Simon Berrebi

‘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

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

WATCH: MARTA Army crowdfunding trash cans at East Point bus stops

Screen shot of Ph.D. student Simon Berrebi's interview with WSB-TV in Atlanta about his group's effort to crowdfund trash cans for East Point bus stops.

MARTA advocacy group MARTA Army has reached a deal with the City of East Point to provide trash cans around MARTA bus stops to fight a growing litter problem. And they’re doing it with a crowdfunding campaign.

Wednesday, November 2, 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

Class bikes through the Netherlands to study sustainable transportation

The Sustainable Transportation Abroad class outside the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

A group of Georgia Tech students has just returned from two weeks studying bicycle infrastructure in the Netherlands and contrasting the Dutch approach to American standards. The overwhelming consensus: it’s not just bicycles that define the Dutch transportation system. Rather, it's the integration of biking with all forms of public transit and infrastructure planning that makes the Netherlands’ famed bike culture a way of life.

Friday, June 3, 2016

AUDIO: Grad students start MARTA Army to improve Atlanta mass transit

A new grassroots organization called the MARTA Army has begun operations with the goal of improving the public transit experience in Atlanta. The group is the brainchild of some School of Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate students, who talked about their plans on WABE's Closer Look Sept. 29.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Nation’s No. 2 transportation official gets up-close view of Tech researchers’ innovations

The U.S. deputy secretary of transportation spent Monday at Georgia Tech talking about transportation infrastructure and seeing some of the ways researchers are helping improve the design, monitoring and creation of that infrastructure. Victor Mendez’s visit included conversations with School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students and faculty members.

Monday, July 27, 2015

PhD student Berrebi collects another award for his work to improve bus transit

Doctoral student Simon Berrebi collected more financial support Nov. 6 for his idea to improve how buses run their routes. The latest, the Wayne Shackelford Scholarship, comes from the Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Awesome Atlanta helps Berrebi improve bus schedules

The Awesome Foundation – Atlanta will give doctoral student Simon Berrebi $1,000 later this month to support his work improving how public transit agencies schedule their bus routes.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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