STUDENT AWARDS

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CUTC National Student Awards

Awards are given annually to six graduate students in transportation for the two best PhD dissertations, Masters’ thesis and Masters’ reports.

  1. The Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award is given annually for the best Doctoral dissertation and Master’s thesis in the field of science and technology in transportation studies.
  2. The Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award is given annually for the best Doctoral dissertation and Master’s thesis in the field of policy and planning in transportation studies.
  3. The Neville A. Parker Memorial Award is given annually to two non-thesis master’s project reports in the field of policy and planning, and science and technology.

Winners in each category receive the following honorariums

  • Doctoral Dissertation: $2,000
  • Master’s Thesis: $1,500
  • Non-Thesis Master’s Reports/Papers: $1,500

Nomination Deadline: September 30, 2024

Award Categories
The following outlines the process to be followed in awarding the “Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award” and “C. V. Wootan Memorial Award” given annually to four graduate students in transportation for the two best PhD dissertations and Master’s theses in the policy and planning, and science and technology areas, respectively, and the “Neville A. Parker Memorial Award” to two non-thesis masters project reports (0-3 credits) in policy and planning (PP), and science and technology (ST). The non-thesis reports shall have been submitted in partial fulfillment of the Masters’ degree requirement. All submissions must be the original work of the student. Co-authored papers and technical reports are not acceptable submissions.

Who Can Enter?
The CUTC Student Awards are open to all CUTC member schools that are in good standing. There is NO LIMIT to the number of nominations that may be submitted from an institution. A student may only be nominated for an award in one category.

What must be submitted?
All applications must be submitted online. Nominations must include a copy of a thesis, dissertation, or report/paper that was completed between October 1, 2022- September 30, 2024.

When are entries due?
Online submissions must be completed by September 30, 2024.

How are winners selected?
The CUTC Student Awards Committee will establish review subcommittees for each of the award categories from volunteers from the CUTC membership. Reviewers will grade the theses/dissertations/reports from 1-100, 100 being the highest. The Committee shall resolve any ties. This may include re-polling of reviewers, or grade substitutions by committee members.

Awards Notification
Winning entries will be notified on or before December 6, 2024. All applicants will be notified of the results of the Student Awards Committee.

Presentation
Winners will be recognized at the CUTC Annual Awards banquet held January 2025 in Washington, D.C.

For additional information
Contact Kelsey Farago at (406) 273-7224 or email kfarago@mycutc.org.

CUTC Student Group Award

New in 2023! A Student GROUP Award will be given annually to up to four student groups for the best group paper.

1. Graduate Level Group Award (Science & Technology OR Planning & Policy) will be given annually for the best graduate group paper in each of the specified topic areas.

2. Undergraduate Group Award (Science & Technology OR Planning & Policy) will be given annually for the best undergraduate group paper in each of the specified topic areas.

Award amount: $1200.00 (will be split evenly between winning group members)
Nomination Deadline: September 30, 2024

Read the winning 2024 paper!

Award Categories

The following outlines the process to be followed in awarding the Student Group Graduate Award and Student Group Undergraduate Award in policy and planning, and science and technology areas. Group papers prepared as part of a class requirement are eligible. All submissions must be the original work of the students.

Who Can Enter? The CUTC Student Awards are open to all CUTC member schools that are in good standing. There is NO LIMIT to the number of nominations that may be submitted from an institution. However, a student group may only be nominated for an award in one category.

What must be submitted?
All applications must be submitted online. Nominations must include a copy of a group paper that was completed between October 1, 2023- September 30, 2024.

When are entries due?
Online submissions must be completed by September 30, 2024.

How are winners selected?
The CUTC Student Awards Committee will establish review subcommittees for each of the award categories from volunteers from the CUTC membership. Reviewers will grade the theses/dissertations/reports from 1-100, 100 being the highest. The Committee shall resolve any ties. This may include re-polling of reviewers, or grade substitutions by committee members.

Awards Notification
Winning entries will be notified on or before December 6, 2024. All applicants will be notified of the results of the Student Awards Committee.

Presentation
Winners will be recognized at the CUTC Annual Awards banquet held in January 2025 in Washington, D.C.

For additional information
Contact Traci Ulberg at (406) 273-7224 or email tulberg@meetingsnorthwest.com.

Congratulations to our 2024 CUTC Student Awards

2024 CUTC National Student Awardees

Congratulations to the 2024 Milton Pikarsky Memorial Winners in Science and Technology:

  • Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award – Master’s Thesis
    Sergio Martinez, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – “Vibration-Based Machine Learning Models for Condition Monitoring of Railroad Rolling Stock”
  • Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award – Doctoral Dissertation
    Zhipeng Li, Washington State University – “Fly Ash Based Geopolymer for Concrete Infrastructure: Development, Characterization, Application and Life Cycle Assessment”

The Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award is given annually for the best Ph.D. dissertation and Master’s thesis in the field of science and technology in transportation studies.

(Top) Milton Pikarsky Memorial – Masters Award | (Bottom) Milton Pikarsky Memorial – PhD Award

  • 2023
    • Eileen Chai, Oregon State University – “Evaluation of Setback Crosswalks to Mitigate Vehicle-Pedestrian Conflicts at Intersections”
    • Dr. Qianwen Li, University of South Florida – “Trajectory Optimization for Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Platooning and Split Operations: Modeling and Experiments”
  • 2022
    • Brian Staes, University of South Florida – “Diagnosis of Freeway Bottlenecks During the Mass Evacuation for Hurricane Irma on Florida’s Turnpike Mainline”
    • Yan Zhang, Washington State University – “Development, Assessment, and Modeling of an Anti-icing Asphalt Pavement”

NOTE: Prior to 2022, the awards were listed by the year they applied (awards shown as 2020 were awarded at the January 2021 event). Starting in 2022, the awards are now listed in the year they were given.

  • 2020
    • Dr. Osman Erman Gungor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – “Optimization of Lateral Position of Autonomous Truck Platoons to Improve Roadway Infrastructure Sustainability”
    • Ms. Tyler Wellik, University of Texas at Austin – “Evaluating Land Use Impacts of Self-Driving Vehicles and Leveraging Intelligently Charged Electrified Transit to Support a Renewable Energy Grid in the Austin, Texas Region”
  • 2019
    • Hasibur, Rahman University of Central Florida, “Improving Traffic Safety at School Zones by Engineering and Operational Countermeasures”
    • Sikai Chen, Purdue University, “Safety Implications of Roadway Design and Management: New Evidence and Insights in The Traditional and Emerging (Autonomous Vehicle) Operating Environments”
  • 2018
    • Cathy Wu, University of California Berkeley – “Learning and Optimization for Mixed Autonomy Systems – A Mobility Context”
    • Pragun Vinayak, University of Texas at Austin – “Accounting for Multi-Dimensional Dependencies Among Decision-makers Within a Generalized Model Framework: An Application to Understanding Shared Mobility Service Usage Levels”
  • 2017
    • Kun Xie, New York University – “New Opportunities in Urban Safety Analytics Using Advanced Quantitative Methods and Big Data”
    • Manxi Wu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – “Effect of Information in Bayesian Congestion Games”
  • 2016
    • Chen-Fu Liao, University of Minnesota – “An Integrated Assistive System to Support Wayfinding and Situation Awareness for People with Vision Impairment”
    • Mahyar Amirgholy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst – “Modeling Choice Problems with Heterogeneous User Preferences in the Transportation Network”
    • Venktesh Pandey, University of Texas at Austin – “Optimal Dynamic Pricing for Managed Lanes with Multiple Entrances and Exits”
  • 2015
    • Alexandre Jacuillat, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – “Integrated Allocation and Utilization of Airport Capacity to Mitigate Air Traffic Congestion”
    • Michael Levin, The University of Texas at Austin – “Integrating Autonomous Vehicle Behavior into Planning Models”
  • 2014
    • Jack Reilly, University of California, Berkeley – “Security of Freeway Traffic Systems: A Distributed Optimal Control Approach”
    • Jeffrey Taylor, University of Utah – “Computational Methods for Investigating Intradriver Heterogeniety Using Vehicle Trajectory Data”
  • 2013
    • Rajesh Paleti, University of Texas at Austin – “On Integrating Models Household Vehicle Ownership, Composition. and Evolution with Activity-Based Travel Models”
    • Sriram Narayanamoorth, University of Texas at Austin – “On Accommodating Spatial Dependence Bicycle and Pedestrian Injury Counts by Security Level”
  • 2012
    • Dr. Saif Eddin Jabari, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities – “A Stochastic Model of Macroscopic Traffic Flow: Theoretic al Foundations”
    • Tarun Rambha, The University of Texas at Austin – “Adaptive Routing in Schedule Based Stochastic Time-Dependent Transit Networks”
  • 2011
    • Vikrant Suhas Vaz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – “Competition and Congestion in the National Aviation System: Multi-agent, Multi-stakeholder Approaches for Evaluation and Mitigation”
    • Alexander Bigazzi, Portland State University – “Traffic Congestion Mitigation as an Emissions Reduction Strategy”
  • 2010
    • Pengcheng Zhang, Purdue University – “A Generalized Modeling Framework to Analyze Interdependencies Among Infrastructure Systems”
    • Kai Yin, Texas A&M University – “Modeling Information Propagation Along Traffic on Two Parallel Roads”
  • 2009
    • Yingyan Lou, the University of Florida – “A Hierarchical Framework for Congestion Pricing of Transportation Networks”
    • Dimitra Michalaka, University of Florida – “Proactive and Robust Dynamic Pricing Strategies for High Occupancy Toll Lanes”
  • 2008
    • Anuj Sharma, Purdue University – “Integrated Behavioral and Economic Framework for Improving Dilemma Zone Protection Systems”
    • Cameron Williams, Texas A&M University –“Field Location and Marking of No-Passing Zones Due to Vertical Alignments Using the Global Positioning System”
  • 2007
    • Xiaokun (Cara) Wang, The University of Texas at Austin – “Capturing Patterns of Spatial & Temporal Autoc orrelation in Ordered Response Data – A Case Study of Land Use & Air Quality Changes in Austin, Texas”
    • Peter Michael Junior, Georgia Institute of Technology – “Observation & Modeling of Traffic Operations at Intersections in Malfunction Flash Mode”
  • 2006
    • Camille Kamga, Ph.D., City University of New York – “Estimation of Network-Based Incident Delay in a Transportation Network using Dynamic Traffic Assignment”
    • Stephen D. Boyles, M.S. University of Texas at Austin – “Reliable Routing with Recourse in Stochastic, Time – Dependent Transportation Networks”
  • 2005
    • Carol H. Tan, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University – “An Investigation of Comfortable Lateral Acceleration on Horizontal Carves”
    • Pradeep Kumar Gulipalli, M.S., University of Texas at Austin – “Credit-Based Congestion Pricing: Impact Assessment for the Dallas-Forth Worth Region and Policy Recommendations”
  • 2004
    • Angshuman Guin, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology – “An Incident Detection Algorithm Based on a Discrete State Propagation Model of Traffic Flow”
    • Myriam M. Rodriguez, M.S. Purdue University Mentor: Prof. Kumares C. Sinha “An Assessment of Preservation Needs of State Highway Bridges in Indiana”
  • 2003
    • Michael P. Hunter, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin – “Development and Validation of a Flexible, Open Architecture, Transportation Simulation with an Adoptive Traffic Signal Control Implementation”
    • Weimin Zhou, M.S., Purdue University – “Behaviors-Based Analysis of Car-Truck Interactions on Freeways”
  • 2002
    • Chao Zhou, Ph.D. Purdue University – “Stochastic Dynamic Traffic Assignment for Robust On-Line Operations under Real-Time Information Systems”
    • Lei Zhang, M.S. University of Minnesota Mentor: Prof. David Levinson – “Developing Efficient and Equitable Freeway Ramp Control Strategies”
  • 2001
    • Samuel Labi, Ph.D., Purdue University – “Impact Evaluation of Highway Pavement Maintenance Activities”
    • Aruna Sivakumar, M.S., University of Texas at Austin – “A Fractional Split Distribution Model for Statewide Commodity Flow Analysis”
  • 2000
    • Adrian Ricardo Archilla, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
    • Harikesh Nair, M.S. University of Texas at Austin
  • 1999
    • Billy M. Williams, Ph.D. University of Virginia
    • Jodi O’Leath-Evans, M.S. Pennsylvania State University
  • 1998
    • Adel Sadek, Ph.D. University of Virginia
    • Bill Sc hiller, M.S. University of Minnesota
  • 1997
    • Harry Asher, Ph.D. University of Michigan
    • Constantinos Antoniou, M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1996
    • Jose Holguin-Veras, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
    • Bernard Roger Michel, M.S. University of Minnesota
  • 1995
    • Joy W. Dahlgren, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
    • Jon H. Fairchild, M.S. Vanderbilt University
  • 1994
    • Kawkab Said, Ph.D. University of Illinois, Chicago
    • Catherine A. Cragg, M.S. University of Virginia
  • 1993
    • A. P. Chassiakos, Ph.D. University of Minnesota
    • P. B. Lockwood, M.S. University of Virginia
  • 1992
    • Chandra R. Bhat, Ph.D. Northwestern University
    • Michael R. Ringrose, M.S. Texas A&M University

Congratulations to the 2024 Charlie V. Wootan Memorial Winners in Policy and Planning:

  • Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award – Master’s Thesis
    Vivek Verma, The University of Texas at Austin – “A Joint Behavioral Choice Model of Carpool Formation and Frequency”
  • Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award – Doctoral Dissertation
    Amy Lee, University of California-Davis – “The Policy and Politics of Highway Expansions”

The Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award is given annually for the best Ph.D. dissertation and Master’s thesis in the field of policy and planning in transportation studies.

(Top) Charlie V. Wootan Memorial – Masters Award | (Bottom) Charlie V. Wootan Memorial – PhD Award

  • 2023
    • Yen-Chu Wu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – “Designing Electric Vehicle Incentives to Meet Emission Reduction Targets”
    • Miriam Pinski, University of California-Los Angeles – “Right or Privilege? The History of Driver’s Licenses in California”
  • 2022
    • Xinyi Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology – “Respondent Recruitment to Consecutive Travel Surveys: Exploring Sample Representativeness and Travel Behavior Model Quality Using Sample Selection Models”
    • Atiyya Shaw, Georgia Institute of Technology – “Methods for Enriching Transportation Survey Datasets: With Sample Applications Using Psychometric Variables”

NOTE: Prior to 2022, the awards were listed by the year they applied (awards shown as 2020 were awarded at the January 2021 event). Starting in 2022, the awards are now listed in the year they were given.

  • 2020
    • Dr. Jamey Volker, University of California, Davis – “Exploring the Changing Faces of Housing Development and Demand in California: Millennials, Casitas, and Reducing VMT”
    • Mr. Zhiwei Chen, University of South Florida – “Exploring the Performance of BikeSharing Systems with Disaggregated Data: A Story of Southern Tampa
  • 2019
    • Theodora Konstantinou, Purdue University, “Market Adoption and Impact of Electric Roadways on Criteria Pollutants and Greenhouse Gas Emissions”
    • Peter Webb, University of New Orleans, “New Orleans: A Living Laboratory Dueling Narratives-Tourism vs. Freight”
  • 2018
    • Anne Brown, University of California, Los Angeles – “Ridehail Revolution: Ridehail Travel and Equity in Los Angeles”
    • Kyle Sorlie Titlow, University of Arizona – “‘De Alguna Manera, Llegas,’ A Geographic Information Systems Study of Public Transit Accessibility for Precarious Settlements in Buenos Aires, Argentina”
  • 2017
    • Annesha Enam, University of Connecticut – “Development and Application of Advanced Econometric Models for Exploring Activity-Travel Behavior”
    • John Helsel, The University of Texas at Austin – “Getting to Work on Time: A Proposed Time-Equitable Tolling Scheme”
  • 2016
    • Jesus Barajas, University of California, Berkeley – “Making the Invisible Rider Visible: Motivations for Bicycling and Public Transit Use among Latino Immigrants”
    • Joanna Moody, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – “Development of a Predictive Coalition Building Analysis for Stakeholders of Sociotechnical Systems”
  • 2015
    • Maite Pena-Alcaraz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – “Analysis of Capacity Pricing and Allocation Mechanisms in Shared Railway Systems”
    • Samuel J. Levy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – “Capacity Challenges on the California High-Speed Rail Shared Corridors: How Local Decisions Have Statewide Impacts”
  • 2014
    • Ian Carlton, University of California, Berkeley – “Transit Planning Practice in the Age of Transit-Oriented Development”
    • Chester Harvey, University of Vermont – “Streetscape Design for Livability Using Spatial Data and Methods”
  • 2013
    • Ranjit Godavarthy, Kansas State University – “Network and Design Guidelines for Accommodating Large Trucks at Roundabouts”
    • Christina Bernado, The University of Texas at Austin – “An Empiric al Investigation into the Time-Use and Activity Patterns of Dual-Earner Couples with and Without Children”
  • 2012
    • Qiang Bai, Purdue University – Trade-Off Analysis in Multi-Objective Optimization for Transportation Asset Management”
    • Eirini Kastrouni, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State University – “Equity Performance Evaluation of Two Different Pricing Options: Fuel Tax Per Gallon and VMT Fee”
  • 2011
    • Kari Edison Watkins, University of Washington – “Using Technology to Revolutionize Public Transportation”
    • Carey Blackmar Barr, The University of Texas at Austin – “Comparing Transit Accessibility Measures: A Case Study of Access to Healthcare Facilities”
  • 2010
    • Gian-Claudia Sciara, University of California Berkeley – Planners and the Pork Barrel: Metropolitan Engagement in and Resistance to Congressional Transportation Earmarking”
    • Sashank Musti, The University of Texas at Austin – “Evolution of the Household Vehicle Fleet: Anticipating Fleet Compositions, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Fleet: Anticipating Fleet Compositions, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Adoption and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions in Austin Texas”
  • 2009
    • Patrick Qiang, University of Massachusetts – “Network Efficiency/Performance Measurement with Vulnerability and Robustness Analysis with Application to Critic al Infrastructure”
    • Bharath Rajagopalan, The University of Texas at Austin – “A Comprehensive Analysis of Workers’ Non-Work Activity Time-Use and Timing Behavior”
  • 2008
    • Abdul Rawoof Pinjari, The University of Texas at Austin – “Modeling Residential Self-Selection in Activity-Travel Behavior Models: Integrated Models of Multidimensional Choice Processes”
    • Abishek Komma, University of Florida, Gainesville – “Continuous Departure Time Choice Models for Home-to-Work Commute”
  • 2007
    • Konstantina Gkritza, Iowa State University – “Economic Development Effects of Highway Investment”
    • Nathan C. Parker – “Optimizing the Design of Biomass Hydrogen Supply Chains Using Real-World Spatial Distributions: A Case Study Using California Rice Straw”
  • 2006
    • Xinyu Cao, Ph.D. University of California at Davis – “Casual Relationship between Built Environment and Personal Travel Choice: Evidence from Northern California”
    • Jonathan Weinert, M.S. University of California at Davis – “A Near-Term Economic Analysis of Hydrogen Fueling Stations”
  • 2005
    • Sangho Choo, Ph.D. University of California at Davis – “Aggregate Relationships between Telecommunications and Travel: Structural Equation Modeling of Time Series Data”
    • Brenda M. Cruz, M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – “On the Definition of Policies to Foster Off-Peak Commercial Deliveries to Congested Urban Areas”
  • 2004
    • Jessica Guo, Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin – “Addressing Spatial Complexities in Residential Location Choice Models”
    • Justice Appiah, M.S. Texas A&M University Mentor: Prof. Mark Burris
  • 2003
    • Jeffrey R. Brown, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles – “The Numbers Game: The Politics of the Federal Surface Transportation Program”
    • Kathleen F. Rogers, M.S., University of California, Los Angeles – “Measuring Social Equity of Public Transit Finance: A Synthesis and Reinterpretation of the Literature”
  • 2002
    • Chiung-Yu Chiu, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin – “Impacts of New Large Aircraft on Passenger Flows at International Airport Terminals”
    • Ralph P. Hall, M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – “Introducing the Concept of Sustainable Transportation to the U.S. DOT through the Reauthorization of TEA-21″
  • 2001
    • Mary Jane Breinholt, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles – “Private Responses to Public Failures: Firm and Worker Responses to Transportation Deficiencies in the Indonesian Garment Industry”
    • James J. Brogan, M.S. University of Virginia – “Establishing a Foundation for Statewide Freight Planning”
  • 2000
    • Timothy Lipman, Ph.D. University of California, Davis
    • Zongzhi Li, M.S. Purdue University
  • 1999
    • Kazuya Kawamura, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
    • Philip Law, M.S. University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1998
    • Byungkyu Park, Ph.D. Texas A&M University
    • Jeffrey Brown, M.S. University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1997
    • Elise Miller Hooks, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
    • Fang Lu, M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1996
    • Sibok Lee, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
    • Paul Sloup, M.S. North Carolina State University
  • 1995
    • James R. Kuchar, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • David L. Roth, M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1994
    • Bin Ran, Ph.D. University of Illinois, Chicago
    • Jun Wang, M.S. Morgan State University

Congratulations to the 2024 Neville A Parker Memorial Winners (MS/ME):

  • Neville A. Parker (MS/ME) – Policy & Planning
    Annie Yoon, UCLA Department of Urban Planning – “Bus Shelter Equity: A study of the distribution of bus shelters in Los Angeles County and unincorporated communities”

The Neville A. Parker Award is given annually to two non-thesis masters project reports in the field of policy and planning, and science and technology. Prior to 2004, this award was called the Non-Thesis Master’s Degree Award

2023

Policy & Planning

  • Nataly Rios Gutierrez, University of California-Los Angeles – “Transportation Challenges to Healthcare: Evaluating the Transportation Needs of Patients at Saban Community Clinic”

2022

  • Policy & Planning
    Joseph Dever, University of Florida – “Embracing Capital Investment: An Analysis of Development Oriented towards Miami’s Metrorail”
  • Science & Technology
    Qianwen Li, University of South Florida – “Trajectory Planning for Autonomous Modular Vehicle Docking and Autonomous Vehicle Platooning Operations”

NOTE: Prior to 2022, the awards were listed by the year they applied (awards shown as 2020 were awarded at the January 2021 event). Starting in 2022, the awards are now listed in the year they were given.

2020

Policy & Planning

  • Mr. Samuel Speroni, University of California, Los Angeles – “School Transportation Equity for Vulnerable Student Populations through Ridehailing. An Analysis of HopSkipDrive and Other Trips to School in Los Angeles County”

Science & Technology

  • Mr. Xiaowei Shi, University of South Florida – “Trajectory Planning for an Autonomous Vehicle with Conflict Moving Objects over a Fixed Path”

2019

Science and Technology

  • Manoj Gedela, The University of Texas at Austin, “Deep learning framework for crash detection using Twitter Data”

Policy and Planning

  • Jacob Wasserman, University of California, Los Angeles, “A Time and a Place for Every Rider?  Geographic and Temporal Changes in Bay Area Transit Ridership”

2018

Science & Technology

  • No award given.

Policy & Planning

  • Melissa Sather, University of California, Los Angeles – “A New Model for Transit: Transit/TNC Partnerships in Western Riverside County”

2017

Science & Technology

  • No award given.

Policy & Planning

  • Bill Chapin, San Jose State University – “Parking Spaces to Living Spaces: Reform and Housing Affordability in Central San Francisco”

2016

Science & Technology 

  • Yizhou Wang, Rutgers University – “Congestion Shockwave Damping through Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Variable System Response Time”

Policy & Planning 

  • Mr. Severin Martinez, University of California, Los Angeles – “Who wins when streets lose lanes?  An analysis of safety on road diet corridors in Los Angeles”

2015

Science & Technology 

  • Yu (Julie) Qiao, Purdue University – “A System-of-system Design for Sustainable Transportation Across Multiple Modes”

Policy & Planning 

  • Rebecca Walters, Mineta Transportation Institute, San Jose State University – “Walking and Cycling in San Francisco: Identifying Underserved Locations that are Particularly Receptive to Non-Motorized Transport via the Pedestrian and Bicycling Survey”

2014

Science & Technology 

  • No award given.

Policy & Planning 

  • Deanna Smith, Mineta Transportation Institute, San Jose State University – “Establishing Citizen Advisory Committees to Enhance the Public Hearing of Process and Increase the Social Capital of Small Urban Public Transit Operators”

2013 

Science & Technology 

  • No award given.

Policy & Planning 

  • Martin Barna, Mineta Transportation Institute-San Jose State University – “Evaluation of Service Design Characteristics for Concurrent BRT and Local Bus Service in Santa Clara County and Other Urban Corridors”

 2012 

Science & Technology 

  • No award given.

Policy & Planning 

  • William Dominie, University of California, Los Angeles – “Is Just Growth Smarter Growth? The Effects of Gentrification on Transit Ridership and Driving in Los Angeles’ Transit Station Area Neighborhoods”

2011 

Science & Technology 

  • Rubens Sylvain, The City College of the City University of New York – “Implementing an Integrated Transportation Planning and Operations Model to Support Infrastructure and Operations Temporal Changes”

Policy & Planning 

  • Michael Litschi, Mineta Transportation Institute, San Jose State University – “Video-Based Driver Risk Management Systems: Evaluating Effectiveness at Improving Transit Safety”

2010

Science & Technology

  • Adina Boyce, The City College of New York – “Modeling Traffic Idling Conditions in East Harlem (96th to 145th Street & Lenox Ave. to 1s t Ave.) Their Impact on Air Quality”

Policy & Planning 

  • Colleen Callahan, UCLA Department of Urban Planning – “The Plane Truth-Air Quality Impacts of Airport Operations and Strategies for Sustainability: A Case Study of the Los Angeles World Airports”

2009 

Science & Technology 

  • Kemba Walcott, The City College, City University of New York – “An Examination of Current QA/QC Programs Regulating Utility Cut Restorations in New York City: Mitigating the Effects of Utility Cuts on Streets in Highly Urbanized Environments”

Policy & Planning 

  • Daren Grilley, Mineta Transportation Institute – “Local Transportation Agency Cost Estimating Practices: A Case for Improvement”

2008

Science & Technology 

  • Zachary Horowitz Portland State University – “Freight Railroad Capacity Alternatives in the Pacific Northwest”

Policy & Planning 

  • Kent Hymel, University of California at Irvine – “Does Traffic Congestion Reduce Employment Growth?”

2007 

Science & Technology 

  • Andrea L. Osgood University of California, Los Angeles – “Curb Dreams: Allocating On-Street Parking for Carsharing.  An Analysis of Local Government Agencies Options for Encouraging Carsharing Use Through On-Street Parking Programs”

Policy & Planning 

  • Juan Carlos Cuervo City University of New York – “Development of a Strategic Management Model for Combined Fixed & Moving Transportation Assets. A Case Study & Project Description of the Transmileno–Bogota Bus Rapid Transit System”

2006  

Science & Technology

  • No award given.

Policy & Planning 

  • Stephen Crosley University of California, Los Angeles Mentor: Prof. Donald Shoup – “The Choice s of Choice Riders Demand for Light Rail Transit in the Polycentric City: A Look at Culver City and the Mid-City/Exposition Line”

2005  

Science & Technology 

  • Dan Yu University of Illinois at Chic ago – “CTA Data Schedule Analysis, Application and Visualization”

Policy & Planning 

  • Paul A. Sorensen University of California, Los Angeles – “Review and Synthesis of Road-Use Metering and Charging Systems: A Report Commissioned by the Committee for the Study of the Long-Term Viability of Fuel Taxes for Transportation Finance, Transportation Research Board, The National Academies”

 2004

Science & Technology

  • Luc a Quadrifoglio University of Southern California – “An Insertion Heuristic for Scheduling Mobility Allowance Shuttle Transit (Mast) Services”

Policy & Planning 

  • Camille Fink University of California, Los Angeles Mentor: Prof. Brian D. Taylor – “Transit Security and Environmental Desing: A Preliminary Analysis of Union Station and Gateway Center”

2003 

Science & Technology

  • Heather M. Burton University of California, Los Angeles Mentor: Prof. Brian D. Taylor – “Culver City Rapid Bus: An Evaluation of Bus Rapid Transit on Culver City Bus’ Line 6″

2002

  • Sudhakar Sathyanarayanan Kansas State University Mentor: Prof. Eugene R. Russell – “Comparison of Operational Performance of Conventional Intersection Traffic Control Types and Modern Roundabouts”

Congratulations to the 2024 Student Group Award Winners:

  • CUTC Student Group Award – Policy & Planning, Graduate Level
    Title: Nixyáawii Watikš
    Authors: Owen Christiansen, Nick Hadfield, Zhuoheng (Brian) Li, Jenny Mazzella, Victoria Young, Masters of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP), Portland State University