GIS Training in Transportation and Environmental Justice for Promoting Student Success in STEAM Education

Minority and lower-income populations have historically been disproportionately underrepresented in STEAM education and jobs. The educational attainment gap for underrepresented minorities graduating high school and earning a college degree, especially in the STEM field, continues to remain wide. Teaching theories of environmental justice and transportation planning in a school curriculum helps to empower the youth of communities by addressing local issues concerning transportation plans and environmental justice and ultimately, helps students to develop skills to make important life and career decisions.

Embracing Emerging Internet-Based Traffic Big Data In Smart City Applications To Improve Transportation Systems Efficiency, Safety, And Equity

Minority and lower-income populations have historically been disproportionately underrepresented in STEAM education and jobs. The educational attainment gap for underrepresented minorities graduating high school and earning a college degree, especially in the STEM field, continues to remain wide. Teaching theories of environmental justice and transportation planning in a school curriculum helps to empower the youth of communities by addressing local issues concerning transportation plans and environmental justice and ultimately, helps students to develop skills to make important life and career decisions.

Social Media Analysis for Transit Assessment

The impact of personal opinions, attitudes, and belief is significant in decision-making processes for public transportation services. Therefore, stakeholders and transportation planners have been trying to collect various information on public transit service and performance to assess quality and management strategies. In this regime, social network service (SNS) can be considered as a large but unorganized database of information where individuals exchange event base attitude and sentiment (i.e., experience from individual transportation activity).