CEE doctoral student Abubakr Zeidan, who is studying under Assistant Professor Candace Brakewood, is the 2018 recipient of the Donald C. Hyde Memorial Essay Scholarship ($5,000) from the American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF). He will receive the award at a ceremony in Nashville in September.
The contest asked students to write about the area of public transportation they are interested in and why. He wrote on the topic of transit data and how transit data can help both transit users and providers. His research focus areas include transit operations, transit mobile ticketing and transit safety.
The APTF exists to increase and retain the number of individuals choosing the transit field as a career by providing scholarships and engagement opportunities to deserving students and transit professionals.