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By Drew Quinn, USC MPL 2019

California’s two largest cities are a mere 300 miles apart, yet in 2018 the transportation modes directly connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco are functionally limited to personal transport, air travel that necessitates a dreaded trip to and fro LAX, or the ultra-reliable and super clean Greyhound Lines, Inc. Enter FlixBus, a Europe-based long-distance mobility company, making inroads in the Western US transportation market.

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METRANS, Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

By Lauren Mullarkey-Williams, USC BS PPD 2019 - MS GIST 2020

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By Drew Quinn, USC MPL 2019

Avid readers of METRANS on the MOVE will remember our summer write-up of Lauren Mullarkey-WIlliams’s coveted fellowship at Portland State University’s Transportation Research and Education Center. By her own words Ms. Mullarkey-Williams “took a risk” accepting the summer-long fellowship in an unfamiliar field but found that, “the transportation industry became a way to combine my interests, meet people of very different and exciting backgrounds and skill sets, and prepare for a career where I can see my work in motion.”

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Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC, METRANS UTC

In recognition of the METRANS Transportation Center’s 20th anniversary, Dr. Thomas O'Brien, Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Transportation at California State University, Long Beach, reviews the recent history of global trade and what it has meant for the nation and the region with METRANS Director Dr. Genevieve Giuliano. They also discuss the changes brought about by e-commerce and what it means for the future of moving goods.

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Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC, METRANS UTC

There are currently several ongoing PSR research projects. Here we highlight projects nearing completion from UC Davis, University of Hawaii, and Northern Arizona University. The table below reflects the current developments of a few research projects that began in 2017. To read more about other PSR research projects, go to: http://bit.ly/2NrQfv8

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