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METRANS Director Giuliano Selected For Distinguished CUTC Award

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) established this award to honor individuals who have had a long history of significant and outstanding contributions to university transporation education and research resulting in a lasting contribution to transportation.


METRANS Receives $3.7 Million Grant to Study Challenges of Urban Freight

Sunday, September 1, 2013

By Megan Goulding and Merrill Balassone, USC The new center aims to streamline the flow of goods through city centers and improve traffic congestion, air quality and urban livability. The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) awarded METRANS a $3.7 million grant to establish a Center of Excellence in urban freight research. The center, called METROFREIGHT, will research ways to streamline the transportation, handling and storage of goods in city centers, while working ...


METRANS I-NUF Conference Information

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Welcome New METRANS Associate--Gateway Cities Council of Governments

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

GCCOG is an association of public agencies consisting of 27 cities in southeast Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, and the Port of Los Angeles. They focus on addressing housing needs, improving air quality, advancing technology, improving mobility, encouraging job creation and economic revitalization, preserving and enhancing open space, and providing regional leadership. GCCOG is led by Executive Director Richard Powers and the Board of Directors President Gene Daniels (also Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Paramount).


New Manual of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Increasing Local Minority and Low-Income Employment in Transit Construction Projects

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

This new Manual of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Increasing Local Minority and Low-Income Employment in Transit Construction Projects was funded by FTA. It presents 14 BMPs in contracting, outreach, financing, compliance and agency leadership for transit agencies. It includes examples and supporting material based on recent case studies and surveys. The research was conducted by USC Price School faculty, including Profs. G. Giuliano, METRANS, D. Bahl, Center for Economic Development, and H. Blanco, Center for Sustainable Cities. The Manual you download below (see Link) is based on our study of minority and low income job opportunities in recent light rail projects. We would like to find out how it responds to the experiences of diversity officers. After you download the Manual, please complete the brief survey identified below that should take just a few minutes. Thank you for your help. Click here to take survey


METRANS' Giuliano Selected for National Freight Advisory Committee

Monday, June 17, 2013

The committee will provide advice and recommendations aimed at improving the national freight transportation system.


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Friday, June 14, 2013

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METRANS Awarded $3.7 Million Grant to Establish Center of Excellence

Thursday, April 4, 2013

METROFREIGHT is a consortium housed at the University of Southern California under the leadership of METRANS Director Dr. Genevieve Giuliano. It is an international Center of Excellence with university partners in Los Angeles/Long Beach (METRANS represented by USC and CSULB), Paris, New York and Seoul. The METRANS USC team will "aim to develop a better understanding of urban freight problems and develop effective, sustainable and implementable strategies for solving these problems," said Dr. Giuliano. The METRANS CSULB team will participate extensively in the goals of establishing freight education and training programs and conducting research.


Jeremy Bonifacio of CSULB Selected as 2012 METRANS Student of the Year

Friday, January 4, 2013

Jeremy was honored at the 22nd Annual Outstanding Student of the Year Awards Ceremony that took place on Saturday, January 12, 2013, in Washington, DC. For the past 21 years, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has honored an outstanding student from each University Transportation Center at a special ceremony held during the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Each student is recognized during the ceremony by a Departmental official; the Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration made the presentation last year. The METRANS Outstanding Student of the Year also receives a cash award, a certificate from the USDOT, and the expenses for attendance at the TRB Annual Meeting. The TRB Annual Meeting is the largest meeting of transportation academics and professionals in the world.