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2020 PRiMO Conference: Call for Session Proposals

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Call for Session Proposals The Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO) Conference Building A Resilient Pacific March 10-13th, 2020 Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i www.primohui.org PRiMO is a coalition of organizations with a role in hazard and climate risk management in the Pacific region. We recognize the value of collective action and are committed to enhancing cooperation, coordination, and collaboration to strengthen and sustain resilient island communities. ...

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Mohammad Mozumdar Shares Research on Microsensors for Smart Roads

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

On October 9, METRANS researcher and Long Beach State University Professor Mohammad Mozumdar shared the results of his ongoing research on development of a lightweight low-power multi-node Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensing network at USC, kicking off the METRANS’ Fall 2019 Research Seminar Series.   Traffic monitoring is an essential task for any municipal transportation agency. However, current hardware solutions are bulky and unreliable. For the last five years, ...

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Mohammad Mozumdar Shares Research on Microsensors for Smart Roads

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

On October 9, METRANS researcher and Long Beach State University Professor Mohammad Mozumdar shared the results of his ongoing research on development of a lightweight low-power multi-node Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensing network at USC, kicking off the METRANS’ Fall 2019 Research Seminar Series.   Traffic monitoring is an essential task for any municipal transportation agency. However, current hardware solutions are bulky and unreliable. For the last five years, ...

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Meet Adylbek Abdykalikov- METRANS Student Event Lead and International student from Kazakhstan

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Adylbek Abdykalikov leads the METRANS Student Event Team and is a second-year USC Price School Master of International Public Policy and Management (IPPAM) student from Kazakhstan. Abdykalikov earned his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at the Kazakh State University in 2012.  He then began working for the Ministry of Transport and Communication at the Department of International Cooperation in Kazakhstan where he gained valuable experience and an in-depth understanding of ...

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Great Careers at LA Metro: Our First Event of Fall 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Written in collaboration with USC Price dual degree Planning and Public Administration student Beatris Megerdichian and USC Price Master of Planning student Samirita Dabade   On Wednesday, September 18, METRANS PSR welcomed guest speakers from LA Metro to kickstart the Fall 2019 event series. This seminar focused on careers at LA Metro, attracting many students interested in the transportation sector.   Two outstanding professionals, Shalonda Baldwin, the Interim Executive ...

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Meet Eduardo Marino- PhD Candidate and International Student from Spain

Sunday, October 20, 2019

One in a series of articles featuring PSR students and their accomplishments.   Eduardo Marino, PhD candidate in the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Irvine (UCI), is an international student from Barcelona, Spain. Marino completed his Civil Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain. He is currently in his third year of the PhD program, and expects to complete his studies in the next two years. ...

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New MetroFreight Publication - A Guidebook for Considering Freight in Complete Street Design

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

  Complete Streets Considerations for Freight and Emergency vehicles is a guidebook for incorporating the needs of freight activities and emergency services into the design and operation of complete streets.  Under the leadership of Alison Conway, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, City College of New York, the guidebook was produced by faculty, staff and students at City College of New York, City University of New York, and the New York City Department of Transportation.  ...
Several Scholarship Recipients with CPF Board Members. (Photo credit: CPF)

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PSR Students Receive CPF Scholarships at APA California Conference

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The California Planning Foundation (CPF) recently awarded the 2019-2020 CPF scholarships for outstanding planning students in the State of California. Fourteen PSR students - five from the University of Southern California (USC), five from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA),  three from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and one from the University of California, Davis (UCD) received scholarships, along with twenty-two students from additional California Universities. ...

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USC Engineering Student Codi Weisz receives WTS-LA Ava Doner Memorial Scholarship

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Codi Weisz, undergraduate student at USC Viterbi School of Engineering received the 2019 Women’s Transportation Seminar – Los Angeles (WTS-LA) Ava Doner Memorial Scholarship. WTS-LA is the Los Angeles chapter of the international organization, WTS, dedicated to building the future of global transportation through advancement of women. WTS scholarships support young women aspiring a professional career in transportation. Weisz is a sophomore student studying Civil Engineering with ...

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Meet Sophia Greenberg- Intern for Culver City Council Member Thomas Small

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles dedicated to intern and concurrent work/school experiences - public sector, private sector and also non-profit sector. Sophia Greenberg is obtaining her Master’s degree in Urban Planning with an emphasis in Economic Development and a certificate in Real Estate Development at University of Southern California (USC), and completed her undergraduate degree in Economics with a minor in Spanish, also at USC.  “I grew up in Culver ...

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Meet USC's Patrick Lewis: Student Professional Worker at LADOT

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

This is the second in a series of articles dedicated to intern and concurrent work/school experiences - public sector, private sector and also non-profit sector. Intern Patrick Lewis, a second-year Master of Planning student at USC Sol Price School, is also the incoming president of USC's student-led tree planting and environmental justice organization, Trees by Trojans (TxT). He completed his undergraduate degree in sociology with a minor in Spanish at University of California, Davis and worked ...

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Welcome Back and Join Our Fall Events!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Welcome back everyone and greetings to our new incoming students! As the Fall 2019 semester begins we would like to announce our upcoming events. This fall we welcome wonderful speakers and industry professionals to our seminars who will be sharing latest trends and their insights into the transportation field and skills critical for success. Here are the exciting events planned to date.  To attend one of these events, please contact Zhanibek Baktygali at  [email protected] . Weds, ...

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Safety Along Whittier Boulevard: Our Fifth and Last in the ELARA Student Project Series

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

By Adylbek Abdykalikov, USC, IPPAM 2020 This the final article in our mini-series on the East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy at Esteban E. Torres High School (ELARA) student projects presented at "Greetings from East LA" at USC. This team addressed safety along Whittier Boulevard. The Whittier Boulevard corridor study area is located at a distance the previous four projects, which were clustered together. The student team of Daniela Acosta, Octavio Delgadillo, Alex Huerta, Stacey Peraza, ...

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Safety Along Whittier Boulevard: Our Fifth and Last in the ELARA Student Project Series

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

This the final article in our mini-series on the East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy at Esteban E. Torres High School (ELARA) student projects presented at "Greetings from East LA" at USC. This team addressed safety along Whittier Boulevard. The Whittier Boulevard corridor study area is located at a distance the previous four projects, which were clustered together. The student team of Daniela Acosta, Octavio Delgadillo, Alex Huerta, Stacey Peraza, Samuel Rodriguez, and Maria Urias highlighted ...

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USC PhD Student Zakhary Mallett Wins Again

Monday, August 12, 2019

Zakhary Mallett, PhD Student in Urban Planning and Development at USC Price School of Public Policy, has been awarded a scholarship by the American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) – the foundation arm of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) – for the second year in a row. The APTF scholarships are provided to deserving students interested in a career in the public transportation industry. Mallett has been passionate about public transportation since his teen ...

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High School Students Vision On Traffic Safety Along Ford Boulevard: Our Fourth in the ELARA Student Project Series

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

We continue our series of articles showcasing East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy at Esteban E. Torres High School (ELARA) student projects presented on April 23 rd , 2019 at "Greetings from East LA," an art, design, and urban planning exhibit held at and supported by USC. For this project, ELARA students Maritza Castro, Santino Hernandez, Danny Mendes, Gonzalo Ponce, Cintia Rios, Jaqueline Torres, and Leo Torres addressed traffic safety conditions in their neighborhood, specifically along ...

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Norman Mineta Endorses Tyler Reeb's New Book Empowering the New Mobility Workforce

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Advance praise for  Empowering the New Mobility Workforce , edited by Tyler Reeb, Director of Research and  Workforce Development at the Center for International Trade & Transportation (CITT), includes an endorsement from transportation legend Norman Mineta. Mineta, who was recently featured on the PBS documentary series  An American Story , went from being imprisoned by the U.S. during World War II for his Japanese ancestry to becoming the first Asian American to ...