What’s Behind the Decline in Driving Among Millennials?This question has been hotly debated in the press and in policy circles, but mostly based on impressions and anecdotes and not solid evidence – until now. Two recent national studies by ITS researchers Evelyn Blumenberg, Anne Brown, Stephen Brumbaugh, Kelcie Ralph, Michael Smart, Brian Taylor, Carole Turley Voulgaris, and Madeline Wander shed considerable light on those mysterious Millennials and their travel behavior. The first study, What's Youth Got to Do with It? Exploring the Travel Behavior of Teens and Young Adults, found that youth travel behavior was deviating remarkably little from that of adults, with economic factors like employment status and income predominating in determining the travel behavior of both youth and adults. The most recent of these, Typecasting Neighborhoods and Travelers: Analyzing the Geography of Travel Behavior Among Teens and Young Adults in the U.S., examining whether Millennials are turning their backs on suburbs for more urban and car-free lifestyles, is hot off of the presses.Learn more and access full publications for each project: What's Youth Got to Do with It?
Zoe Unruh (MURP '16) has been awarded the Jack R. Gilstrap Scholarship from the American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF). This award is given to a student in pursuing a career in the public transportation industry, and specifically to the student whose application was given the highest overall score among submissions. Zoe was also recently awarded the Intelligent Transportation Systems of California Scholarship for her demonstrated dedication to advancing the study of public transportation and transit. The Jack R. Gilstrap scholarship is one of sixteen awarded each year by APTF. To learn more about this and many other APTF scholarship opportunities, visit www.aptfd.org.
Please join us in congratulating the following UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs students in receiving honors and awards in transportation scholarship.Kelcie Ralph (PhD '15), Professor at Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, has been awarded the Barclay Gibbs Jones Dissertation Prize for her dissertation, Analyzing the Nature of Recent Travel Changes for Young Adults in America, 1995 to 2009. Kelcie’s selection marks the first for a student from UCLA, though she joins many esteemed awardees from the University of California system.The Barclay Gibbs Jones Dissertation Prize recognizes superior scholarship in a doctoral dissertation completed by a student enrolled in an ACSP-member school. The opportunity calls for theses that are original, well written, employ methods elegantly, offer lessons pertinent to central issues in the field of planning, and provide guidance about how planners or governments should make choices. Josh Peterman, President of ITS California, with the 2015 Scholarship winners, Neda Massoud from UCI (left) and Zoe Unruh from UCLA (right). Zoe Unruh (MURP '16) has been awarded the Intelligent Transportation Systems of California Scholarship for advancing studies in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). While at UCLA, Zoe’s interests were in transportation infrastructure planning and how it affects [...]
Carole Turley Voulgaris, PhD Candidate at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, was selected by the Board of Regents of the Eno Center for Transportation to participate in the 23rd annual Eno Future Leaders Development Conference in Washington, DC, from May 30-June 4, 2015. Each year, the Eno Center for Transportation invites America’s top graduate students in transportation-related fields to spend a week in Washington, DC, to learn how transportation policies are developed from those who develop them. Beyond providing an introduction to “how Washington works,” the Leadership Development Conference is intended to motivate students to continue their transportation studies and to foster early professional development.Carole's selection marks a third consecutive year of UCLA Luskin selections following Kelsie Ralph (2014) and Heather Jones (2013). Congratulations, Carole!