University at Albany

Understanding Commuter Patterns and Behavior

The NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) along with NYS Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) funded a transportation grant that researched the availability and use of alternative methods of transportation and helped identify the vehicle patterns of our community members. Currently a team from the University is working with CDTA and the CDTC to implement recommended actions. Below is the report and other related materials.


Executive Report

A brief summary of research conducted, results, and recommendations.


Final Report

A comprehensive report including a handbook for other institutions to use and supplemental materials.



A handbook for conducting a study on commuter patterns and behavior.


NYSERDA and NYSDOT Presentation

The presentation given to NYSERDA and NYSDOT representatives summarizing the study.