Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 03, 2014
Four members of Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) have been named as recipients of the AirSage PASS: Professional Advancement & Success Scholarship.
Presented quarterly by AirSage™—a pioneer in digital population analytics and the largest provider of consumer travel trends and population movement intelligence in the U.S.—PASS funds are awarded exclusively to YPT members as a way to support the continuing education and professional development of future leaders in the field of transportation planning.
“The AirSage PASS is about empowering emerging transportation leaders to take the next step in their careers by presenting their work and meeting other like-minded members of the industry,” said Cy Smith, Founder and CEO of AirSage. “By attending conferences and symposiums these young minds broaden the transportation conservation with their unique and innovative perspective.”
Many strong applications were submitted for consideration during the AirSage PASS application and award period. Scholarship recipients include:
NICOLAS NORBOGE: Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) International Leadership Meeting
The AirSage PASS will cover costs for Norboge—an Assistant Research Scientist at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute in Houston, Texas—to attend the January YPT International Leadership Meeting in Washington, D.C. Norbage will be able to meet with other YPT leaders to share best practices and help shape the future of the YPT organization nationwide. Founder of the Houston chapter, he has spent the last year growing it to 32 members and 117 friends.
“I am looking forward to meeting other YPT chapter leaders to find out what we can do to further grow the Houston Chapter and discuss our accomplishments.”
HOLLY CHASE: Transit Network Design: Interactive Short Course
Chase, a Transportation Planner with KFH Group, Inc. in Bethesda, Maryland, will use her AirSage PASS award to attend the Transit Network Design: Interactive Short Course scheduled for February 2014 in New York City. The course covers the methods behind transit design, presented in a unique and collaborative format.
“The AirSage PASS will allow me to share ideas and engage with other transportation professionals with different perspectives and experiences. I hope to learn how to make transit systems more useful, convenient, and cost effective.”
ADAM MOORE: Transportation, Planning, Land Use and Air Quality Conference (TPLUAQ) 2014
Adam Moore, a Graduate Research Assistant at Portland State University, is using the AirSage PASS to attend the 2014 Transportation, Land Use, Planning and Air Quality Conference 2014 in Charlotte in March. Here he will present first-of-its-kind research conducted by he and his graduate research advisor Dr. Miguel Figliozzi at Portland State University. The innovative study focused on exposure to vehicle emissions for pedestrians, cyclists and those waiting for public transit.
“Presenting at the Transportation, Land Use, Planning and Air Quality Conference allows me to not only share my work with others but to receive valuable feedback from experts in the field. This forum is one of the best opportunities for me to collaborate with others as it is the rare conference to focus specifically on transportation air quality.”
ASHEQUE RAHMAN: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) 2014 Technical Conference and Exhibit
For Rahman, a Project Manager for the New York City Department of Transportation, the AirSage PASS will cover expenses associated with the ITE 2014 Technical Conference and Exhibit, which will be held in Miami in March. Rahman will participate as both an attendee and a presenter. As an invited speaker, Rahman will discuss the NYCDOT Traffic Information Managements System (TIMS), a project that has made transportation data more transparent for the city of New York.
“Attending the ITE Conference will allow me to learn more about transportation information systems, technology and ITS for transportation planning. Additionally, it will give me the opportunity to exchange information, discuss best practices and learn about innovative solutions to issues in data and information systems.”
The submission period for the next, quarterly grant period for the AirSage PASS is now open. Applications must be submitted by midnight (Eastern), March 7, 2014. Winners will be announced on April 2, 2014.
AirSage™—a pioneer in population analytics—is the largest provider of consumer locations and population movement intelligence in the U.S. Each day, AirSage uses patented technology to capture and analyze more than 15 billion anonymous, real-time, cellular-signal data points to identify travel patterns and transportation trends. Partnerships with the nation’s largest wireless carriers give AirSage exclusive access to data from more than 100 million mobile devices. Analyzed and aggregated, AirSage data provides actionable insights into where and when people travel and is transforming the transportation industry, commercial enterprises and a diverse range of industries. Find AirSage online at http://www.airsage.com and on Twitter @AirSage #AirSagePASS.
YPT is a professional organization for young transportation professionals based in Washington, DC with chapters around the country. YPT aims to provide career guidance, fellowship, and networking opportunities for young professionals in the transportation field through seminars, meetings, and happy hours. Find YPT online at http://yptransportation.org/ and @YPTvoice.