Time to Celebrate! The New Year is a landmark for METRANS as 2018 marks 20 years since its creation. The METRANS Transportation Center was established in 1998 through the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) as the first University Transportation Center in Southern California. Much has changed over the last 20 years but the METRANS partnership of the University of Southern California (USC) and California State University Long Beach (CSULB) has remained strong and innovative.
Other partners from near and far have joined and enhanced METRANS efforts to address transportation problems in large metropolitan areas, challenging the status quo and seeking solutions. Timely and relevant interdisciplinary research has been the result with applications for practice and policy, influencing decisions at the local, state, national and international levels. Education and outreach have been fundamental components. Take a look at the timeline below to get a snapshot of our experiences and accomplishments of the last two decades.
During the year, a variety of anniversary events and activities will take place. Most notable is our METRANS 20th Anniversary Dinner Celebration on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at USC. Please save-the-date on your calendars and watch our website for updates. Many thanks to our partners, donors, supporters, and stakeholders; this yearlong celebration has just begun.
METRANS 20th Anniversary Feature Articles
METRANS 20th Anniversary Milestone: SWTWC Research Foregrounds Transportation Workforce Development - Tyler Reeb, Director of Research and Workforce Development, Center for International Trade and Transportation, California State University, Long Beach
Twenty Years of METRANS Freight Research Contributions - Petros Ioannou, Professor, University of Southern California
- MetroFreight: An International Research Organization at the Service of Local Practice - Laetitia Dablanc, Director of Research, French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, University of Paris-Est
Freight on Complete Streets - Alison Conway, Associate Professor, City College of New York
The Transportation Marketplace: A Real-time System in Support of Dynamic Ridesharing - Maged Dessouky,Professor and Chair, Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California
METRANS’ influence on policy and practice - Dr. Genevieve Giuliano, the Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government in the Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California, and Director of the METRANS joint USC and California State University Long Beach Transportation Center
METRANS Extends Reach Through Signature Events - Dr. Thomas O'Brien, Executive Director, Center for International Trade and Transportation, California State University, Long Beach
20th Anniversary Dinner
Thursday, October 4, 2018
USC Town & Gown
665 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90089
5:00 PM Reception
6:30 PM Welcome
7:00 PM Dinner and Program
Individual Ticket - $125
Faculty Ticket - $50
Student Ticket - $30
Sponsor Reservations - please contact Katrina Soriano at email@example.com
Register online at usc.edu/esvp (code: METRANS20) or by telephone 213-740-5580
Respond by Thursday, September 27, 2018
For any questions about the event, contact Katrina Soriano at firstname.lastname@example.org or 213 740-5580.
METRANS 20th Anniversary Sponsors
|Majestic Realty Co.||Port of Los Angeles||USC Price
School of Public Policy
School of Engineering
Continuing and Professional Education
|Center for International Trade and Transportation||Foothill Transit||LA Metro|
|Advancing Women in Transportation
Los Angeles Chapter
|Automobile Club of Southern California||Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority||ILWU
Local 13, 63, and 94
|Ceres Terminals||Southern California Association of Governments||Psomas||Port of Long Beach|