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PSR Students Win CPF Scholarships

Friday, September 25, 2020

Sixteen students from Pacific Southwest Region (PSR) University Transportation Center partner universities, including two METRANS student workers, were recently awarded California Planning Foundation scholarships.   The California Planning Foundation (CPF) was established by the American Planning Association (APA) California Chapter in 1970, with the goal of furthering the planning profession within the state of California. The Foundation generously awarded scholarships to a total of ...

Fynnwin Prager Pursues Transportation Research Guided by Quaker Values

Thursday, September 17, 2020

We are excited to feature accomplished University of Southern California (USC) Price Alumnus, Associate Professor of Public Administration and Co-Director of the South Bay Economics Institute at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), Fynnwin Prager.   Originally from Leeds, England, Dr. Prager studied International Relations at the London School of Economics, graduating in 2006. He went on to graduate school at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy (Price), earning ...

UCLA Grad Kendall Kaufmann Advocates for More Equity in Engineering

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Meet Kendall Kaufmann, a 2020 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) graduate with a BS in Civil Engineering and a minor in Urban and Regional Studies.   Growing up in Montreal, Canada, Kendall attained a unique perspective on public transportation systems early in life. “I was able to take transit everywhere. Even as a kid I would take the city bus and Metro to school and downtown and it gave me a lot of freedom. Montreal is also a very walking and biking-friendly city. The ...


Dr. Oceana Francis Develops a Training Program on Stormwater Issues and Best Practices in Management Design

Thursday, September 3, 2020

The United States is increasingly becoming an urbanized nation. According to the most recent U.S. Census estimates, approximately 80% of the U.S. population lives in urban areas. Urban populations rely on robust infrastructure systems of transportation, utility services, housing, and more. As regions become progressively developed, water systems such as rivers and streams are diverted, channeled, or cut off and replaced with impervious surfaces such as roads, ...

Marley Randazzo: Keeping METRANS on the Move

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Meet METRANS Lead Student Assistant, Marley Randazzo, second-year Master of Urban Planning student at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Sol Price School of Public Policy. Marley was recently promoted to lead the team after holding valuable positions on the METRANS student workforce as project assistant, design lead for the student newsletter, news writer, and senior project manager. Originally from New York City, Marley specialized in the Growth and Structure of Cities and Economics ...


Dr. Miguel Jaller Examines the Reshaping Potential of the 3 Revolutions of Transportation on the Freight Industry

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The mobility of people and goods has shifted as new and innovative technology transforms the transportation industry. The "Three Revolutions in Transportation" (3REV) has seen the inclusion of new technology like electric vehicles, automated and connectivity features in personal vehicles, and ubiquitous rideshare platforms that have radically altered the options available to travelers. While such changes have been seen in many sectors of the transportation industry, the freight sector has fallen ...

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METRANS Researcher Spotlight: Jiawen Fang 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

METRANS researcher Jiawen Fang focuses her work on sustainable freight and the social and environmental impacts of innovative technological interruptions such as Amazon Lockers, truck electrification, and ride-sharing platforms. Jiawen's academic journey started in Peking University in China where she received a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning with a special interest in spatial analysis. She is currently pursuing the Spatial Analytics Certificate with a concentration on advanced ...