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METRANS Mentor Program kicks off with Mentoring for Success

Monday, November 18, 2019

On Tuesday, September 24 th , in the USC Doheny Memorial Library, students, staff, faculty, and practitioners enjoyed the first professional development workshop of the fall semester, a lunch and learn with Dr. Rebecca Weintraub of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, who shared her tips for and perspective on the importance of mentoring.    Dr. Weintraub is a veteran communicator with three decades of professional experience in communication, facilitation, ...

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2020 PRiMO Conference: Call for Session Proposals

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Call for Session Proposals The Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO) Conference Building A Resilient Pacific March 10-13th, 2020 Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i www.primohui.org PRiMO is a coalition of organizations with a role in hazard and climate risk management in the Pacific region. We recognize the value of collective action and are committed to enhancing cooperation, coordination, and collaboration to strengthen and sustain resilient island communities. ...

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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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Meet Eduardo Marino- PhD Candidate and International Student from Spain

Sunday, October 20, 2019

One in a series of articles featuring PSR students and their accomplishments.   Eduardo Marino, PhD candidate in the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Irvine (UCI), is an international student from Barcelona, Spain. Marino completed his Civil Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain. He is currently in his third year of the PhD program, and expects to complete his studies in the next two years. ...

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New MetroFreight Publication - A Guidebook for Considering Freight in Complete Street Design

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

  Complete Streets Considerations for Freight and Emergency vehicles is a guidebook for incorporating the needs of freight activities and emergency services into the design and operation of complete streets.  Under the leadership of Alison Conway, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, City College of New York, the guidebook was produced by faculty, staff and students at City College of New York, City University of New York, and the New York City Department of Transportation.  ...

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PSR Students Receive CPF Scholarships at APA California Conference

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The California Planning Foundation (CPF) recently awarded the 2019-2020 CPF scholarships for outstanding planning students in the State of California. Fourteen PSR students - five from the University of Southern California (USC), five from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA),  three from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and one from the University of California, Davis (UCD) received scholarships, along with twenty-two students from additional California Universities.   Their ...

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USC Engineering Student Codi Weisz receives WTS-LA Ava Doner Memorial Scholarship

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Codi Weisz, undergraduate student at USC Viterbi School of Engineering received the 2019 Women’s Transportation Seminar – Los Angeles (WTS-LA) Ava Doner Memorial Scholarship. WTS-LA is the Los Angeles chapter of the international organization, WTS, dedicated to building the future of global transportation through advancement of women. WTS scholarships support young women aspiring a professional career in transportation. Weisz is a sophomore student studying Civil Engineering with an emphasis ...

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Meet Sophia Greenberg- Intern for Culver City Council Member Thomas Small

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles dedicated to intern and concurrent work/school experiences - public sector, private sector and also non-profit sector. Sophia Greenberg is obtaining her Master’s degree in Urban Planning with an emphasis in Economic Development and a certificate in Real Estate Development at University of Southern California (USC), and completed her undergraduate degree in Economics with a minor in Spanish, also at USC.  “I grew up in Culver City and I’m ...

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Meet USC’s Patrick Lewis: Student Professional Worker at LADOT

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

This is the second in a series of articles dedicated to intern and concurrent work/school experiences - public sector, private sector and also non-profit sector. Intern Patrick Lewis, a second-year Master of Planning student at USC Sol Price School, is also the incoming president of USC's student-led tree planting and environmental justice organization, Trees by Trojans (TxT). He completed his undergraduate degree in sociology with a minor in Spanish at University of California, Davis and worked ...

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Welcome Back and Join Our Fall Events!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Welcome back everyone and greetings to our new incoming students! As the Fall 2019 semester begins we would like to announce our upcoming events. This fall we welcome wonderful speakers and industry professionals to our seminars who will be sharing latest trends and their insights into the transportation field and skills critical for success. Here are the exciting events planned to date.  To attend one of these events, please contact Zhanibek Baktygali at [email protected] . Weds, Sept 18: Great ...

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Meet Dongyang Lin, METRANS Events Coordinator & SCAG Urban Planning Intern

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

We are happy to announce a new series of articles dedicated to intern experiences. We are dividing this series of articles into three parts - public sector, private sector and non-profit sector. We start our series by featuring a student interning in the public sector, Dongyang Lin who is also a member of the METRANS events team. Dongyang Lin, second-year Master of Planning student at USC Price School, is an international student from Ganghzou, China. She completed her undergraduate and first ...

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PSR Students Join ITE SoCal and OCTEC Career Night

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Institute of Transportation Engineers Southern California Chapter (ITE SoCal) and Orange County Traffic Engineers Council (OCTEC) invited six ITE student chapters to join them Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Knott’s Berry Farm for their annual Job Fair, Dinner, and Student Presentations night. Students from PSR partner schools University of Southern California (USC), Long Beach State University (LBSU), University of California- Irvine (UCI), and University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) ...

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Safety Along Whittier Boulevard: Our Fifth and Last in the ELARA Student Project Series

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

This the final article in our mini-series on the East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy at Esteban E. Torres High School (ELARA) student projects presented at "Greetings from East LA" at USC. This team addressed safety along Whittier Boulevard. The Whittier Boulevard corridor study area is located at a distance the previous four projects, which were clustered together. The student team of Daniela Acosta, Octavio Delgadillo, Alex Huerta, Stacey Peraza, Samuel Rodriguez, and Maria Urias highlighted ...

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USC PhD Student Zakhary Mallett Wins Again

Monday, August 12, 2019

Zakhary Mallett, PhD Student in Urban Planning and Development at USC Price School of Public Policy, has been awarded a scholarship by the American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) – the foundation arm of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) – for the second year in a row. The APTF scholarships are provided to deserving students interested in a career in the public transportation industry. Mallett has been passionate about public transportation since his teen years when ...

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High School Students Vision On Traffic Safety Along Ford Boulevard: Our Fourth in the ELARA Student Project Series

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

We continue our series of articles showcasing East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy at Esteban E. Torres High School (ELARA) student projects presented on April 23 rd , 2019 at "Greetings from East LA," an art, design, and urban planning exhibit held at and supported by USC. For this project, ELARA students Maritza Castro, Santino Hernandez, Danny Mendes, Gonzalo Ponce, Cintia Rios, Jaqueline Torres, and Leo Torres addressed traffic safety conditions in their neighborhood, specifically along ...

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Young Planners’ Vision for Improving First Street Corridor: Our Third in the ELARA Student Project Series

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Each in this series showcases an East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy at Esteban E. Torres High School (ELARA) student project presented on April 23 rd , 2019 at "Greetings from East LA," an art, design, and urban planning exhibit held at USC. This article features the First Street Corridor project. The First Street project was presented by ELARA students Dylan Cocoletzi, Lori Flores, Juan Luna, Ana Sarabia, and Jose Vargas. The team created map and a zine addressing safety along First Street ...

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Creating a Safe Eastern Avenue: Our Second in the ELARA Student Project Series

Sunday, July 21, 2019

This is the second in our mini series of articles dedicated to East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy at Esteban E. Torres High School (ELARA) student projects presented on April 23 rd , 2019 at "Greetings from East LA," an art, design, and urban planning exhibit held at USC. This article features the Eastern Avenue project. ELARA students Alexia Bizarro, Lorena Dominguez, Dalia Moya, Gael Padilla, Mariana Raya, and Karim Villasen~or under the supervision of their teacher, Ana Tenorio, addressed ...

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Norman Mineta Endorses Tyler Reeb's New Book Empowering the New Mobility Workforce

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Advance praise for Empowering the New Mobility Workforce , edited by Tyler Reeb, Director of Research and  Workforce Development at the Center for International Trade & Transportation (CITT), includes an endorsement from transportation legend Norman Mineta. Mineta, who was recently featured on the PBS documentary series An American Story , went from being imprisoned by the U.S. during World War II for his Japanese ancestry to becoming the first Asian American to serve in a presidential ...

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Improving Traffic Safety on Cesar Chavez Avenue: Our First in the ELARA Student Project Series

Sunday, July 14, 2019

On April 23 rd , 2019 the East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy at Esteban E. Torres High School (ELARA), Public Matters, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works; and USC Sol Price School of Public Policy joined to present "Greetings from East LA," a day at USC to showcase ELARA student projects addressing how to improve traffic safety. The projects and the event were generously supported by the ELARA and the LEAP Program at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.  Each of five student ...

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New MetroFreight Publication – A guidebook for considering freight in complete street design

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Complete Streets Considerations for Freight and Emergency vehicles is a guidebook for incorporating the needs of freight activities and emergency services into the design and operation of complete streets.  Under the leadership of Alison Conway, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, City College of New York, the guidebook was produced by faculty, staff and students at City College of New York, City University of New York, and the New York City Department of Transportation.  The guidebook ...

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Metrolink Internship Inspires my Future in Transportation

Monday, July 8, 2019

People do not typically associate the beautiful Downtown Los Angeles with its public transit system, and nor would most choose to describe the city as “beautiful.” As an urban advocate, I frequently refer to Los Angeles as the most beautiful city in the world. I also adore our public transit system, though I know it is far from perfect. In fact, people usually gawk at me in disbelief when I tell them that my focus is transportation and I start gushing about LA Metro, Metrolink, bike share, ...

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CTF Funds Students to Transportation Conferences

Sunday, June 30, 2019

California Transportation Foundation (CTF), the leading charitable transportation organization in the State has selected 12 students from California based universities to for sponsorships to attend transportation-related conferences this year as part of their new Conference Connections program. The sponsored students represent USC, UCLA, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, San Diego State, CSU Los Angeles, CSU Long Beach and CSU Northridge. For more than thirty years, CTF has supported California’s transportation ...

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New Issue of METRANS News Now Available (Spring 2019)

Friday, June 28, 2019

The Spring 2019 Issue of METRANS News is now available. Click  here for a PDF version. METRANS News is generally published three times a year and summarizes METRANS research, education and outreach activities. It highlights METRANS researchers, conferences and other events, recent publications, interviews with key individuals involved in METRANS, and other newsworthy activities and events. It is distributed to university transportation centers and faculty throughout the U.S., to federal, state, and local public agencies, and to the transportation industry. To be added to the mailing list for a hard copy of the newsletter or to receive an email announcement regarding each new issue, please contact  [email protected] .

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East LA High School Tackles Traffic Safety

Sunday, June 23, 2019

We are thrilled to announce an upcoming mini series of articles, each dedicated to one of the five student projects noted below. We will share the ideas high school students on traffic safety along five East LA streets and will present their unique zines, maps and recommendations crafted by the next generation of traffic planners.  Stay tuned! On April 23 rd , 2019 the East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy (ELARA), Public Matters, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works; and USC Sol Price ...

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PSR Researchers Provide Final Thoughts on Completed Projects

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

In these past two years of Pacific Southwest Region 9 University Transportation Center (PSR-UTC) research, faculty members and students have ongoing or completed projects in line with the Center’s four multidisciplinary research themes: technology for improved mobility; improving mobility for disadvantaged populations; improving resilience and protecting the environment; and managing mobility in high growth cities and regions. This issue features three completed projects from PIs: ...

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PSR and NCST STUDENT AWARDS 2018-2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

METRANS would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of its transportation students. Below is a complete list of PSR and NCST student award and fellowship recipients of the 2018-19 academic year. Congratulations to all on their various achievements!   Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) Scholarship Winners   2019 Transportation Research Board Minority Student Fellows Cohort   STUDENT AFFILIATION AWARD/FELLOWSHIP Aristotelis Papadopoulos PhD ...

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METRANS Perspectives: The USC Mobility Lab

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Living in Los Angeles, there has always been an obligation to drive a personal vehicle to travel around the city. Although the Los Angeles Metro has a vast and robust service network, much of the public transportation is segmented and time-consuming. Many Millennials and Generation Xers feel that it is expensive to maintain a vehicle, so they choose to travel using alternative modes of transportation. I have the same mentality when it comes to personal vehicles. In this day and age, it is easy to ...

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Ford's City of Tomorrow Symposium Introduces Students to the Future of Transportation Innovation

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

On Thursday, May 23rd I, along with thirty other transportation students and recent graduates, had the honor of attending Ford Motor Company’s City of Tomorrow Symposium in the Los Angeles Arts District. The symposium gathered entrepreneurs, elected officials, state and local department of transportation leaders, academics, designers, developers, community voices and more to address today’s leading mobility challenges and find solutions. This experience was unique and particularly valuable ...

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PSR Students Sponsored to Join WTS-LA Port Discussion

Monday, June 3, 2019

On Wednesday May 22, 2019, transportation students from USC and CSULB were afforded the opportunity to attend an exciting  Women's Transportation Seminar, Los Angeles (WTS-LA) Port discussion panel, “Update With the Ports.”  As a student and newcomer to the transportation industry, it was inspiring to lunch, chat, and network with industry professionals and consultants in the field. Thanks to generous corporate sponsorships, students gained direct access to leading firms, elected officials, ...

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UCLA’s Mike Manville Explains How Strategies Used to Win Votes for Transit Funding Can Run Counter to Increasing Ridership

Sunday, May 19, 2019

In the past 20 years, citizens around the United States have voted to pass hundreds of local or state measures to increase their own taxes to finance transportation. Fifty such measures in 2016 dedicated their revenue specifically to public transit. Yet, transit ridership has decreased as financing has increased. Understanding this paradox was the focus of the May 10 seminar, hosted by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis) and sponsored through its partnership with the ...

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USC Alum Yihang Zhang Joins Aptiv

Friday, May 17, 2019

Newly minted Doctor Yihang Zhang (December, 2018) launched his career by joining the global transportation technology company, Aptiv, one of the world’s largest supplier of autonomous driving systems and solutions, as a Machine Learning Scientist for Autonomous Driving.  There he is in charge of developing machine learning models and techniques for the perception systems of autonomous vehicles. “Aptiv is a great place for me to combine my Ph.D. research topic with industrial development,” ...

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Apply for a Project Administrator position at USC - METRANS Today!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Click Here to Apply In order for your application to be considered, please attach a cover letter and resume to your application. The METRANS Transportation Center in the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy seeks a qualified Project Administrator. This position is a one-year, fixed-term, 75% FTE benefits-eligible position. The position may be renewable after the first year.  The successful candidate will serve as project manager for research and planning in support of the project. ...

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USC MPL Quinn Wallace Wins APA Paper Competition

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Quinn Wallace, Master of Planning student at USC Price, won first place in the American Planning Association (APA) Transportation Planning Division 2018 Student Paper Competition for her examination of harassment women face on public transit. APA, the nation’s largest membership organization of planners, has awarded top student papers on transportation planning since 2007, and Wallace is the first USC student to receive first place in this category. Wallace spent her childhood in Portland, ...

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Andreas Molisch Wins IEEE ComSoc Award

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Dr. Andreas Molisch, Professor of Electrical Engineering at USC Viterbi School of Engineering won the 2018 IEEE Communications Society’s Edwin H. Armstrong Achievement Award. The Technical Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Molisch for his “pioneering contributions to wireless channel measurement and modeling and spectrally efficient wireless transmission techniques.” This includes research that was funded by METRANS Transportation Center. IEEE Communications Society, ...

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UCI PhD Candidate Daisik Nam Examines Smart Urban Mobility

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Fifth year transportation PhD student at University of California, Irvine (UCI) is Daisik Nam is actively contributing the field of optimization and maximization of efficiency of transportation systems. Born in the densely populated city Seoul, Korea, Nam remembers public transportation as an integral part of his life from a young age. After high school, he decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Transportation Engineering and a master’s degree in City Planning, both at Seoul National ...

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Ronald Milam Shares Travel Behavior Implications of Disruptive Trends and Autonomous Vehicles

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

On Tuesday, March 19 th , 2019, METRANS, PSR, and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering invited Ronald Milam to bring critical perspectives and recent research on the travel behavior implications of disruptive trends and autonomous vehicles (AVs) to the USC campus. Milam is the director of evolving the status quo at Fehr & Peers and leads the company’s research and development. His work revolves around travel market priorities, disruptive trends such as internet shopping and automated vehicles, ...

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Subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter for Students: METRANS on the Move

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

This newsletter is a team effort to foster knowledge and opportunities related to transportation. If you have suggestions for content – events, scholarships, jobs, and more – that you’d like to see included, just reach out to our Editor-in-Chief Lauren Mullarkey-Williams at [email protected]  or any of our student staff listed at the end of the newsletter. Enjoy this week’s issue, and click the button below to subscribe!     

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Mt. Saint Mary’s Emerald Archer Examines the Advancement of Women in the Workplace

Sunday, April 14, 2019

PSR and the USC Bedrosian Center teamed up on August 11, 2019 to bring Dr. Emerald Archer to USC to address the challenges facing the women in the workplace. Archer, the director for the Center for the Advancement of Women in Mount Saint Mary’s University, shared that she “has dedicated her career to studying questions related to gender equity and women’s representation in non-traditional domains such as the United States military,” and offered her findings and insights to a ...

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Pima Community College Center for Transportation Training Program Manager Recognized by Women in Trucking

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Missy Blair, Program Manager for Pima Community College’s Center for Transportation Training, has been named as one of the Top Women to Watch in Transportation by Women in Trucking (WIT), a national organization .  The organization identified 53 women who stand out as top performers in the transportation industry.  Missy was nominated and selected because of her multi-disciplinary efforts within the College and collaboration with business and industry to upscale drivers with the advent ...

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Students Gain Behind-the-Scenes Experience of the New Gerald Desmond Bridge Project

Friday, March 15, 2019

On February 21, METRANS students, faculty, and staff toured the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project. The current, aging Gerald Desmond Bridge is a through arch bridge that connects Terminal Island to Long Beach. The replacement project, expected to cost around $1.5 billion, started in 2013 and is set to be completed in late 2019. The new bridge is slated to be one of the tallest cable stayed bridge in the United States. The Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles make up one of the busiest ...

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The Transportation Planning Racquet: UC Irvine PhD Pulls Double Duty in the Lab and on the Badminton Court

Friday, March 15, 2019

UC Irvine Electrical Engineering and Computer Science PhD Student Anthony Lopez became interested in transportation upon commencing his doctoral studies at UCI when he and a lab mate began to work on a project dealing with wireless communication security for intelligent transportation systems and the future of connected vehicles. “This sparked my interest in the dynamics of automotive and transportation systems,” said Lopez, a native of Redlands, California with a computer science degree ...

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Transportation Students Lunch with New Metrolink CEO, Stephanie Wiggins

Sunday, March 10, 2019

On Friday, February 22 nd , generous corporate sponsorships sent students from USC and UCLA to the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) luncheon welcoming the new Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) Chief Executive Officer, Stephanie Wiggins. This notable achievement is the first time the Metrolink Board of Directors has hired a woman and an African American to lead the agency. In this role, Wiggins will oversee Metrolink’s inter-regional commuter rail network which ...

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TRB Annual Meeting Provides Career Development Opportunity for Students and Alumni

Saturday, March 9, 2019

The annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting was held this year in Washington D.C. from January 13-17, 2019. The meeting attracted more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world to attend and participate in over 5,000 sessions and workshops that cover all modes of transportation and the newest innovations in the field. The annual meeting also provided multiple opportunities for attendees to grow their network and focus on career development. This year, the meeting’s ...

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NAU’s Edward Smaglik Reaches Avid Bicyclists by Addressing Bicycle-Vehicle Conflicts with Alternate Signal Control Strategies

Saturday, March 2, 2019

On February 20, 2019, Dr. Edward Smaglik of Northern Arizona University presented results from a NITC-funded collaborative research project which investigated bicycle-vehicle safety at urban intersections and aimed to address conflicts through signal timing treatments while also maintaining efficiency for all user groups within the intersection. As bicycling rises in popularity and communities start investing more in bicycle infrastructure, transportation professionals must address the ...

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New Issue of METRANS News Now Available (Winter 2019)

Friday, March 1, 2019

The Winter 2019 Issue of METRANS News is now available. Click  here for a PDF version. METRANS News is generally published three times a year and summarizes METRANS research, education and outreach activities. It highlights METRANS researchers, conferences and other events, recent publications, interviews with key individuals involved in METRANS, and other newsworthy activities and events. It is distributed to university transportation centers and faculty throughout the U.S., to federal, state, and local public agencies, and to the transportation industry. To be added to the mailing list for a hard copy of the newsletter or to receive an email announcement regarding each new issue, please contact  [email protected] .

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Feminist Research Institute’s Sarah Rebolloso McCullough Discusses Equity & Justice in Bicycle Research, Planning, & Advocacy

Monday, February 25, 2019

As cities and towns develop policies and infrastructure to accommodate the growth of shared, electric, and traditional bicycles, it is crucial that researchers, planners, and policymakers consider the wide range of experiences and needs among bicyclists. To address this, the February 15 seminar hosted by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis) focused on strategies for making bicycle research, policy, and advocacy more equitable, inclusive, and just. Dr. Sarah McCullough ...

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California Department of Motor Vehicles’ Bernard Soriano Shares Insights on Self- driving Vehicle Development, Regulation, and Testing

Monday, February 25, 2019

With self-driving vehicles capturing the attention of the public, industry, investors, government, and the media, the head of the autonomous vehicle program at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) was the featured speaker at the February 1 seminar hosted by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis). DMV Deputy Director Bernard Soriano spoke at the seminar, sponsored through ITS-Davis’ partnership with the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation ...

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Transportation PhD Pouyan Hosseini Presents Research at TRB

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Adylbek Abdykalikov, USC, IPPAM 2020 In January 2019, Pouyan Hosseini, USC Viterbi PhD Candidate presented his research at doctoral student seminar on “Transportation Operations and Traffic Control” at the 2019 Annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) Meeting in Washington, DC. This year’s annual TRB Meeting attracted more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world and included more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops, ...

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LA Metro’s Laura Cornejo Inspires Students to Rethink how Transportation Impacts Our Communities

Saturday, February 23, 2019

“Do you believe that transportation has the power to change our community ?” asked Laura Cornejo, Deputy Executive Officer at Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), as she began her highly anticipated presentation on January 30 th , 2019 at the USC campus to a standing room only audience of students and transportation practitioners, centering on the future of transportation in Los Angeles. Undoubtedly, this was a question shared by all the students and professionals ...

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Institute of Transportation Engineers Student Leadership Summit Calls Five USC Undergraduates to Berkeley

Saturday, February 16, 2019

The UC Berkeley (Cal) Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter held the 6 th Annual Student Leadership Summit (SLS) January 25-27, 2019. Over 150 student leaders from nearly 20 universities traveled to the Bay Area to take part in a weekend full of technical, professional, and leadership development, all focused around emerging topics in the transportation industry. Students from nearly 20 universities gathered outside Cal's University Library. USC ITE leaders, ...