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Request for Proposals – CTEDD General Grant Program, 2019-2020 Cycle
The Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions, and Dollars (CTEDD) at the University of Texas at Arlington is pleased to launch the next Request for Proposals (RFP) for scholars engaged in groundbreaking transportation research. As a Tier-1 University Transportation Center funded by the United States Department of Transportation, CTEDD supports scholarly research into various aspects of our nation’s transportation systems, with a focus on issues of equity, decision-making, and transportation finance.

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Prof. Jay Rosenberger - Associate Director
CTEDD proudly introduce our new Associate Director – Prof. Jay Rosenberger, The University of Texas at Arlington(UTA). Dr. Rosenberger joined UTA in 2003 and also serves as the Director of Research Development in the Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, & Systems Engineering.

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Dr James Wood - Program Manager
We are delighted to introduce our new program manager, Dr. James Wood, who is replacing Aabiya Baqai. Dr. Wood has been with CTEDD as a postdoctoral associate for more than one year prior to this appointment. James obtained his doctorate in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University in 2018. While at Florida State, he served as a Research Fellow with the Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population. He also has been taking the lead on many research and non-research activities of CTEDD in the past year

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We are now working with College of Science at UTA
The Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions and Dollars is now working with College of Science at University of Texas – Arlington, as a part of this change CTEDD office has been moved to the newly constructed Science & Engineering Innovation & Research Building at UTA East side campus.

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Researcher Highlight: Jacky Loh
Jacky Loh is currently attending Cal Poly SLO as a graduate student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Blended Master’s program. Jacky is originally from Arcadia, California. He grew interested in civil engineering for two relatively simple reasons. The first was that he always seemed to gravitate towards wanting to help those around him, solve their problems and work on a solution. The second was that he wanted to leave behind some kind of physical legacy, he says, “something that I could look back upon with pride and remember that I helped build/construct it. I thought that engineering, with all its problem-solving skills, would allow me to best achieve those two goals.”

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Summary of Completed Research Projects
Click below for more detailed information on completed research projects as of April 2019

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Dock-less Bikeshare Programs in Dire Need of Formal Oversight and Safety Assurances, Researchers Say
Cities are in the midst of a mobility revolution, led in part by a boom in app-based, dock-less bike share platforms that allow residents and tourists alike to rent and ride a bicycle in virtually any location in the city and end their ride wherever they choose. Dock-less bike share programs are active in nearly every large city in the U.S., and have grown tremendously in scale and format over the past two years.


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Researcher Highlight: Anand Puppala
Dr. Anand Puppala has been with The University of Texas at Arlington for over two decades. Dr. Puppala is a distinguished university professor for Civil Engineering and is Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering. He has been enrolled as a faculty member at UTA since 1996. He has obtained his BE, MSCE, and Ph. D. in Civil Engineering from Andhra, IIT Madras, and Louisiana State University respectively.

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UAA Conference 2019
Every year the Urban Affairs Association hosts a conference to bring scholars from around the world to Los Angeles, CA. Our very own Aabiya Noman Baqai and David Weinreich were there and came back with all of the details to share with our team – and you. This year’s UAA conference was Aabiya’s first. Aabiya says that the conference was useful and empowering. She says it was interesting to see similar research topics being tackled from different perspectives.

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T2 Assistant Directors added for collaboration
We recently added five new Technology Transfer Assistant Directors to our CTEDD team. The T2 Assistant Directors will help guide CTEDD’s individual campuses on viable technology transfer activities including research dissemination and implementation; student-led activities and events; and campus-wide lecture series and workshops.

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Amruta Sakalker awarded 2019 Women in Transportation Scholarship
Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS) is an internationally known organization that attracts, sustains and strengthens women, and their connections to the transportation world. WTS chooses a recipient for their annual scholarships and this year our very own Amruta Sakalker received the Wanda J. Schafer Award.

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Additions to CTEDD Team
We are excited to announce that we have added two new members to CTEDD’s Executive Commitee. Carolyn McAndrews, along with Soyoung Ahn, both from University of Wisconsin-Madison, are CTEDD’s newest Associate Directors. Carolyn McAndrews is currently an associate professor in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture. Dr. Soyoung Ahn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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