Time to Celebrate! The New Year is a landmark for METRANS as 2018 marks 20 years since its creation. The METRANS Transportation Center was established in 1998 through the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) as the first University Transportation Center in Southern California. Much has changed over the last 20 years but the METRANS partnership of the University of Southern California (USC) and California State University Long Beach (CSULB) has remained strong and innovative.
Other partners from near and far have joined and enhanced METRANS efforts to address transportation problems in large metropolitan areas, challenging the status quo and seeking solutions. Timely and relevant interdisciplinary research has been the result with applications for practice and policy, influencing decisions at the local, state, national and international levels. Education and outreach have been fundamental components. Take a look at the timeline below to get a snapshot of our experiences and accomplishments of the last two decades.
During the year, a variety of anniversary events and activities will take place. Most notable is our METRANS 20th Anniversary Dinner Celebration on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at USC. Please save-the-date on your calendars and watch our website for updates. Many thanks to our partners, donors, supporters, and stakeholders; this yearlong celebration has just begun.