2020 Student Paper Competition

SUBMISSIONS DUE: January 31, 2020

The Transportation Planning Division Student Paper Competition recognizes outstanding work on current transportation planning or policy issues completed for PAB-accredited graduate planning programs.

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2019

FIRST PLACE

Assessing the Untapped Potential of the Lowell Line

Mark Bennett (Harvard University)


SECOND PLACE

Auto-Oriented Western Cities

Nathan R. Begay (University of New Mexico)


THIRD PLACE

BRT and Property Values

Matthew Bewley (Rutgers University)

2018

FIRST PLACE

Women-Oriented Transit: Meeting Female Travelers' Needs in Settings of Fear and Harassment

Quinn Wallace (University of Southern California)


SECOND PLACE

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Improved Accessibility

Logan Dredske (University of Wisconsin at Madison)

THIRD PLACE

What About People in Accessibility? A Comparative Analysis Between Place-Based Accessibility and Person-Based Accessibility

Junghwan Kim (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)


HONORABLE MENTION

Level Three Vehicle Automation: Challenges to Safety Under Conditional Automation

Kristina L. Morrow (Florida Atlantic University)

2017

FIRST PLACE

First/Last Mile Challenge: Perspectives of Millennials

Jarrell Smith (University of Florida)


SECOND PLACE

The Long Haul: A Comparative Performance Analysis of Bus and Rail Transit in Los Angeles

Jordan Fraade (University of California, Los Angeles)

2016

FIRST PLACE

Bicycle Equity: The Equity of Access to Bicycle Infrastructure
Rachel Prelog (Texas A&M University)


SECOND PLACE

Complete Streets on Indian Reservations: A Clear Need
Leonard Bonarek (Temple University)


THIRD PLACE

An Evaluation of "Road Diet" Projects on Five Lane and Larger Roadways
Jack Cebe (Georgia Institute of Technology)

2013

2010

FIRST PLACE

White Flint: Intense Transit Oriented Development for the Suburbs

Seth Morgan (Florida State University)


SECOND PLACE

A Methodology for Estimating Rideshare Market Potential, using the MIT Campus as a Case

Andrew Amey (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

2009

FIRST PLACE

Ridership and Development Density: Evidence from Washington, D.C.

Lilly Shoup (University of Maryland at College Park)


SECOND PLACE

Complete Streets: A New Political Tool for Non-Motorized Transportation

Fay Cleaveland (University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs)

2008

FIRST PLACE

Congestion Pricing on Doyle Drive

Laura Stonehill (University of California, Berkeley)


SECOND PLACE

Analysis and Future Direction of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy

Philbert Wong (University of Southern California)


HONORABLE MENTION

The Elusive Connection between Density and Transit Use

Steve Hands (University of Illinois, Chicago)

2007

FIRST PLACE

Structured and Spontaneous: Informal and Formal Influences on Traffic Safety in Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Wendy Tao (University of California, Berkeley)


SECOND PLACE

Transportation Implications of 'Towne Centre' Redevelopment in Hunt Valley, MD

Heather Strassberger (Rutgers University)


HONORABLE MENTION

Spatial Methodology for Assessing the Distribution of Transportation Impacts Using an Environmental Justice Framework

Nicholas Klein (University of Pennsylvania)


SAFETEA-LU Earmarks in Minnesota: A Rural Advantage Minnesota's Other Growing Pork Industry

Michael Smart (University of California, Los Angeles)