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UT Researchers Receive Funding for Study into Transportation During Pandemic

E-Scooters Sitting on Side of Road

The rapid spread of Covid-19 has changed the way most of the world goes about its daily routine, with many businesses having to temporarily close and forcing students of all levels to transition to online courses.

Even so, grocery stores, medical facilities, and some forms of restaurants remain open, requiring workers to commute to and from work. In metro areas, that can often mean taking some form of transit, potentially exposing workers in these vital areas to the disease.

Professor Chris Cherry and Assistant Professor Candace Brakewood, both of UT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, have a plan to change that, and it comes with backing from a National Science Foundation RAPID Award.