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:

Pat’s Dos and Don’ts When Applying to Grad School:

Left Brain, Right Brain:


Generating Buzz: Remote Work in a Post-Pandemic World.  Georgia Tech podcast, March 29, 2024

Outside article by Gloria Liu, March 12, 2024:  Colorado’s I-70 Has America’s Most Notorious Ski Traffic.  Is there a Solution?

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.

Medical News Today article by Robby Berman, January 10, 2023: 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?

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

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)

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

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

Scientific American article by Ainslie Cruickshank, July 22, 2020

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

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

“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

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

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

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

Uncommon Engineers:  Travel Behavior podcast with Pat Mokhtarian

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

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

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

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

Atlantic/CityLab blog on teleportation:

8th Annual Martin Wachs Lecture:

Two Freakonomics blogs:

A Mystery of our Time: The People Who Enjoy Commuting