2016-2017 MV Transportation Scholarship Recipient
Congratulations to Nikhila Gunda, Master of Urban Planning graduate student in the KU School of Architecture, Design and Planning, on receiving the 2016 – 2017 MV Transportation Scholarship! Students were required to propose an applied research project relating to public transportation as part of the scholarship application. Nikhila’s project will focus on addressing community interest in developing a transit hub in Lawrence, Kansas by characterizing why stakeholders have rejected previous transit hub site proposals and designing strategies that might overcome objections.
Nikhila will publicly present her research on May 2, 2017 from 4-5 PM at the KU Commons in Spooner Hall.
2016 marks the third year the MV Transportation Scholarship has been awarded since its inception in 2014. The scholarship is funded by MV Transportation, the private transportation contracting firm that operates Lawrence Transit for the City under contract for Lawrence and KU on Wheels. MV designed the scholarship to support student initiatives and to give students interested in pursuing careers in public transit more real world experience in the industry.