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Friday, November 30, 2018

METRANS Celebrates 20 Years of Research This article is part of an ongoing series that describes research accomplishments and achievements of the METRANS Transportation Center in recognition of its 20 th Anniversary. The author is Dr. Genevieve Giuliano, the Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government in the Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California, and Director of the METRANS joint USC and California State University Long Beach Transportation ...

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An Interview with Recent Price PhD Grad Seva Rodnyansky

Saturday, November 24, 2018

METRANS on the MOVE recently interviewed Seva Rodnyansky, a postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy within the Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans (BIFYA) and recent Price doctoral graduate, about his academic experiences before, during, and after Price and the trajectory of his career. Rodnyansky obtained a Bachelor’s degree, or three, from Northwestern University in 2009, with a triple-major of Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, ...

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Announcing New Issue of Transfers

Monday, November 19, 2018

    Transfers Magazine is the biannual research publication of the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center. The latest issue features articles from scholars at UCLA, USC, UC Irvine, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa on critical questions facing transportation policy. What makes a good new driver? Does light rail really reduce traffic? How can coastal cities create better evacuation plans to deal with the increased threats of climate change? Why do parking requirements stand in the way of more affordable, flexible "granny flat" housing? Each article is a condensed, accessible version of peer-reviewed academic research, intended to transfer the knowledge of experts into policy actions that improve people’s lives. Click here for the most recent issue

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We are Hiring Postdocs

Monday, November 19, 2018

METRANS is hiring post docs at USC! We are pleased to announce that we have two open position for postdoctoral researchers.  These are positions at the University of Southern California. Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate – Transportation Access to Health Services APPLY The METRANS Transportation Center and the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics is seeking candidates for a one year, renewable for a second year, full-time Postdoctoral Research position. ...

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The Transportation Marketplace: A Real-time System in Support of Dynamic Ridesharing

Monday, November 19, 2018

METRANS Celebrates 20 Years of Research This article is part of an ongoing series that describes research accomplishments and achievements of the METRANS Transportation Center in recognition of its 20 th Anniversary. The author is Dr. Maged Dessouky, Professor and Chair of the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, ...

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IDEO's Jonah Houston Speaks on the Future of Urban Mobility

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Despite the numerous ways that transportation has reinvented itself, it still has not solved the problem of moving people efficiently over short distances. In a seminar held at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis on November 2, transportation leading mobility innovation expert discussed some emerging forms of transportation that will make us re-evaluate how we move in dense, urban environments.   Jonah Houston, Senior Portfolio Lead at IDEO’s Transportation and Mobility ...

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Price MPL Receives Coveted James Cowen Scholarship

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Second-year Price MPL Jared Bendifallah is the 2018 recipient of the James “Jim” Cowen Scholarship from the American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF), the philanthropy affiliate of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).   This is only the second year that this scholarship has been offered, given in memory of a giant of the transit industry who had a long career in transit management, including contributions to the BART system in the San Francisco Bay area, the MAX ...

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League of California Cities’ Michael Coleman Speaks on Complex Web of California State and Local Transportation Funding

Saturday, November 3, 2018

With the issue of how California funds highway and transit projects currently much in the news and on the minds of voters, one of the state’s leading experts on financing transportation gave a tutorial on the complexities of such taxes and fees at the October 26 seminar hosted by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. Students attending the seminar on October, 26, 2018 . Michael Coleman, fiscal policy advisor for the League of California, and noted author and local ...