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New Issue of METRANS News Now Available (Spring 2018)

Monday, June 25, 2018

The Spring 2018 Issue of METRANS News is now available. Click  here for a PDF version. METRANS News is generally published three times a year and summarizes METRANS research, education and outreach activities. It highlights METRANS researchers, conferences and other events, recent publications, interviews with key individuals involved in METRANS, and other newsworthy activities and events. It is distributed to university transportation centers and faculty throughout the U.S., to federal, state, and local public agencies, and to the transportation industry. To be added to the mailing list for a hard copy of the newsletter or to receive an email announcement regarding each new issue, please contact  [email protected] .
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USC Undergraduate Receives Coveted Fellowship in Portland (With a Little Help from METRANS)

Monday, June 25, 2018

“Check your emails!” suggests Lauren Mullarkey-Williams, a USC Price student pursuing a B.S. in Policy, Planning, and Development and an M.S. in Geographic and Information Science and Technology. Mullarkey-Williams is currently participating in the Transportation Undergraduate Research Fellowship, through the Portland State University (PSU) Transportation Research and Education Center, that she discovered in one of METRANS on the Move ’s very own articles. The summertime Transportation ...

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PSR Students Advise BMW on Sustainable Urban Mobility

Monday, June 18, 2018

I and fellow PSR students were honored to be selected by the BMW Group to join their Student Dialogue, convened on June 6th, 2018 at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator.  The goal was for students and BMW professionals to examine key questions related to the future of sustainable urban mobility. “Thirty-three students of eight different universities took part at our BMW Group Student Event,” noted Sabrina Artmann, BMW Group Steering Governmental and External Affairs, Sustainability Communications.  ...

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USC Price Students Strengthen Alumni Connections through New York Trek

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Is there a better way to spend the spring break than visiting Trojan alumni in New York? The 13 New York Trekkies selected from the 35 competitive applicants could not think of any other answer when they made plans this spring. Organized by Career Services of USC Price School, from March 11th to 15th, the New York Trek connected New York-based alumni with ten graduate students from Master of Planning (MPL), Master of Public Policy (MPP), Master of Public Administration (MPA), and Master of International ...

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First Annual PSR Congress Meeting Garners Wide Participation and Productive Discussion

Monday, June 4, 2018

Representatives from all the Pacific Southwest Region (PSR) 9 UTC partners were present at the first annual PSR Congress meeting held at Long Beach State University. The purpose of the PSR Congress is to bring industry and public agency representatives together with PSR students and faculty to discuss the region’s needs and how PSR can address them. Region 9 includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands.  PSR is an eight member consortium led by USC.  Other partners ...

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2018 CITT Town Hall Meeting Explores Clean Air Action Plan 3.0

Monday, June 4, 2018

This year’s State of the Trade and Transportation Town Hall Meeting convened a wide range of professionals from industry, government, and academia. The evening began with a welcome address from Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) Executive Director Thomas O’Brien and the Dean of the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) Jeet Joshee. “The objectives of the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) are clear: the Los Angeles and Long Beach port complex ...

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Fresno State Professor Gary Dong’s Seminar on NSF-Sponsored Study

Sunday, June 3, 2018

How difficult is it for residents of disadvantaged urban neighborhoods to engage in safe active transportation like bicycling and walking? How accessible are parks and green spaces? What are the physical and mental health implications for residents with limited access to these spaces? Are the obstacles especially acute in a city like Fresno, California that ranks 94 th out of the nation’s 100 largest cities for park accessibility and availability and where 47% of the population lives in disadvantaged ...