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METRANS Students Lunch with Caltrans and WTS

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

On Wednesday, July 18, the Orange County and Los Angeles chapters of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) hosted a professional development lunch, Caltrans 11 &12 , featuring speakers Gerard Chadergian, Division Chief of TMC Traffic Operations, Caltrans District 11; and Geraldo De Santos, Acting District Director, Caltrans District 12; addressing the new opportunities for regional transportation as a result of Senate Bill 1 (SB-1) Speakers Addressing Luncheon Attendees Photo ...

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How On-Demand Deliveries in Cities Change Services and Jobs: New Survey Results

Friday, July 27, 2018

How On-Demand Deliveries in Cities Change Services and Jobs: New Survey Results MetroFreight Research Seminar Dablanc gave an informative and dynamic research seminar at USC on Monday, July 23. She addressed on-demand instant deliveries, a growing feature of the platform economy. A recent survey (Dec 2017) showed that in Manhattan, already 4.5% of total e-commerce orders (excluding food apps) are delivered within two hours. More than a third of residents use food apps at least ...

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USC PhD Candidate Sue Dexter Shines at Eno Future Leaders Development Conference

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Each year, the Eno Center for Transportation (Eno) invites selected students to attend the "Eno Future Leaders Development Conference (LDC)” which “gives 20 of the nation’s top graduate students in transportation a first-hand look at how national transportation policies are developed. Students apply to the program early in the year and those selected as “Eno Fellows” come to Washington, DC for a week of meetings with federal officials and leaders of businesses and non-profit ...

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METRANS Editor-in-Chief Priyanka Ramasamy Summers at DKS Associates

Monday, July 16, 2018

“Keep trying and know the opportunities out there” suggests METRANS Editor-in-Chief Priyanka Ramasamy who recently joined DKS Associates in Sacramento as a Transportation Engineering intern. I got an opportunity to talk to her about her path to gaining an internship and her experience at DKS Associates. DKS is a transportation engineering and planning with offices in California, Oregon, and the state of Washington. “To start my career in the transportation industry, I started ...

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Local Students Access Industry Insights on Autonomous Vehicles

Monday, July 9, 2018

On Thursday, May 31, 2018, local transportation students were sponsored to attend a WTS-LA breakfast panel event to learn industry experts’ insights on connected and autonomous vehicles (AV). The panel presented a comprehensive coverage of views on the impacts of AV on future transportation developments, featuring leaders of multiple sectors including a traditional planning and engineering consulting firm seeking opportunities in the new era, multi-level public sectors seeking to connect AV ...

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My Experience as a NaTMEC Sponsored Student

Thursday, July 5, 2018

I learned of the National Travel Monitoring Exposition and Conference (NaTMEC) when CARTEEH Director Dr. Joe Zietsman and my supervisor Dr. Reza Farzaneh asked me if I was interested in applying for a sponsorship to attend this event, held from June 10-13, 2018 in Irvine, California. After viewing the conference website, I quickly realized what a great opportunity it would be. I submitted my master’s thesis work, “Application of Big Data to Characterize Unexpected HOT Lane Choice Behavior” ...