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METRANS researchers presented a wide range of research at the 96th Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting this January in Washington, D.C. The spotlight theme for the 2017 meeting was “Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change.”

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By Natalie Xuya Jiang, USC MS CE 2018

 

The method and outcome of truck routing choice has been a focus of conversation worldwide. Key factors in that choice have been identified as a balance between choices which incur a minimal amount of value of time (VOT) and those which ensure a high value (level) of reliability (VOA). A large numbers of stated preference surveys have been conducted in an effort to understand these key factors of route choice.  

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By Ellen Jisu Lee, MPL 2017

 

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, METRANS hosted Therese McMillan, Chief Planning Officer of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (commonly known as Metro), who presented “Juggling Crystal Balls: Tackling LA County’s Transportation Future” as part of the METRANS Practitioner Speaker Series. McMillan provides executive leadership for Metro’s planning, grant funding, and real estate functions.

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Co-operation, integration and co-ordination are much researched themes in mainstream economic and management literature. The port industry has witnessed a multiplication of port co-operation/integration schemes in recent years partly driven by governance reforms, public policy, political forces and market pressures. The cooperation among ports comes in various forms: port authority mergers (Ningbo-Zhoushan, Copenhagen-Malmo, Port Metro Vancouver, Genoa-Savona), port alliances (Seattle/Tacoma), far-reaching coordination (Haropa, Kobe-Osaka), etc.

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