Shaul Picker Receives 2024 Mortensen-Voorhees Award

Jun 10, 2024 | News

Shaul Picker is the 2024 recipient of the Mortensen-Voorhees Award for Achievement in Transportation Studies. This award is granted annually to the highest-achieving student with a concentration in transportation at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Urban Planning and Policy. Named after Alan M. Voorhees, a renowned transportation engineer and urban planner, and Robert E. Mortensen, a transportation planner and former CEO of two major railroads, the award honors their significant contributions to the field.

Shaul Picker received an MCRP with a concentration in transportation. A native New Yorker, he graduated as valedictorian from Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College with a major in Urban Studies in 2022. Shaul has worked for the Permanent Citizens’ Advisory Committee to the MTA and the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management. He currently interns at the MTA on the Open Data team in the Data and Analytics group and hopes to secure a full-time planning position there to start a long career with the agency.