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September 9, 2014

Improving Mobility through Technology and Connectivity

ITS Director Alexandre Bayen describes technology advances that are changing mobility, and explains how these new tools will be used on a 20-mile stretch of freeway in southern California as part of a Connected Corridors pilot project.
October 8, 2014

TSRC Researchers Reveal How People Use Lyft, Uber, and Sidecar in San Francisco

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.
August 27, 2014

Former ITS Director Samer Madanat Honored

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.
October 8, 2014

Three UC Berkeley Students Receive Eisenhower Fellowships

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. 
August 13, 2014

August 25: New Transportation Grad Student Orientation

Orientation for incoming transportation graduate students will take place August 25 at 1 p.m. in room 412 McLaughlin Hall as part of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering's all-day orientation program.
August 27, 2014

Stopping the UN's Agenda 21 Policy on Sustainable Development has Become a Tea Party Rallying Cry

In a blog published by the London School of Economics and Political Science, Karen Trapenberg Frick describes how opposition to a little-known, non-binding U.N.
August 5, 2014

Assistant Professor Scott Moura Awarded NSF Research Grant

Scott Moura, an ITS-affiliated faculty member, has been awarded a research grant through the National Science Foundation's Energy, Power, Controls, and Networks program.
August 5, 2014

Can the Tea Party, Property Rights Activists and Planners Find Common Ground?

Karen Trapenberg Frick, co-director of UCTC and assistant director of UCConnect, describes a possible way forward in the running battle between planners and their opponents in a blog published by the California Planni
August 5, 2014

The Effects of Bikesharing Programs on Transit Use: New Research

TSRC researchers,  Elliot Martin and Susan Shaheen, show how public bikesharing programs may increase or reduce transit use in cities, depending on several factors. Their research was just published online by the Journal of Transport Geography.
August 27, 2014

Robert Harley Appointed to Carl W. Johnson Chair

Robert Harley, an affiliated ITS faculty member and an expert on air quality and air pollution modeling, has been appointed the Carl W. Johnson Professor in Civil Engineering Chair by Chancellor Nicholas Dirks.
June 17, 2014

The Age of Access in a Sharing Economy

TSRC Co-Director Susan Shaheen recently led a panel discussion on the rapidly evolving phenomenon of the so-called sharing economy as it relates to transportation. She and two TSRC researchers provided a brief description of the event. 
June 17, 2014

Spring Issue of ACCESS Now Online

The latest issue of ACCESS includes an article by Karen Trapenberg Frick on the history of designing the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge and why it turned into a megaproject, as well as an examination of LA's famous "Carmegeddon" by former ITS Director Martin Wachs and Brian Taylor."
June 17, 2014

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Profiles SafeTREC's David Ragland

SafeTREC founder and director David Ragland is profiled in an article entitled "Safe Routes to School Examined: How Structural Changes Around Schools Affect Children's Mobility and Safety," published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 
June 17, 2014

Samer Madanat Steps Down as ITS Director

After nine years as director of ITS, Samer Madanat, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will pass the baton at the end of June to Alexander Bayen, associate professor of the UC Berkeley Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Electrical Engineering and C
October 8, 2014

Better Transit Leads to Higher Wages in Cities

ITS professor Dan Chatman has co-authored a new paper for the London School of Economics and Political Science that finds public transportation increases employment in central city areas and leads to higher wages in those areas totaling between $1.5 million and $1.8 billion yearly depending on th
October 8, 2014

Francesco Borrelli joins ITS Affiliated Faculty

Francesco Borrelli, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is the newest faculty member to join the roster of ITS affiliated faculty.
October 8, 2014

Planning professor-turned-entrepreneur to help SF tackle urban problems with Big Data

Paul Waddell, a UC Berkeley city planning professor with a penchant for conducting research with what he calls his “big urban data,” is putting his work to a real-world test in San Francisco via his high-tech startup “Synthicity.”  
October 8, 2014

Caltrans Director Dougherty Discusses Future of Transportation in California

Malcolm Dougherty, the director of Caltrans, told transportation faculty, researchers, and students that Caltrans must embrace new technologies and new options for mobility including transit, user-based fees, bicycling and walking to meet the needs of the state's growing population.  
October 8, 2014

Integrated Corridor Management: A Game-Changer for Congestion

Transportation faculty, staff and research engineers at UC Berkeley hosted an historic workshop last month that included federal and state transportation experts to tackle congestion on the state's most congested urban corridors. 
October 8, 2014

Alex Bayen Receives ASCE Huber Prize

Alexandre Bayen, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as well as the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize.