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METRANS Newsletter


The METRANS Newsletter is a monthly e-publication sent to university transportation centers in the U.S.; researchers and academics throughout the world; federal, state, and local public agencies; and to the transportation industry. It is designed to provide a quick look at research, education, and outreach activities sponsored by METRANS and its affiliated centers and institutions. The Newsletter is used to highlight researchers, conferences and other events, recent publications, interviews with key individuals, and other newsworthy activities and events.

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October 6, 2020

  • METRANS Participates in Virtual Annual Sustainability Summit 2020 
  • PSR Researcher Sarah McCullough Discusses Equity Within the Transportation Field in Caltrans Webinar 
  • METRANS, PSR, TRB Committees Host Goulias for Travel Behavior Research Webinar 
  • Transportation YOU Committee Hosts a Virtual Girls’ Empowerment Day 
  • Researcher Cyrus Shahabi Implements Deep Learning Techniques to Provide Unprecedented Traffic Flow Predictions 
  • PSR Researcher Scott Samelsen Assesses the Impacts of Alternative Urban Bus Technologies in Southern California 

September 8, 2020

  • Ph.D. Student Jiawen Fang Gains Recognition for Last-Mile Delivery Research 
  • METRANS Executive Committee Member Tyler Reeb Moderates a Series on Empowering the New Mobility Workforce 
  • PSR Researcher Dr. Oceana Francis Develops a Training Program to Educate Officials on Stormwater Issues and Best Practices in Management Design 
  • Dr. Miguel Jaller Examines the Reshaping Potential of the 3rd Revolution of Transportation on the Freight Industry 
  • Recently Completed Research Projects 


August 3, 2020

  • CCNY Professor Alison Conway Considers Complete Streets in a Pandemic
  • To Drive or To Thrive: Manville Argues for Limiting Parking Lots in Silicon Valley
  • The 2020 PortReport:Researching Port Governance Practices Globally
  • Reynolds "Reimagines Urban Mobility" at CoMotion Miami Live 
  • METRANS Associate Highlight: HDR
  • METRANS Alumni Spotlight Series: Kristine O'Brien
  • Deguzman Participates in Transportation YOU Webinar for Dorsey High Students
  • Recent TRB Webinar Addresses Traffic Trends in the Time of COVID-19 
  • Learn More About Our Completed Research Projects


July 7, 2020

  • METRANS Funds 15 New Research Projects  
  • Dr. Giuliano Shares ZEV Research in CED Clean Air Webinar
  • METRANS Researchers Ioannou and Monteiro Shape the Future of Autonomous Vehicles 
  • METRANS Associate Director Contributes Leadership in TRB Women & Gender Committee
  • METRANS Researcher Addresses the Transportation Industry’s Future in Research Board’s Centennial Project 
  • METRANS Researcher, DaBlanc, Examines Mobility Questions within the COVID Context


June 1, 2020

  • METRANS Scholar Addresses Socioeconomic Disparities in Long Beach 
  • Newest Post on PSR’s “The Circulator” Addresses Transit Ridership Slump  
  • Giuliano Discusses Post-COVID-19 Traffic Conditions in LA Times Article 
  • Event Reminder: PSR Webinar: Traffic Trends and Safety in a COVID-19 World  

May 13, 2020 

  • Senior Editor of PSR’s Transfers Magazine Dr. Martin Wachs to be Key Speaker on the Mineta Transportation Institute (MIT) Webinar Thursday, May 14 Discussing “COVID-19 and State Generated Funds in California” 


April 30, 2020

  • Upcoming NCST Webinar 

April 13, 2020  

  • Resilient Transportation Research for COVID-19 
  • METRANS Hosted Authors of New Report of Women’s Travel Behavior, Understanding How Women Travel  

April 27, 2020 

  • AAPA Elects Mario Cordero As Its Next Board Chairman 
  • Dr. Jean Rodrigue Addresses COVID-19 Impacts on Global Trade 
  • 4th VREF Conference on Urban Freight Revised Deadline for Call for Abstracts 

February 27, 2020 

  • 2020 Transportation Industry Outlook- Geraldine Knatz Book Launch and Lecture: Port of Los Angeles-Conflict, Commerce, and the Fight for Control 
  • Register Today for the 3 Revolutions Policy Conference  

February 13, 2020 

  • Save the Date, SETT 2020- The Sustainability and Emerging Transportation Technologies Conference