Robert B. Noland

Robert B. Noland


Distinguished Professor
Director, Voorhees Transportation Center
Director, PhD Program in Planning and Public Policy
B.A., University of California; M.Sc.and Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
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Research Interests
  • Impacts of transport planning and policy on environmental outcomes
  • Micro-simulation of pedestrian-vehicle interactions
  • Non-motorized transportation
  • Safety analysis

Robert B. Noland is Distinguished Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and serves as the Director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center and Director of the PhD program in Planning and Public Policy. He received his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in Energy Management and Environmental Policy. Prior to joining Rutgers University he was Reader in Transport and Environmental Policy at Imperial College London, a Policy Analyst at the US Environmental Protection Agency and also conducted post-doctoral research in the Economics Department at the University of California at Irvine. The focus of Dr. Noland’s research is the impacts of transportation planning and policy on both economic and environmental outcomes. Work on economic effects has included examining behavioral reactions to changes in reliability, associations with the built environment, and trip chaining behavior. Environmental work includes impacts on safety, climate, health, and other factors associated with overall quality of life. Active research areas include evaluation of traffic safety data and how safety modeling is used in economic assessment and planning of infrastructure; analysis of the costs and benefits of road diet conversions; analysis of walking behavior and links to other travel behavior and the built environment; analysis of climate change impacts on accessibility; and, evaluation of bike-sharing systems. Dr. Noland’s research has been cited throughout the world in debates over transport infrastructure planning and environmental assessment of new infrastructure. Dr. Noland is currently the co-Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Research part D (Transport and Environment) and Associated Editor of the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation and was formerly the Chair of the Transportation Research Board Special Task Force on Climate Change and Energy.

Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

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Undergraduate
  • Transportation and Environment
Graduate
  • Transportation and Environment
  • Transportation and Land Use
  • Transportation Economics and Finance
  • Advanced Scholarly Research

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Recent Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • 2019: Noland, Robert B. and Maria Luz Laham, Are Low Income and Minority Households More Likely to Die from Traffic-related Crashes?, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 120 (2018), 233-238.
  • 2019: Noland, Robert, Evaluating Potential Road Diets: The Benefits of Avoiding Detailed Engineering Analysis, Working paper (Oct 2017).
  • 2019: Noland, Robert B. and Maria Luz Laham, Understanding Safety Preferences for Bicycling and Bicycle Infrastructure, submitted to Transportation (Apr 2018).
  • 2019: Noland, Robert B., Michael J. Smart, and Ziye Guo, Bikesharing trip patterns in New York City: Associations with land use, subways, and bicycle lanes, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 13(9), (2109) 664-674. https://doi.org/10.1080/15568318.2018.1501520
  • 2019: Caspi, Or, and Robert B. Noland, Bikesharing in Philadelphia: Do Lower-income areas generate trips?, Travel Behaviour and Society 16, (2019), 143-152.
  • 2019: Noland, Robert B., Trip patterns and revenue of shared e-scooters in Louisville, Kentucky, Transport Findings, (2019), https://doi.org/10.32866/7747 (April 29, 2019).
  • 2018: Noland, Robert B. and Yemi Adediji, Are Estimates of Crash Modification Factors Mis-specified?, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 118 (2018), 29-37.
  • 2018: Laham, Maria Luz and Robert B. Noland, Non-Work Trips Associated with Transit-oriented Development, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2606 (2017), 46-53.
  • 2018: Noland, Robert B., James A. Sinclair, Charles Brown, and Nicholas J. Klein, How good is pedestrian fatality data?, Journal of Transport and Health, 7 (2017), 3-9.
  • 2017: Laham, Maria Luz and Robert B. Noland, Non-Work Trips Associated with Transit-oriented Development, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2606 (2017), 46-53.
  • 2017: Noland, Robert B., James A. Sinclair, Charles Brown, and Nicholas J. Klein, How good is pedestrian fatality data?, Journal of Transport and Health, 7, (2017), 3-9.
  • 2017: Noland, Robert B. and Yemi Adediji, Are Estimates of Crash Modification Factors Mis-specified?, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 118 (2018), 29-37.
  • 2017: Noland, Robert B., Marc D. Weiner, Stephanie DiPetrillo, and Andrew I. Kay, Attitudes Towards Transit-Oriented Development: Resident Experiences and Professional Perspectives, Journal of Transport Geography, 60 (2017), 130-140.
  • 2017: Noland, Robert B., Marc D. Weiner, Dong Gao, Michael P. Cook, and Anton Nelessen, Eye-tracking Technology, Visual Preference Surveys, and Urban Design: Preliminary Evidence of an Effective Methodology, Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability, 10(1), (2017), 98-110.
  • 2017: Noland, Robert B., Reply: A rejoinder to the critique of “Costs and Benefits of a Road Diet Conversion”, Case Studies on Transport Policy, 5, (2017), 102-104.
  • 2017: Noland, Robert B., Marc D. Weiner, Nicholas J. Klein, and Orin D. Puniello, An Evaluation of Transit Procurement Training, Evaluation and Program Planning, 61, (2017), 1-7.
  • 2017: Noland, Robert B. and Yuhan Zhou, Has the Great Recession and its Aftermath Reduced Traffic Fatalities? Accident Analysis and Prevention, 98, (2017), 130-138.
  • 2017: Noland, Robert B., Michael J. Smart, and Ziye Guo, Bikeshare trip generation in New York City, Transportation Research A (Policy and Practice), 94 (2016), 164-181.
  • 2017: Weiner, Marc D., Orin T. Puniello, and Robert B. Noland, Conducting efficient transit surveys of households surrounding transit-oriented developments, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2594, (2016), 44-50.
  • 2016: Weiner, M.D., Puniello, O.T. & Noland, R.B. (2016). Conducting Efficient Transit Surveys of Households Surrounding Transit-Oriented Development. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2594. DOI 10.3141/2594-08, (available at http://docs.trb.org/prp/16-4280.pdf).
  • 2016: Noland, R.B., Weiner, M.D., Gao, D., Cook, M.P. & Nelessen, A.C. (2016). Eye-tracking Technology, Visual Preference Surveys, and Urban Design: Preliminary Evidence of an Effective Methodology. Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability. DOI:10.1080/17549175.2016.1187197
  • 2016: Hanson, Christopher S., Robert B. Noland, and Christopher D. Porter, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Materials used in Commuter Rail Lines, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 10(5), 2016, 475-484.
  • 2016: Chatman, Daniel G., Robert B. Noland, and Nicholas J. Klein, Firm births, access to transit, and agglomeration in Portland, Oregon, and Dallas, Texas, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2598 (2016) 1-10.
  • 2016: Noland, Robert B., Dong Gao, Eric J. Gonzales, and Charles Brown, Costs and Benefits of a Road Diet Conversion, Case Studies on Transport Policy, 3, (2015), 449-458.
  • 2016: Hanson, Christopher S., and Robert B. Noland, Greenhouse gas emissions from road project construction: an assessment of alternative staging approaches, Transportation Research D (Transport and Environment), 40, (2015), 97-103.
  • 2016: Noland, Robert B. and Stephanie D. Petrillo, Transit-oriented Development and the Frequency of Modal Use, Journal of Transport and Land Use, 8(2), (2015), 21-44.
  • 2015: Kay, Andrew I., Robert B. Noland, and Stephanie DiPetrillo, Residential Property Valuations near Transit Stations with Transit-oriented Development, Journal of Transport Geography, 39 (2014), 131–140
  • 2015: Lachapelle, Ugo and Robert B. Noland, Inconsistencies in associations between crime and walking: a reflection of poverty and density, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 9, (2015), 103-115.
  • 2015: Noland, Robert B., Hyunsoo Park, Leigh Ann Von Hagen, and Daniel G. Chatman, A mode choice analysis of school trips in New Jersey, Journal of Transport and Land Use, 7(2) (2014), 111-133.
  • 2015: Gebhart, Kyle, and Robert B. Noland, The Impact of Weather Conditions on Bikeshare Trips in Washington, DC, Transportation, 41(6), (2014), 1205-1225.
  • 2015: Benson, Michael D. and Robert B. Noland, Friday Exception Scheduling in Transit Systems: An Exploratory Analysis, Journal of Public Transportation, 17(4), (2014), 35-49.
  • 2015: Mudigonda, Sandeep, Kaan Ozbay, Ozgur Ozturk, Shrisan Iyer, and Robert B. Noland, Quantifying Transportation Benefits of Transit-oriented Development in New Jersey, Transportation Research Record: the Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2417 (2014), 111-120.

Articles in Non-refereed or General Journals

  • 2014: Chatman, Daniel G. and Robert B. Noland, “Increasing public transport provision in metropolitan areas can be of great benefit for wages and employment density”, London School of Economics, USAPP, LSE’s daily blog on American Politics and Policy, http://bit.ly/1l5Rs5X, June 2014.
  • 2014: Noland, Robert B., “Communicating the Urgency for Action on Climate Change: Challenges and Approaches”, TR News, no. 287, July-Aug 2013, p. 40-43.

Research Reports

  • 2019: Noland, Robert B., A streamlined method for evaluating potential road diet, prepared for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Dec 2018.
  • 2017: Noland, Robert, Charles Brown, James Sinclair, Mark Walzer, Bicycle Activities and Attitudes Survey, Fall 2016, Outcome and Process Evaluation, prepared for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Dec. 2016.
  • 2017: Noland, Robert B., Orin T. Puniello, and Stephanie DiPetrillo, The Impact of Transit-oriented Development on Social Capital, Mineta National Transit Research Consortium report 12-67, Oct 2016.
  • 2016: Noland, Robert B., Marc D. Weiner, Ryan Whytlaw, Stephanie DiPetrillo, and Andrea Lubin, An Evaluation of the ‘Comprehensive ADA Paratransit Eligibility” Course Offered by the National Transit Institute, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center prepared for the National Transit Institute, July 2016.
  • 2016: Noland, Robert B., Marc D. Weiner, and Paul C. Siracusa, A Second Evaluation of the “Orientation to Transit Procurement” Course Offered by the National Transit Institute, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center prepared for the National Transit Institute, April 2016.
    2016: Noland, Robert B., Marc D. Weiner, and Michael R. Greenberg, Funding Resilient Infrastructure in New Jersey: Attitudes Following a Natural Disaster, Mineta National Transit Research Consortium report 12-52, Feb 2016.
  • 2016: Noland, Robert B., Analysis of the Costs and Benefits of a Road Diet for Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, New Jersey, New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center, prepared for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Dec. 2015.
  • 2016: Noland, Robert B., and Yemi Adediji, Omitted Variable Bias in Crash Reduction Factors, University Transportation Research Center, Sept. 2015.
  • 2016: Noland, R.B., Weiner, M.D. Whytlaw, R., DiPetrillo, S., & Lubin, A. (2016). An Evaluation of the “Comprehensive ADA Paratransit Eligibility” Course Offered by the National Transit Institute, Final Report (July). (Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: New Brunswick, NJ). Submitted to the Federal Transit Administration, and to the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium.
  • 2015: Noland, Robert B., Nicholas J. Klein, James Sinclair, and Charles Brown, Road Infrastructure as a Contributing Factor to Pedestrian Fatalities in New Jersey, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center, prepared for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, March 2015.
  • 2015: Noland, Robert B., Nicholas J. Klein, Marc D. Weiner, and Orin Puniello, “An Evaluation of the ‘Introduction to Procurement’ Course Offered by the National Transit Institute’, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center prepared for the National Transit Institute, Dec. 2014.

Areas of Expertise:  Computer Simulation ModelingEconomicsEnergyEnvironmental Planning and PolicyInformaticsLand UseTransportation