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METRANS Supports Student Experiential Learning Trip to Mexico

Monday, January 28, 2019

Adylbek Abdykalikov, USC, IPPAM 2020 On January 19, 2019, the USC Associated Students of Planning and Development (ASPD), Price Latino Student Association, and Partnership for an Equitable Los Angeles (PELA) organized an exciting student trip to Tijuana, Mexico as a part of ASPD Urban Crawl series. Urban Crawls are experiential learning opportunities designed to immerse urban planning students and other interested graduate students in different cities and areas in the region. METRANS ...
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UC Davis Professor Miguel Jaller Wins Council of University Transportation Center's (CUTC) New Faculty Award

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Miguel Jaller is the 2018 recipient of the Cambridge Systematics (CS) New Faculty Award. This award is one of the annual CUTC Professional Awards that recognize the excellence of academic and non-academic professionals in the field of transportation and education research. Jaller has strong theoretical foundations and practical experience in industrial and transportation engineering and management. Before joining UC Davis, Jaller was a Research Associate at the Center for Infrastructure, ...


PSR Student of the Year Award

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Anne Brown, now an Assistant Professor of Planning, Public Policy, and Management at the University of Oregon, is the 2019 recipient of the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center (PSR) Student of the Year Award. Brown’s research examines the intersection of equity, shared and innovative mobility, travel behavior, and transportation finance. Her recent work analyzes how and when people change their travel behavior, the false equivalency between being car-less and ...


Perspectives from Fulbright Recipient and USC Engineering Management Graduate Mohamed Hassan

Monday, January 21, 2019

For five years Mohamed Hassan traveled between Egypt and Qatar as a Junior Field Engineer for Schlumberger: Oilfield Services. Hassan managed the planning, executing, and closing of wireline reservoir characterization projects and others endeavors to manage the quantitative representation of active oil and gas reservoirs, both on- and offshore. In 2017, Hassan left the oil fields of the Middle East to accept a Fulbright Scholarship to attend USC and perform Freight and Sustainability research with ...


Thinking Out of the Box: USC Policy and Planning Alumna Erica Fine Soars to New Heights

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Erica Fine graduated from the University of Southern California in 2015, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Policy, Planning and Development with a focus in Sustainable Planning. After just a year from graduation she has become a certified pilot and currently works in one of the largest regional air carriers in the nation. Fine shared with METRANS her experience of such an exciting transformation. After graduating from USC, Fine attended flight school in Long Beach. “The path I took started ...


METRANS Extends Reach Through Signature Events

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

METRANS Celebrates 20 Years of Research 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. The author is Dr. Thomas O’Brien, Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) at California State University, Long Beach and the Associate Director of Long Beach Programs for the METRANS Transportation Center, a partnership between ...


UCLA Alumna Dr. Anne Brown Wins CUTC Dissertation Award

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Dr. Anne Brown, Assistant Professor of the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon, has been selected to receive the CUTC Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award for her outstanding UCLA Doctoral Dissertation “Ridehail Revolution: Ridehail Travel and Equity in Los Angeles. “I am honored to receive the Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award,” said Dr. Brown, “and am especially grateful to the people whose advice and feedback made this research possible.” ...