Yale University Mentor: Monica Tibbets-Nutt, 128 Business Council and Rappaport Institute Advisory Board Member
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Mr. Jules Williams, Manager, Sustainable Transportation
Description of Fellowship
Peter spent the summer at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation where he was a member of the Sustainable Transportation team. He worked on two main projects related to vehicle electrification. The first was a plan to expand the state’s network of charging stations for electric vehicles. Peter collected information on the locations of current charging stations to identify underserved areas where the state should install new ones. The second project was a study about the MBTA using electric buses. Peter used GIS to gather information about routes and garages that will be useful in deciding which bus lines are particularly good candidates for piloting electric buses. Both of these vehicle electrification projects aim to reduce the carbon footprint from the transportation sector which accounts for 40% of greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts.