All Research

The METRANS Transportation Center has been conducting research since 1998. The table below includes all completed and current research projects. Research prior to 2012 was organized around four topic areas:  goods movement and international trade, mobility of urban populations, infrastructure, and safety, security and vulnerability.  These topic areas are preserved in the table. The research project database can be searched via keyword, topic area, year, or center. Click on the title for a description of the project. Final reports may also be downloaded from the table. 

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Center Topic Area Proj # PI Name Research Project
METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade 09-29

Risks and Recoveries from Extreme Disruptions in Freight Transportation System in a Megacity: Case Study for the Greater Los Angeles Area

METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade 10-26 Burkhard Englert

The Impact of Truck Repositioning on Congestion and Pollution in the LA Basin

METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade 07-20 Paul Ronney, Martin Gundersen

Transient Plasma Ignition for Clean, Fuel-Efficient Transportation Vehicle Engines

METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade 01-05 Hanh Dam Le Griffin

Reengineering the Logistics of Empty Cargo Containers in the SCAG Region

METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade 08-11 Burkhard Englert

XML Based Supply Chain Integration at the LA / LB Ports

METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade 04-04 Hanh Dam Le Griffin

Landside Surface Transportation Impact of Short Sea Shipping in Southern California

METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade 11-03 Peter Gordon

Freight Shipments, Greenhouse Gases and Polluting Emissions: Implications for California and the U.S.

METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade 04-05 Petros Ioannou

Development of Methods for Handling Empty Containers with Applications in the Los Angeles/Long Beach Port Area

METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade 04-06 Genevieve Giuliano, Tom O'Brien

Evaluation of the Terminal Gate Appointment Systems at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Ports

METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade 05-04

Ports and Highways Infrastructure Investment and Interstate Spatial Spillovers

METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade 00-17 Joseph Magaddino

Integrated Approach To Managing Local Container Traffic Growth in the Long Beach-Los Angeles Port Complex

METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade 08-17

Labor Markets in Good Movement Occupations in Southern California

METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade 99-14 Behrokh Khoshnevis

3D Virtual and Physical Simulation of Automated Container Terminal Facilities and Analysis of Impace on In-Land Transportation

METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade SP 06-02 Anastasios Chassiakos

Terminal Simulation Test-Bed and Design Tool

METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade 04-08 John Heidemann

SURE-SE: Sensors for Unexpected Roadway Events: Simulation and Evaluation

METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade 00-16

Design and Optimization of a Conceptual Automated Yard Using Overhead Grid Rail System

METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade 05-10 Randolph Hall

Improving Trucking Safety: Effects of Driver Hours of Service Regulations

METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade 00-15 Petros Ioannou

Dynamic Optimization of Cargo Movement by Trucks in Metropolitan Area with Adjacent Ports

METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade 08-22 Hamid Rahai, Bei Lu

Development of a Portable Remote Sensing System for Measurement of Diesel Emissions from Passing Diesel Trucks

METRANS Goods Movement & International Trade 99-10 Lisa Grobar

Implementing a Statewide Goods Movement Strategy and Performance Measurement of Good Movement in California