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California Department of Motor Vehicles--Bernard Soriano Shares Insights on Self- driving Vehicle Development, Regulation, and Testing

Monday, February 25, 2019

With self-driving vehicles capturing the attention of the public, industry, investors, government, and the media, the head of the autonomous vehicle program at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) was the featured speaker at the February 1 seminar hosted by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis). DMV Deputy Director Bernard Soriano spoke at the seminar, sponsored through ITS-Davis’ partnership with the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation ...

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Feminist Research Institute's Sarah Rebolloso McCullough Discusses Equity & Justice in Bicycle Research, Planning, & Advocacy

Monday, February 25, 2019

As cities and towns develop policies and infrastructure to accommodate the growth of shared, electric, and traditional bicycles, it is crucial that researchers, planners, and policymakers consider the wide range of experiences and needs among bicyclists. To address this, the February 15 seminar hosted by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis) focused on strategies for making bicycle research, policy, and advocacy more equitable, inclusive, and just. Dr. Sarah McCullough ...

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Transportation PhD Pouyan Hosseini Presents Research at TRB

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Adylbek Abdykalikov, USC, IPPAM 2020 In January 2019, Pouyan Hosseini, USC Viterbi PhD Candidate presented his research at doctoral student seminar on “Transportation Operations and Traffic Control” at the 2019 Annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) Meeting in Washington, DC. This year’s annual TRB Meeting attracted more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world and included more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops, ...

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LA Metro's Laura Cornejo Inspires Students to Rethink how Transportation Impacts Our Communities

Saturday, February 23, 2019

“Do you believe that transportation has the power to change our community ?” asked Laura Cornejo, Deputy Executive Officer at Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), as she began her highly anticipated presentation on January 30 th , 2019 at the USC campus to a standing room only audience of students and transportation practitioners, centering on the future of transportation in Los Angeles. Undoubtedly, this was a question shared by all the students and professionals ...

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Institute of Transportation Engineers Student Leadership Summit Calls Five USC Undergraduates to Berkeley

Saturday, February 16, 2019

The UC Berkeley (Cal) Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter held the 6 th Annual Student Leadership Summit (SLS) January 25-27, 2019. Over 150 student leaders from nearly 20 universities traveled to the Bay Area to take part in a weekend full of technical, professional, and leadership development, all focused around emerging topics in the transportation industry. Students from nearly 20 universities gathered outside Cal's University Library. USC ITE leaders, ...

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Dr. Gary Painter and Madison Swayne Dive Into an Innovative Approach to Using GTFS Data

Sunday, February 10, 2019

January 30, 2019, Dr. Gary Painter and Madison Swayne presented their research, Innovation on Job Accessibility with General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) Data at USC, their new research regarding job accessibility via public transit to nearly 100 students, faculty, researchers, practitioners and community members as part of the METRANS spring speaker series. For those unfamiliar with their work, Painter is a USC Sol Price School of Public Policy professor and director of the Sol Price Center ...

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Nevada Department of Transportation's Sondra Rosenberg Speaks on Developing an Adaptable State 20-Year Transportation Plan

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Developing a sustainable long-term transportation plan with public engagement and inclusion of all modes of travel is no small challenge, especially in a growing state historically focused on cars. At the January 25 seminar, hosted by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis), one of Nevada’s primary transportation planners explained how her state recently met this challenge. Sondra Rosenberg, Assistant Director of Planning at the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) ...