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WIM and METRANS Lunch with USC Trustee Suzanne Dworak-Peck

Sunday, March 25, 2018

On March 6 th , 2018, at the USC Doheny Memorial Library, USC Women in Management (WIM) and METRANS hosted USC alum Suzanne Dworak-Peck in a lunch conversation centered around her life and career, her principles, and her advice. Suzanne Dworak-Peck has served as President of the National Association of Social Work, is a member of the USC Board of Trustees, and is a proud social work practitioner, and generously provided the naming gift for the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. We appreciate ...

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PSR Students Tour The Boring Company

Sunday, March 18, 2018

On February 23 rd , 2018, students from USC and UCLA were the first in the history of The Boring Company to view the company’s private and heavily guarded test site in Hawthorne, California.  The Boring Company is an infrastructure and tunnel construction company founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk in 2016, and ours was their first student tour. The company’s vision is to establish an underground tunnel network that they claim would alleviate traffic and reduce commute times considerably. ...

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Does Online Shopping Create Urban Congestion?

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Does Online Shopping Create Urban Congestion? April 18, 2018 Webinar 10:00AM - 11:00AM Discuss this topic with Alison Conway from the University Transportation Research Center and Michael Browne from the University of Gothenberg, Sweden. Hosted by Meeting of the Minds. Register here. The retail consumer pattern shift toward online shopping is impacting how, where, and when goods are moved in and around cities. Instead of regular bulk shipments from warehouses to retail outlets, ...

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METRANS 20th Anniversary Milestone: SWTWC Research Foregrounds Transportation Workforce Development

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

In an effort to prioritize transportation workforce development research, METRANS Associate Director Thomas O’Brien led an effort to secure a Federal Highway Administration grant to launch and operate the Southwest Transportation Workforce Center (SWTWC). Housed at CSULB’s Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT), the center covers an eight-state region including California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. “SWTWC’s key ...

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METRANS Hosts Panel Discussion, You Can Never Be Too Educated

Monday, March 12, 2018

Should I continue my education?  What about a professional degree? And how do I pay for it?  These and many other questions can be daunting for students.  Some students have a good feel for their future. However, most, and often the international students facing new immigration requirements, do not.  To assist, on February 7, 2018, at USC, METRANS hosted a panel of four current students and recent graduates to share their experience studying and working, and often at the same time.  Dr. Michael ...

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Now Accepting nominations for the 2018 VREF Advanced Studies Institute on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems

Monday, March 5, 2018

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2018 VREF Advanced Studies Institute on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (VASI-SUFS) August 4 th - 11 th , 2018 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is organizing the 2018 VREF Advanced Studies Institute on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (VASI-SUFS). The VASI-SUFS will bring together a select group of Junior Faculty, Post-Docs, and advanced PhD students conducting research on sustainable ...

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National Renewable Energy Lab’s Dr. Alejandro Henao Discusses Impacts of Ride-Hailing Services on Transportation Innovation

Sunday, March 4, 2018

On February 9, 2018, the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis hosted a Friday research seminar on the UC Davis campus as part of ITS-Davis’ partnership with the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center. The seminar, “Assessing Impacts of Transport Innovations Through Ride-Hailing Research,"  featured Dr. Alejandro Henao, a postdoctoral researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Dr. Henao spoke about the early impacts of ride-hailing services ...