Assistant Transportation Researcher
12700 Park Central Driver, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75251
Jinuk Hwang is an assistant transportation researcher in the Transit Mobility Program at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. He earned his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science from Texas A&M University in 2020. His research interests include the interaction between built environments and travel behavior with a focus on underserved populations’ mobility, safety, and accessibility. He specializes in transportation planning; transit performance management and measurement; data collection and analysis; accessibility and equity analysis; and applying advanced technology to transportation challenges. His research experience at TTI includes leading and supporting research projects related to transportation equity, geospatial analysis, transit performance review, and data analysis. Jinuk has contributed to several projects in TTI, including Texas Transit District Profiles and Performance Dashboard, TCRP G-14 Contracting Commuter Rail Services, Sustainability Impacts to METROLift, GTFS Technical Assistance, among many others. He received the TTI Outstanding Doctoral Program Student Award and Scholarship in 2018.
Education and Training
- Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2020
- Master of Urban Planning, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2016
- B.S., Urban Engineering, Pusan National University, South Korea, 2014
TTI Tenure / Total Industry Tenure
- 5 years
- 5 years
- Transportation Equity and Accessibility
- Transportation and Land Use Planning
- Spatial Data Analysis
- Safety and Accessibility in Transit Service
- Advanced Technology in Transportation and Urban Planning
- Hwang, J., Li, W., Stough, L., Lee, C., & Turnbull, K. (2020). A focus group study on the potential of autonomous vehicles as a viable transportation option: Perspectives from people with disabilities and public transit agencies. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 70, 260–274.
- Tan, S., Park, E. S., & Hwang, J. (2019). Impact of Fare Policy Changes on Paratransit Travel Options: METROLift Case Study. Transportation Research Record, 2673(8), 198–208.
- Hwang, J., Joh, K., & Woo, A. (2017). Social inequalities in child pedestrian traffic injuries: Differences in neighborhood built environments near schools in Austin, TX, USA. Journal of Transport & Health, 6, 40–49.
- Hwang, J., Li, W., Stough, L., Lee, C., & Turnbull, K. (January 2020). Mobility Issues of People with Disabilities and the Potential of Autonomous Vehicle Transportation: Findings from Focus Group Studies. 2020 Transportation Research Board (TRB) 99th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
- Hwang, J., Joh, K., & Woo, A. (November 2016). Pedestrian Environment around Schools and Traffic Safety: Social Disparity Issues in Child Pedestrian Crashes in Austin, TX. 2016 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 56th Annual Conference in Portland, OR.
- Hwang, J., Li, W., Stough, L., Lee, C., & Turnbull, K. (October 2019). Mobility Issues of People with Disabilities and the Potential of Autonomous Vehicle Transportation: Findings from Focus Group Discussions. 2019 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 59th Annual Conference in Greenville, SC.
- Hwang, J., Li, W., Stough, L., Lee, C., & Turnbull, K. (July 2019). The Potential of Autonomous Vehicle Transportation to Serve People with Disabilities: Findings from Focus Group Discussions. 2019 Automated Vehicles Symposium in Orlando, FL.
- Hwang, J., Joh, K., & Woo, A. (October 2015). Social Disparities in Walking to School: Built Environment and Neighborhood Characteristics Around Elementary Schools in Washington, D.C. 2015 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 55th Annual Conference in Houston, TX.
- Assistant Transportation Researcher, Transit Mobility Program, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, August 2019 – Current
- Graduate Assistant Research, Transit Mobility Program, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, June 2015 – August 2019