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2024 PSR Congress Announcement: March 11 and 12 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

METRANS and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) are proud to announce the forthcoming sixth annual Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center (PSR-UTC) Congress, slated for March 11 and 12 at the UNLV Campus in Las Vegas, Nevada. Researchers may submit abstracts until February 2 at this link.   Each year, the PSR Congress serves as a pivotal platform for researchers, students, and practitioners to disseminate the outcomes of their research activities, along with ...
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Recognizing 2023 Pacific Southwest Region UTC Students of the Year

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

    The Pacific Southwest Region (PSR) University Transportation Center (UTC) is proud to honor exceptional students from member institutions for their promise in the transportation field. Students in doctoral, masters, undergraduate, community college, and professional development programs are recognized for their technical and research merit, academic, and leadership capabilities.   Monisha Reginald, a Master’s student at the University of California, Los ...
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Dr. Susan Handy Delivers the Thomas B. Deen Distinguished Lectureship at the 2024 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Conference

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) awarded Professor Susan Handy with the Thomas B. Deen Distinguished Lectureship at TRB’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. Handy is the Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Policy and Director of the National Center for Sustainable Transportation at the University of California, Davis, a member of the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center (PSR UTC). The Lectureship is an honor conferred upon one academic ...

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2023 CITT Town Hall Convenes Stakeholders to Discuss Port Decarbonization Challenges

Friday, November 17, 2023

2023 CITT: Decarbonization: Truth, Consequences and Hard Choices   CITT hosted its annual State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting on November 17 at the Pointe Conference Center on the campus of California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). This year’s focus was on port decarbonization. Since the inaugural event in 2001, the CITT Town Hall has featured robust discussions about controversial topics. Past Town Halls have addressed issues running the ...

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CITT Honors Harbor Commissioner Diane Middleton with Domenick Miretti Award

Friday, November 17, 2023

The CITT Policy and Steering Committee proudly presented Harbor Commissioner Diane Middleton with the 2023 Domenick Miretti Award at this year’s State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting. On November 17, ILWU Local 13 President Gary Herrera took the stage and introduced Middleton not only as an esteemed labor advocate and an accomplished attorney, but as a dear friend to the ILWU and the Harbor community at large. Like Domenick Miretti, the inspiration for this prestigious ...

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METRANS Joins Global Initiatives Showcase at Green Shipping Corridors Workshop Hosted By Pacific Environment and C40 Cities

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Environmental organization Pacific Environment and C40 Cities, a global network of nearly 100 mayors committed to tackling the climate crisis, came together on November 14 at the Carson Event Center for a Green Shipping Corridor Workshop. The event convened policymakers and staff from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, City of Los Angeles, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District for a night of insight, education, and community engagement. METRANS joined the Global Initiatives Showcase ...

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USC Students Tour the Port of Long Beach During 2023 IAME Conference

Thursday, October 26, 2023

A group of USC Price School of Public Policy students on the boat tour.  A group of 14 USC students traveled to Long Beach on September 8, 2023 to attend the last day of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) conference and a harbor boat tour of the Port of Long Beach (POLB). Students toured POLB’s 25-mile waterfront and had the opportunity to examine the containers, cargo ships, and machinery used in the port’s day-to-day operations.   ...

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METRANS Convenes More Than 150 Maritime Professionals at 2023 IAME Conference

Thursday, October 26, 2023

The METRANS Transportation Consortium hosted the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) conference in Long Beach, California on September 5-8, 2023. IAME is an international association with over 300 individual members from every continent and more than 10 corporate members. The event garnered a large international audience with over 160 maritime professionals joining the conference. More than 130 papers covering a variety of topics including the cruise industry, container ...

Center for International Trade & Transportation Plays Pivotal Role in Japanese-Californian Green Shipping Corridors Symposium

Thursday, October 26, 2023

  Japanese and U.S. companies and ports gathered in San Pedro on October 20 to share experiences, information, technical know-how, and best practices in forming Green Shipping Corridors and decarbonizing the port sector. Representatives from four Japanese ports and the California ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Hueneme were in attendance.  The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) and the Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) ...

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METRANS to Host 2023 IAME Conference in Long Beach, California

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

  Registration for the 2023 International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) Conference is now open. The METRANS Transportation Consortium will host this year’s event in Long Beach, CA from September 5-8, 2023. Join researchers and industry leaders as they delve into the future of the maritime economy amidst the effects of the pandemic, geopolitical tensions, swift technological advancements, and a growing imperative to address global climate challenges.   Last ...

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PSR Researchers Investigate Travel Modeling for Complex Commute Options

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

A recent report funded by the Pacific Southwest Region (PSR) University Transportation Center has expanded the capacity of transportation planners to model the complexity of modern commute choices. For workers, ride-hailing or ride-sourcing companies have simplified commutes by expanding options beyond a private vehicle, carpooling, or public transit. Workers can now commute via ride-hail in the morning and carpool home (or vice versa). This innovation for workers has proven to be a headache for ...

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ITS Talent Pipeline Pilot Program Connects CSULB Students to Paid Summer Internships

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

From left to right: Miles Witting, Lan Ca, and Patrick Son. Three California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) students are actively developing skills and abilities associated with intelligent transportation systems (ITS) as part of a pilot talent pipeline program made possible through a strategic partnership between CSULB and Gannet Fleming, a global engineering firm. A talent pipeline, unlike a traditional internship, features a structured onboarding process and a bidirectional ...