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Georgia Tech Team Wins $1 Million Grant to Lead University Transportation Center

A team led by Georgia Tech researchers has been awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to address declining transit ridership. The grant establishes the research consortium as one of four new Tier 1 University Transportation Centers (UTCs), which are funded to address critical transportation challenges facing the United States. Just four teams were selected from nearly 70 applications to receive the UTC grants.

Monday, August 3, 2020

‘TranspoNerd’ Vandegrift one of Mass Transit mag’s 40 Under 40

Amanda Wall Vandegrift, BSCE 2012, MSCE 2013, one of Mass Transit magazine's Top 40 Under 40 for 2018. (Photo Courtesy: InfraStrategies LLC)

Amanda Wall Vandegrift was about to start her senior year at Georgia Tech when she came to a critical juncture.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Peeta delivers public transportation keynote at global mobility summit

Srinivas Peeta, the Frederick R. Dickerson Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. (Photo: Luke Xinjing Xu)

Srinivas Peeta will join transportation ministers and tech and transportation industry leaders at a two-day summit in India later this week to create game-changing approaches to transportation.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

40 students, 3 continents, 9 days. Experience engineering classes' spring break abroad in the travelers' own words and pictures

Students collect samples along the Choqueyapu River in La Paz, Bolivia, over spring break. They were one of three classes that traveled to three different continents this year. (Photo Courtesy: Joe Brown)

Dozens of CEEatGT students spent their Spring Break traveling to three very different parts of the globe to experience sustainable transportation in the Netherlands, learn about disaster recovery and resilience in China, and understand urban water quality in Bolivia. Share their journey through the pictures and words they sent back from abroad.

Monday, March 26, 2018

‘Mass Transit’ features vehicle-dispatching research that fixed ‘bunching’ for Atlanta Streetcar, Tech’s Stinger

"Mass Transit" Expo Daily edition for Oct. 9, 2017, featuring article by Simon Berrebi about his research with Kari Watkins and Jorge Laval on bus bunching.

Alumnus Simon Berrebi wrote about his efforts to fix “bus bunching” for a daily edition of Mass Transit magazine produced for the American Public Transportation Association Annual Meeting and EXPO that began Oct. 8.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Smart Cities: Innovative approaches combining engineering, technology and the social sciences are boosting the urban IQ

Smart Cities graphic with a rendering of the city of Atlanta.

Georgia Tech has been intensifying its smart cities initiative, including membership in the national MetroLab Network and the launch of a new faculty council with members from more than a dozen university units. Tech has long been working in the, but the now the Institute is organizing all the research that’s happening to have a bigger impact.

Friday, July 21, 2017

MARTA Army helping first-time users in wake of I-85 collapse, featured in Atlanta magazine

The cover of "The Connector" in "Atlanta" magazine featuring the MARTA Army. (Courtesy: "Atlanta" magazine)

The grassroots group organized by Georgia Tech students to improve the transit experience for metro Atlanta deployed at the beginning of the work week to help first-time riders navigate the system. The MARTA Army positioned volunteers at nine MARTA train stations to help people opting to ride public transit for the first time after a section of Interstate 85 collapsed March 30.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Watkins to AJC: MARTA expansion vote will have huge effect on Atlanta

A MARTA train in the Edgewood-Candler Park transit station.

The Atlanta City Council voted June 20 to ask residents whether they want to pay an additional half-penny sales tax starting in 2017 to fund transit expansion in the city. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Kari Watkins told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution what residents decide will play a significant role in how the city evolves and the kinds of people who will want to live in Atlanta.

Wednesday, June 22, 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

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