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Partner Universities

National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology

Physical Address:

875 Perimeter Dr, MS 0901
Moscow, ID 83844-0901

Phone: (208) 885-0576

Fax: (208) 885-2877

Email: niatt@uidaho.edu

Transportation Research Institute

Physical Address:

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering and Technology
Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0241

Phone: (757) 683-3753

Fax: (757) 683-5354

Email: mcetin@odu.edu

Physical Address:

L.C. Smith College of Engineering & Computer Science
223 Link Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244

Phone: (315) 443.2545

Email: omsalem@syr.edu

Innovative Transportation Research Institute

Physical Address:

College of Science & Technology
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Avenue
Houston, Texas 77004-9986

Phone: (713) 313-7282

Fax: (713) 313-1856

Email: yu_lx@tsu.edu

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Physical Address:

3500 Transportation Research Plaza
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone: (540) 231-1500

Fax: (540) 231-1555

Email: hrakha@vtti.vt.edu

TranLIVE Student of the Year | 2013

Name: William “Andy” Edwardes

Enrolled in: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

Student Bio

Andy Edwardes’ research is making the Blacksburg, VA bus system more fuel efficient through improved routing and scheduling, bus assignment and a real-time dispatch support system. All of these approaches require a microscopic fuel consumption model. Andy has extended the VT-CPFM to model diesel buses using Altoona Bus Testing Center data. This model and operation research techniques will be used to optimize routing, scheduling and bus assignment to reduce fuel consumed. The real-time dispatch support system and demand assessment technology will help dispatchers determine whether an extra bus is needed, there are too many buses or a bus needs to slow down to keep on schedule. His work will be presented at TRB in January 2014.

Andy received dual bachelor degrees in Civil Engineering and Mathematics from Virginia Tech in 2012 and is currently working on two graduate degrees, transportation engineering and operations research. As an undergraduate, he worked for SAIC on a VDOT asset management contract. He is currently serving as the Alumni Coordinator for the Alliance of Transportation Engineering Students (ATES), the VT transportation student organization. Last year he served as the ATES Events Coordinator.

For his excellent work in reducing the fuel use of public transportation systems and service to his fellow students, TranLIVE (Transportation for Livability by Integrating Vehicles and the Environment) is pleased to select Andy Edwardes as its 2013 Outstanding Student of the Year.

Area of experience:

Public transportation (bus) fuel consumption

Andy Edwardes
Andy Edwardes

Partner Universities

National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology

Physical Address:

875 Perimeter Dr, MS 0901
Moscow, ID 83844-0901

Phone: (208) 885-0576

Fax: (208) 885-2877

Email: niatt@uidaho.edu

Transportation Research Institute

Physical Address:

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering and Technology
Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0241

Phone: (757) 683-3753

Fax: (757) 683-5354

Email: mcetin@odu.edu

Physical Address:

L.C. Smith College of Engineering & Computer Science
223 Link Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244

Phone: (315) 443.2545

Email: omsalem@syr.edu

Innovative Transportation Research Institute

Physical Address:

College of Science & Technology
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Avenue
Houston, Texas 77004-9986

Phone: (713) 313-7282

Fax: (713) 313-1856

Email: yu_lx@tsu.edu

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Physical Address:

3500 Transportation Research Plaza
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone: (540) 231-1500

Fax: (540) 231-1555

Email: hrakha@vtti.vt.edu