Awards, Grants & Contests, Opportunities

July 2014 AirSage Pass Winners

AirSage is excited to announce recipients of the AirSage PASS: Professional Advancement & Success Scholarship.  Funds are awarded exclusively to Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) members and support the continuing education and professional development of emerging leaders in the field of transportation planning.

Each quarter, AirSage awards scholarships for individuals with the drive to further develop their career through training, conferences, seminars or other methods of advancement.  For more information on applying for the AirSage PASS, click here.

Phillip Cherry

PCherry_250pxAs a transportation planner/engineer at a global consulting firm, Parsons Brinckerhoff inAtlanta, Cherry believes AirSage PASS will help him impact smaller communities. Cherry’s award will cover the costs to attend the TRB Tools of the Trade Conference in Burlington, Vt. The three-day event will focus on transportation planning for small- and medium-sized communities.

Much of the focus in transportation today is solving large-scale problems in urban areas. However, smaller communities support many of the nation’s critical universities, manufacturing centers, and farming communities… I am thankful that AirSage has the generosity and vision to support young professionals in their quest to learn.

Rachel Bronson


Bronson220pxBronson is using AirSage PASS funds to attend the Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place conference. She will be traveling to Pittsburgh this September to present her findings on bicycle safety. Ms. Bronson works as a bicycle planner for the city and county of Denver, where she ensures that bicycling is part of the transportation network.

“This award is a tremendous opportunity and I feel very fortunate for this honor. It ensures that I can attend the conference, present the findings of my work, as well as learn from and network with other professionals in my field.”

Aditi Misra

Misra250pxThe AirSage PASS will help Misra attend the North American Travel Monitoring Exposition and Conference (NATMEC) in Chicago where she will present her paper on GPS data collection for bicyclists in Atlanta.  As a doctoral student in transportation systems engineering at Georgia Tech, Misra is developing a methodology to predict the preferred route of bicyclists in Atlanta.

I am excited to receive the AirSage PASS.  The conference will be an invaluable tool to bring me up to date on the latest technology. With this, I can help create connected neighborhoods and cities where people of all ages, cultures and capabilities will live and thrive.”


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