RPI Ph.D. student Dapeng Zhang, advised by Dr. Xiaokun (Cara) Wang, recently received two awards. His paper “Transit Ridership Estimation with Network Kriging: A Case Study of Second Avenue Subway, NYC” won the GIS-T student paper contest organized by AASHTO. He also was awarded first place in the RIBTC (Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation) graduate student research competition, for his paper “A Schedule Optimization to Improve Transfer Efficiency between Intercity Buses and Local Buses”. The GIS-T student paper contest is designed to encourage students to develop solutions to current GIS-T issues. The contest is a program of the annual GIS-T symposium, which is sponsored by AASHTO. The symposium offers a chance for persons in government and private industry to share experiences, see state-of-art software, and learn more about this field.