Harnessing the power of big data to address transportation challenges.

Examining in-vehicle and infrastructure-based technologies to assess how they might impact emergency responders, particularly EMS.
Conducting a detailed, multivariate statistical assessment of pavement treatments by public-private partnerships, and studying their performance in terms of extending pavement lives.
The recent network disruptions in the Washington Metro system showed the new reality associated with aging transit infrastructure and highlighted the potential severity of such disruptions. However, relevant studies in the literature are limited and agencies need more empirical evidence to help them better planning and implementing maintenance work.
Exploring historical incident and traffic data to revolutionize response strategies.
The project investigates how real-time conditions interact to affect driver safety performance changes. From that understanding, practitioners and drivers can make more informed decisions to reduce the likelihood of a crash.
Designing a transportation data-warehouse prototype for the Buffalo-Niagara region and demonstrating its usefulness through a specific application.
Incorporating data analytics into paratransit planning and operations is a promising approach for increasing their cost-effectiveness.
Developing a predictive statistical framework to efficiently estimate the ability of a bike-sharing system to serve incoming bike requests.
Developing a novel green navigation system, called Green Nav, that gives a driver the most fuel efficient route for his vehicle as opposed to the shortest or fastest route.

We mine a wealth of data by employing a wide variety of methods, tools and models, including those from artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, statistics, and database systems.  

When these methods are applied to large datasets that have been appropriately compiled and fused together, the result is invaluable and actionable information that can help improve the efficiency, safety, sustainability and resiliency of transportation systems. Our results inform and guide transportation planning, investment decisions, and transportation policies.

Changing The Way The World Works

SSISTL's Benefactor and Professor of Practice, Stephen Still, is featured in UB's We Are Boldy Buffalo Campaign. Stephen gave $4 million to support the Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics. His gift–and many other gifts–are being immediately invested in opportunities for faculty and students to address society’s biggest transportation challenges.

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