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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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Fragmentation of Local Governments Has Direct and Lasting Impact on Regional Transit Service and Future Planning, Study says
Most American metropolitan areas feature a core city, as well as numerous independently-governed smaller cities adjacent to it. These patchworks of communities must coordinate to provide public transit, which is often very difficult. Resulting in large gaps in the system—areas where residents can’t get to work, medical appointments, jobs and school without a car.

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Researcher Highlight: Ahoura Zandiatashbar
Ahoura Zandiatashbar began his career with an architectural engineering and design background, studying in Iran. This still influences the work he does. “I was always drawn to the use of technology in design, modeling and visualization. So, my research focus during my Ph.D. has been also economic modeling, geospatial analysis and urban visualization used mostly for policy developments,” says Ahoura.

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National Partnership Launched to Empower Texas Transit Boards, Bring Innovative Thinking to Transit Leadership
Urban transit agency boards play a vital role in translating a community’s needs and preferences into lasting action. Often made up of ordinary citizens representing specific neighborhoods or constituencies, these boards engage in critical, long-range planning that can transform cities for better or worse.

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Researcher Highlight: Catherine Osborn
Catherine was a Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for Transportation of Equity, Decisions and Dollars (CTEDD) this past semester. She was recently offered a Transit-Oriented Development Planning Internship in the Sustainability Department at the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG).

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Drive.ai Experience
Arlington has welcomed self driving cars into the city. On Friday, April 12, CTEDD Student Council (CSC), alongside the Student Planning Association (SPA) organized an event to learn about the program and take advantage of the experience.

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Students strut their stuff at symposium
Student Agalia Ardyasa talks about her research project titled “Union Rides: Harnessing the Shared Value of Commute Travel.” The project pilots a new ride-share service that connects underserved workers with jobs in an affordable, flexible and demand-responsive manner.

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Uber and Lyft Can Fill Critical Gaps in America’s Public Transit Systems, Researchers Say
“The rise of Lyft, Uber, and other TMC’s offer the opportunity to greatly improve transportation services and first/last mile connectivity,” says Dr. Catherine Ross, the Georgia Tech professor who led the study.

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Researcher Highlight: Roya Etminani-Ghasrodashti, Ph.D.
We are pleased to welcome Roya Etminani-Ghasrodashti to our CTEDD team. Roya earned her PhD in Urban Studies from Islamic Azad University in Tehran, Iran in 2013. She was an Assistant Professor in the School of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Art before coming to University of Texas, Arlington.

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Spring 2019 Speaker Series: Part 2
The Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions and Dollars (CTEDD) hosted the second lecture series of Spring 2019. Panelists included Daniel Chatman, University of California, Berkeley city and regional planning associate professor; Doug McDonald, Richardson planning projects manager; and Irving city manager Chris Hillman.

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SP19 KICK-OFF SOCIAL
SP19 KICK-OFF SOCIAL Join WTS, CSC, and SPA to celebrate the beginning of the SP19 semester! Kick-off the new year and the SP19 semester at the WTS, CSC, and SPA Social and Networking event. Join your CAPPA peers at Grease Monkey Burgers on the 25th for some free nachos, good conversation, and merriment!

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