Transportation Systems Engineering

AJC: New Tech center prepping for future where drones fly people over Atlanta traffic

Screenshot of Atlanta Journal-Constitution story "Could drones be the solution to Atlanta's traffic gridlock?" including a rendering of a city with a four-propeller Uber Eats drone flying above.

The first cities where drones could ferry people to and fro are the nation’s largest and most-congested — places like Los Angeles. But a new research center at Georgia Tech aims to answer the key questions about what’s called urban and regional air mobility, and turn Atlanta into a test bed for the emerging technology along the way.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Gadsby to tackle policy side of transportation at Eno Future Leaders Development Conference

Ph.D. student April Gadsby. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

It’s been quite a spring for Ph.D. student April Gadsby. And, as a result, her summer and fall are booking up fast.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Maritime journal editor: Paper on shippers’ reluctance to use Northern Sea Route the year’s top research

Cargo ship loaded with freight containers at sea with a muted, gray sky. (Photo Courtesy: Mike Baird via Flickr)

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.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Gadsby taking her cyclist safety research to the mecca of bicycling

Ph.D. student April Gadsby stands on a bridge over a canal in the Netherlands in 2017 with a few of the country's famed windmills in the background. (Photo Courtesy: April Gadsby)

For a researcher who studies cyclist behavior and safety, few places are more compelling than the Netherlands.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Newest Eisenhower fellows designing better models, improving rural transit, fixing unsafe roads

Winners of 2018 Eisenhower Fellowships: Ph.D. student David Ederer, Ph.D student Atiyya Shaw and master's student Andreas Wolfe.

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.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Op-Ed: Will driverless cars make our traffic problems worse?

An autonomous Waymo Chrysler Pacifica drives around Los Altos, California. (Photo Courtesy: Dllu via Wikimedia Commons)

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?

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Shaw picked as national student of the year for US DOT-funded research center

Ph.D. student Atiyya Shaw, who is the student of the year for the Center for Teaching Old Models New Tricks.

Ph.D. student Atiyya Shaw will represent one of the nation’s major research centers at the Transportation Research Board meeting in January as its Student of the Year.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Coogan appointed to Paris early career professorship

Sam Coogan, who is the new Demetrius T. Paris Assistant Professor.

Sam Coogan has been named the new Demetrius T. Paris Assistant Professor.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

North Ave Smart Corridor wins mobility award at international Smart City Expo

Screenshot of North Avenue Smart Corridor: One Year Later video, with student riding a scooter on separated bike path and traffic in vehicle lanes.

The City of Atlanta’s North Avenue Smart Corridor Project was recognized as an innovative and transformative program during a leading international summit on smart cities.

Friday, November 16, 2018

LISTEN: With technology driving transportation’s future, Mokhtarian is at the center of the action

Heavy traffic with sun setting. Text: Uncommon Engineering: New Podcast Episode! Travel Behavior in the Modern Age. Listen Now. (Graphic: Sarah Collins)

Will we continue to own personal vehicles? Can public transit survive in a world with Uber and Lyft? What ever happened to those flying cars we used to dream about?

Monday, November 5, 2018

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