Self-Driving Taxis Are Causing All Kinds of Trouble in San Francisco
This Slate article discusses transit problems that autonomous vehicles have caused in San Francisco, and refers to a journal article produced by the T-SCORE team on the decline of public transit ridership in the U.S. Read the full article here.
Still Recovering From COVID-19, US Public Transit Tries to Get Back on Track
These sites featured transcripts of Kari Watkins’ SciLine interview that discuss ridership trends in the aftermath of the pandemic: The Conversation, Tech Xplore, Newsbreak, Penn Live Patriot-News, Web Times, and Yahoo.
Dr. Kari Watkins: What’s Next for Public Transit
In this SciLine interview, Kari Watkins discusses public transit ridership trends, how cities are trying to increase ridership, how public transit affects climate change and public health and more. Listen to the full interview here.
Public transport is ditching cash- but here’s why that’s ok
Candace Brakewood was quoted in this MIT Technology Review article about public transit contactless fare technologies and cashless fare collection systems. Read the full article here.
MARTA Reach Provides Rideshare Service in Clayton, DeKalb, & Fulton Counties
Pascal Van Hentenryck’s research and comments were featured in this Saporta Report article describing how Georgia Tech’s ISyE team is providing technical assistance for MARTA’s pilot on-demand program. Read the full article here.
With ridership falling, MARTA tries on-demand shuttles
Pascal Van Hentenryck’s research was featured in this Atlanta Business Chronicle article discussing MARTA’s newest ridership interventions. Read the full article here.
MARTA tries to lure customers back amid pandemic
In this Atlanta Journal Constitution article, David Wickert interviews Kari Watkins about effective methods and strategies MARTA could use to increase bus ridership. Read the full article here.
Abcarian: If You Can’t Save Money, Time and the Planet with Uber and Lyft, Then What Is the Point?
Greg Erhardt’s research on the impacts of ride-hailing was referenced in a Los Angeles Times editorial. This article was reprinted in several smaller publications. Read the article here.
For Uber and Lyft, the Rideshare Bubble Bursts
Greg Erhardt’s research on the impacts of ride-hailing was referenced in a New York Times editorial. Read the article here.
Transportation Projects Often Rely on Optimistic Forecasts
Greg Erhardt was interviewed for a Wall Street Journal article discussing his research with Jawad Hoque on traffic forecast accuracy. Read the article here.
New Research Shows Ride Sharing Services Are Putting the Brakes on Mass Transit
Greg Erhardt was interviewed for a radio segment discussing his research with Kari Watkins, Candace Brakewood, Jawad Hoque, Vedant Goyal and others on the impact of ride-hailing on transit. View the notice here.
Spin Launches UK’s First Micromobility Research Fund
Chris Cherry is a partner on the SPIN UK Micromobility Research fund that focuses primarily on researching travel behavior and impacts of shared micromobility systems in the UK. Read the full press release here.
Corona Smart City Race… Transportation innovation with big data
Chris Cherry was featured in a Smart Cities after the Pandemic story in Economy Chosun (a reputed South Korean business journal), where he spoke about resilient and multimodal transit systems. Read the full interview here.
What We Got Wrong About Uber and Lyft
Greg Erhardt featured in a New York Times article. Read the full article here.
Contactless Transit Fares Get a Pandemic Boost
Candace Brakewood was quoted in a Bloomberg Citylab article discussing contactless transit fare trends during the pandemic. Read the full article here.
Suburban sprawl and development do not help build more affordable housing
Greg Erhardt’s ride-hailing research was referenced in an op-ed in the Lexington Herald-Leader. Read the article here.
Report Stresses Transit Funding Needs Under Biden WH
Greg Erhardt was quoted in a Government Technology Reports article discussing transit funding. Read the full article here.
Brakewood, Cherry to Contribute to New University Transportation Center
Candace Brakewood and Chris Cherry will be guiding UT’s partnership with a consortium led by Georgia Tech to address declining transit ridership. The team was awarded a $1 million grant from the US Department of Transportation as one of four new Tier 1 University Transportation Centers (UTCs), which are funded to address critical transportation challenges facing the United States. Read the full article here.
On-Demand Transit Pilot in Atlanta Expands Mobility Options
Kari Watkins and Pascal Van Hentenryck were quoted in a Government Technology article discussing a new on-demand transit program in Atlanta. Read the full article here.
Atlanta councilmembers clash over MARTA’s bus decision
Kari Watkins was quoted in this Axios Atlanta article discussing local transit politics. Read the full article here.
Georgia Tech chooses Sandy Springs for its Georgia Smart transit intersection project
Michael Hunter was quoted in this RoughDraft Atlanta article describing the Georgia Smart transit intersection project with Sandy Springs.
Bus Ridership Was in Trouble Long Before COVID-19, Study Finds
Kari Watkins was quoted in a Government Technology article discussing the recent downward trends of bus ridership. Read the full article here.
Will the pandemic ruin MARTA’s plans for its biggest expansion in decades?
Kari Watkins was quoted in Atlanta Magazine discussing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on MARTA expansion plans. Read the full article here.
Biden’s Infrastructure Plan must put transit first
Kari Watkins was mentioned in a Bloomberg article dissecting the Biden administrations’ infrastructure plan. Read the full article here.
Kentucky Part of New Tier 1 University Transportation Center
Gregory Erhardt, assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, is the PI for UK. The University of Kentucky is part of a new Tier 1 University Transportation Center that will advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing the United States. Read the full article here.
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Nearly $5 Million to 4 New University Transportation Centers
Centers will focus on 4 key research priorities with a total of nearly $5 million in grants.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced $4.925 million in grants to fund four new Tier 1 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation. Read the full article here.
Georgia Tech Team Wins $1 Million Grant to Lead University Transportation Center
A team of 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 a Georgia Tech-led team as one of four new Tier 1 University Transportation Centers (UTCs), which are funded to address critical transportation challenges facing the United States. Read the full article here.