This summer, with financial support from the University of Waterloo, fellow WPTI member Janelle Lee will be travelling to Mexico City to participate in a research internship with the World Bank. Janelle will be assisting the World Bank’s urban transportation team to investigate Mexico City’s informal and formal transport systems. Findings from her research will assist policymakers by identifying the key characteristics of successful public transport systems in developing countries and providing qualitative data on informal transport operations. Janelle’s work with the World Bank will also inform her thesis research on the relationship between informal transportation systems and socioeconomic inequities in developing countries.
This is an exciting collaboration for WPTI and we look forward to seeing how this opportunity will lead to future research synergies.