News | 2024 PSR Congress Announcement: March 11 and 12 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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by METRANS Staff

METRANS and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) are proud to announce the forthcoming sixth annual Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center (PSR-UTC) Congress, slated for March 11 and 12 at the UNLV Campus in Las Vegas, Nevada. Researchers may submit abstracts until February 2 at this link.


Each year, the PSR Congress serves as a pivotal platform for researchers, students, and practitioners to disseminate the outcomes of their research activities, along with sharing best practices gleaned from transportation projects spanning all facets of the field. Additionally, it offers the host institution an opportunity to spotlight the local transportation systems while showcasing the industry and government partners who stand to benefit from PSR's work. Past Congresses have been hosted in Tucson, Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Honolulu, with virtual editions held in 2020 and 2021. Notably, in 2022, the University of Hawaii hosted a special post-Congress California-Hawaii Symposium, marking the inaugural collaborative workshop between the California and Hawaii Departments of Transportation.


For this year’s Congress, the organization invites submission of abstracts within the following three themes:

  • Accessibility and Mobility for All
  • Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chains
  • Access to Opportunity Through Strategic Workforce Development


Abstracts that focus on decarbonizing the transportation system (passenger or freight travel), closing equity gaps, and addressing environmental impacts of goods movement are especially welcomed. Abstracts can focus on technology, computation, planning, policy, or any topic relevant to transportation.


To find out more about this year’s PSR Congress, please visit the event webpage here.


Originally established in 2016 under the U.S. Department of Transportation Region 9 UTC, PSR facilitates a comprehensive program of research, education, workforce development, and technology transfer aimed at bolstering the resilience of transportation systems and enhancing the mobility of both people and goods across the region.