I have been assigned an adviser in the Doctor of Engineering in Engineering Management program. He says that I am probably accepted into the program. It sounds like all that remains are procedural issues, mostly paperwork.
I have already gotten my praxis topic approved. Guess what it is?? Speed limits! My advisor has some experience with traffic engineering, and he showed interest in the subject.
I am so lucky. How many people get to pursue a passion for academic purposes? Now I will have a real excuse to finally thoroughly research this topic.