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PSR Hosts Seminar on Balancing of Truck Parking Demand by a Centralized Incentives/Pricing System

Thursday, May 12, 2022

On Tuesday, April 12 th , the Pacific Southwest University Transportation Center (PSR) hosted Professor Petros Ioannou for a seminar on the challenges of truck parking. Titles “Balancing of Truck Parking Demand by a Centralized Incentives/Parking System,” the seminar featured METRANS-funded research from Dr. Ioannou and USC Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD student Filipe Vital. Dr. Ioannou is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the USC Viterbi ...

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2022 California-Hawai'i Transportation Symposium: The Significance of Synergy 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The California (CA)- Hawai’i (HI) Transportation Symposium was held virtually on March 23rd, in conjunction with the 2022 Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center (PSR UTC) Congress: Lessons Learned in Vulnerability, Resilience, and Recovery. The symposium consisted of insightful presentations about the themes of infrastructure resiliency and sustainable mobility. Expert practitioners from both states engaged in a critical discussion to share knowledge via panels on freight ...

PSR Congress 2022: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic for Sustainable Growth in Transportation

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The fifth Annual Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center (PSR-UTC) Congress was held in person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. The Congress took place from March 21-23, 2022, at the University of Hawai’i in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The global crisis has exposed critical issues facing transportation systems throughout the Pacific Southwest Region (PSR). Recognizing the significance of the pandemic's impacts, the themes of this year's Congress centered ...

UC Davis Researchers present Transportation Equity Research

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

On March 9, 2022, researchers Sarah Rebolloso McCullough and C. Sequoia Erasmus gave a virtual presentation on the status of transportation equity work in California as part of METRANS NCST Spring 2022 Speaker Series. The presentation was titled “Performative or Authentic? Assessing the Status of Transportation Equity Work in California.”  Seminar collaborators also included the Transportation Research Board Standing Committee (AME20), Women and Gender in Transportation and the ...

PSR Hosts Seminar on Inequities in Vehicular Air Pollution in Los Angeles

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

On Wednesday, March 30 th , the Pacific Southwest University Transportation Center (PSR) hosted Professor Geoff Boeing and USC Urban Planning and Development PhD students Yougeng Lu and Clemens Pilgram for a seminar on the environmental justice issues of vehicle pollution. Titled “Local Inequities in the Relative Production of and Exposure to Vehicular Air Pollution in Los Angeles,” the seminar featured METRANS-funded research from Dr. Boeing and his team. Dr. Boeing is an Assistant ...

USC's Jessica Brown wins NCSEA Diversity in Structural Engineering Scholarship

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

On February 16, 2022, the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) hosted a ceremony at its annual summit in New York city to celebrate recipients of the organization’s award and scholarship recipients. Among those that night was USC civil engineering major and METRANS Mentor Program Lead Jessica Brown, who received one of the NCSEA’s Diversity in Structural Engineering scholarships.   Jessica Brown accepting her award at the Structural Engineering ...

USC Hosts, UCI Wins So Cal ITE Traffic Bowl 2022

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

On February 26, 2022, the Southern California Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) held its annual Traffic Bowl competition. The virtual event was hosted by the University of Southern California (USC) chapter and featured ITE chapters from five universities in Southern California: Cal Poly Pomona, California State University Fullerton (Cal State Fullerton), University of California Irvine (UCI), University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and USC.      ...