The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has awarded the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship to first year UCLA MURP student Chelsea Richer. The award, established as part of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, recognizes students pursuing transportation-related degrees and aims to attract the brightest minds in the field to the transportation workforce. Ms. Richer is interested in the ways in which transportation planning and disaster planning overlap, particularly in regard to their effects on the social fabric of a city and the environmental intensity of the transportation sector.
Second year MURP student Heather Jones has been selected to participate in the 21st Annual Eno Leadership Development Conference hosted by the Eno Center for Transportation in Washington, D.C. on June 2-6, 2013. The conference provides a first-hand look at the development and implementation of transportation policy, and will feature meetings with top government officials, leaders of associations, and members of Congress and their staff. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to learn how transportation policy is shaped and applied, and become better equipped to understand and participate in the policy-making process involved in a career in transportation.