The Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) awards competition recognizes outstanding transportation students, faculty, and leaders for their accomplishments in the field of transportation research and education. Each year, individuals are honored at the Annual CUTC Awards Reception and Banquet. These individuals, who have been nominated by educators from across the country, have emerged as some of the best and brightest minds in the industry.
For 2021, the consortium of Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2) nominated Joshua Davidson.
Joshua Davidson is a doctoral candidate in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. Josh’s research focuses on transportation equity and geography. He is currently conducting a mixed-methods study of how transit users learn about and ultimately change their route choices, in addition to a project that models the ways that residential displacement impacts commute time. Josh has published work on the equity factors facing the reverse commuting population.
Josh holds a BA in English from Oberlin College and a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. As the CM2 CUTC Outstanding Student of the Year recipient, Josh will receive an award stipend of $1,000 and travel money to attend the 2022 TRB Conference in Washington, DC in January.