Robert Noland

Robert B. Noland
Professor and Director, Voorhees Transportation Center
B.A., University of California; M.Sc.and Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Contact Information

Civic Square Building, Room 449

Phone (848) 932-2859

Fax (732) 932-3714


Robert B. Noland is a Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and serves as the Director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center. He received his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in Energy Management and Environmental Policy. Prior to joining Rutgers University he was Reader in Transport and Environmental Policy at Imperial College London, a Policy Analyst at the US Environmental Protection Agency and also conducted post-doctoral research in the Economics Department at the University of California at Irvine. The focus of Dr. Noland’s research is the impacts of transport planning and policy on both economic and environmental outcomes. Work on economic effects has included examining behavioral reactions to changes in reliability, associations with the built environment, and trip chaining behavior. Environmental work includes impacts on safety, climate, health, and other factors associated with overall quality of life. Active research areas include developing methods to evaluate the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions associated with building transport projects; evaluating the economic impacts of transit-oriented development; analysis of walking behavior and links to other travel behavior and the built environment; analysis of traffic and pedestrian safety using spatial analysis techniques; and, assessment of the economic effects of transport investments, in particular those associated with agglomeration externalities. Dr. Noland’s research has been cited throughout the world in debates over transport infrastructure planning and environmental assessment of new infrastructure. Dr. Noland is currently the Associate Editor of Transportation Research-D (Transport and Environment) and the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation and is Chair of the Transportation Research Board Special Task Force on Climate Change and Energy.


Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

  • Impacts of transport planning and policy on environmental outcomes
  • Impact of induced travel on vehicle emissions
  • Behavioral responses to new transport capacity
  • Micro-simulation of pedestrian-vehicle interactions
  • Analysis of non-motorized transportation
  • Safety analysis of road infrastructure and non-motorized crashes
  • Economic impact analysis of transportation systems

Journal articles

  • International Energy Agency 2005, Saving Oil in a Hurry: Oil Demand Restraint in Transport, International Energy Agency, Paris.
  • Small, K.A., Noland, R.B., Chu, X. & Lewis, D. 1999, Valuation of travel-time savings and predictability in congested conditions for highway user-cost estimation, National Cooperative Highway Research Program Report 431, Transportation Research Board, Washington DC.
Book chapters
  • Noland, Robert B. and Christopher S. Hanson, 2013, “How does induced travel affect sustainable transportation policy?”, in Transport Beyond Oil: Policy Choices for a Multimodal Future, ed. by John L. Renne and Billy Fields, Island Press: Washington, DC, pp. 70-85.
  • Williams, V., Noland, R.B., Majumdar, A., Toumi, R. & Ochieng, W.Y. 2007, "Mitigation of Climate Impacts with Innovative Air Transport Management Tools" in Tourism and Climate Change Mitigation: Methods, Greenhouse Gas Reductions and Policies, ed. P. Peeters, NHTV Academic Studies no. 6 edn, Stichtung NHTV, Breda, the Netherlands, pp. 91-104.
  • Thorpe, N., Bell, M.G.H., Polak, J.W. & Noland, R.B. 2002, "A Telephone Survey of Stated Travel Responses to Fuel Shortages" in Transport Lessons from the Fuel Tax Protests of 2000, eds. G. Lyons & K. Chatterjee, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 161-182.
  • Noland, R.B. 1999, "Information in a two-route network with recurrent and non-recurrent congestion" in Behavioural and Network Impacts of Driver Information Systems, eds. R. Emmerink & P. Nijkamp, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 95-114.
Book reviews
  • Noland, R.B. 2009, "Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City", Journal of the American Planning Association,  vol. 75, no. 4, pp. 497-498.
  • Noland, R.B. 2007, "Street Smart: Competition, Entrepreneurship, and the Future of Roads", Journal of the American Planning Association, vol. 73, no. 3, pp. 361.
Edited journals
  • Noland, R.B. 2009, "The interaction of environmental and traffic safety policies", Transportation Research Part D, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 373-374.
  • Wong, W.K.I., Noland, R.B. & Bell, M.G.H. 2005, "The theory and practice of congestion charging", Transportation Research Part A, vol. 39, no. 7-9, pp. 567-570.
Other Articles
  • Noland, Robert B., 2013, “Communicating the Urgency for Action on Climate Change: Challenges and Approaches”, TR News, no. 287, July-Aug 2013, p. 40-43.
  • Noland, Robert B. and Cynthia Burbank, 2012, “Implementing Climate Change Policies: State and Local Innovations to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change”, TR News, no. 281, July-Aug 2012, p. 3.
  • Noland, Robert B., 2010, “Legislative and Regulatory Moves to Reduce Transportation’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions”, TR News, no. 268, May-June 2010, p. 12.
  • Rubin, Jonathan D., and Robert B. Noland, 2010, “Transportation and Climate Change: Developing Technologies, Policies and Strategies”, TR News, no. 268, May-June 2010, p. 3-5.
  • Noland, Robert B., and Victoria A. Williams, 2008, “Not-so-jolly Jack Tar”, The House Magazine: the Parliamentary Weekly, No. 1263, Vol. 33, 26 May 2008, p. 33.
  • Fulton, Lew and Robert Noland, 2005, “Pricing and Taxation-Related Policies to Save Oil in the Transport Sector”, Energy Prices and Taxes, 4th Quarter 2005, International Energy Agency, Paris, France, xi-xvi.