A group of students at Georgia Tech have won the 1st and 2nd places for this year's "Thinking Outside the Box" competition sponsored by GMU.
The competition is held annually asks the committed and striving students and young professionals in transportation field to come up with a creative, outside-the-box solution to today's complex transportation policy challenges.
Josie Kressner, a fourth year graduate student and a PhD candidate at Tech, won first place and a $10,000 award with her submission which presented her idea to achieve the Household Travel Survey with less than 1/10th of current cost. (Presentation video available here)
The team of Margaret Carragher, Aaron Gooze, Landon Reed, and James Wong finished second with their proposal entitled PopTransit which strengthens the advantages of BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), achieving decreased carbon emissions, improved travel times and a better use of commuting time.
NCTSPM is committed to providing quality leadership on research, education, and technology transfer to address issues related to transportation system productivity (including both passenger travel and freight of all modes), economic growth, and finance. The center works with local, state and regional agencies to identify research problems and opportunities.