Spotlight

  • Dr. John Renne featured in NewPublicHealth.org blog
    UNOTI Director Dr. John Renne has been featured in NewPublicHealth.org, a public health news and discussion forum from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that explores the intersection between transportation, health and quality of life. NewPublicHealth caught up with Dr. Renne at the American Public Transportation Association's annual meeting (held earlier this month in New Orleans), to discuss the economic impacts and other community benefits of continued investment in rail passenger transportation in the region.
  • New book addresses lessons learned from Katrina and Rita
    Six years after Hurricane Katrina and we've learned some lessons the hard way here in New Orleans. Now, all over the world people are using those lessons to better prepare themselves for natural disasters. And they can learn more from the new book, "Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the US Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita." Contributor and UNO Professor of Planning and Urban Studies, Doctor John Renne, talked to Eyewitness Morning News Monday about the book.
     

Tara Marie Tolford

Tara Marie Tolford

Research Associate
UNO Transportation Institute
Milneburg Hall, Room 370
Email: ttolford@uno.edu | louisiana@saferoutespartnership.org
Phone: 504-280-6516
 

 

 

 

Tara received her Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans, with a dual specialization in transportation planning and land use. She has been involved with the UNO Transportation Institute since 2009, and is currently responsible for leading all bicycle and pedestrian-related programs and research activities. This includes coordinating the Pedestrian Bicycle Resource Initiative, a joint project with the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission, and serving as the State Network Coordinator for the Louisiana Safe Routes to School State Network, a coalition of more than twenty organizations and institutions around the state. Tara has performed extensive research in transportation resilience, active transportation policy and infrastructure design, and transit-related economic development.
 
The Louisiana Safe Routes to School State Network, a project of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership (State Network Coordinator), 2011

Pedestrian Bicycle Resource Initiative (PBRI), a joint project of the UNO Transportation Institute and the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission (Project Manager), 2011

New Orleans Regional Planning Commission's "Regional Growth Framework" Development Project (Policy Research), 2011

“New Orleans Metropolitan Inland Waterway Container-on-Barge Feasibility Study,” Merritt C. Becker Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute (Research Assistant), 2010-2011

“Rails to Recovery.” Merritt C. Becker Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute (Research Assistant), 2009-2011

“Resilient Transportation Systems in a Post-Disaster Environment: A Case Study of Opportunities Realized and Missed in New Orleans and the Louisiana Coastal Region.” Merritt C. Becker Jr. University of New Orleans Transportation Institute (Research Assistant), 2009-2010 .