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SWUTC Graduate Student Wins William P. Eno Research Paper

Daniel Fagnant

Daniel Fagnant

Daniel Fagnant, SWUTC Advanced Institute doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin, was selected as author of the second annual William P. Eno Research Paper, by the Eno Center for Transportation.

Each spring, the Eno Leadership Development Conference brings a select group of the top graduate students in transportation and related disciplines to the Nation’s Capital for an introduction to how transportation policy and programs are formed. During their week in Washington, D.C., the “Eno Fellows” meet with leaders from key transportation constituencies, including the U.S. Department of Transportation and its modal administrations, congressional committees, industry associations, and numerous advocacy groups. The Eno Fellows are also invited to submit abstracts for the William P. Eno Research Paper, a competitive paper competition. The goal of the paper is to expose a student to the complex nature of transportation policymaking while contributing to Eno’s growing knowledge base.

The abstract, “Implications, Barriers and Policy Recommendations for Autonomous Vehicles”, was co-authored with his advisor and SWUTC researcher, Dr. Kara Kockelman. It was chosen from among competing proposals and is slated for publication in winter 2013, and will be presented in summer 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Fagnant received his BS from Gonzaga University in Spring 2002, and his MS in Transportation from The University of Texas at Austin in August 2011.