Farzana Khatun has been selected to receive the 2021 APTF scholarship
Farzana Khatun, a 5th year PhD candidate of Transportation Science at ITS Irvine, has been chosen to receive the 2021 American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) scholarship. This scholarship's mission is to encourage students/individuals to pursue the transit field as their career. The award will be presented to the APTA's (American Public Transportation Association) TRANSform and EXPO, November 7 - 10, 2021, in Orlando, FL. Under Professor Jean-Daniel Saphores, Farzana is working on projects that answer three crucial issues of current public transportation: 1) The impact of emerging technology and new mobility services (like Uber and Lyft) on transit ridership; 2) the effect of private car-oriented policies (like Assembly Bill 60) on transit ridership, and 3) the effect of an unprecedented situation (like the COVID19 pandemic) on transit ridership. Farzana's research findings are informed by econometric models.