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Introducing METRANS On the Move Opportunities Editor Lin Zhu

Sunday, May 27, 2018

We are pleased to introduce our METRANS Opportunities Editor, Lin Zhu. Zhu was born in China and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Traffic Control Engineering from North China University of Technology at Beijing, China before coming to USC to pursue a Master of Science in Transportation Engineering. She expects to graduate in May, 2019. Zhu began with METRANS on the Event Support team. She learned about METRANS from Rui Zhang, USC Master of Planning-Transportation student, and a Research Assistant ...


From Knowledge to Action: Introducing TRANSFERS Magazine

Sunday, May 20, 2018

As students studying transportation, we often see firsthand exciting research taking place on ways we can improve our communities. But there can be a disconnect: The research that can be used to inform planning and policymaking outside our institutions may be too academic or technical for transportation practitioners or the general public. Simply put, our research may not be reaching the people who could benefit the most from it. Enter Transfers Magazine , a free biannual digital publication of ...


Introducing METRANS on the Move Lead Editor, Drew Quinn

Monday, May 14, 2018

We are pleased to introduce our new Editor, Drew Quinn, joining our METRANS news team this summer. Quinn is pursuing a Master of Planning degree with a Transportation Planning emphasis at USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and expects to graduate in 2019. Quinn earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from the George Washington University, DC, and in addition to Los Angeles, has lived in Philadelphia, Madrid and his hometown, Galloway, New Jersey (near Atlantic City). His new editor ...


PSR Students Meet with Metrolink CFO, Elissa Konove

Sunday, May 13, 2018

On Monday, April 16 th , 2018, at USC’s Lewis Hall, PSR students had the pleasure of sharing lunch with  Elissa Konove, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Metrolink, who spoke on her personal and professional journey as part of PSR’s Lunch With a Practitioner Speaker Series. Konove touched on topics ranging from earning her Master’s in Public Policy at USC to serving as the Chief Financial Officer at the Federal Highway Administration and finally her return to Los Angeles as a ...


UC Berkeley’s Dr. Susan Shaheen Seminar on “Rethink Everything?”

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Urban mobility is undergoing unprecedented transformations. The transportation status quo is being challenged by ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft and fast-emerging shared services like electric scooters and dockless bikes. For many the trends disrupting public transit are unsettling. In this time of public transit innovation what is working, what is not working, and what should be changing? On Friday, April 20, 2018, Dr. Susan Shaheen of UC Berkeley, an internationally recognized leader ...