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METRANS, Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

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, Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

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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METRANS, Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

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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Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

By Sarah Erickson

Despite the numerous ways that transportation has reinvented itself, it still has not solved the problem of moving people efficiently over short distances. In a seminar held at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis on November 2, transportation leading mobility innovation expert discussed some emerging forms of transportation that will make us re-evaluate how we move in dense, urban environments.  

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Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

By Stephen Kulieke, UC Davis

With the issue of how California funds highway and transit projects currently much in the news and on the minds of voters, one of the state’s leading experts on financing transportation gave a tutorial on the complexities of such taxes and fees at the October 26 seminar hosted by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis.

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