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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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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 ...

METRANS UTC, PSR

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.   ...

METRANS UTC, PSR

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 ...

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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 ...

METRANS UTC, PSR

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 ...

METRANS UTC, PSR

METRANS Researchers Collaborate with City of Long Beach on NSF Study of Data Privacy

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Two METRANS researchers recently partnered with the City of Long Beach to win a National Science Foundation (NSF) planning grant to research, develop, and pilot a community-informed digital rights platform that can serve as a national model for acknowledging data privacy as a human right.   The grant provides $147,370 for a full fiscal year beginning in July 2023. Dr. Gwen Shaffer, who will serve as the project PI, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations ...

METRANS UTC, PSR

Giuliano and O'Brien Present Innovative Approaches to Industry Partnerships at National Mobility Summit

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Image courtesy of Lisa Kay Schweyer   METRANS researchers highlighted the dynamic industry and community partnerships university transportation centers (UTCs) bring to their regional communities at the Fourth Annual National Mobility Summit of USDOT Centers sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University. The March Summit, held in Washington DC had as its theme “UTC Innovations and Impacts: Advancing Mobility for All.”  Dr. Genevieve Giuliano discussed the role ...

METRANS UTC, PSR

USC Sustainability Post-Doc Fellowship, Application Review Begins Nov. 15, 2022

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

  The University of Southern California (USC) is launching a unique, high-visibility postdoctoral fellowship program as part of  Assignment: Earth , the USC campus-wide sustainability framework. The program aims to accelerate sustainability research; train future leaders in academia, government and non-governmental organizations, and industry; and support discovery, evaluation, and implementation of innovative solutions to sustainability problems.     The Postdoctoral ...

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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 ...
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