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CTF Funds Students to Transportation Conferences

Sunday, June 30, 2019

California Transportation Foundation (CTF), the leading charitable transportation organization in the State has selected 12 students from California based universities to for sponsorships to attend transportation-related conferences this year as part of their new Conference Connections program. The sponsored students represent USC, UCLA, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, San Diego State, CSU Los Angeles, CSU Long Beach and CSU Northridge. For more than thirty years, CTF has supported California’s transportation ...

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New Issue of METRANS News Now Available (Spring 2019)

Friday, June 28, 2019

The Spring 2019 Issue of METRANS News is now available. Click  here for a PDF version. METRANS News is generally published three times a year and summarizes METRANS research, education and outreach activities. It highlights METRANS researchers, conferences and other events, recent publications, interviews with key individuals involved in METRANS, and other newsworthy activities and events. It is distributed to university transportation centers and faculty throughout the U.S., to federal, state, and local public agencies, and to the transportation industry. To be added to the mailing list for a hard copy of the newsletter or to receive an email announcement regarding each new issue, please contact  [email protected] .

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East LA High School Tackles Traffic Safety

Sunday, June 23, 2019

We are thrilled to announce an upcoming mini series of articles, each dedicated to one of the five student projects noted below. We will share the ideas high school students on traffic safety along five East LA streets and will present their unique zines, maps and recommendations crafted by the next generation of traffic planners.  Stay tuned! On April 23 rd , 2019 the East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy (ELARA), Public Matters, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works; and USC Sol Price ...

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PSR and NCST STUDENT AWARDS 2018-2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

METRANS would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of its transportation students. Below is a complete list of PSR and NCST student award and fellowship recipients of the 2018-19 academic year. Congratulations to all on their various achievements!   Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) Scholarship Winners   2019 Transportation Research Board Minority Student Fellows Cohort   STUDENT AFFILIATION AWARD/FELLOWSHIP Aristotelis Papadopoulos PhD ...

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PSR Researchers Provide Final Thoughts on Completed Projects

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

In these past two years of Pacific Southwest Region 9 University Transportation Center (PSR-UTC) research, faculty members and students have ongoing or completed projects in line with the Center’s four multidisciplinary research themes: technology for improved mobility; improving mobility for disadvantaged populations; improving resilience and protecting the environment; and managing mobility in high growth cities and regions. This issue features three completed projects from PIs: ...

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METRANS Perspectives: The USC Mobility Lab

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Living in Los Angeles, there has always been an obligation to drive a personal vehicle to travel around the city. Although the Los Angeles Metro has a vast and robust service network, much of the public transportation is segmented and time-consuming. Many Millennials and Generation Xers feel that it is expensive to maintain a vehicle, so they choose to travel using alternative modes of transportation. I have the same mentality when it comes to personal vehicles. In this day and age, it is easy to ...

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Ford's City of Tomorrow Symposium Introduces Students to the Future of Transportation Innovation

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

On Thursday, May 23rd I, along with thirty other transportation students and recent graduates, had the honor of attending Ford Motor Company’s City of Tomorrow Symposium in the Los Angeles Arts District. The symposium gathered entrepreneurs, elected officials, state and local department of transportation leaders, academics, designers, developers, community voices and more to address today’s leading mobility challenges and find solutions. This experience was unique and particularly valuable ...

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PSR Students Sponsored to Join WTS-LA Port Discussion

Monday, June 3, 2019

On Wednesday May 22, 2019, transportation students from USC and CSULB were afforded the opportunity to attend an exciting  Women's Transportation Seminar, Los Angeles (WTS-LA) Port discussion panel, “Update With the Ports.”  As a student and newcomer to the transportation industry, it was inspiring to lunch, chat, and network with industry professionals and consultants in the field. Thanks to generous corporate sponsorships, students gained direct access to leading firms, elected officials, ...