City College of New York transportation expert Candace Brakewood is listed in Mass Transit magazine’s 2016 Top 40 Under 40 national honors. The accolade recognizes individuals for their contributions and for showing a capacity for innovation, demonstrated leadership and a commitment to making an impact in transit.
The only magazine exclusively dedicated to public transportation, Mass Transit cited Brakewood for being on the cutting edge of what’s happening in the public transit industry as an academic. “She is an industry and academic leader in innovative fare payment technologies and their applicability to public transportation,” the publication writes.
This is the latest honor for Brakewood, an assistant professor of civil engineering in the Grove School of Engineering. She was named a Rising Star Fellow last spring and joined an elite group of academics aboard an England-bound cruise ship in July to explore the nexus of mobility and communications.
Brakewood’s specialty is public transportation, intelligent transportation systems and transportation planning. Her research in the Grove School looks at how new information and communication technologies, such as smartphones, can be used to improve public transportation systems in urban areas.
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