Chase Rudner, a graduate researcher at NYU Rudin Center for Transportation, has won a Eisenhower Fellowship

Chase Rudner, a second year Master of Urban Planning student at NYU Wagner and Graduate Research Assistant at the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy, has been awarded the Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship by the Federal Highway Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation. This competitive fellowship supports graduate and doctoral students in their research on innovative solutions to today’s transportation challenges. Awardees will present their work at the nation’s largest transportation conference, the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. 

Rudner's research analyzes the August Redistribution, an annual disbursement of Federal Highway-Aid Program funds to state departments of transportation. He will evaluate how to improve this process amid increasing demand for emergency funds in response to fiscal and natural crises. Rudner was motivated to conduct this research by his prior work at the Indiana Department of Transportation in the Project Finance division where he developed an interest in how the federal government supports states’ transportation goals.

Sarah M. Kaufman, Associate Director of the Rudin Center, will advise Rudner throughout the Fellowship’s process. His work at the Rudin Center has included the Transportation During Coronavirus in New York City report as well as a future piece on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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Chase Rudner has created this explainer video for his classmates: