Transportation Planning Division Student Paper Competition

2018 Student Paper Competition

Submissions Due: Friday, January 26, 2018

The Transportation Planning Division (TPD) is looking for outstanding student papers on current transportation planning or policy issues. The purpose is to recognize and reward work completed for courses in accredited graduate planning programs.

Winning schools receive recognition and acclamation. Winners will be announced at the APA National Conference in New Orleans, April 21-24, 2018.

Awards will also be given as follows for the three best papers:

Grand prize — $1,000

Second prize — $750

Third prize — $500

Send questions and final submissions by Friday, January 26, 2018 to Laurel Land.

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2017 Winners

First Place

First/Last Mile Challenge: Perspectives of Millennials

Jarrell Smith, University of Florida

Second Place

The Long Haul: A Comparative Performance Analysis of Bus and Rail Transit in Los Angeles

Jordan Fraade, University of California, Los Angeles


Previous Winners

View previous Student Paper Competition winners