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METRANS Industry Outlook Convenes Industry Perspectives to COVID-19

Friday, October 30, 2020

This year’s METRANS Industry Outlook featured perspectives from leaders in transit, port, and aviation regarding their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual METRANS event was held virtually for the first time this year, which increased audience participation to include more global participants in addition to the traditional concentrations of Southern California participants. Panelists for the October 1, 2020 Industry Outlook event were  Michael Christensen , ...

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CCNY Professor Alison Conway Considers Complete Streets in a Pandemic

Friday, July 31, 2020

For many, the world as they know  it  has come to a standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses have shuttered, schools have moved to remote learning, and stay at home orders are in place across the country. Millions of people have lost their jobs or been furloughed, and millions more have migrated to working from home  in an effort to  “flatten the curve.” Yet essential pillars of the economy such as food delivery and emergency services march on. Maintaining ...

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METRANS Associate Highlight: HDR

Thursday, July 30, 2020

    METRANS is thrilled to announce HDR  as its newest METRANS Associate Partner.  For over the past hundred years,  HDR  has  provide d  engineering  innovation , environmental  progress  and  foundation-building  construction services throughout the United States and  worldwide.  Its  multidisciplinary   international  teams  address  challenges in transportation, ...

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The 2020 PortReport: Researching Port Governance Practices Globally

Thursday, July 30, 2020

  University o f Southern California  P rofessor   of Practice  and former Director of the Port of Los Angeles ,  Dr. Geraldine K natz ,  in collaboration with  Dr. Mary Brooks and  a  team of  international  transportation policy  expert s ,  recently published  a  PortReport   on  “Transparency in  G overnance:  S eaport  P ractices . ” This  ...

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Rodrigue Addresses COVID-19 Impacts on Global Trade

Friday, April 24, 2020

When  METRANS Director Genevieve Giuliano was  organizing  the agenda for the METRANS Advisory Board meeting to be held virtually in early April, she wanted to focus on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on global goods movement. She immediately thought of Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue. "Professor Rodrigue  is one of the world’s experts in international trade. He has researched just about every aspect of trade, including the potential ...

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Presentation: Coronavirus Impacts on Trade and Supply Chains

Friday, April 10, 2020

The unfolding COVID-19 pandemic is having unprecedented and unanticipated impacts on international trade and supply chains. The presentation tries to articulate the complex ramifications a pandemic can have on supply chains. It first looks at the role of transportation as a diffusion vector during a pandemic. Then, the continuity of supply chains is discussed. It is argued that a pandemic initially creates a supply chain shock as key manufacturing sectors may experience a drop in production ...

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Meet Reaghan Murphy - Director of METRANS Mentor Program

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Reaghan Murphy is a first-year Master of Urban Planning student at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at University of Southern California (USC) who has joined METRANS as a Student Director of the METRANS Mentor Program. Murphy was born in New York and grew up just outside of Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from the University of South Carolina (UofSC) Honors College in Columbia, SC, with a B.A. in Global Studies, a B.S. in Geography, and minors in Environmental Studies and Spanish. She remembers ...

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Mohammad Mozumdar Shares Research on Microsensors for Smart Roads

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

On October 9, METRANS researcher and Long Beach State University Professor Mohammad Mozumdar shared the results of his ongoing research on development of a lightweight low-power multi-node Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensing network at USC, kicking off the METRANS’ Fall 2019 Research Seminar Series.   Traffic monitoring is an essential task for any municipal transportation agency. However, current hardware solutions are bulky and unreliable. For the last five years, ...

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Meet Adylbek Abdykalikov- METRANS Student Event Lead and International student from Kazakhstan

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Adylbek Abdykalikov leads the METRANS Student Event Team and is a second-year USC Price School Master of International Public Policy and Management (IPPAM) student from Kazakhstan. Abdykalikov earned his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at the Kazakh State University in 2012.  He then began working for the Ministry of Transport and Communication at the Department of International Cooperation in Kazakhstan where he gained valuable experience and an in-depth understanding of ...

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Great Careers at LA Metro: Our First Event of Fall 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Written in collaboration with USC Price dual degree Planning and Public Administration student Beatris Megerdichian and USC Price Master of Planning student Samirita Dabade   On Wednesday, September 18, METRANS PSR welcomed guest speakers from LA Metro to kickstart the Fall 2019 event series. This seminar focused on careers at LA Metro, attracting many students interested in the transportation sector.   Two outstanding professionals, Shalonda Baldwin, the Interim Executive ...
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