METRANS UTC News & Announcements

METRANS, Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

By Lauren Mullarkey-Williams, USC BS PPD 2019 - MS GIST 2020

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Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC, METRANS UTC

In recognition of the METRANS Transportation Center’s 20th anniversary, Dr. Thomas O'Brien, Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Transportation at California State University, Long Beach, reviews the recent history of global trade and what it has meant for the nation and the region with METRANS Director Dr. Genevieve Giuliano. They also discuss the changes brought about by e-commerce and what it means for the future of moving goods.

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Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC, METRANS UTC

There are currently several ongoing PSR research projects. Here we highlight projects nearing completion from UC Davis, University of Hawaii, and Northern Arizona University. The table below reflects the current developments of a few research projects that began in 2017. To read more about other PSR research projects, go to: http://bit.ly/2NrQfv8

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Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC, METRANS UTC

Virginia Tsu, Director of the Center for Transportation Workforce Development of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), recently visited the Los Angeles Trade Tech College’s (LATTC) Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) pilot course, developed in partnership with the Southwest Transportation Workforce Center (SWTWC).

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Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC, METRANS UTC

The Pacific Southwest Region 9 University Transportation Center (PSR UTC), one of METRANS’ research centers, organized and hosted the 2018 National Travel Monitoring and Exposition Conference (NaTMEC). The conference provides the premier venue where state and MPO traffic data collectors, traffic data users, academics, and managers of data programs come together to be aware of new products and services.

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