Transportation Systems Engineering

Creating a Safer Future for Cyclists

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Two Ph.D. students in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering are researching ways to collect better data and create safer bicycle infrastructure so that more people will feel comfortable cycling on city streets.

Friday, May 20, 2022

CEE professor offers tips for planning air travel this holiday season

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The world continues to experience the day-to-day impact of supply chain issues. Laurie Garrow, a professor of civil engineering and co-director of the Center for Urban and Regional Air Mobility at Georgia Tech, offers insight into what consumers can expect this holiday season in terms of air travel demand, airline operations, and tips for consumer travel planning.

Friday, December 3, 2021

Valdosta Traffic Calming and Connectivity Project Selected as Finalist for World Smart Cities Awards

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The City of Valdosta’s smart traffic management system—created with research support from Civil Engineering Professor Baabak Ashuri—was selected as a finalist for a 2021 World Smart Cities Award in the Mobility Category.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

On-Demand Multimodal Transit Solution to Bring Equitable, Affordable Transportation to Atlanta’s Underserved Communities

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The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the Department of Energy, has awarded a $1 million Stage 2 Civic Innovation Challenge grant to a Georgia Tech research team to pilot an On-Demand Multimodal Transit System (ODMTS) in Atlanta. The goal of the project is to make public transportation in Atlanta faster, more convenient, and more equitable for the city’s residents, especially in underserved communities.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Georgia Tech Researchers Receive $2.5 Million Grant to Focus on Improving Atlanta-Area Transportation Through Holistic Community Approach

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Researchers from Georgia Tech have been awarded a $2.5 million National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Communities Grant to develop systems that will improve travel mobility, safety, equity, and sustainability using the city of Peachtree Corners, Ga., as an immersive living lab.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

National Academy Publishes Study Showing How Georgia Could Halve its Carbon Footprint

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Georgia could reduce its carbon footprint by 50 percent by 2030 through the adoption of 20 high-impact climate solutions identified by the Drawdown Georgia research team, according to a new analysis published July 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). A multi-disciplinary team from Georgia Tech, including Regents Researcher Michael Rodgers from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, along with researchers from the University of Georgia and Emory University conducted the study, which was funded by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Investing in America’s infrastructure: Faculty weigh in on what to address in proposed infrastructure legislation

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A bipartisan group of senators has announced a $1.2 trillion infrastructure framework, which aims to make transformational investments in infrastructure for transportation, clean water, universal broadband, renewable energy, remediation of legacy pollution, and resilience to the changing climate.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Mokhtarian Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

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Professor Patricia Mokhtarian has been named the 2021 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research for her significant contributions to the field.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Srinivas Peeta Receives 2020 Matthew G. Karlaftis Best Paper Award

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Srinivas Peeta, who holds the Frederick R. Dickerson Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a joint appointment in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been recognized with the 2020 Matthew G. Karlaftis Best Paper Award.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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