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Student Burinskiy Presents Findings on Gentrification Near Transit Stations

Sunday, September 30, 2018

On Monday, September 24th, the METRANS Speaker Series welcomed University of Southern California, Price School of Public Policy student Gene Burinskiy to discuss his doctoral research on “Gentrification Near Rail Transit Areas: A micro-data analysis of moves into and out of Los Angeles Metro rail station areas.” This highly relevant research brought a packed room for the event. For his research, Burinskiy asked “Does rail transit development increase displacement of lower-income ...

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Students Join APA LA Young Planner’s Inaugural Plates with Planners Event, Transportation Edition

Sunday, September 23, 2018

On Thursday, September 16, Fehr & Peers, a transportation consulting firm located in Downtown Los Angeles, opened its doors to ten emerging planners selected by the Young Planners Group of the American Planning Association (APA) Los Angeles chapter. This event, named Plates with Planners , was the first of its kind and proved to be a successful way to connect students and recent grads with professionals in the transportation industry. Two USC undergrads, two USC graduate students, and two ...

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USC Undergrad, Nick Fiorillo, Interns at Start-up FlixBus

Saturday, September 22, 2018

California’s two largest cities are a mere 300 miles apart, yet in 2018 the transportation modes directly connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco are functionally limited to personal transport, air travel that necessitates a dreaded trip to and fro LAX, or the ultra-reliable and super clean Greyhound Lines, Inc. Enter FlixBus, a Europe-based long-distance mobility company, making inroads in the Western US transportation market. “There is growing demand for transportation alternatives, ...

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Dr. Rebecca Weintraub Joins Speaker Series, Presenting "Mentorship for Success"

Monday, September 17, 2018

METRANS, Pacific Southwest Region UTC, and USC Women in Management (WIM) kicked off their Fall 2018 Speakers Series Thursday, September 13 at the Doheny Memorial Library, USC, with an interactive workshop delivered by Dr. Rebecca Weintraub, USC Annenberg clinical professor and director of the Communication Management Master’s program. Dr. Weintraub is a recent recipient of the prestigious USC Provost’s Mentoring Award, a selective honor awarded to no more than two professors from across ...

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METRANS on the MOVE Warmly Welcomes Our Newest Editor-in-Chief, Lauren Mullarkey-Williams

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Avid readers of METRANS on the MOVE will remember our summer write-up of Lauren Mullarkey-WIlliams’s coveted fellowship at Portland State University’s Transportation Research and Education Center. By her own words Ms. Mullarkey-Williams “took a risk” accepting the summer-long fellowship in an unfamiliar field but found that, “the transportation industry became a way to combine my interests, meet people of very different and exciting backgrounds and skill sets, and prepare ...

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Trade Talks - 20 Years of Global Trade with Dr. Genevieve Giuliano

Friday, September 7, 2018

In recognition of the METRANS Transportation Center’s 20th anniversary, Dr. Thomas O'Brien, Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Transportation at California State University, Long Beach, reviews the recent history of global trade and what it has meant for the nation and the region with METRANS Director Dr. Genevieve Giuliano. They also discuss the changes brought about by e-commerce and what it means for the future of moving goods.

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Freight on Complete Streets

Thursday, September 6, 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. Alison Conway is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the City College of New York and the Associate Director for New Initiatives at the Region 2 University Transportation Research Center. She is also an associated faculty member of MetroFreight, a Volvo Research and Educational Foundations Center ...

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MetroFreight: An International Research Organization at the Service of Local Practice

Thursday, September 6, 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. Laetitia Dablanc is Director of Research at the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR), University of Paris-Est, and a team leader for MetroFreight, the VREF Center of Excellence in urban freight research led by the University of Southern California. ...

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METRANS Associate Director Victoria Deguzman Wins USC Price Staff Award

Thursday, September 6, 2018

METRANS Associate Director Victoria Deguzman received the 2018 Margaret Harrington Outstanding Staff Award. Deguzman has been recognized for 17 years of work with the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Over the years, she has advocated for students’ personal and professional development while fostering her own growing interest in the transportation industry. Deguzman is an advocate for gender equality within the transportation workforce. Through her role as a special advisor ...

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Two CITT Research Assistants Named Finalists in SCAG Story Map Competition

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT), housed at Long Beach State University, sent two of the Center’s research assistants, Sean Reseigh and Benjamin Olson, to SCAG’s 53rd Regional Conference and General Assembly as finalists for an Esri Story Map Competition. “It was such a valuable experience to be able to attend the SCAG General Assembly and witness the sharing of ideas between regional transportation leaders and network with local companies,” ...

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PSR Hosts 2018 National Travel Monitoring and Exposition Conference

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Pacific Southwest Region 9 University Transportation Center (PSR UTC), one of METRANS’ research centers, organized and hosted the 2018 National Travel Monitoring and Exposition Conference (NaTMEC). The conference provides the premier venue where state and MPO traffic data collectors, traffic data users, academics, and managers of data programs come together to be aware of new products and services. The four-day conference included sessions within four different tracks: Traffic ...

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Federal Highway Administration Leadership Visits LA-based Career Pathway Programs

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Virginia Tsu, Director of the Center for Transportation Workforce Development of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), recently visited the Los Angeles Trade Tech College’s (LATTC) Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) pilot course, developed in partnership with the Southwest Transportation Workforce Center (SWTWC). Tsu was able to experience firsthand the beginning stages of an active transportation career pathway and the products of SWTWC’s workforce development ...

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PSR Research at UC Davis, University of Hawaii, and Northern Arizona University

Thursday, September 6, 2018

There are currently several ongoing PSR research projects. Here we highlight projects nearing completion from UC Davis, University of Hawaii, and Northern Arizona University. The table below reflects the current developments of a few research projects that began in 2017. To read more about other PSR research projects, go to: http://bit.ly/2NrQfv8 UC Davis Automated Analysis of Wildlife-Vehicle Conflict Hotspots Using Carcass and Collision Data - UC Davis - PI: Fraser Shilling ...

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METRANS Activity at the Council of University Transportation Center’s 2018 Summer Meeting

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) and METRANS Associate Director Thomas O’Brien was recently named Vice President of the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC). He was officially presented with the title during his attendance at the 2018 CUTC Summer Meeting in Minneapolis. As vice president, O’Brien has the responsibility of coordinating the Committee’s activities surrounding the planning of the CUTC annual ...

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METRANS On Board a Navy Battleship

Monday, September 3, 2018

On Wednesday, August 29, students, academics, and professionals were hosted by METRANS, the Port of Los Angeles (POLA), and the US Navy on a pre-Fleet Week, private tour the USS Dewey, an active guided-missile destroyer docked at POLA for Fleet Week 2018, and the USS Iowa, a docked, retired battleship.  Fleet Week is an annual event, held each year over the Labor Day Weekend, which brings active forces and ships to POLA for an exciting opportunity for the public to get a glimpse of Navy life and ...