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Assistant Professor Candace Brakewood Wins TRB’s 2017 Fred Burggraf Award

Assistant Professor Candace Brakewood recently won the Transportation Research Board’s 2017 Fred Burggraf Award. This international award recognizes the year’s best research paper by researchers 35 years of age or younger, and it is one of the highest honors presented by the Transportation Research Board.

The paper was authored by Brakewood with three of her former students at the City College of New York: Rachel Beer, Subrina Rahman, and Jennifer Viscardi. Brakewood and her former students were honored with the award in January 2018 at the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies in Washington, DC.

They received the award for their paper entitled “Qualitative Analysis of Ridehailing Regulations in Major American Cities” that is published in the Transportation Research Record. The research paper compares city regulations of ridehailing companies, such as Uber, in major metropolitan areas.

The Burggraf Award was established in 1966 to encourage young researchers to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of transportation and was named in honor of Fred Burggraf, who served as TRB’s Executive Director from 1951 until his retirement in 1964. More information can be found here: