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The Sixth Annual PSR Congress Emphasizes the Improvement of Transportation in Region 9

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

The sixth annual Region 9 Pacific Southwest Region University Center (PSR-UTC) Congress returned to California this year, with two full days of sessions hosted by the University of Southern California on March 17 th and 18 th . The title of this year’s Congress was Moving Forward: Improving Transportation in Region 9 , and featured concurrent sessions across five themes: Improving Mobility , Mobility & Technology , Improving Resiliency , The Intersection of Research and ...

METRANS Receives Five-Year Funding Renewal

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

The METRANS Transportation Consortium has received another five years of funding to carry out important research in freight and goods movement. Since 1987, the U.S. Department of Transportation has supported university transportation centers across the country.  This funding, provided through grants to the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center (PSR UTC) and the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST), provides the bulk of financial support responsible for ...

Los Angeles Communities That Drive Less Are Exposed to More Vehicular Air Pollution

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

  When the modern expressway system was built, vast swaths of urban neighborhoods were bulldozed to clear new channels for suburban residents to drive to job centers. Yet some older neighborhoods survived relatively unscathed. In Los Angeles, local residents organized to protest and eventually cancel plans to extend State Route 2 through the affluent communities of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles’s westside. In contrast, similar grassroots efforts failed in Los Angeles’s eastside, ...