My Research in the News

“Sage Musings”:  Occasional blogs (by myself among others) about research, graduate school, the academic profession, etc.  My blogs include:

Read Widely, Think Deeply: https://medium.com/zephyrfoundation/sage-musings-volume-1-issue-3-eaad151d0f3d

Pat’s Dos and Don’ts When Applying to Grad School:  https://medium.com/zephyrfoundation/sage-musings-volume-1-issue-2-8351a29de38

Left Brain, Right Brain: https://medium.com/zephyrfoundation/sage-musings-volume-1-issue-1-47f0841b947b

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New York Times article by Lydia DePillis, Emma Goldberg, and Ella Koeze, Nov. 6, 2023:  Most Americans still have to commute every day. Here’s how that experience has changed.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/11/06/business/economy/commuting-change-covid.html

Medical News Today article by Robby Berman, January 10, 2023: People who travel report better health, study finds.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/people-who-travel-report-better-health-study-finds

InfoWise blog by Erik Skindrud, June 20, 2022: Bay Area Planners Bet Big on Remote Work to Slash Traffic, CO2 — Who’s Taking the Baton Now?

https://infowise.org/2022/06/20/bay-area-planners-bet-big-on-remote-work-to-slash-traffic-and-co2-whos-taking-the-baton-now/

New York Times article by Emily Badger, June 11, 2021:  A Little More Remote Work Could Change Rush Hour a Lot.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/11/upshot/rush-hour-remote-work.html

The Atlantic article by Jerry Useem, June 9, 2021:  The Psychological Benefits of Commuting to Work. (I am one of the two unnamed “researchers at UC Davis” in 2001)

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/07/admit-it-you-miss-your-commute/619007/

Slate article by David Zipper, April 7, 2021:  What if Working at Home Makes Us Drive More, Not Less? A surprising, very real possibility for our post-pandemic lives

https://slate.com/business/2021/04/post-pandemic-commutes-cars-driving-more.html

The Chat Lab — 1/2-hour interview on travel behavior and mobility trends

Scientific American article by Ainslie Cruickshank, July 22, 2020

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/covid-19-pandemic-shows-telecommuting-can-help-fight-climate-change/

Webinar, Eno Center for Transportation, May 14, 2020: “The Adoption and Travel Impacts of Teleworking: Will it be Different This Time?”

https://www.enotrans.org/event/webinar-the-adoption-and-travel-impacts-of-teleworking-will-it-be-different-this-time/

“Working at home: A radical coronavirus experiment”, by Joshua Emerson Smith

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/story/2020-04-25/working-from-home-covid-lifeline-but-how-productive-is-telecommuting

“Bicycle Commuters Experience Joy but Motorists Would Much Rather Teleport”, by Carlton Reid:  Forbes article on the use of (hypothetical) teleportation to gauge people’s enjoyment of travel for its own sake

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonreid/2020/01/20/bicycle-commuters-experience-joy-but-motorists-would-much-rather-teleport/#45c5f50a112b

“Late, As Always”:  Boston Globe article on commute congestion

http://apps.bostonglobe.com/metro/investigations/spotlight/2019/11/20/seeing-red/employer-incentives-make-traffic-worse/

Podcast on the Intersection of Technology and Mobility with MBA students from Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business, October 1, 2019:

https://soundcloud.com/user-384866715/ramblin-roundtable-technology-and-mobility-the-intersection-podcast

Ability to multitask has a “small but not trivial” effect on whether people take transit

https://mobilitylab.org/2019/04/02/convenience-has-bigger-effect-on-transit-ridership-than-multitasking-study-finds/

Uncommon Engineers:  Travel Behavior podcast with Pat Mokhtarian

https://podcast.coe.gatech.edu/podcasts/uncommon-engineer/travel-behavior-pat-mokhtarian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu0j_zrDb6Y

It’s Not All Fun and Games: An Investigation of the Reported Benefits and Disadvantages of Conducting Activities while Commuting

https://ucdcoe.mediasite.com/Mediasite/Play/be202c08051c4bfab340fe394628b54c1d


What Does the Rise of Telecommuting Mean for Traffic and Transit?

http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-telecommuting-impact-transportation.html


Will millennials transform future transportation?  Maybe not as much as we thought

http://ce.gatech.edu/news/will-millennials-transform-future-transportation-maybe-not-much-we-thought


When Target comes to town: How a big-box retailer changed Davis, Calif.:

http://ce.gatech.edu/news/when-target-comes-town-how-big-box-retailer-changed-davis-calif


Atlantic/CityLab blog on teleportation:

http://www.citylab.com/commute/2015/03/a-surprisingly-high-number-of-commuters-would-prefer-not-to-teleport-to-work/389027/


8th Annual Martin Wachs Lecture:

http://www.lewis.ucla.edu/2014/10/georgia-techs-patricia-mokhtarian-resurrects-joy-travel-8th-annual-martin-wachs-lecture/


Two Freakonomics blogs:

http://freakonomics.com/2010/11/23/should-we-hope-congestion-gets-worse/

http://freakonomics.com/2010/12/08/do-we-travel-to-get-there-or-get-there-to-travel/


A Mystery of our Time: The People Who Enjoy Commuting

https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2016/03/a-mystery-of-our-time-the-people-who-enjoy-commuting/474228/