Media Mentions

Dr. Kari Watkins: What’s Next for Public Transit

In this interview, Dr. 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 work 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 Axios Atlanta article discussing local transit politics. Read the full article here.

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.