could influence distracted driving behaviors. “Using Behavioral Economics to Better Understand Managed Lane Choice” is evaluating how behavioral economics could improve travel demand models.

Publishing Office:
Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
FHWA Program(s):
Research
Exploratory Advanced Research
AMRP Program(s):
Exploratory Advanced Research
FHWA Activities:
Human Factors
Subject Area:
Research
Safety and Human Factors