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CITT Assesses the COVID-19 Supply Chain in First Virtual Town Hall

Friday, October 30, 2020

The Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) held its annual Town Hall meeting on Tuesday October 6, 2020, with the theme A COVID-19 Supply Chain Report Card: Balancing Perception and Reality . Since its inception in 1999, the CITT Town Hall has delivered a dialogue-driven opportunity for transportation and supply chain stakeholders to discuss pertinent transportation and trade-related issues. This year’s panelists were Leslie Blakey , President of Coalition for ...

METRANS, PSR, NCST host Dessouky and Hu for Cost-Sharing Mechanisms for Ride-Sharing Webinar

Friday, October 30, 2020

On October 22, METRANS, and the Pacific Southwest University Transportation Center (PSR), and the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST), launched the third research seminar for the Fall 2020 webinar series. The National Center for Sustainable Transportation is a national transportation center that provides national leadership in advancing environmentally sustainable transportation through cutting-edge research, direct policy engagement, and education of our future leaders.   ...


METRANS Industry Outlook Convenes Industry Perspectives to COVID-19

Friday, October 30, 2020

This year’s METRANS Industry Outlook featured perspectives from leaders in transit, port, and aviation regarding their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual METRANS event was held virtually for the first time this year, which increased audience participation to include more global participants in addition to the traditional concentrations of Southern California participants. Panelists for the October 1, 2020 Industry Outlook event were  Michael Christensen , ...

USC Graduate Kavina Patel Combines STEM and Humanities for a Full Picture of the NYC Subway

Friday, October 30, 2020

When USC Urban Planning Master’s student Kavina Patel saw the stunning photos of New York transit station areas taken by Professor Emeritus Martin Krieger of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, she was inspired to find a way to connect them with her passion for the inter-relationships between transportation, community, and city development. After twenty years of systematically photographing Los Angeles, Krieger’s curiosity was piqued by the discussions of transit-oriented ...
Associate Professor James Miles

CSULB's Researchers James Miles and Thomas Strybel Evaluate the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles

Friday, October 30, 2020

      Assoc. Professor Jim Miles            Professor Emeritus Thomas Strybel   Automation continues to impact transportation, compelling the industry to consider how to implement transformative mobility developments in a safe and efficient manner. While fully autonomous vehicles, vehicles having the ability to safely reach a destination without human intervention, are highly anticipated, current technology allows only partial automation, ...


PSR Researcher Maged Dessouky Examines Cost-Sharing Mechanisms to Encourage Ridesharing

Friday, October 30, 2020

One phenomena of the modern era is the increasing connectivity of individuals to their surroundings—as well as to each other. Noteworthy leaps in navigation technology, such as a growing number of people with GPS in their pocket via their mobile phones, have allowed dynamic industries like ridesharing to emerge.   With increased connectivity, ridesharing has become more real-time, flexible, and user-based as individuals are increasingly able to adapt their routes and coordinate ...

METRANS, PSR, USC ITE host Soibelman at Infrastructure Knowledge Networks Webinar

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

On October 15, METRANS and the Pacific Southwest University Transportation Center (PSR), along with special partners, University of Southern California Institute of Transportation Engineers Student Chapter (USC ITE), presented their research webinar of the Fall 2020 webinar series. USC ITE is a student group of engineers, planners, and thinkers who aim to reimagine transportation systems, and they graciously served as cohosts for this seminar.   At the webinar, titled “Knowledge ...

Shining the Spotlight on USC MPL Tanya Shah - Steward of Mobility, Accessibility, and Sustainability at Nelson\Nygaard

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Tanya Shah, a University of Southern California (USC) Price Masters of Planning alumnus, has been associated with the field of planning for more than 7 years. From her upbringing in an urban environment and throughout her six-years of higher education, Tanya realized that she is “most passionate about using sustainable methods and solutions for solving everyday issues” within the field of planning. She is grateful to have discovered her sustainability niche of transit systems and streetscapes, ...

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 ...


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 ...