By Eileen Houlihan, senior writer/editor, ARTBA

High school students from Arizona and Nebraska, a graduate student from Texas Southern University in Houston and a post-graduate student at Regis College in Massachusetts are the 2018 winners of ARTBA’s 8th Annual “Student Transportation Video Contest.” They will each receive a $500 cash prize.

Sponsored by ARTBA’s Research and Education (RED) Division, the contest aims to raise awareness about infrastructure issues by challenging students to develop a brief video exploring various topics relating to America’s transportation network. Submission topics included road safety, funding public transportation, bridge maintenance, and automated vehicles.

ARTBA members reviewed the submissions and selected the winners in these categories:

General Transportation Category

Age Group One (Elementary, Middle or High School Students)

The Arizona Public Transportation Question by Alexander Zapata, a senior at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona, highlights how residents rely on the city’s light rail system.

Age Group Two (Post-Secondary/College/Graduate Level) 

The Shift Toward Cycling by Astrid March, who is pursuing her master’s degree in nursing at Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts, describes the increasing demand for bicycle infrastructure.

Safety Category

Age Group One (Elementary, Middle or High School Students)

Road Safety by Kailee Matlock, a senior at Bennington High School in Bennington, Nebraska, spotlights the car features and safe driving practices that helped her walk away from an accident unharmed.

Age Group Two (Post-Secondary/College/Graduate Level)

The Cyclist’s Guide to Transportation Safety by Mchaji Celestaine, a pharmacy major at Texas Southern University in Houston, produced an animated video that discusses the top three causes of bicycling accidents.

See more videos at ARTBA’s Student Video Contest YouTube Channel.