Professor Gilleylen has received a Public Transit Pioneer Award from the Mississippi Public Transit Association

December 8th, 2022 by ppad

Professor Gilleylen was recognized by the Mississippi Public Transit Association (MPTA) as a Public Transit Pioneer for research and service to the state of Mississippi at the Annual Meeting at the IP Casino and Resort Spa in Biloxi, MS, on November 16, 2022, at their annual meeting. He has worked with the state’s public transit providers, regional transportation coalitions throughout the state, and the Mississippi Department of Transportation since 2005.

(Charles A. Smith/University Communications)

This is the second award that he has received from MPTA. In 2013, he received their recognition as a “Friend of Transit Award “for Commitment, Dedication, and Outstanding Support of MPTA’s Efforts of Providing Regional, Sustainable Community Transportation for the Residents of Mississippi.”
He has conducted several public transit studies at the state, county, and local levels. His contributions include inventory and program evaluations and efficiency and needs assessments.
Those with access to personal transportation often take transportation for granted. But, many in our communities do not have the privilege of access. Access to transportation is critical for a decent quality of life. Public transit providers and MDOT work every day to meet this critical demand. He is happy to be a part of their efforts.
Congratulations, Professor Gilleylen!
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