Even with more ice melted for longer periods of the year, freight companies still would be hesitant to use a shorter shipping route through the Arctic Ocean. That assessment of decision-makers’ attitudes and the potential use of what’s become known as the Northern Sea Route has won the 2018 Editor’s Choice Award from the journal Maritime Economics & Logistics.
The Federal Highway Administration has awarded selective Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships to three School of Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate students this year, supporting their work to improve travel forecasting models, rural transit services, and road safety.
Kari Watkins and Michael Hunter published an essay in Newsweek Dec. 10 asking a provocative question about our autonomous transportation future. Namely: Is it possible the widespread adoption of driverless cars will worsen traffic congestion rather than make it better?
Sam Coogan will use a Young Investigator grant from the U.S. Air Force to develop a new approach to understanding and controlling physical networks like roads, air space and other critical infrastructure.