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2023 CITT Town Hall Convenes Stakeholders to Discuss Port Decarbonization Challenges

Friday, November 17, 2023

2023 CITT: Decarbonization: Truth, Consequences and Hard Choices   CITT hosted its annual State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting on November 17 at the Pointe Conference Center on the campus of California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). This year’s focus was on port decarbonization. Since the inaugural event in 2001, the CITT Town Hall has featured robust discussions about controversial topics. Past Town Halls have addressed issues running the ...

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CITT Honors Harbor Commissioner Diane Middleton with Domenick Miretti Award

Friday, November 17, 2023

The CITT Policy and Steering Committee proudly presented Harbor Commissioner Diane Middleton with the 2023 Domenick Miretti Award at this year’s State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting. On November 17, ILWU Local 13 President Gary Herrera took the stage and introduced Middleton not only as an esteemed labor advocate and an accomplished attorney, but as a dear friend to the ILWU and the Harbor community at large. Like Domenick Miretti, the inspiration for this prestigious ...

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METRANS Joins Global Initiatives Showcase at Green Shipping Corridors Workshop Hosted By Pacific Environment and C40 Cities

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Environmental organization Pacific Environment and C40 Cities, a global network of nearly 100 mayors committed to tackling the climate crisis, came together on November 14 at the Carson Event Center for a Green Shipping Corridor Workshop. The event convened policymakers and staff from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, City of Los Angeles, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District for a night of insight, education, and community engagement. METRANS joined the Global Initiatives Showcase ...

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USC Students Tour the Port of Long Beach During 2023 IAME Conference

Thursday, October 26, 2023

A group of USC Price School of Public Policy students on the boat tour.  A group of 14 USC students traveled to Long Beach on September 8, 2023 to attend the last day of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) conference and a harbor boat tour of the Port of Long Beach (POLB). Students toured POLB’s 25-mile waterfront and had the opportunity to examine the containers, cargo ships, and machinery used in the port’s day-to-day operations.   ...

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METRANS Convenes More Than 150 Maritime Professionals at 2023 IAME Conference

Thursday, October 26, 2023

The METRANS Transportation Consortium hosted the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) conference in Long Beach, California on September 5-8, 2023. IAME is an international association with over 300 individual members from every continent and more than 10 corporate members. The event garnered a large international audience with over 160 maritime professionals joining the conference. More than 130 papers covering a variety of topics including the cruise industry, container ...

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METRANS to Host 2023 IAME Conference in Long Beach, California

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

  Registration for the 2023 International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) Conference is now open. The METRANS Transportation Consortium will host this year’s event in Long Beach, CA from September 5-8, 2023. Join researchers and industry leaders as they delve into the future of the maritime economy amidst the effects of the pandemic, geopolitical tensions, swift technological advancements, and a growing imperative to address global climate challenges.   Last ...

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ITS Talent Pipeline Pilot Program Connects CSULB Students to Paid Summer Internships

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

From left to right: Miles Witting, Lan Ca, and Patrick Son. Three California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) students are actively developing skills and abilities associated with intelligent transportation systems (ITS) as part of a pilot talent pipeline program made possible through a strategic partnership between CSULB and Gannet Fleming, a global engineering firm. A talent pipeline, unlike a traditional internship, features a structured onboarding process and a bidirectional ...

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METRANS Researchers Collaborate with City of Long Beach on NSF Study of Data Privacy

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Two METRANS researchers recently partnered with the City of Long Beach to win a National Science Foundation (NSF) planning grant to research, develop, and pilot a community-informed digital rights platform that can serve as a national model for acknowledging data privacy as a human right.   The grant provides $147,370 for a full fiscal year beginning in July 2023. Dr. Gwen Shaffer, who will serve as the project PI, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations ...

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Giuliano and O'Brien Present Innovative Approaches to Industry Partnerships at National Mobility Summit

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Image courtesy of Lisa Kay Schweyer   METRANS researchers highlighted the dynamic industry and community partnerships university transportation centers (UTCs) bring to their regional communities at the Fourth Annual National Mobility Summit of USDOT Centers sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University. The March Summit, held in Washington DC had as its theme “UTC Innovations and Impacts: Advancing Mobility for All.”  Dr. Genevieve Giuliano discussed the role ...

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USC Sustainability Post-Doc Fellowship, Application Review Begins Nov. 15, 2022

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

  The University of Southern California (USC) is launching a unique, high-visibility postdoctoral fellowship program as part of  Assignment: Earth , the USC campus-wide sustainability framework. The program aims to accelerate sustainability research; train future leaders in academia, government and non-governmental organizations, and industry; and support discovery, evaluation, and implementation of innovative solutions to sustainability problems.     The Postdoctoral ...
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