Researchers and students from the Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2) consortium attended the 97th annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting on January 7-11, 2018. TRB brought more than 13,000 transportation professionals to Washington DC. While at the event, the CM2 team was involved in several key activities detailed below.
Dr. Junfeng Jiao, presented his research project about transit deserts, funded by the USDOT University Transportation Centers (UTC) grant, to students and faculty on February 7th during a Department of Architecture Goldsmith Talk. Interested in what areas in cities may be underserved by current transit networks, Dr. Jiao coined the term “transit desert.” A “transit desert” describes… read more
Paulina Urbanowicz, a masters candidate at the University of Texas at Austin, was inspired by her work as a Graduate Research Assistant to explore Poverty in the Texas Triangle as a part of a course in geospatial analysis. Read her report here: Poverty in the Megaregion.
It has been nearly one year since the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) selected The University of Texas at Austin as the lead institution for a Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC). The UT Austin team of faculty and student researchers gathered on December 1, 2017 to celebrate this… read more
Brendan Goodrich is a Master’s student in Community and Regional Planning at the University of Texas at Austin. He graduated from Cornell University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Brendan’s diverse experiences in traffic engineering, psychology and case management, hospitality, ecotourism, and conservation GIS research in Mexico led… read more
During the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) conference in Denver, CM2 PIs met for a roundtable discussion: “Leveraging Local & State Planning for Megaregional Transportation Needs”. In attendance were PIs from Texas Southern University, University of Pennsylvania, and The University of Texas at Austin. The roundtable was jointly… read more