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PSR Webinar Brings Transportation Practice to Campus

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

On Thursday, March 4, 2021, the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Research Center (PSR), the Institute of Transportation Engineers Northern Arizona University Student Chapter (ITE NAU), and the Arizona Laboratory for Applied Transportation Research (AZTrans) hosted a virtual webinar featuring Ironside Engineering & Development, Inc. (IE&D) Transportation Manager Dr. Zach Barlow sharing an inside look into real-world transportation engineering projects. Dr. Zach Barlow received ...

PSR Hosts 2021 Emerging Scholars Transportation Research Symposium

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  The Pacific Southwest Region UTC (PSR) held its third Emerging Scholars Transportation Research Symposium (ESTRS) in a virtual format on March 2 and 3, once again presenting outstanding transportation research conducted by students. This annual signature event provides students the opportunity to present their research to a larger audience with diverse backgrounds in transportation and hear from some of the leading researchers and innovators in the field.   This event is held ...

METRANS, PSR, NCST, USC ITE host Razaviyayn and Ghafelebashi for Congestion Reduction via Personalized Incentives Seminar

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

On March 11, METRANS and the Pacific Southwest University Transportation Center (PSR), along with special partners the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) and USC Institute of Transportation Engineer (ITE), hosted their second research webinar of Spring 2021. Titled “Congestion Reduction via Personalized Incentives,” this event showcased the research of Dr. Meisam Razaviyayn, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering with courtesy appointments at the ...

Futures in Transportation Program brings Transportation Research to Local Youth

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering and Price School of Public Policy created and launched Futures in Transportation (FIT), a 4-part seminar series held in February for local high school juniors. Funded by the National Science Foundation and METRANS Transportation Consortium, the program aims to expose under-represented high school students to STEM-related research, emphasizing transportation and freight. FIT also encourages students to consider exciting transportation-related ...

UCLA Perloff Lecture Series Presents New Routes to Equity: The Future of Transportation in the Black Community

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Perloff Lecture Series, named for the founding dean of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning Harley Perloff, and funded by Harvey S Perloff Endowment aims to congregate national experts on various topics around transportation, race, and equity in a series of engaging lectures each spring.   Presented by UCLA Department of Urban Planning and UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, Perloff Lecture Series began the 2021 series, ...

Leadership in Changing Times - Mountain Line Transit Authority CEO Heather Dalmolin Leads Through the Pandemic

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

On February 18 th , as part of the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center (PSR) and the Arizona Laboratory for Applied Transportation Research at Northern Arizona University (AZ Trans) Spring 2021 Professional Development Webinar Series, the Northern Arizona University Institute of Transportation Engineers welcomed Heather Dalmolin, CEO and General Manager of Flagstaff, Arizona’s Mountain Line Transit Authority, to discuss how her organization has navigated the COVID-19 ...

USC Student-Produced Podcast Series Features METRANS' Marlon Boarnet

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

  “The Price of Policy is a new Price student-produced podcast that talks about the hidden and explicit consequences of public policy decisions in Los Angeles. Join them for in-depth conversations with faculty, policymakers, community members, activists, and more.” ( )   We have felt the pandemic’s direct impact on our daily lives but perhaps not the full scope of the damages, for ...

U Hawaii MURP Student, John Canner, Studies Connections between Food Systems and Transportation

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Meet John Canner, the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning student concentrating in Land Use, Transportation, and Infrastructure Planning.   Canner’s path to studying transportation-related research topics has involved multidisciplinary degree programs, giving him a broad perspective on possible solutions to research problems. “The mobility aspect of transportation has always been fascinating, but now that I look at these transportation ...