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WTS-OC Transportation Academy Proves the Value of Networking in a Virtual World

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many changes in the transportation industry, from how we travel to how and where we work and more. The pandemic has also affected how we network and connect with other transportation professionals and students. We’ve seen many virtual meetings to adapt to a remote-working environment, and the 11th Annual Transportation Academy, hosted by the Orange County Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS-OC), was a brilliant testimony to not only the possibility ...

WTS-LA Transportation YOU Committee Hosts Virtual Girls Empowerment Day Event

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Women’s Transportation Seminar’s (WTS) Transportation YOU Committee hosted its Virtual Girls Empowerment Day event on September 14, 2020. This annual event aims to introduce high school-aged girls to professional development skills and pique their interest in STEM fields, with an emphasis on transportation related careers.   WTS is an organization focused on the global advancement of women in transportation and works to create a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable ...

METRANS, PSR host LAWA, Port of Long Beach, and Metro at Industry Outlook 2020

Thursday, October 8, 2020

On October 1, 2020, METRANS and the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center (PSR) hosted Industry Outlook 2020, a webinar featuring a panel discussion of transportation industry perspectives on the impact of and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was moderated by METRANS and PSR Director Dr. Genevieve Giuliano.  Panelists were Michael “Mike” Christensen, Deputy Director of Operations and Maintenance for the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA); Mario Cordero, ...

METRANS Weighs in on the Future of Clean Transportation

Thursday, October 8, 2020

  The Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) virtually hosted the 14th Annual Sustainability Summit on September 21 and 22, 2020. This year's event program included discussion topics on international climate policy, regionalization of the energy grid, California's resiliency strategy in the face of growing disasters, amongst others. On the second day of the summit, LABC convened transportation industry leaders for a panel titled "The Future of Clean Transportation," where panelists discussed ...

METRANS Participates in Virtual Annual Sustainability Summit 2020

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Environmentally conscious government, business, and nonprofit leaders gathered online for a virtual summit to discuss pressing crucial topics including international climate policy, California’s strategy in the face of growing natural disasters, and regionalization of the energy grid. The  14 th  Annual Sustainability Summit  was hosted virtually this year on September 21 st  - 22 nd . Sponsored by the Los Angeles Business ...

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METRANS, PSR, TRB Committees Host Goulias for Travel Behavior Research Webinar

Thursday, October 1, 2020

On September 24, 2020, METRANS, the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center (PSR) and the TRB Standing Committee AME20, Women and Gender in Transportation, launched their respective Fall 2020 Webinar Series with a collaborative event. Titled “Taxonomy of Daily Travel and Time Use Patterns Using Sequence Analysis to Explore Schedule Fragmentation and Gender Roles,” this first event showcased the travel behavior research ...

PSR Researcher Scott Samuelsen Assesses the Impacts of Alternative Urban Bus Technologies in Southern California

Thursday, October 1, 2020

  In order to   accomplish   California’s   ambitio us  climate target   of full carbon neutrality  by 2045 ,  state  leaders are  making great strides by implementing clean energy policies to target the largest emission sources.   A ccording to   2018 data , 40% of California’s emissions were reported to come from transportation, stimulating the state’s push for a transition ...

Researcher Cyrus Shahabi Implements Deep Learning Techniques to Provide Unprecedented Traffic Flow Predictions

Thursday, October 1, 2020

  Traffic congestion is a hallmark of life in Los Angeles. The city that popularized drive-in culture and developed rapidly during the rise of the automobile was the first to become a sprawled metropolis.  Unlike older cities, Los Angeles developed around the automobile, and the automobile today remains the dominant mode of transportation.  As population and employment growth continues, so does traffic. Beyond the impact of lost time due to congestion, being stuck in traffic regularly ...