Satisfying Transportation Needs Will Improve Quality of Life for Adults on Autism Spectrum

An integrated approach to providing access to reliable and safe transportation is needed for adults on the autism spectrum and their families, according to a new Rutgers study that offers recommendations for removing barriers to better mobility. The Rutgers report addresses transportation obstacles that those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, and […]

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Bloustein School recognizes donations by faculty, alumni with room namings

The Bloustein School is honored to announce the naming of several rooms in the Civic Square Building following generous donations by distinguished faculty and alumni. The school honored long-time faculty member Jerome G. Rose, who passed away in April 2013, with the Jerome G. Rose Reading Room. Dr. Rose, who retired from the urban planning program […]

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Paul Wiedefeld MCRP ’81 named GM/CEO of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

On November 5 the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced that Bloustein alumnus Paul Wiedefeld MCRP ’81 was named Metro’s new General Manager and Chief Executive Officer (GM/CEO).  He will be formally appointed at WMATA’s next Board of Directors meeting on November 19. With more than 30 years of public and private sector transportation management […]

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Kelcie Ralph receives best dissertation prize from ACSP

Kelcie Ralph, who recently joined the Bloustein School as an Assistant Professor in Transportation Policy and Planning, has been awarded the Barclay Gibbs Jones Dissertation Award for Best Dissertation in Planning from the Association of Collegiate School of Planning. The award recognizes superior scholarship in a doctoral dissertation completed by a student enrolled in an ACSP-member […]

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Nobel Laureate Dr. Joseph Stiglitz discusses income inequality, inequality of opportunity at annual Bloustein lecture

On Monday, October 19 Dr. Joseph Stiglitz , Nobel laureate in economics and University Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, presented the annual Ruth Ellen Steinman and Edward J. Bloustein Memorial Lecture to a full house at the Bloustein School’s Governor James J. Florio Special Events Forum. The talk, based on […]

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Bloustein students get glimpse of top-down transportation, pedestrian planning efforts in Philadelphia

In early October a group of Bloustein graduate students were given an glimpse of big city bicycle and pedestrian planning from a governmental perspective. Nine students from the Walk Bloustein Bike Bloustein graduate student organization traveled to Philadelphia to meet with representatives from the Philadelphia’s Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) and Bicycle Transit […]

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Alumni Career Panel gives students perspectives on trends, challenges and opportunities in transportation policy and planning

One of the Bloustein School’s greatest strengths is its extensive alumni network. Recently four alumni returned to the school in an Alumni Career Panel, offered by the Office of Student and Academic Services to give current students their perspectives on the trends, challenges and opportunities facing the nation in the area of transportation policy and […]

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