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ACRP Awards TC Student

Evaluating the Potential of Urban Air Mobility Service to Airports.

Christopher Cummings, Northwestern Unviersity Engineering PhD candidate in Transportation Systems, Analysis and Planning, learned on July 20th that the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) of the Transportation Research Board/National Academies would be funding his research as part of the Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues for the academic year 2020-2021. 

Sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation and administered by the ACRP of the Transportation Research Board/National Academies, the award is presented for successful completion of a research paper that Cummings has chosen to focus on Evaluating the Potential of Urban Air Mobility Service to Airports.

Cummings will be working with advisor, Professor Hani S. Mahmassani, on the research paper which will be considered for presentation at the January 2022 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting and for publication in a subsequent volume of the Transportation Research Record, the peer-reviewed Journal of the Transportation Research Board of The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. 

Congratulations to Christopher and best of luck to him in his research!


The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) is an industry-driven, applied research program that develops near-term, practical solutions to airport challenges. ACRP is authorized by Congress, sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration, and managed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

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