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Spotlight on Student Event Coordinator Kelly Tung

Monday, November 29, 2021

Welcome to the METRANS Student Team! Thanks! I’ve always   been interested in transportation, so METRANS is a perfect fit for me.  Transportation is essential for our cities and towns, and efficient, accessible transportation is critical to quality of life. When we build up good transportation systems I truly believe all citizens benefit. I am particularly interested in exploring and learning learn how urban freight transportation functions, and particularly appreciate METRANS ...

USC's Marlon Boarnet Presents Land Use Modelling for Dockless Scooter Travel Patterns

Saturday, November 27, 2021

On November 3, METRANS and the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) hosted Marlon Boarnet who presented his transportation research to an audience of students, academics, and practitioners.  NCST is a “consortium of leading universities committed to advancing an environmentally sustainable transportation system through cutting-edge research, direct policy engagement, and education of our future leaders,” of which METRANS is a part.   Titled “Dockless ...

METRANS Student Staff Writer, Monty Hughes, Appointed to Leadership in USC Sustainability

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

We proudly congratulate METRANS Student Writer, USC Price School of Public Policy undergraduate Monty Hughes, for being selected to hold the position of Undergraduate Team Lead of the newly formed USC Student Sustainability Committee.  This committee is an advisory body that gives student input and recommendations to the USC Presidential Working Group (PWG) on Sustainable Education, Research, and Operations regarding university-wide sustainability plans, goals, and projects.  The PWG was ...

METRANS, PSR, host Roorda for Impacts of Off-Peak Deliveries

Sunday, November 21, 2021

On November 11, METRANS and the Pacific Southwest University Transportation Center (PSR) launched their fourth seminar for the Fall 2021 transportation research seminar series. This seminar was entirely virtual to best accommodate Dr. Matthew Roorda from the University of Toronto, Canada. Titled “Impacts of Off-Peak Deliveries in the Toronto Area Before and During the Pandemic,” this event showcased the research or Dr. Roorda and University of Toronto students PhD Candidate Kianoush ...

Meet METRANS Digital Media Lead, Ben Ephraim

Monday, November 15, 2021

Let’s start with a little about you! My name is Ben Ephraim. I am a second year Film and Television Production Major in the School of Cinematic Arts at USC.  I have the privilege of leading the student Digital Media Team at METRANS.  We produce video and photographs for the METRANS Consortium and its various subcenters.  Some examples of our work are the video banners on the website (my team not only produced the video banners but actually took the footage); ...

Meet Ajay Srinivasan, METRANS Student Analyst

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Ajay Srinivasan, USC 2025   What is your major and year of study?   I am a mathematics major and I will be graduating in 2025.   What is your role on the METRANS student team? I work on the strategy team, as a consultant analyst focusing on quantifying METRANS Student Team outcomes and the efficiency of our student team efforts.   What made you interested in working for METRANS? The missions and problems that METRANS is trying ...

METRANS, PSR, host Wei for Economic Impacts of Cargo Handling Equipment Electrification

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

On October 27, METRANS and the Pacific Southwest University Transportation Center (PSR), launched their third in-person (with a remote attendance option) research seminar for the Fall 2021 seminar series. Titled “Economic Impacts of Cargo Handling Equipment Electrification at Port of Los Angeles/Port of Long Beach,” this event showcased the research of University of Southern California (USC) Sol Price School of Public Policy Professor Dr. Dan Wei and Professor and METRANS Director, Dr. ...

USC's Jessica Brown wins WTS-LA Ava Doner Memorial Scholarship

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Jessica Brown has been selected to receive the 2021 WTS-LA $8000 Ava Doner Memorial Scholarship. Jessica is an undergraduate at the University of Southern California, where she is pursing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Building Science.   Jessica Brown, Bachelor of Civil Engineering, USC   Jessica’s initial interest in the transportation industry was sparked by her experience as a construction management intern with a general ...