Howey takes first place for poster
August 15, 2015
Geography master’s student Catherine Howey of Roanoke, Virginia, an intern for Blacksburg Transit and the New River Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (NRV-MPO), earned the first place poster award at the annual Virginia GIS Conference last fall. Her poster showcased the MPO-funded Regional GIS Transit Portal, a website dedicated to transit mapping information, including regional bus routes and stops.
“Ms. Howey’s poster explained the development and impact a transit GIS portal can have on providing accurate public transportation data within the New River Valley area,” said Erik Olsen, transportation planner for Blacksburg Transit and NRV-MPO.