CABS Partnering with the College of Engineering
Transportation and Traffic Management (TTM) has partnered with The Ohio State University’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering of the College of Engineering on a project that will help the research team obtain a wider range of air quality data across Ohio State’s Columbus campus. In collaboration with TTM, the college of engineering team mounted an air quality sensor suite and accompanying hardware on top of a CABS bus, which is now collecting data. Currently, the regulatory monitoring of air quality occurs from a few stationary sites that are spaced far apart, which limits the ability to collect data that account for spatial variations in air quality. Having a sensor suite on a mobile platform will help the stakeholders measure air quality in a manner that covers a broader geographic area. The project has the potential of demonstrating a concept that could be used in urban areas across the country and the world. The equipment used for the project is low cost, which would motivate its widespread use. The effort is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation through the University Transportation Center Program. Ohio State is a major partner in the Region V University Transportation Center, NEXTRANS. TTM is proud to support the academic mission of the university and assist in research that will help Ohio State researchers further the knowledge of air quality in the community.