Graduate Research Assistant
Provost Fellow

Louis Gerald Alcorn is a graduate student in the Community and Regional Planning (CRP) program at the University of Texas at Austin, pursuing a dual degree in Transportation Engineering. Prior to attenidng UT Austin, Mr. Alcorn worked as a transit service planner for Austin's public transit provider, Capital Metro and previously as a financial analyst at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). In his professional experience, he focused on finding creative solutions to enhance coordination efforts across departmental/agency lines through the establishment of partnerships and working groups. He has a passionate drive to improve safe and accessible mobility options through data-driven prioritization of space-efficient travel modes.

Mr. Alcorn's current research within the School of Architecture's Urban Information Lab (UIL) focuses on analyzing origin-destination bicycle-share system data in Austin, Houston and San Antonio with a lens of relating station location popularity with the surrounding built environment and transit density/connectivity.  

Favorite Quote: "A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars...it is where the rich use public transportation." - Enrique Peñalosa, Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia

Education

  • Graduate Student in Community and Regional Planning - University of Texas at Austin
  • Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies (2014) - University of California, Berkeley
  • Minor in Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)
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  • Transit Service Planning; Bicycle/Transit Integration; International Transportation Planning; GIS