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METRANS Mentor Program Celebrates 10 Years of Shaping Future Transportation Professionals

Friday, July 30, 2021

“It is hard to believe a decade has passed since a brave group of students and METRANS Advisory Board members joined together to embark on the pilot of the now established and highly successful METRANS Mentor Program.” Dr. Victoria Deguzman, Founder, METRANS Mentor Program As we complete the 10th year of the METRANS Mentor Program, we reflect on the value of mentorship and celebrate the connections made and careers shaped, most recently during a particularly difficult time ...

Understanding the Driving Forces of Port Automation: PSR Researchers Conduct a Workforce & Economic Impact Evaluation

Friday, July 30, 2021

Discussions around automation in the transportation sector are hardly novel, but as technology continues to progress, the discussions intensify and incorporate a greater number and more diverse set of voices. With a focus on California port automation, the CSULB Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) and researchers from the Department of Economics will begin exploring the conditions that lead terminal operators to adopt partial or fully automated cargo handling equipment (CHE) ...

USC's Hayley Rundle wins WTS-Sacramento Scholarship

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Meet Hayley Rundle, graduate student in the University of Southern California (USC) Sol Price School of Policy, Master of Urban Planning program with a concentration in Transportation and Mobility Planning and member of the METRANS Transportation Consortium Student Research and Newsletter teams. Ms. Rundle is on the board of USC’s Associated Students of Planning & Development (ASPD) and served as a First-Year Representative and the Professional Development Chair during her first year in ...

WTS Student Chapter hosts Webinar on Hazard Resilience of Transportation Infrastructure

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The Florida Atlantic University (FAU) student chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) and the Freight Mobility Research Institute (FMRI) hosted a Webinar titled “Resilience of Intermodal Transportation Infrastructure under Multiple Hazards” with Dr. Jamie E Padgett on March 3, 2021. Both organizations are housed in the FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science Department of Civil Environmental and Geomatics Engineering. The presentation centered on multi-hazard risk ...

PSR Researchers Promote Connected Emission Control Technologies for Freight Vehicles

Friday, July 2, 2021

Heavy duty trucks (HDTs) are a well-known essential element of the commerce within and between California communities. Despite their importance, HDTs are also a major contributor to air pollutant emissions that negatively affect the health of communities they traverse. The 30% of California citizens who live within 100 yards of major roadways are particularly vulnerable, as they are exposed to 2-4 times more harmful pollutants. Luckily, connected vehicle (CV) technology, which allows communication ...

We congratulate our USC Transportation Students on their Recent Awards!

Friday, July 2, 2021

We congratulate our USC Transportation Students on their recent accomplishments!   Buddy Burch, Master of Urban Planning · Gordon Whitnall Award · Dean's Merit Award   Danielle Dirksen, Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies and Planning · Dean’s Senior Merit Award   Huê-Tâm Jamme, PhD, Urban Planning and Development · John Dyckman Best Dissertation Award   Joan Lee, Bachelor ...

We congratulate our recent USC Master of Urban Planning, Transportation Concentration graduates!

Friday, July 2, 2021

We congratulate our recent USC Master of Urban Planning, Transportation Concentration graduates!     Sonia Chavez-Meza Ryan Hund Raquel Jimenez Daniel Lamere Serena Lin Alexander Melaragno Reaghan Murphy Vesna Petrin Marley Randazzo Qifeiyang Fiona Xiong Yifeng Xu Minghang Yu      

PSR Researcher Chun-Hsing Ho Identifies Cost-Effective Sensor Technology for Pavement Deterioration and Distress

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Deteriorating roads, distressed pavement, and an abundance of road obstacles like potholes can create detrimental consequences for local communities, drivers, and pedestrians. The need for consistent city maintenance of roads remains a constant fiscal challenge. The traditional method for monitoring road conditions is time and labor intensive: vehicles with monitoring equipment are periodically driven along each road. Automated technologies can be utilized to aid in the detection of pavement distress, ...

CSULB and USC Students Present at the 2021 WTS Annual Conference

Thursday, July 1, 2021

USC Student and METRANS Team Lead Namitha Nixon and CSULB CITT Research Associate Angelina Carballo presented at the 2021 WTS Virtual Conference in early May. Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) is an international organization centered on building the future of transportation through the advancement of women around the world. With the mission to advance both the transportation industry and the involvement of women professionals who are a growing part of it, WTS offers access and advancement ...

METRANS Launches the Freight Futures Initiative

Thursday, July 1, 2021

METRANS has launched the Freight Futures Initiative (FFI) to foster collaborative research and workforce development. The new initiative is aimed at achieving an efficient, competitive, and sustainable freight system in California. This initiative comes as California's freight system faces many challenges: national and international competition in international trade; congestion and reliability problems at ports, airports, border crossings, and on the highway system; growing costs of compliance ...