HKUST PPOL Newsletter Spring 2023

Zhu, Pengyu, and Yuqing Guo. “Telecommuting and Trip Chaining: Pre-Pandemic Patterns and Implications for the Post-Pandemic World.” trip-chaining behavior in the decade prior to the pandemic using 2009 and 2017 U.S. National Household Travel Surveys, the findings show that telecommuting significantly increases people’s propensity to chain trips, raises trip-chaining frequency, and encourages more complex trip chains. Furthermore, these impacts are significant on commuting days, which suggests that telecommuters still his paper investigates if there exist consistent modification influences of telecommuting on T have different trip-chaining behavior than non-telecommuters on the days when they commute to the workplace. While trip chaining has been encouraged under pandemic conditions to minimize health risks, heightened health concerns will fade as the pandemic recedes. With telecommuting likely to persist, unraveling how trip-chaining behaviour had changed in response to telecommuting before the pandemic can help policymakers better understand the long-term changes in travel behavior in the post-pandemic world. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 113 (2022): 103524. HKUST PPOL | Newsletter Spring 2023 15 Research Showcase