Civil and Environmental Engineering

School of Engineering


  • Pandemic Purchasing Exacerbates Inequities in Urban Freight

    June 1, 2021 -

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequities in urban freight and the delivery of goods. This misalignment in the supply chain is perpetuating food insecurity, especially in areas where grocery store access is limited or non-existent and for those who have limited access to e-commerce.

  • Rise of Connected Autonomous Vehicles Will Require New Models for Managing Traffic

    March 15, 2021 -

    Future roads will likely carry autonomous vehicles that communicate with one another in a system where vehicles relay information — like destination, speed, or upcoming lane change — and then receive real-time feedback about decisions like route changes necessary to avoid traffic.

  • Consumer Behavior Has Shifted Significantly During Pandemic, Survey Reveals

    August 3, 2020 -

    TROY, N.Y. — The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an increase in telework and online commerce, and a significant decrease in the number of personal trips people are making. Understanding the effects of these rapid changes on the economy, supply chains, and the environment will be essential, as some of these behaviors will continue even after the pandemic has ended.