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September 1, 2019

Mobility21 UTC Researcher, Sean Qian, is leading an interdisciplinary team from Carnegie Mellon University as they attempt to address rural transportation in Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Greene County.  The team includes Traffic21 Director, Chris Hendrickson, UTC Researcher, Costa Samaras and Metro21: Smart Cities Institute Director Karen Lightman.

Working in collaboration with Greene County and Waynesburg University, the team from Carnegie Mellon University will test an innovative rural county mobility platform, with the ultimate goal that it can be replicated in other rural counties.

Sean Qian says this project has “the potential to advance the fundamental knowledge of how energy-efficient, affordable mobility services can work in rural America.”