2012 Smeed Prize winners

Congratulations to Jessica Van Ristell, from Loughborough University, who won the Smeed Prize at the 44th University Transport Studies Group Conference, held at the University of Aberdeen from 4-6 January 2012, and to Moataz Mahmoud, from the University of Ulster, who was awarded the 2nd prize.

Jessica’s paper was titled ‘Modelling the Effects of Changing Local Authority Funding Criteria for Home to School Public Transport Provision’, while Moataz presented a paper titled ‘Using AHP to measure the gap between user-defined perceived and desired quality of bus service: A case study of Belfast City’.

13 papers competed for the prize, and the judges commended the high standard of the entries received.