METRANS conducts an extensive outreach program to disseminate research results, engage transportation stakeholders, educate the public, and influence transportation policy.  Activities include:

  • Conferences and workshops, providing an opportunity for faculty to explore key issues related to transportation in a metropolitan area, and to present their research findings in both academic and professional settings.
  • The annual Town Hall meeting, convening goods movement stakeholders to discuss topics that are important to both industry and community alike.
  • The biannual International Urban Freight Conference, which gathers freight researchers and practitioners from around the world to share research findings.
  • Communications media which widely disseminate the results of all this important work to audiences throughout Southern California and beyond, allowing METRANS to be a national resource for information on solutions to metropolitan transportation problems.