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ACET: Prof. Marianne Vanderschuren, Sekadi Phayane and Alison Gwynne-Evans received the Charley V. Wootan Award for their paper “Perceptions of Gender, Mobility and Personal Safety: South Africa Moving Forward”

The Transportation Research Board Executive Committee selected this paper written by Prof. M. Vanderschuren, S. Phayane and A. Gwynne-Evans, as the winner of the Charley V. Wootan Award. This yearly award is given for the best paper in the area of transportation policy and organization.

The Certificate of Award will be presented at the Thomas B. Deen Distinguished Lecture and Presentation of Awards, scheduled for Monday, January 13, 2020 in Convention Center Ballroom B, in Washington, D.C., during the TRB 99th Annual Meeting to be held January 12-16, 2020.

You can read the abstract related to this paper here.


The Charley V. Wootan Award, established in 2004, and presented for the outstanding paper in the field of policy and organization, honors the Director of the Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University System, from 1976 to 1993. Active in TRB for many years, Charley V. Wootan served as Chairman of the TRB Executive Committee in 1983 and held the positions of Group and Council Chair in the Technical Activities Division.

This award is given each year for the best paper in the area of transportation policy and organization.

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