Transportation Systems Engineering

Which bicycle infrastructure makes riders safer? Turns out, we don’t yet know

A bicyclist rides in a marked bike lane alongside a multi-lane road in Lutz, Florida. A new study of bicycle infrastructure from a team of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering researchers has found we don’t know much yet about how well bicycle infrastructure like these lanes protect riders. (Photo Courtesy: Daniel Oines via Flickr.)

Shared lane markings. Bike lanes painted a bright color. Bike boxes at intersections. Cycle tracks that provide physical barriers between bikes and cars. Communities have built these and other flavors of infrastructure to try to make it safer for people to ride their bikes along roadways or through neighborhoods. But which ones work best?

Friday, June 9, 2017

Grossman selected for summer DC fellowship at Eno Center

Ph.D. student Alice Grossman will spend 10 weeks in the nation’s capital this summer as a transportation policy fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

Ph.D. student Alice Grossman will spend 10 weeks in the nation’s capital this summer as a transportation policy fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation. Grossman begins work as the Thomas J. O’Bryant Transportation Policy and Finance Fellowship May 15.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Hunter tells GPB many more questions remain about self-driving cars

Screenshot of GPB web page featuring the March 16 segment on self-driving cars that included Michael Hunter.

Appearing on the GPB public radio program On Second Thought March 16, transportation research Michael Hunter said the jury remains out on whether autonomous vehicles will make our roads safer. Hunter said such questions are the focus of inquiry as cities and states move closer to allowing the driverless cars on their roadways.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sustainability, emissions, travel behavior among challenges researchers will tackle in 6 new University Transportation Centers

U.S. Department of Transportation map showing all of the newly funded University Transportation Centers and the affiliated universities.

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Dec. 5 it would invest $300 million in new research through University Transportation Centers, including half a dozen where the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering will play a significant role.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Mokhtarian appointed to new Pappas Professorship

Patricia Mokhtarian, the new Susan G. and Christopher D. Pappas Professor

Travel behavior scholar Patricia Mokhtarian has been named the Susan G. and Christopher D. Pappas Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Mokhtarian serves as the first-ever Pappas Professor, an honor made available this summer when the Pappas family created the new named position.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Will millennials transform the future of transportation? Maybe not as much as we thought

Young person driving

A lot has been written about how millennials are different. Researchers have suggested that millennials have fundamentally different attitudes, values, perceptions, and preferences than prior generations, and their lifestyles will eventually transform our cities into bastions of sustainable mobility. Well, that’s unlikely to happen after all, according to new research published by a team of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering researchers specializing in transportation systems analysis.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Federal Highway Administration awards Eisenhower Fellowships to 6 grad students

2016 Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship recipients Jack Cebe, Calvin Clark, April Gadsby, Alice Grossman, Janille Smith-Colin and Elliot Sperling

Six Georgia Tech graduate students working to improve the nation’s transportation systems have earned the endorsement of the Federal Highway Administration for their work. They’ve been named to the 2016 class of Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tracking the Atlanta Streetcar in real time

The Atlanta Streetcar near the original Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Georgia Tech researchers have developed a way to improve the timing of the streetcar, eliminating the need for schedules and reducing passenger wait time. (Photo: Spmarshall42 / Wikimedia Commons)

Starting this summer, the Atlanta Streetcar will begin using a new real-time dispatching method developed at Georgia Tech that eliminates the need for schedules and cuts down on passenger wait times.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A roadmap to robotic vehicles

Research Horizons illustration for Rolling Robots story

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Michael Hunter uses computer models to study the management and operation of our future roadways, and he has identified a few of the issues policymakers and drivers will confront when self-driving cars travel our highways and bi-ways.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Geary, Mast win NSF graduate fellowships

Georgene Geary and Laura Mast, winners of NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Two School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. students have secured National Science Foundation fellowships, some of the most competitive and prestigious funding for the nation’s graduate students. Georgene Geary and Laura Mast join a long list of the brightest and most promising of the School’s students to win the funding. This year, NSF chose to support fewer than one in eight applicants.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Pages

Subscribe to Transportation Systems Engineering