METRANS News & Announcements

Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

By Eric Tunell, USC Price School MPL 2018

 

[Editor’s note: As part of the expansion of METRANS into the Pacific Southwest Region 9 University Transportation Center, we seek to highlight students at universities that are new members of the UTC. This week we are pleased to feature UC Davis’s Zane McDonald.]

Cyclists have a hard time getting around safely in most areas of the United States, but those who live in rural parts of coal country and wish to get around on two wheels instead of in a 4x4 face extra challenges.

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METRANS UTC

By Prithvi Deore, USC Price MPL 2018

 

Transportation is of utmost importance for a constantly evolving and thriving city like Los Angeles. To keep up with development, urban transportation needs innovation at every step, and LA Metro created its Office of Extraordinary Innovation to do just this. On May 3rd, the Women’s Transportation Seminar’s LA chapter welcomed Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Joshua Schank and Metro Vendor/Contract Management Executive Officer Carolina Coppolo to the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown LA.

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Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

By Cristy Lytal

 

Martin Krieger, professor of planning at the USC Price School of Public Policy, took an unconventional approach to studying transit-oriented development around New York City Subway stations. He picked up a camera and snapped tens of thousands of photographs.

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Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

By Matthew Kredell

 

When Griffin Kantz was called on stage to give his speech as valedictorian at the USC Price School of Public Policy commencement ceremony, it was a surprise to his family.

He kept the honor a secret from his parents, sister and two grandmothers in attendance.

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Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

By Madhurima Bhattacharyya, USC MSEM 2018

 

We are pleased to introduce Student Assistant Yang Deng, who leads METRANS graphic design team. Yang is pursuing MS in Transportation Engineering at USC and expects to graduate in 2018.  Yang earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Shanxi University of Science and Technology at Xi’an, China and then worked as an R&D designer at Shaanxi Automobile Group Co., Ltd., one of China’s largest bus and truck manufacturers, headquartered in Xi'an, before coming to USC.  

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