Grad Student Wins $10K Public-Sector Aviation Award

Carey Anne Nadeau (MCP, Feb ‘15) has been selected after a competitive proposal process, as the recipient of a $10,000 research stipend by the Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues.  Sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation and administered by the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) of the Transportation Research Board/National Academies, this award will fund Nadeau’s forthcoming research to locate the origin of commuters for whom the cost of public transportation to employment at airports is prohibitively high, relative to their potential wages.  It will meaningfully inform airport efforts to implement public transportation discounts or car-sharing programs that enhance job accessibility, increase employee net wages thereby reducing employee turnover and disciplinary issues, and lower airport pollution levels and CO2 emissions.  Nadeau’s research paper will further be considered for presentation at the January, 2016, Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, and for publication in the Transportation Research Record, the peer-reviewed Journal of the Transportation Research Board of The National Academies.