The Penn Transportation Club (PTC) facilitates conversations around transportation planning and connects students at Weitzman to professional opportunities in the transportation field. The club is organized around three goals:
- Research & trends: Learn about the latest ideas in transportation planning and ongoing or recently completed projects
- Professional development: Explore careers and meet professionals in the transportation space
- Social activities: Connect with classmates around shared interests in transportation in an informal setting
To advance these goals, Penn Transportation Club hosts speakers from the public and private sectors, organizes opportunities for students to gather, and centralizes information about relevant upcoming events and webinars.
It is currently administered by City Planning students Nata Kovalova, Jasmine Siyu Wu, Simran Arora (Sim), Riddhi Batra, and Sidney Alexander Kuesters.
Nata is interested in how investments in active transportation, transportation demand management, and transit can work together to address climate change and advance safe and equitable access to work, healthcare, and recreation.
Jasmine Siyu Wu
Jasmine is interested in researching the intersection of public health, transportation planning, inequities, and accessibility using urban informatics and spatial data sciences.
Simran Arora (Sim)
Sim is an architect by training and worked in urban design for a few years. Her focus is currently geared towards GIS, and data-driven method for transit planning strategies.
Riddhi is interested in how transportation, land use, and urban design can work together to minimize environmental damage and support the growth of healthy, equitable communities.
Sidney Alexander Kuesters
Sidney is interested in transportation because he wants to help rid cities and regions of car dependency and create vibrant interconnected communities.