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WTS--Los Angeles Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Leaders with Expert Guest from LA Metro

Sunday, December 30, 2018

On Tuesday, December 4 th , five other USC students and I had the pleasure of attending a WTS-LA hosted luncheon featuring guest speaker Richard F. Clarke courtesy of generous sponsors. (Special thanks to photographer John Livzey for sponsoring me.) Clarke serves as Chief Program Management Officer (CPMO) for LA County’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, better known as Metro. Though Clarke’s background is in civil engineering, his presentation further opened our eyes to a possible ...


CTF Symposium: a Gateway to Success? I Think Yes!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

On November 8 th and 9 th of this year, I had the honor of attending the 24 th Annual California Transportation Foundation (CTF) Transportation Education Symposium in San Jose, California. I was one of three USC students selected to attend; Lei Lily Tam (Lily) and Sarah Orcutt also attended with me. CTF works hard to further the transportation knowledge of students and the workforce. CTF’s basis lies in charitable behavior as a 501(c)(3) organization, and their donations include scholarships ...


Call for Submissions to New Journal: Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Sunday, December 16, 2018

A new, open access journal, Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives (TRIP) is an online journal and addition to the Transportation Research family of journals. The Transportation Research family of journals forms the most cohesive and comprehensive reference of current research in transportation science. TRIP is an addition to the family which accepts papers on any topic within the scope of any of Parts A–F. It is an interdisciplinary journal concerned with any and all social ...


Encouraging Future Generations: ASPD, Gear Up 4 LA and METRANS Engage High School Students to Learn How Urban Planning Can Shape the Future of Cities

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Adylbek Abdykalikov, USC, IPPAM 2020 On November 16th, 2018, the USC Associated Students of Planning and Development (ASPD),  Gear Up 4 LA and METRANS Transportation Center organized a vibrant event for high school students,  Planning 4 College. Designed to expose future generations to university life and the world of urban planning while visiting a college campus, the event aims to engage high school students in both the field of planning and higher education as a whole, all the ...


VREF - Opportunity for 2019 Study Visit Grant

Friday, December 14, 2018

An invitation to apply for 2019 Study Visit Grants has been made by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF). PhD students and early stage researchers are encouraged to apply. The invitation is continuously open until October 31st, 2019, and the study visit should be carried out before December 31st, 2019. The link below provides guidelines for the application, and information on VREF and the Future Urban Transport (FUT) program. VREF Study Visit Grants Guidelines Visit the VREF Website for details  


Trade Talks - GIS Changing the World with Terry Bills

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Thomas O'Brien, Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Transportation, and Terry Bills, the Global Transportation Industry Director at Esri, discuss the underpinnings of GIS technology in this episode of Trade Talks.  Esri is the global market leader in GIS headquartered in Redlands, California, and Terry Bills is responsible for all of Esri's transportation infrastructure segments worldwide.


UCLA Professor Donald Shoup Presents a New Perspective on Parking

Saturday, December 8, 2018

On Wednesday, November 14th, METRANS welcomed Professor Donald Shoup to the USC Price School of Public Policy to host the final METRANS Transportation Research Seminar of the term, titled Parking and The City . Even before the seminar, the lecture hall was standing room only, and full of excitement and buzz as people waited for the rock star of parking. “I regularly attend lectures held by METRANS. While all have been useful, there were a record number of attendees at this one!” shared ...


Dr. Jon Coleman Shares Ford's Vision for the Future of Mobility

Monday, December 3, 2018

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, METRANS held its annual Industry Outlook event of the year featuring Dr. Jon Coleman, Director of City Solutions for Ford Smart Mobility, LLC. Dr. Coleman began his presentation, titled The Future of Mobility: Access, Not ACES , by sharing that although he has been to Los Angeles many times, this was his first time at USC. Dr. Coleman has led Ford’s mobility policy and strategy efforts to engage municipalities in the implementation of solutions for nearly 20 ...