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Planning Studio Wins Infrastructure Award

The Urban and Regional Planning spring 2018 graduate capstone studio project has received the Florida Planning and Zoning Association’s (FPZA) Outstanding Infrastructure Project Award, the department announced today.

“Transit Accessibility for Special Populations” developed a model process for evaluating transit systems for their utility to special populations with enhanced accessibility needs.

The project empowers transit agencies to meet the mobility needs of every resident by creating an assessment toolkit for inventorying transit stop facilities, ensuring ADA compliance, analyzing route utility and providing recommendations for system improvements.

The student team, led by Planner-in-Residence Dennis Smith, included Braden Davis, Ryan Anshell, Bridget Callea, Shannon Gasper, Nathaniel Kusel, Hadley Peterson, Jacob Pierce, Nicholas Stampar, and Lindsay Weaver.

The team will be honored at the FPZA’s Annual Conference, June 7, 2019.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning acknowledged the support of its partners in the project, Tallahassee’s StarMetro transit system and the Florida Department of Transportation.