News

Student Research and Project Demonstrations

T-SCORE was thrilled to host the USDOT for a virtual visit with our students. If you would like to check out videos we made, you can do so below:

Video tour of lab spaces at Georgia Tech (GT), University of Tennessee (UT), University of Kentucky (UK), and Brigham Young University (BYU)

Background of T-SCORE (TCRP Report 231) – Jawad Hoque (UK)

Community Analysis track update
Multimodal Optimization and Simulation track update

Strategic Visions from Expert Interviews – Bianca Mers (GT)

Articles

MARTA tries to lure customers back amid pandemic

In this Atlanta Journal Constitution article, David Wickert interviews Dr. 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?

Dr. 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

Dr. 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

Dr. 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

Dr. 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
Dr. Chris Cherry is a partner on the SPIN UK Micromobility Research fund that focuses primarily on travel behavior impacts of shared micromobility systems in the UK. Part of this effort focuses on defining and directing research on travel behavior impacts of shared systems, including linking micromobility with established transit systems.
Read the full press release here.
Corona Smart City Race… Transportation innovation with big data

Dr. 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
Dr. Greg Erhardt featured in a New York Times article. Read the full article here.
Contactless Transit Fares Get a Pandemic Boost
Dr. Candace Brakewood comments on the future of contactless transit fares.
Read the full article here.
Suburban sprawl and development do not help build more affordable housing
Dr. 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
Dr. Greg Erhardt comments on transit funding. Read the full article here.
Brakewood, Cherry to Contribute to New University Transportation Center
 Assistant Professor Candace Brakewood and Professor 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.
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.