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Bob Noland is a Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and serves as the Director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center. 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 U.S. 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 transport planning and policy on environmental outcomes. This is defined very broadly to include not just air and water quality impacts, but also impacts on safety, climate, health, and other factors associated with overall quality of life. Active research areas include examining the impact of induced travel on vehicle emissions; understanding the policy implications of induced travel and behavioral responses to new transport capacity; investigation of policies to mitigate the climate impacts of aviation, in particular those associated with contrail formation; micro-simulation of pedestrian-vehicle interactions to provide an understanding of the costs and benefits associated with policies to improve pedestrian flow; analysis of behavioral issues associated with transport safety policies and empirical analyses of safety data, and assessment of the economic effects of transport investments. 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 Associate Editor of Transportation Research-D (Transport and Environment) and the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, and is Chair of the Transportation Research Board Special Task Force on Climate Change and Energy.

Dr. Robert B. Noland
Professor and Director, Voorhees Transportation Center
PhD, Energy Management & Environmental Policy, University of Pennsylvania, 1992
MSc, Energy Management & Policy, University of Pennsylvania, 1986
BA, Chemistry, University of California, 1981 (with Honors)
Title Sponsor(s)
An analysis of the agglomeration benefits of transit investment Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA)
Omitted variable bias in crash data analysis University Transportation Research Center (UTRC)
Pedestrian Behavior in New Jersey Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA)
Planning Level Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Alternative Transportation Construction Projects Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA)
Transit Oriented Development Benefits of New Transit Service: The River LINE Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)