The Loss of Senator Jeffords

The University of Vermont Transportation Research Center team was very saddened to hear of the passing of former Vermont Senator James Jeffords, who was instrumental in the creation of the Transportation Research Center.  His leadership and hard work on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee led to two significant … Continue reading

Aalto University Summer School – Final Day

Phoebe and Paola

Our final post from Finland comes from Phoebe: Paola and I enjoyed our last 2 days in Finland very much. We heard from Dr. Anthony Perl on tranportation changes and resiliency in North America, Dr. Andy Goetz on air travel, Glen Weisbrod on development economics, Dr. Gina Porter on transportation … Continue reading

Aalto University Summer School – Day 3

Phoebe outside of Metro Station

Today’s post comes from Paola: Today has been a very intense day! We had two lectures in the morning and went on a field trip after lunch.   Werner Rothengatter talked about mega projects in transport: causes and failures, and Kristine Beuret talked about public participation in transportation development projects. … Continue reading

Aalto University Summer School – Day 2

Underground Bus Station

Today’s update comes from Phoebe: Tuesday brought us a day of learning about the development of megaprojects from four different speakers. Dr. Moshe Givoni visited from the University of Tel Aviv, discussing high speed rail investments. Next, Dr. Eda Beyazit spoke about spatial inequalities in the development of the Istanbul metro … Continue reading

Aalto University Summer School – Day 1

Finland Transit Information Board

We have two updates today from our two TRC researchers at the Aalto University Summer Transportation School.  Paola Rekalde Aizpuru and Phoebe Girouard Spencer arrived safely in Finland on Saturday and immediately began exploring the area around the University as well as the local transportation system.  Here is Phoebe’s first post regarding … Continue reading

TRC Students Attend International Transportation Research Program

Transportation Research Center Research Assistants Paola Rekalde Aizpuru and Phoebe Girouard Spencer were selected to attend the highly competitive Aalto University Summer School on Transportation in Finland.  The summer program describes itself as “premier institution offering innovative and practical approaches to understand and solve complex transport problems both in developed and developing countries”.  Paola and Phoebe will be … Continue reading