METRANS UTC News & Announcements

Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

Anne Brown, now an Assistant Professor of Planning, Public Policy, and Management at the University of Oregon, is the 2019 recipient of the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center (PSR) Student of the Year Award.

Brown’s research examines the intersection of equity, shared and innovative mobility, travel behavior, and transportation finance. Her recent work analyzes how and when people change their travel behavior, the false equivalency between being car-less and car-free, and how parking policy reform can increase the supply of affordable housing.

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Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

Professor Miguel Jaller

Miguel Jaller is the 2018 recipient of the Cambridge Systematics (CS) New Faculty Award. This award is one of the annual CUTC Professional Awards that recognize the excellence of academic and non-academic professionals in the field of transportation and education research.

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Thomas O'Brien, Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Transportation, and Terry Bills, the Global Transportation Industry Director at Esri, discuss the underpinnings of GIS technology in this episode of Trade Talks.  Esri is the global market leader in GIS headquartered in Redlands, California, and Terry Bills is responsible for all of Esri's transportation infrastructure segments worldwide.

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METRANS is hiring post docs at USC!

We are pleased to announce that we have two open position for postdoctoral researchers.  These are positions at the University of Southern California.

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Transfers Magazine is the biannual research publication of the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center. The latest issue features articles from scholars at UCLA, USC, UC Irvine, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa on critical questions facing transportation policy. What makes a good new driver? Does light rail really reduce traffic? How can coastal cities create better evacuation plans to deal with the increased threats of climate change? Why do parking requirements stand in the way of more affordable, flexible "granny flat" housing? Each article is a condensed, accessible version of peer-reviewed academic research, intended to transfer the knowledge of experts into policy actions that improve people’s lives.

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