TranLIVE Transportation for Livability by Integrating Vehicles and the Environment

Partner Universities

University of Idaho

National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology
875 Perimeter Dr, MS 0901
Moscow, ID 83844-0901
Phone: (208) 885-0576
Fax: (208) 885-2877

Old Dominion

Transportation Research Institute
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering and Technology
Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0241
Phone: (757) 683-3753
Fax: (757) 683-5354

Syracuse University

L.C. Smith College of Engineering & Computer Science
223 Link Hall
Syracuse NY 13244
Phone: (315) 443.2545

Texas Southern

Innovative Transportation Research Institute
College of Science & Technology
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Avenue
Houston, Texas 77004-9986
Phone: (713) 313-7282
Fax: (713) 313-1856

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
3500 Transportation Research Plaza
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone:(540) 231-1500
Fax: (540) 231-1555


TranLIVE (Transportation for Livability by Integrating Vehicles and the Environment) is a university research collaboration focused on developing technologies to reduce the environmental impact of the transportation system.

Our mission is to help the United States achieve the goals of a cleaner environment and greater energy independence through

  1. eco-traffic signal system technologies,
  2. eco-routing tools, and
  3. alternative fuels and vehicles.

Our mission is accomplished through our work on four goals:

Goal 1: Integrate real-time data systems and advanced transportation applications to better manage congestion while minimizing environmental impacts.

Goal 2: Develop modeling, simulation, and visualization tools that assess energy, environmental, and emission impacts of transportation systems to support transportation decision making at the local, regional, and national levels.

Goal 3: Increase the number of students in our research and education programs and use advanced curriculum design to enhance the transportation workforce.

Goal 4: Transfer the results of our research program to practicing professionals in forms that are usable to them to improve the quality and performance of our workforce.


Read about what is happening at TranLIVE in our latest Nexus newsletter. More


Smartphone-based Solutions to Monitor and Reduce Fuel Consumption and CO2 Footprint
Researchers at Old Dominion University developed a smartphone app to detect whether a vehicle is in motion or stopped. The app titled GoGreen estimates fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for a multi-modal trip and provides feedback to the driver. More


Is Smart Growth Associated with Reductions in CO2 Emissions?
A better understanding of travel behavior in conventional and smart growth communities is needed to inform policies and make informed decisions. This study investigates whether smart growth developments are associated with lower CO2 emissions. More