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Transportation Students Breakfast with L.A. Metro Chief Planning Officer, Therese McMillan

Sunday, April 29, 2018

On April 11, 2018 WTS-LA hosted a breakfast event with LA Metro’s Chief Planning officer Theresa McMillan. In her role with Metro, McMillan has been responsible for helping nearly 10 million people use public transportation since April 2016. She is both a leader in transportation policy and a community and coalition builder. Last year, McMillan came to USC to share her experiences and the future of public transportation future with students, faculty, practitioners, and the general public, hosted ...

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METRANS Guides High School Students Planning for College

Sunday, April 22, 2018

On April 6, 2018 Associated Students of Planning and Development (ASPD), Gear Up 4 LA and METRANS hosted 49 high school students and school administrators to participate in Planning for College . Held at the University of Southern California campus, the event introduced students to the college admissions process and to the field of urban planning.  Gear Up 4 LA is an organization that prepares low-income, first generation, minority students for college success, and preparation for Planning for ...

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Secretary of Transportation Foxx Provides Advice for LA’s Future Leaders

Sunday, April 22, 2018

On Friday April 6, 2018, former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx spoke to student members and guests of the USC Price School’s County of Los Angeles Executive Leadership Development Program as well as interested members of the general public. Moderated by Professor Roberto Suro, the discussion started with a look at Secretary Foxx’s time as a councilmember and mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, and concluded with insight from Foxx on how to be a strong public leader while he was ...

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WTS-Orange County Chapter Inspires Youth at Annual Girls Engineering Day

Saturday, April 14, 2018

On February 24 th , WTS-Orange County Transportation YOU 4 th Annual Girls’ Engineering Day was held at South Junior High School in Anaheim. The goal of this event is to help girls in middle school or high school get to know more about engineering fields. Over 125 girls attended this event and were paired with engineers who work in various areas of transportation, such as environmental engineering, highway, rail, transit planning and design, geotechnical engineering, and land surveying. More ...

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Freight Rail’s Impact on Your Life and Mine

Saturday, April 14, 2018

On April 3rd, 2018, METRANS Transportation Center invited Nate Kaplan of GoRail to speak at USC about the sophistication and impact of freight rail in the U.S., regarded as the world’s best freight rail system in terms of cost, efficiency, and reliability. Kaplan began by bringing freight rail home to the audience. He describes how there are many, many miles behind every item that we’ve accumulated or consumed in our lives, and how little is known about the vast infrastructure that supports ...

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PSR METRANS visits ARTIC Center and KOA Associates

Sunday, April 8, 2018

On March 24 th , 2018, students and alumni from USC, UCLA, UCI, Cal State Fullerton and other universities visited KOA Corporation and the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) for behind-the-scenes guided tours. The two are located adjacent to each other in Orange County, California. Upon arrival at KOA Corporation, we were welcomed by senior transportation planner Mengzhao Hu, and enjoyed lunch, courtesy of KOA. After lunch, Hu delivered a presentation about the company at ...

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METRANS on the Move Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief Priyanka Ramasamy

Sunday, April 8, 2018

On behalf of METRANS on the Move, our student created and produced weekly newsletter, I am pleased to welcome its new Editor-in-Chief, Priyanka Ramasamy. Ramasamy is a second-year Master of Civil Engineering – Transportation Engineering student, and will take over the management of newsletter content, coordination of writing assignments, and publishing, from me.  I am graduating this spring, and while I will miss this position, I know the newsletter is in good hands.  Ramasamy  joined the METRANS ...

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In-depth with Master of Global Public Policy Student Elizabeth Warren

Sunday, April 1, 2018

It certainly has been a busy 2018 already for Elizabeth Warren. After returning from a recent trip to Hong Kong, Elizabeth recently caught up with METRANS to discuss her passion for logistics and transportation at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, her experience as a graduate student at USC, and her affinity to be in the midst of a technological revolution that the port industry is currently experiencing. Elizabeth Warren, Master of Global Public Policy ‘18, University of Southern ...