METRANS News & Announcements

MetroFreight

METRANS and MetroFreight Directors Gen Giuliano and Tom O'Brien, Researchers Laetitia Dablanc, Eleonora-Morganti, and Qian Wang, and PhD students Shaui (Louis) Tang and Sanggyun Kang represented the MetroFreight Center of Excellence at the 2014 Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (PASI-SUFS) held from August 3rd through August 15th in Bogota, Colombia.  USC Price Urban Planning PhD student Sanggyun Kang was awarded Volvo Research and Educational Foundations sponsorship to the full two weeks of the conference.

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METRANS UTC

We are pleased to announce our new USC graduate level course, Seaport Policy and Management.  Launched this fall and taught by Dr.

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METRANS

Four USC transportation undergraduates, Thomas Check (Civil Engineering (CE)), Felipe Helman (Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE)), Takahiro Kuwabara (ISE), and Benjamin Richardson (CE) have each been awarded two year, paid internships from the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) as part of the new College Internship Program.

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METRANS

METRANS Directors Genevieve Giuliano and  Thomas O'Brien and ten USC transportation students were guests of the Los Angeles Chapter of WTS August 14th Long Beach port and harbor tour to welcome newly appointed POLB CEO Jon Slangerup.  Harbor Commissioner and CITT Policy and Steering Committee Member Richard Dines gave the tour to over 100 transportation professionals and invited students.  "Having the exclusive experience to tour the Port of Long Beach while networking with top professionals in the industry was truly an invaluable experience" remarked Todd Nguyen, recent USC graduate and ne

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MetroFreight

Seven PhD students from USC have been selected to present their transportation research at the 54th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) conference, Big Ideas, Global Impacts.  In late October, these students will join METRANS and MetroFreight Directors and faculty as well as seven of their student colleagues from USC to address the "big ideas" in planning.  The students and their presentations are:  Sandip Chakrabarti, The Demand for Reliable Travel:  Analyzing the Influence of Service Reliability on Transit Mode Choice; Andy Hong, Can New Light Rai

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