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2021 CTECH Ph.D. Dissertation Award Given to Cornell Grad Student

Christian D. Sprague was awarded Cornell’s 2021 CTECH Ph.D. Dissertation Award. He is working towards his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering under co-committee chairs Oliver Gao and Peter Rich. Sprague’s project, entitled Convenience is King: School Choice, Student...

Should we be subsidizing cars for low-income families?

By Kristin Toussaint – from Fast Company When a woman named Tracy received a car from the nonprofit Vehicles for Change, a nonprofit that awards affordable, used cars to low-income families, she was able to triple her income. Before, she had only been able to...

Long commutes, home crowding tied to COVID transmission

By Blaine Friedlander Long commute times and household crowding may be good predictors for a higher number of transmissible coronavirus cases in metropolitan settings, according to Cornell urban planning, architectural and public health researchers, in a July study...

How to reach 50 percent zero-emission vehicles

BY CHRISTOPHER R. KNITTEL, JIM STOCK AND SHANJUN LI, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS The Biden administration has set a goal for 50 percent of cars and light trucks sold in 2030 to be zero-emission vehicles. This is a critical step in the fight against climate change. The...

Transportation innovations could boost public health

By David Nutt Researchers say the future of transportation will be shaped by three “revolutions” – vehicle electrification, driverless cars and ride-sharing – that could result in fewer automobiles on the road, less fossil fuels extracted from the Earth and less...

An Electric Future for Transportation Webinar

An Electric Future for Transportation Regan Zane David G. and Diann L. Sant Endowed Professor Director, NSF ASPIRE ERC Utah State University Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET Link to register Abstract: Electric vehicles (EVs) offer tremendous opportunity to both...

Managing Epidemics by Managing Mobility

Assistant Professor Samitha Samaranayake from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University recently won a NSF grant for his project titled, “Managing Epidemics by Managing Mobility.” Other collaborators on this project are Daniel...