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Brakewood_new_headshot_croppedMy name is Candace Brakewood, and I am an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Latest News
I recently published two new studies on mobile fare payment apps used in public transit systems. The first is TCRP Synthesis 148: Business Models for Mobile Fare Apps, which can be downloaded for free here. The second study is An evaluation of the benefits of mobile fare payment technology from the user and operator perspectives and can be downloaded as an open access paper here.

Research Interests
My research interests include transportation planning, public transportation, and shared mobility systems.  My recent research projects focus on four key areas, which are:

1. Transit Mobile Ticketing (read more here);
2. Rider Impacts of Real-Time Information (more info here);
3. Use of the Transit App (more here); and
4. Shared Mobility Services (more info here).

Education
I have a PhD in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, dual Master of Science degrees in Transportation and Technology Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

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