News & Announcements

Stop the Video

News & Announcements

METRANS

PSR

2020 PRiMO Conference: Call for Session Proposals

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Call for Session Proposals The Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO) Conference Building A Resilient Pacific March 10-13th, 2020 Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i www.primohui.org PRiMO is a coalition of organizations with a role in hazard and climate risk management in the Pacific region. We recognize the value of collective action and are committed to enhancing cooperation, coordination, and collaboration to strengthen and sustain resilient island communities. ...

METRANS UTC

Mohammad Mozumdar Shares Research on Microsensors for Smart Roads

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

On October 9, METRANS researcher and Long Beach State University Professor Mohammad Mozumdar shared the results of his ongoing research on development of a lightweight low-power multi-node Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensing network at USC, kicking off the METRANS’ Fall 2019 Research Seminar Series.   Traffic monitoring is an essential task for any municipal transportation agency. However, current hardware solutions are bulky and unreliable. For the last five years, ...

PSR

2020 PRiMO Conference: Call for Session Proposals

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Call for Session Proposals The Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO) Conference Building A Resilient Pacific March 10-13th, 2020 Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i www.primohui.org PRiMO is a coalition of organizations with a role in hazard and climate risk management in the Pacific region. We recognize the value of collective action and are committed to enhancing cooperation, coordination, and collaboration to strengthen and sustain resilient island communities. ...

MetroFreight NCST PSR SWTWC

New Issue of METRANS News Now Available (Winter 2019)

Friday, March 1, 2019

The  Winter 2019  Issue of METRANS News is now available. Click  here  for a PDF version.      METRANS News is generally published three times a year and summarizes METRANS research, education and outreach activities. It highlights METRANS researchers, conferences and other events, recent publications, interviews with key individuals involved in METRANS, and other newsworthy activities and events. It is distributed to university transportation centers and faculty throughout the U.S., to federal, state, and local public agencies, and to the transportation industry. To be added to the mailing list for a hard copy of the newsletter or to receive an email announcement regarding each new issue, please contact  [email protected] .  

PSR

UC Davis Professor Miguel Jaller Wins Council of University Transportation Center?s (CUTC) New Faculty Award

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

     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.      Jaller has strong theoretical foundations and practical experience in industrial and transportation engineering and management. Before joining UC Davis, Jaller was a Research ...

PSR

PSR Student of the Year Award

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

     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 ...

METRANS UTC PSR

Trade Talks - GIS Changing the World with Terry Bills

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

     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. Link: https://youtu.be/kIeSWAa2T24

METRANS UTC PSR

Announcing New Issue of Transfers

Monday, November 19, 2018

https://transfersmagazine.org/issue2/      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. Click here for the most recent issue:  https://transfersmagazine.org/issue2/  

PSR

IDEO?s Jonah Houston Speaks on the Future of Urban Mobility

Sunday, November 18, 2018

     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.        Jonah Houston, Senior Portfolio ...

METRANS UTC MetroFreight NCST PSR

New Issue of METRANS News Now Available (Summer 2018)

Thursday, October 4, 2018

     The  Summer 2018  Issue of METRANS News is now available. Click  here  for a PDF version.      METRANS News is generally published three times a year and summarizes METRANS research, education and outreach activities. It highlights METRANS researchers, conferences and other events, recent publications, interviews with key individuals involved in METRANS, and other newsworthy activities and events. It is distributed to university transportation centers and faculty throughout the U.S., to federal, state, and local public agencies, and to the transportation industry. To be added to the mailing list for a hard copy of the newsletter or to receive an email announcement regarding each new issue, please contact  [email protected] .

METRANS UTC PSR

Trade Talks - 20 Years of Global Trade with Dr. Genevieve Giuliano

Friday, September 7, 2018

     In recognition of the METRANS Transportation Center’s 20th anniversary, Dr. Thomas O'Brien, Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Transportation at California State University, Long Beach, reviews the recent history of global trade and what it has meant for the nation and the region with METRANS Director Dr. Genevieve Giuliano. They also discuss the changes brought about by e-commerce and what it means for the future of moving goods. https://youtu.be/k147I7Z4FFU  

METRANS UTC PSR

Freight on Complete Streets

Thursday, September 6, 2018

     This article is part of an ongoing series that describes research accomplishments and achievements of the METRANS Transportation Center in recognition of its 20 th  Anniversary. Dr. Alison Conway is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the City College of New York and the Associate Director for New Initiatives at the Region 2 University Transportation Research Center. She is also an associated faculty member of MetroFreight, a Volvo Research and Educational ...

METRANS UTC MetroFreight PSR

MetroFreight: An International Research Organization at the Service of Local Practice

Thursday, September 6, 2018

     This article is part of an ongoing series that describes research accomplishments and achievements of the METRANS Transportation Center in recognition of its 20 th  Anniversary. Dr. Laetitia Dablanc is Director of Research at the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR), University of Paris-Est, and a team leader for MetroFreight, the VREF Center of Excellence in urban freight research led by the University of Southern ...

METRANS UTC PSR

METRANS Associate Director Victoria Deguzman Wins USC Price Staff Award

Thursday, September 6, 2018

     METRANS Associate Director Victoria Deguzman received the 2018 Margaret Harrington Outstanding Staff Award. Deguzman has been recognized for 17 years of work with the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Over the years, she has advocated for students’ personal and professional development while fostering her own growing interest in the transportation industry.      Deguzman is an advocate for gender equality within the transportation workforce. ...

METRANS UTC PSR

Two CITT Research Assistants Named Finalists in SCAG Story Map Competition

Thursday, September 6, 2018

     The Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT), housed at Long Beach State University, sent two of the Center’s research assistants, Sean Reseigh and Benjamin Olson, to SCAG’s 53rd Regional Conference and General Assembly as finalists for an Esri Story Map Competition.      “It was such a valuable experience to be able to attend the SCAG General Assembly and witness the sharing of ideas between regional transportation ...

METRANS UTC PSR

METRANS Activity at the Council of University Transportation Center?s 2018 Summer Meeting

Thursday, September 6, 2018

     Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) and METRANS Associate Director Thomas O’Brien was recently named Vice President of the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC). He was officially presented with the title during his attendance at the 2018 CUTC Summer Meeting in Minneapolis.      As vice president, O’Brien has the responsibility of coordinating the Committee’s activities ...

METRANS UTC PSR

PSR Hosts 2018 National Travel Monitoring and Exposition Conference

Thursday, September 6, 2018

     The Pacific Southwest Region 9 University Transportation Center (PSR UTC), one of METRANS’ research centers, organized and hosted the 2018 National Travel Monitoring and Exposition Conference (NaTMEC). The conference provides the premier venue where state and MPO traffic data collectors, traffic data users, academics, and managers of data programs come together to be aware of new products and services.      The four-day conference included ...