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METRANS Tier One UTC RFP, FY 2015-16, proposals due February 11, 2015

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The second METRANS UTC RFP was issued on December 9, 2014.  The due date has been extended.  Proposals are due February 11, 2015.
Vy Phan-Hoang

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METRANS Student of the Year 2014-2015

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Please join us in congratulating Vy Phan-Hoang (MPL, Price; Certificate in Transportation Systems, Viterbi; 2015), who has been selected the METRANS Student of the Year.  The Student of the Year honors outstanding students from each University Transportation Center around the country.  Vy will attend the TRB Annual Conference to receive the award.  Vy is currently an intern at Foothill Transit, and was recommended by her instructor, Eric C. Shen, P.E., PTP, Director of Transportation ...

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VREF Workshop 2014: Transforming Access, Mobility, and Delivery in Cities - Turning Knowledge into Action

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Three deserving Ph.D. students from our MetroFreight Center of Excellence were selected to attend the two part VREF Workshop 2014: Transforming Access, Mobility, and Delivery in Cities - Turning Knowledge into Action in New York last month.  Beginning on October 26 with a student reception, Adrien Beziat and Adeline Heitz from the University of Paris – East, and Shuai (Louis) Tang from the University of Buffalo, The State University of New York participated in the VREF Ph.D. Student/Young Researcher Workshop 2014 .  That program took place at Columbia University and was followed by the ensuing major conference in New York City from October 28 – 30.  These young researchers were given the opportunity to share highlights of their research efforts as guests of Volvo Research & Educational Foundations (VREF) for their four day stay in New York, while being introduced to experienced transportation researchers from across the globe.   

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METRANS awarded regional workforce development center

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

USC Price’s Genevieve Giuliano to serve as senior researcher and project advisor The METRANS Transportation Center, a joint partnership of USC and California State University, Long Beach, has been selected by the Federal Highway Administration to host the newly established Southwest Regional Surface Transportation Workforce Center, which includes a grant of approximately $1 million. The center, to be housed at the CSULB Center for International Trade and Transportation, will ...
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LA Metro Transportation Planner Guides Student Tour of Downtown Los Angeles Light Rail

Monday, October 27, 2014

On Sunday, October 26, the American Planning Association-USC Chapter (APA¬USC) hosted their second tour of Downtown Los Angeles, this time to experience the city by light rail, aided by complimentary TAP card Day Passes donated by Metro.  The group of twenty four students met LA Metro Transportation Planner Andres Fernando Di Zitti at Jefferson/USC Station and rode the Expo and Blue Lines in the Downtown LA area.  Accompanied by Di Zitti, the group traveled to one of Metro’s newest ...
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Transportation Students Attend WTS Breakfast Meeting

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wednesday, October 15th, a record 27 USC transportation students from both policy and engineering began their day at the Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles as invited attendees to the WTS meeting, PART OF A COMPLETE STREETS BREAKFAST - WTS-LA Welcomes LADOT General Manager, Seleta Reynolds .  Generously sponsored by WTS members USC Viterbi Vice Dean James Moore and former Los Angeles Unified School District Administrator Emilie Gino, corporate sponsors AECOM and CH2M Hill, and the WTS LA ...

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Students Present Transportation Research at USC: The second of two part seminar series featuring student research to be showcased at ACSP Conference

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

On Friday, October 17, 2014, USC Price School of Public Policy PhD students Andy Hong, Eun Jin Shin, and Yuting Hou presented their ACSP transportation research to students, faculty, and practitioners at the University of Southern California as part of the METRANS Transportation Research Seminar Series. They will also present this research at the upcoming 54th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) conference, Big Ideas, Global Impacts , to be held ...
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APA-USC Student Chapter Hosts Tour of Downtown Los Angeles

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

By Derek Hung, USC Price BS Policy, Planning, and Development   On Saturday, September 20, the American Planning Association - USC Chapter (APA­-USC) hosted a walking tour of Downtown Los Angeles, its ?rst event since the Chapter’s inception earlier that month. Although organized and operated entirely by six undergraduate students, the event boasted a total of 30 RSVPs from USC undergraduate and graduate students in majors ranging from Urban Planning to Civil Engineering ...
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Students Present Transportation Research at USC

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, USC Price School of Public Policy PhD students Sandip Chakrabarti, Mohja Rhoads, and Xize Wang presented their transportation research to students, faculty, and practitioners at the University of Southern California as part of the METRANS Transportation Research Seminar Series. They will also present this research at the upcoming 54th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) conference, Big Ideas, Global Impacts, to be ...
James Moore Ice Bucket Challenge

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METRANS Faculty James Moore Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Friday, September 26, 2014

On September 8, METRANS Faculty, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Vice Dean for Academic Programs and Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), Civil Engineering, and Public Policy Professor, and President Elect of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) James Moore joined the approximately one million new ALS donors to be doused in ice water to help raise funds for the disease.  Moore, along with colleagues IIE President and Amazon Director Dennis Oates, and IIE ...
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Marco Dean Presents Improving Decision-Making for Mega Infrastructure Projects

Friday, September 26, 2014

On Friday, September 26, 2014, Marco Dean, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London presented his research regarding decision making for mega projects to students, faculty, and practitioners at the University of Southern California as part of the METRANS Transportation Research Seminar Series and the Volvo Educational Research Foundations (VREF) Educational Exchange program.  Defined as extremely large-scale investment projects, typically costing more than $1 billion, ...
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Transportation Students Compete at CTF Symposium

Friday, September 26, 2014

USC undergraduates Andrina Dominguez (Public Policy), Erica Fine (Public Policy) Rayed Khan (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering) and Todd Nguyen (Public Policy) were selected to participate in the 19th Annual California Transportation Foundation's (CTF) Educational Symposium in Santa Cruz, where they gained a unique opportunity to learn by doing with transportation professionals in the industry. “The core of the symposium is a mock RFP,” explains USC Viterbi School of Engineering ...
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USC Price Students Tackle Detroit’s Transit Woes

Friday, September 26, 2014

Detroit is a captivating study in urban evolution. Once one of America’s richest cities, it is now among its poorest. This summer, under the guidance of Professor Michael Thom, twenty USC Price students had the opportunity to help reverse the decline, addressing the challenges of transit, land use, education, and nonprofit innovation.  Among them, masters students Michael Johnston and Kurt Taillon along with undergraduates Derek Hung, Rory O’Sullivan, and John Tomlinson were ...

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METRANS Tier One UTC Introduces New USC Graduate Level Course in Port Policy and Management

Friday, September 12, 2014

We are pleased to announce our new USC graduate level course, Seaport Policy and Management.  Launched this fall and taught by Dr. Geraldine Knatz, former CEO of the Port of Los Angeles, the purpose of this course is to provide the student with an introduction to the vital role that seaports play in accommodating world trade.  After reviewing the historical development of seaports and the public trust doctrine, this course will examine various pattens of port governance found around the world and how those governance patterns can affect port operations, management and business success.  Students learn about U.S. trade policies and the role of various international maritime bodies.  National and local governments that regulate or influence ports and the movement of goods are also discussed.  The course is cross listed with both the Policy and Engineering Schools, and is open to graduate students of all disciplines.

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MetroFreight Faculty and Students attend PASI 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

METRANS and MetroFreight Directors Gen Giuliano and Tom O'Brien, Researchers Laetitia Dablanc, Eleonora-Morganti, and Qian Wang, and PhD students Shaui (Louis) Tang and Sanggyun Kang represented the MetroFreight Center of Excellence at the 2014 Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (PASI-SUFS) held from August 3rd through August 15th in Bogota, Colombia.  USC Price Urban Planning PhD student Sanggyun Kang was awarded Volvo Research and Educational ...