Position title: Graduate Project Assistant
James Hughes is a first year Master of Urban and Regional Planning student with a concentration in transportation, and specifically public transport planning. His interest in transport planning stems from working for The University of Iowa’s campus transportation system (Cambus) during undergrad as a bus operator, dispatcher, and supervisor over four years. He wants to use this foundational transit knowledge to help create increasingly safe and equitable transportation networks that decrease our reliance on private vehicles. He is very excited to be working with SSTI to create mobility measurement metrics that can be applied in a host of scenarios and geographic locations. Additionally, James holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management (BBA) and Leadership Studies certificate from the University of Iowa in 2020.