A forensic investigation of rutting in Heavy Vehicle Simulator test sections, from an issue of Tech Transfer's Pavement Technology Update, a collaboration with the University of California Pavement Research Center. (Photo: UCPRC)

ITS Berkeley News

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    In a UCTC working paper, Lisa Rayle and colleagues reveal for the first time how app-based ride services, Lyft, Uber, and Sidecar, affect taxi service, transit use, and traffic congestion in San Francisco. The researchers discovered wait times are far longer for taxis than the new on-demand ride services.

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    Professor Samer Madanat, who led ITS for 10 years, first as acting director and then director, was honored on August 25 for creating new research centers, mentoring young faculty, and guiding the institute through a difficult period of financial cutbacks. Madanat currently heads the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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    UC Berkeley graduate students, Jesus Barajas, Frank Proulx and Lisa Rayle, have won coveted 2014 Dwight David Eisenhower Graduate Fellowships for their research in transportation planning.