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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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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.  ...

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New Issue of METRANS News Now Available (Winter 2019)

Friday, March 1, 2019

The  Winter 2019  Issue of METRANS News is now available. Click  here  for a PDF version.      METRANS News is generally published three times a year and summarizes METRANS research, education and outreach activities. It highlights METRANS researchers, conferences and other events, recent publications, interviews with key individuals involved in METRANS, and other newsworthy activities and events. It is distributed to university transportation centers and faculty throughout the U.S., to federal, state, and local public agencies, and to the transportation industry. To be added to the mailing list for a hard copy of the newsletter or to receive an email announcement regarding each new issue, please contact  [email protected] .  

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VREF - Opportunity for 2019 Study Visit Grant

Friday, December 14, 2018

      An invitation to apply for 2019 Study Visit Grants has been made by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF). PhD students and early stage researchers are encouraged to apply. The invitation is continuously open until October 31st, 2019, and the study visit should be carried out before December 31st, 2019. The link below provides guidelines for the application, and information on VREF and the Future Urban Transport (FUT) program. VREF Study Visit Grants Guidelines Visit the VREF Website for details

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Metrofreight Paris' final conference, October 16, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Presentations Available for Download Below Presentations Presentation of the Day, Introduction of the International Project MetroFreight and the Paris Team Laetitia Dablanc,  IFSTTAR, MetroFreight Paris The Freight Landscape Genevieve Giuliano , University of Southern California, MetroFreight Los Angeles E-Commerce and Urban Logistics Jean-Paul Rodrigue,  Hofstra ...

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MetroFreight Recognized by Volvo Research & Educational Foundations

Monday, October 15, 2018

      The VREF MetroFreight Center of Excellence (CoE) is an integral part of the METRANS Transportation Center at the University of Southern California (USC) and California State University Long Beach (CSULB). METRANS is celebrating its 20 th  Anniversary throughout 2018 and recognizing the value of collaboration with those individuals and organizations vested in transportation research, policy and programs. On Thursday, October 4, 2018, an Anniversary Reception ...

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New Issue of METRANS News Now Available (Summer 2018)

Thursday, October 4, 2018

     The  Summer 2018  Issue of METRANS News is now available. Click  here  for a PDF version.      METRANS News is generally published three times a year and summarizes METRANS research, education and outreach activities. It highlights METRANS researchers, conferences and other events, recent publications, interviews with key individuals involved in METRANS, and other newsworthy activities and events. It is distributed to university transportation centers and faculty throughout the U.S., to federal, state, and local public agencies, and to the transportation industry. To be added to the mailing list for a hard copy of the newsletter or to receive an email announcement regarding each new issue, please contact  [email protected] .

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MetroFreight: An International Research Organization at the Service of Local Practice

Thursday, September 6, 2018

     This article is part of an ongoing series that describes research accomplishments and achievements of the METRANS Transportation Center in recognition of its 20 th  Anniversary. Dr. Laetitia Dablanc is Director of Research at the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR), University of Paris-Est, and a team leader for MetroFreight, the VREF Center of Excellence in urban freight research led by the University of Southern ...

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How On-Demand Deliveries in Cities Change Services and Jobs: New Survey Results

Friday, July 27, 2018

     Dablanc gave an informative and dynamic research seminar at USC on Monday, July 23. She addressed on-demand instant deliveries, a growing feature of the platform economy. A recent survey (Dec 2017) showed that in Manhattan, already 4.5% of total e-commerce orders (excluding food apps) are delivered within two hours. More than a third of residents use food apps at least once a week. These new services are supplied by digital companies using sophisticated algorithms to connect ...

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Does Online Shopping Create Urban Congestion?

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Does Online Shopping Create Urban Congestion? April 18, 2018 Webinar 10:00AM - 11:00AM       Discuss this topic with Alison Conway from the University Transportation Research Center and Michael Browne from the University of Gothenberg, Sweden. Hosted by Meeting of the Minds. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__meetingoftheminds.us5.list-2Dmanage.com_track_click-3Fu-3D2737b2e898d81d84f3181747a-26id-3Dd75f8f4525-26e-3D076a90a682&d=DwMFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=hpSXNWCHtX_59xL6wk2g1J_O5siGJOBYZ6Yv1ucJbbQ&m=_nXCsw8Ps-FX1Fl6cpVwhJzIXBQJnmK2oK4VG4hZj00&s=LNGofFK7g1Oohsm1kXoQnnfHRFhzlwaFeE3xcCLzuMw&e= ...

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Now Accepting nominations for the 2018 VREF Advanced Studies Institute on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems

Monday, March 5, 2018

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2018 VREF Advanced Studies Institute on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (VASI-SUFS) August 4 th  - 11 th , 2018 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is organizing the 2018 VREF Advanced Studies Institute on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (VASI-SUFS). The VASI-SUFS will bring together a select group of Junior Faculty, Post-Docs, and advanced PhD students conducting ...

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CBC Radio Documentary on e-commerce with Alison Conway

Thursday, January 18, 2018

     This CBC documentary led by Ira Basen addresses the behind-the-scenes issues that online shopping causes in the delivery of goods to meet consumers’ rising demands for near instant receipt of their purchases. It includes insight from Alison Conway, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the  City College of New York,  on the need for educating transportation and land use planners on the expected impacts of package deliveries on goods ...

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Dr. Laetitia Dablanc and Co-Authors Receive Best Paper Award from 2018 TRB Urban Freight Transportation Committee

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

     At the January 2018 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington DC, Dr. Laetitia Dablanc and co-authors Takanori Sakai (main author), Adrien Beziat and Adeline Heitz were recognized for their research paper,  Testing the ‘Freight Landscape’ Concept for Paris .      Dr. Dablanc described it as a “very collective paper and very MetroFreight in nature.” Takanori Sakai, Research Associate, Singapore-MIT ...