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Rodrigue Addresses COVID-19 Impacts on Global Trade

Friday, April 24, 2020

When  METRANS Director Genevieve Giuliano was organizing the agenda for the METRANS Advisory Board meeting to be held virtually in early April, she wanted to focus on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on global goods movement. She immediately thought of Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue. "Professor Rodrigue is one of the world’s experts in international trade. He has researched just about every aspect of trade, including the potential impact ...


Presentation: Coronavirus Impacts on Trade and Supply Chains

Friday, April 10, 2020

The unfolding COVID-19 pandemic is having unprecedented and unanticipated impacts on international trade and supply chains. The presentation tries to articulate the complex ramifications a pandemic can have on supply chains. It first looks at the role of transportation as a diffusion vector during a pandemic. Then, the continuity of supply chains is discussed. It is argued that a pandemic initially creates a supply chain shock as key manufacturing sectors may experience a drop in production ...


Meet Reaghan Murphy - Director of METRANS Mentor Program

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Reaghan Murphy is a first-year Master of Urban Planning student at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at University of Southern California (USC) who has joined METRANS as a Student Director of the METRANS Mentor Program. Murphy was born in New York and grew up just outside of Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from the University of South Carolina (UofSC) Honors College in Columbia, SC, with a B.A. in Global Studies, a B.S. in Geography, and minors in Environmental Studies and Spanish. She remembers ...


Mohammad Mozumdar Shares Research on Microsensors for Smart Roads

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

On October 9, METRANS researcher and Long Beach State University Professor Mohammad Mozumdar shared the results of his ongoing research on development of a lightweight low-power multi-node Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensing network at USC, kicking off the METRANS’ Fall 2019 Research Seminar Series.   Traffic monitoring is an essential task for any municipal transportation agency. However, current hardware solutions are bulky and unreliable. For the last five years, ...


Meet Adylbek Abdykalikov- METRANS Student Event Lead and International student from Kazakhstan

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Adylbek Abdykalikov leads the METRANS Student Event Team and is a second-year USC Price School Master of International Public Policy and Management (IPPAM) student from Kazakhstan. Abdykalikov earned his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at the Kazakh State University in 2012.  He then began working for the Ministry of Transport and Communication at the Department of International Cooperation in Kazakhstan where he gained valuable experience and an in-depth understanding of ...


Great Careers at LA Metro: Our First Event of Fall 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Written in collaboration with USC Price dual degree Planning and Public Administration student Beatris Megerdichian and USC Price Master of Planning student Samirita Dabade   On Wednesday, September 18, METRANS PSR welcomed guest speakers from LA Metro to kickstart the Fall 2019 event series. This seminar focused on careers at LA Metro, attracting many students interested in the transportation sector.   Two outstanding professionals, Shalonda Baldwin, the Interim Executive ...


Meet Eduardo Marino- PhD Candidate and International Student from Spain

Sunday, October 20, 2019

One in a series of articles featuring PSR students and their accomplishments.   Eduardo Marino, PhD candidate in the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Irvine (UCI), is an international student from Barcelona, Spain. Marino completed his Civil Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain. He is currently in his third year of the PhD program, and expects to complete his studies in the next two years. ...

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New MetroFreight Publication - A Guidebook for Considering Freight in Complete Street Design

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

  Complete Streets Considerations for Freight and Emergency vehicles is a guidebook for incorporating the needs of freight activities and emergency services into the design and operation of complete streets.  Under the leadership of Alison Conway, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, City College of New York, the guidebook was produced by faculty, staff and students at City College of New York, City University of New York, and the New York City Department of Transportation.  ...


PSR Students Receive CPF Scholarships at APA California Conference

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The California Planning Foundation (CPF) recently awarded the 2019-2020 CPF scholarships for outstanding planning students in the State of California. Fourteen PSR students - five from the University of Southern California (USC), five from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA),  three from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and one from the University of California, Davis (UCD) received scholarships, along with twenty-two students from additional California Universities.   Their ...


USC Engineering Student Codi Weisz receives WTS-LA Ava Doner Memorial Scholarship

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Codi Weisz, undergraduate student at USC Viterbi School of Engineering received the 2019 Women’s Transportation Seminar – Los Angeles (WTS-LA) Ava Doner Memorial Scholarship. WTS-LA is the Los Angeles chapter of the international organization, WTS, dedicated to building the future of global transportation through advancement of women. WTS scholarships support young women aspiring a professional career in transportation. Weisz is a sophomore student studying Civil Engineering with an emphasis ...
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