Bradley Lane


Dr. Bradley Lane
  • Associate Professor
  • School of Public Affairs & Administration

Contact Info

University of Kansas
Snow Hall, Room 217
Lawrence

Biography

I joined the faculty of the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas in August of 2013 after three years in the MPA Program at the University of Texas at El Paso. My research focuses on travel behavior, policy, and planning issues in urban transportation. My primary current research project involves the study of policies, perceptions, attitudes, and travel behavior effects on electric vehicle usage, including a survey of urban residents across the US and an informational intervention project. Additional research includes developing a cost-benefit framework that considers sustainability in transport, the effect of public transit on oil dependence, the relationship between transit planning and land-use, using time-geography to measure transit accessibility, and measuring spatial variability in factors that influence travel behavior. I've also done extensive work on the effect of gasoline prices on public transportation, which was the focus of my dissertation. Previously published works also include studies on the renaissance of rail transit in the US and the spatial variability of changes in travel behavior related to rail infrastructure. I frequently employ quantitative methods and GIS in my work. My teaching experience includes courses on human impact on the environment, research methods, policy analysis, human and regional geography, urban planning, capstone and thesis writing, and sports in society. I have served as a reviewer for numerous major journals, conferences, and research outlets, SAGE Publications, Edward Elgar Press, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Transportation Research Board. I've also served on the Board of the Transport Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers. Prior to becoming a geographer and a professor, I was on the golf team at Rice University, and continue to play in amateur tournaments (when I can get the time to do so!)

Education

Ph.D. in Geography, Indiana University, 2010
M.A. in Geography, Indiana University, 2006
B.A. in Political Science & Public Policy, Rice University, 2003

Research

My research focuses on travel behavior, policy, and planning issues in urban transportation. My primary current research project involves the study of policies, perceptions, attitudes, and travel behavior effects on electric vehicle usage, including a survey of urban residents across the US and an informational intervention project. Additional research includes developing a cost-benefit framework that considers sustainability in transport, the effect of public transit on oil dependence, the relationship between transit planning and land-use, using time-geography to measure transit accessibility, and measuring spatial variability in factors that influence travel behavior. I've also done extensive work on the effect of gasoline prices on public transportation, which was the focus of my dissertation. Previously published works also include studies on the renaissance of rail transit in the US and the spatial variability of changes in travel behavior related to rail infrastructure. I frequently employ quantitative methods and GIS in my work.

Teaching

My teaching experience includes courses on human impact on the environment, research methods, policy analysis, human and regional geography, urban planning, capstone and thesis writing, and sports in society.

Teaching interests:

  • Environmental Studies
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Human Geography
  • Research Methods
  • Sustainability Planning and Policy
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Transportation Planning and Policy
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Selected Publications

Lane, Bradley, and Joseph Beeler. 2017. “Sustainable Transportation.” Encyclopedia/Dictionary Entries. Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Wiley.
Lane, Bradley, and Joseph Beeler. 2017. “Urban Transit.” Encyclopedia/Dictionary Entries. Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Wiley.
Lane, Bradley. 2016. “Electric Vehicles.” Encyclopedia/Dictionary Entries. Minicars, Maglevs, and Mopeds: Modern Modes of Transportation Around the World. ABC-CLIO.
Lane, Bradley. 2016. “Flying Cars.” Encyclopedia/Dictionary Entries. Minicars, Maglevs, and Mopeds: Modern Modes of Transportation Around the World. ABC-CLIO.
Krause, Rachel  M., Bradley  W. Lane, Sanya Carley, Jon Sperl, and John  D. Graham. 2016. “Assessing the Demand for Electric Vehicles under Future Cost and Technology Scenarios.” Journal Articles. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation.
Lane, Bradley W., Rachel  M. Krause, Sanya Carley, and John D. Graham. 2016. The next Adopter: Estimating the Diffusion of Plug-in Vehicles from  Behavioral Data. Conference Proceedings. Proceedings of the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences.
Dumortier, Jerome, Saba Siddiki, Sanya Carley, Joshua Cisney, Rachel M. Krause, Bradley W. Lane, John Rupp, and John D. Graham. 2015. “Effect of Life Cycle Cost Information Disclosure on the Purchase Decision of Hybrid and Plug-in Electric Vehicles.” Journal Articles. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 72 (2015): 71–86.
Lane, Bradley W., Colin P. Sherman, Jon Sperl, Rachel M. Krause, Sanya Carley, and John D. Graham. 2014. Beyond Early Adopters of Plug-in Electric Vehicles? Evidence from Fleet and Household Users in Indianapolis. . Conference Proceedings. Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting. Washington DC: National Academy of Sciences.
Lane, Bradley W., and Richard D. Knowles. 2014. “Remembering William R. ‘Bill’ Black: June 8, 1942 - October 15, 2013.” Other. Journal of Transport Geography. Elsevier.
Krause, Rachel  M., Sanya Carley, Bradley  W. Lane, and John  D. Graham. 2013. “Perception and Reality: Public Knowledge of Plug-in Electric Vehicles in 21 US Cities.” Journal Articles. Energy Policy 63: 433–40.
Lane, Bradley W., Natalie Messer, Devin Hartman, Carley Sanya, and Graham D. John . 2013. “ Government Promotion of the Electric Car: Risk Management or Industrial Policy.” Journal Articles. European Journal of Risk Regulation 2 ((2013)): 224–41.
Lane, Bradley W. 2013. “Gasoline Prices and Transportation Sustainability: What Future for Public Transit?” Book Chapters. In Transportation Beyond Oil: Moving Toward Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficient Development for the Next Generation, edited by Renne and Fields . Washington DC: Island Press.
Carley, Sanya, Rachel M. Krause, Bradley W. Lane, and John D. Graham. 2013. “Intent to Purchase a Plug-in Electric Vehicle: A Survey of Early Impressions in Large American Cities.” Journal Articles. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 18 (1): 39–45.
Lane, Bradley W. 2013. “Review of the Book Urban Transport in the Developing World by Dimitriou and Gakenheimer (Eds).” Book Reviews. Journal of Regional Science.
Lane, Bradley W., and Colin  P. Sherman. 2013. “Using the Kaldor-Hicks Tableau to Assess Sustainability in Cost-Benefit Analysis in Transport: An Example Framework for Rail Transit.” Journal Articles. Research in Transportation Business and Management 7 (2013): 91–105.
Lane, Bradley W. 2012. “A Time-Series Analysis of Gasoline Prices and Public Transportation in US Metropolitan Areas.” Journal Articles. Journal of Transport Geography, no. 22: 221–35.
Lane, Bradley W. 2012. “On the Utility and Challenges of High Speed Rail in the US.” Journal Articles. Journal of Transport Geography 22: 282–84.
Black, William R., and Bradley W. Lane. 2012. “The Role of Transit in the Development of Urban Areas in the US.” Book Chapters. In Sustainable Urbanism and Beyond: Rethinking Cities for the Future, edited by Haas , 123–25. New York: Rizzoli.
Graham, J. D., D. Hartman, N. Messer, B. W. Lane, S. Carley, and C. Crookham. 2011. “Plug-in Electric Vehicles: A Practical Plan for Progress.” Reports. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University.
Lane, Bradley W. 2011. “TAZ-Level Variation in Work Trip Mode Choice between 1990 and 2000 and the Presence of Rail Transit.” Journal Articles. Journal of Geographical Systems 13 (2): 147–71. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10109-010-0110-z.
Lane, Bradley W. 2010. “Effect of Fuel Price Increases on US Light Rail Ridership 2002-2008: Results and Implications for Transit Operation and Policy.” Journal Articles. Transportation Research Circular E-C145, June, 63–77.
Lane, Bradley W. 2010. “The Relationship between Recent Fuel Price Fluctuations and Transit Usage in Major US Cities.” Journal Articles. Journal of Transport Geography 18 (2): 214–25.
Lane, Bradley W. 2008. “Significant Characteristics of the Urban Rail Renaissance in the United States: A Discriminant Analysis.” Journal Articles. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 42 (2): 279–95.

Awards & Honors

Excellence in Reviewing, Elsevier, 2017
2018 - Present
Rice University delegate to the inauguration of Douglas A. Girod as Chancellor of the University of Kansas
2018 - Present

Service

I have served as a reviewer for numerous major journals, conferences, and research outlets, SAGE Publications, Edward Elgar Press, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Transportation Research Board. I've also served on the Board of the Transport Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.