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Commuting -- Psychological aspects, Stress (Psychology), Commuters -- Attitudes, Travel -- Decision making, Choice of transportation


This research integrates perspectives from transportation and psychology research by focusing on the relations between commuting stress, commuting mode choice, and consequences of such choice for commuters’ health, travel safety, and work performance. To fill the gaps in the transportation and psychology literatures, the project addresses two key research questions:

1) Under what circumstances workers experiencing commuting stress are more likely to commute via car vs. public transit vs. bicycle vs. on foot?

2) What are the different implications of choosing different commuting modes for commuters’ mental and physical health?


This is a summary of TREC research report NITC-RR-995, from the NITC program of TREC at Portland State University, and can be found online at:

Final Report NITC-RR-912 can be found at

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