Transportation

Making the case for urban air mobility in Atlanta

Rendering of a two-story air-mobility hub with a landing area for four-rotor aircraft and a lower level for vehicle traffic. If the new Center for Urban and Regional Air Mobility has its way, "vertiports" like this may soon be as popular as bus stops for city commuters and package transport. (Illustration: Yongmin Kim)

For those attending the Jan. 23 launch event for Georgia Tech’s Center for Urban and Regional Air Mobility, an efficient, safe, and speedy airborne alternative to ground gridlock is less than a decade away.

Friday, February 1, 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

ITS Georgia awards Shackelford scholarships to 5 students for their ideas using technology to eliminate roadway deaths

These five School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students won scholarships from the Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia for their essays about the ways intelligent transportation systems and technology could help the United States eliminate roadway deaths and serious injuries by 2025. From left, Ph.D. students Somdut Roy, April Gadsby and Cibi Pranav; undergraduate Katie Popp; and Ph.D. student Hanyan "Ann" Li. (Photo Courtesy: Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia)

The Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia rewarded five School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students with scholarships Nov. 14. The 2018 Wayne Shackelford Engineering Scholarships support student involvement in transportation engineering.

Monday, November 19, 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

TRB highlights Ashuri’s work with GDOT on alternative project delivery as research that has paid off

Looking up at several levels of highway bridges and overpasses stretching across roads with blue sky above. (Photo Courtesy: Drriss & Marrionn via Flickr)

The Transportation Research Board has highlighted a partnership between Baabak Ashuri and the Georgia Department of Transportation as an example of research that has paid dividends, improving how the state builds transportation infrastructure.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Coogan wins Air Force Young Investigator award to improve roads, pipes and other physical networks

This image from software developed by NASA shows air traffic across the United States. Assistant Professor Sam Coogan has received funding from the U.S. Air Force to use new techniques to understand and manage how physical networks with interconnected components function. His work applies to all kinds of systems, like roads, airspace, water systems and factories. (Image Courtesy: NASA)

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.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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