NSF Award Number 1025313
ASU School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
· Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Kuby
· PhD Research Assistant: Scott Kelley
· REU Student and GIS RA: Joseph Schoenemann
· Interviewers: Patrick Zweifel, Jeff Martinez
· Survey Research Consultant: Mike Mclaen, Institute of Social Science Research, ASU
Over the next several decades, countries transitioning from gasoline and diesel to alternative fuels will need to invest heavily in new refueling stations. It is especially important that stations be located conveniently for early adopters of alt-fuel vehicles (AFVs). What constitutes “convenience,” however, is a matter of debate, with little evidence to back up the assumptions. The objective of the research was to survey drivers about their refueling patterns to better understand the assumptions underlying infrastructure planning. Our study was designed to determine what drivers consider convenient based on their revealed rather than stated preference, i.e., not by what they say they want but by what they actually did.
1. Kelley, Scott and Michael Kuby. On the Way or Around the Corner? Observed Refueling Choices of Alternative-Fuel Drivers in Southern California. Journal of Transport Geography 33:258-267 (x.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.08.008).
2. Kuby, Michael, Scott Kelley, and Joseph Schoenemann. Spatial Refueling Patterns of Alternative-Fuel and Gasoline Vehicle Drivers in Los Angeles. Transportation Research Part D – Transport and Environment 25:84-92. (dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2013.08.004)
3. Kelley, Scott and Michael Kuby. 2014. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fleets in Southern California: Variations in Vehicles and Route Types. Paper submitted to Transportation Research Record (August 1, 2014).
1. Scott Kelley and Michael Kuby. 2013. Observed Driving and Refueling Behavior of Compressed Natural Gas Fleets in Southern California. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, April 13, 2013.
2. Scott Kelley and Michael Kuby. 2013. On the Way or Around the Corner? Refueling Choices of Alternative Fuel Vehicle Drivers in Southern California. Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, January 16, 2013.
3. Scott Kelley and Michael Kuby. 2012. Spatial Refueling Patterns of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Drivers in Southern California. INFORMS, Phoenix, October 15, 2012.
4. Michael Kuby, Scott Kelley, Joseph Schoenemann. 2012. Spatial refueling patterns of drivers of natural gas and gasoline cars in Los Angeles. Association of the American Geographers, New York, February 27, 2012.
5. Scott Kelley, Michael Kuby, and Joseph Schoenemann. 2011. Analysis of Refueling Patterns: Comparing CNG to Gasoline Driver Behavior. ESRI Southwest User Group Annual Conference, Mesa, AZ, November 16, 2011.
· Excel spreadsheet of GIS-based refueling trip and station choice results for CNG consumer vehicle drivers
· Excel spreadsheet of GIS-based refueling trip and station choice results for gasoline consumer vehicle drivers
· Excel spreadsheet of GIS-based refueling trip and station choice results for CNG commercial fleet drivers
* Raw data are not publicly available because, according to IRB terms for this study, “Individual survey information will not be disclosed to any external agency or person.”
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