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Introducing METRANS Graphic Designer, Kavina Yasangbhai Patel

Monday, August 27, 2018

On behalf of the METRANS student team, I am pleased to welcome our new Lead Graphic Designer, Kavina Yasangbhai Patel. Patel earned an Undergraduate Degree in Urban Planning from CEPT University, India and recently joined USC as Master of Planning student specializing in Transportation Planning. Her responsibilities at METRANS will include design for both print and electronic media, including the design of the METRANS on the Move newsletter.    Patel was introduced to METRANS by a fellow MPL student, ...

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Randy Iwasaki of Contra Costa County Transportation Authority

Friday, August 24, 2018

An in-depth conversation with Randy Iwasaki, Executive Director of the Contra Costa County Transporation Authority and former director of the California Department of Transportation.  Randy shares his thoughts and work underway by the CCTA related to autonomous vehicles, good movement and the last mile, mass transit, encouraging healthy transportation options, funding and the roles of research and higher education.  

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This Summer, my Home TURF was TREC!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Thanks to METRANS on the Move (this newsletter!) I learned about TURF, the Transportation Undergrad Research Fellowship, a summer fellowship opportunity at Portland State University.  I studied abroad in Athens, Greece during Spring 2018, and looked forward to receiving the newsletter each week because it kept me in the loop with what’s happening in the transportation sector. Little did I know that it would also lead me to a new home “turf” and an exciting summer in Oregon. ...

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PSR Co-Hosts Discussion and Criticism of Choice Modelling

Monday, August 13, 2018

On Monday, July 23th, 2018, at USC’s Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall, students, faculty, staff, and practitioners  had the pleasure of listening to the presentation of Stephane Hess, a Professor of Choice Modelling at the Institute for Transport Studies and Director of the Choice Modelling Centre at the University of Leeds, present, “From Behaviour to Data to Models and Back Again: Where Next for Understanding and Predicting Human Decision-Making?”  This event was part of the METRANS ...

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METRANS 20th Anniversary Feature Article by Petros Ioannou

Thursday, August 2, 2018

This article is part of an ongoing series that describes research accomplishments and achievements of the METRANS Transportation Center in recognition of its 20 th Anniversary . Dr. Petros Ioannou is the A.V. "Bal" Balakrishnan Chair of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems, and the Director of the Center of Advanced Transportation Technologies at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering. His article focuses ...