Seven PhD students from USC have been selected to present their transportation research at the 54th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) conference, Big Ideas, Global Impacts. In late October, these students will join METRANS and MetroFreight Directors and faculty as well as seven of their student colleagues from USC to address the "big ideas" in planning. The students and their presentations are: Sandip Chakrabarti, The Demand for Reliable Travel: Analyzing the Influence of Service Reliability on Transit Mode Choice; Andy Hong, Can New Light Rail Transit Promote Neighborhood Physical Activity?; Yuting Hou, Traffic Congestion, Poly-Centricity and Intra-Urban Film Location Choices: A Study of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area; Mohja Rhoads, The Un-Fixed Workplace: Interactions between the Workplace and Space-Time Constraints on Daily Activities; Eun Jin Shin, Exploring Causal Effects of Ethnic Enclaves on Low-Skilled Latino Immigrants' Commute Mode choice; Xize Wang, "Peak Car" in the Car Capital: Are Angelenos Driving Less to Work? A Cohort Tracking Demographic Analysis; and MetroFreight student researcher Quan Yuan, Are Compact Cities Greener? Evidence from China, 2000-2010.