June 4, 2009
Lily Shoup, a first year Planning student, recently won an award from the American Planning Association's Transportation Planning Division for the best student paper of 2009.
The paper entitled, Ridership and Development Density: Evidence from Washington, DC, looked at Washington, DC as a case study for examining the relationship of land use characteristics and transit ridership. Shoup utilized CAMA System data, socioeconomic data, and data on average weekly ridership from WATA. Her paper successfully developed a direct ridership forecasting model for heavy rail transit, for the metropolitan DC region.
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