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Andrea Hamre

Research Associate

headshot portrait of Andrea Hamre in 2020

Andrea Hamre, PhD, is a Research Associate in the Mobility and Public Transportation Program with over a decade of experience in transportation research, scholarship, and professional service. Over the course of her career, she has published peer-reviewed research on transport justice, regional planning, multimodal travel, commuter benefits, and cycling. She leverages interdisciplinary training and broad methodological competencies, as well as subject matter expertise in sustainable transportation policy and planning and the analysis of household travel surveys. Her dissertation applied the theory of transport justice developed by Dr. Karel Martens to evaluate low-income access to employer-based transit benefits. Since 2020, she has worked as a Research Associate in the Mobility and Public Transportation Program at WTI. She has led and contributed to technical assistance and research projects related to a variety of transportation issues in rural and small urban communities. Much of her work has focused on the feasibility and improvement of rural transit service, and she has become a team resource for understanding developments in microtransit. She also regularly guest lectures on sustainable transportation, and taught two courses (a short lifelong learning course in 2021, and an intensive undergraduate winter term course in 2022). Dr. Hamre is professionally engaged as a Member of the TRB Standing Committee on Public Transportation Marketing and Fare Policy (AP030).

Dr. Hamre earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Middlebury College, as well as a M.S. in Applied Economics and Ph.D. in Planning from Virginia Tech.