Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Michael Rodriguez (MPA/MSURP '09) co-authored his first major publication as director of research at Smart Growth American/George Washington University. The report, Foot Traffic Ahead 2016, ranks the country’s top 30 metropolitan areas based on the amount of commercial development in Walkable Urban Places (WalkUPs).

The U.S. Senate recently confirmed Patrick Fuchs (MPA ’11) to serve a five-year term as a member of the Surface Transportation Board. Previously, Fuchs was a senior professional staff member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Friday, 30 January 2015 00:00

Alum publishes award-winning article

An award-winning article by 2012 alum Alex Marach has been published in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

Saturday, 23 November 2013 06:49

Alum works on automated vehicle technology

2000 alum Jason Bittner is featured on the University of South Florida's home page for the Automated Vehicle Institute he is helping to launch.

For Xiaojia "Lydia" Bi, public service is about breaking down barriers, whether in helping people in developing countries or supporting sustainable wetland restoration in New Orleans.

Monday, 14 April 2014 05:49

Bittner joins Cambridge Systematics

2000 alum Jason Bittner has joined Cambridge Systematics' transportation planning and management group as a senior associate.
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:00

Bittner seeks ways to ease transportation

Moving people and goods efficiently is a priority for alum Jason Bittner, the new director of the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida.

Twenty-five years ago they were juggling child care, jobs and commutes into Madison to attend their public affairs classes. Now, still drawn together by a love of political talk, the La Follette Lunch Bunch members pass around photos of grandchildren while they debate local and national politics and public policy.

This summer, La Follette School student Michael Rodriguez is taking his firsthand knowledge of how national transportation policies are developed on the road to Chicago.

With nearly every regulation that crosses Patrick Fuchs' desk at the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President, he uses what he learned in the La Follette School's policy analysis and microeconomics courses.

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