Researchers turn to trees to trim highway toxins

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University engineering students are creating a state-of-the-art computer model to strategically place trees on highways near residential areas to mitigate pollution particles and improve human health. Doctoral candidates Khaled Hashad and Bo Yang, along with undergraduate researcher Dan Shaw ’18 – all working in the Energy and the Environment Research Laboratory of Max […]

Hyperloop in NYC – Is it the future of transportation, and when will it arrive?

Transportation policy and infrastructure experts will meet with journalists to discuss the latest development timelines, challenges and breakthroughs surrounding Elon Musk’s Hyperloop ambitions  WHAT:          Journalists are invited to get on the inside track of the development of Hyperloop technology. Three experts from the national Hyperloop Advanced Research Partnership (HARP) will answer technology, policy and infrastructure […]

Here’s how Hyperloop technology will transform transportation

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk made headlines this week when he tweeted that he’d received verbal government approval to build an underground Hyperloop between New York and Washington D.C., with stops in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Professor Rick Geddes is the founding director of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy at Cornell University. Geddes also serves on the […]

Cornell awarded $7M to lead transportation research center

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University will receive up to $7 million in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funding over five years to lead a consortium of universities in researching and developing new transportation innovations to limit adverse impacts on public health and the environment. The announcement was made Dec. 8 by U.S. Sens. Charles E. […]

Cornell labor experts to offer sneak peek at job creation plan to confront climate crisis

WHO: Lara Skinner, associate director of Cornell’s ILR Worker Institute, and Worker Institute Fellow J. Mijin Cha will preview final recommendations of their upcoming report, “Climate Jobs Program for NYS: Reversing Inequality, Combating Climate Change.” Skinner and Cha will also talk about the steps needed to create thousands of sustainability-focused jobs in New York City […]

Current highway funding reauthorization bill would discourage infrastructure investment

Rick Geddes is an associate professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University, and the founding director of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy. His research focuses on innovative funding and financing of major infrastructure projects, particularly in the transportation and water sectors. He believes the U.S. infrastructure challenge is creating […]

For promising Hyperloop, the devil is in the details

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Aug. 13, 2013 For promising Hyperloop, the devil is in the details Francis Vanek is a civil and environmental engineer whose expertise is in transportation systems and sustainability. He is a senior lecturer in Cornell’s College of Engineering and a faculty fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. […]