Transportation Systems Engineering

Watkins weighs in on the terrible tweets of transit riders

Apparently public transit agencies around the country get some pretty nasty feedback on social media, especially Twitter. Atlantic Media’s CityLab asked Kari Watkins about the phenomenon.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Fox 5: Do those interstate ramp meters in Atlanta work?

Fox 5 Atlanta wondered if the ramp meters common on the city's interstate on-ramps actually make a difference in traffic, so they asked the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Angshuman Guin.

Thursday, February 5, 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

Mokhtarian ‘resurrects joy of travel’ in UCLA’s Wachs Lecture

Joy in traveling. Hard to imagine being joyful as you look at a stream of taillights ahead of you during your evening commute. But the idea of travel being less utilitarian and more pleasurable was one of the key themes of Professor Patricia Mokhtarian’s Martin Wachs Lecture last week at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

AJC: Hunter says driverless cars present opportunity, challenges

Imagine sharing the highway with cars driven by computers rather than people. Google is rather famously experimenting with such self-driving vehicles. And a Georgia General Assembly study committee is weighing the issues around allowing these driverless cars on the state’s roads. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Michael Hunter has served as an expert witness for the committee and outlined some of the issues in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution guest column Oct. 7.

Tuesday, October 7, 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

Pendyala brings big ideas as new Dickerson Chair

Ram Pendyala joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering this semester as the new Frederick R. Dickerson Chair in Transportation Systems. Pendyala, a widely recognized expert in next-generation tools for transportation planning, comes east from the Phoenix area, where he was a professor at Arizona State University.

Monday, September 22, 2014

VIDEO: Driverless cars in Georgia? Hunter tells lawmakers about sticky issues that lie ahead

A Georgia House of Representatives committee is studying what hurdles the state would face if it allowed driverless cars on roadways. Associate Professor Michael Hunter was a key witness at a hearing last week, outlining some of the engineering and traffic problems that will have to be solved if lawmakers decide to allow the autonomous vehicles.

Monday, September 22, 2014

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