A team led by Georgia Tech researchers has been awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to address declining transit ridership. The grant establishes the research consortium as one of four new Tier 1 University Transportation Centers (UTCs), which are funded to address critical transportation challenges facing the United States. Just four teams were selected from nearly 70 applications to receive the UTC grants.
Professor Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy has been named the 2020 winner of Georgia Tech’s Curriculum Innovation Award. This award is given annually to one faculty member for improving the quality of education at Georgia Tech through pedagogical and curricular innovation.
In an article posted to Preprints.org, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering researchers, joined by colleagues in the Sam Nunn School for International Affairs, Purdue University, and Arizona State University consider the infrastructure and sustainable development implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Glaucio Paulino, Raymond Allen Jones Chair and professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering has received the Raymond D. Mindlin Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in recognition of his pioneering research contributions to the field of mechanics.
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty members Joseph Brown and Iris Tien have been promoted to associate professor and earned tenure at Georgia Tech. Meanwhile, four of their colleagues, Baabak Ashuri, Yong Cho, Jorge Laval and Yang Wang, were promoted to full professor starting July 1.
Researchers at Georgia Tech's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering who have been studying the decline of bus ridership have found a demographic clue that could explain declining bus ridership numbers.
Kari Watkins, the Frederick Olmstead Law Associate Professor, and Simon Berrebi, a post-doctoral fellow, compared bus-stop data going back to 2012 in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Miami and Portland, Ore., four notably different areas where transit agencies automatically count passengers as they board the bus.