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April 24, 2014

Karen Trapenberg Frick Examines Effects of Tea Party on Regional Transportation Planning

The Journal of the American Planning Association has just published an award-winning article by UCTC Assistant Director Karen Trapenberg Frick on the effects of the
April 24, 2014

TSRC to Lead New Northern California Consortium to Promote Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles

The new organization, North CAT, will provide information and assistance to vehicle fleet managers, city planners, policymakers, and first-responders so they may understand costs, benefits, and implementation issues for the newest vehicle technologies.
April 24, 2014

New Study on Bikesharing Published in TRR

A data-rich study on bikesharing programs in the U.S. and Canada prepared by TSRC Co-Director Susan Shaheen and colleagues has recently been published by the Transportation Research Record, the Journal of the Transportation Research Board.  
April 24, 2014

Two ITS Affiliated Faculty Members Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Carlos Daganzo, Chancellor Professor of the Graduate School and retired Robert Horonjeff Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Karl Hedrick, James Marshall Wells Academic Chair and Mechanical E
February 14, 2014

ITS Students and Professor Win TRB's Cunard Award

The Transportation Research Board has presented the Cunard Award for best paper across its Operations Section for a first author under the age of 35 to ITS Ph.D. student Jean Doig, ITS alum Vikash Gayah, now an assistant professor at Penn State University, and their professor, Michael Cassidy.
February 14, 2014

A new edition of 'The Transportation Experience' is published

An updated and revised second edition of The Transportation Experience by former ITS director and Professor Emeritus William Garrison and ITS alum David Levinson, now a professor at the University of Minnesota, has been published by Oxford University Press.
June 6, 2014

Suburban Sprawl Cancels Carbon Footprint Savings of Dense Urban Cores

 Based on research soon to be published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, TSRC Co-Director Dan Kammen and doctoral student Christopher Jones, suggest "an entirely new approach of highly tailored, community-scale carbon management is urgently needed."  
February 14, 2014

Alexandre Bayen Wins Antonio Ruberti Research Prize

ITS Professor Alexandre Bayen received the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize in Florence, Italy on December 12 for his work with Mobile Millennium and the Floating Sensor Network.
September 14, 2017

UC Berkeley Grad Students Win WTS Awards

Two UC Berkeley transportation students, Maggie Witt and Yi Liu, have won awards from the San Francisco chapter of the Women's Transportation Seminar Foundation.  
January 8, 2014

A Simple Solution to Subway Platform Congestion in Santiago, Chile

Sometimes the best solutions to a transportation problem are the simplest and least expensive. Former ITS Ph.D. student, Juan Carlos Muñoz, now a professor of engineering in Santiago, explains in this four-minute video how to solve platform gridlock.  
June 6, 2014

Driving Down Diesel Emissions

In the fall issue of ACCESS magazine, CEE Professor Robert Harley describes the importance of reducing diesel emissions for human health, and how stringent emission-control programs for trucks have dramatically improved air quality near the Port of Oakland in recent years.   
January 8, 2014

Bill Ibbs Testifies about Construction Cost Growth in Megaprojects (Video)

 Professor William Ibbs, faculty member in the CEE Engineering and Project Management program, testified before the California State Senate recently about construction cost growth on state megaprojects such as the eastern span of the Bay Bridge and the California high-speed rail project.
September 14, 2017

ITS Ph.D. Student Yi Liu Receives INFORMS Award

Yi Liu has received an honorable mention from INFORMS, the society for professionals in the field of operations research, management science and analytics, for her presentation on how to increase efficienty in airport ground delay programs.
January 8, 2014

UCTC's Robert Cervero and Donald Shoup Named Top City Innovators Worldwide

Two of the 11 people named in the Transportation sector for UBM's Future Cities top 100 innovators worldwide for 2013 are affiliated with UCTC: Robert Cervero, Director, and Donald Shoup, Editor of ACCESS. 
October 22, 2013

Alexander Skabardonis Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor-in-Residence Alex Skabardonis will receive the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers for his contributions in the field of transportation engineering this week in Greece. 
October 22, 2013

Summit Tackles Rise of Vehicle Sharing in Mainstream Travel

A two-day summit exploring new forms of carsharing, bikesharing and other ridesharing services begins October 10 in San Francisco. The meeting was organized by UC Berkeley's Transportation Sustainability Research Center.  
October 22, 2013

Carlos Daganzo Receives Robert Herman Lifetime Achievement Award

ITS Professor Carlos Daganzo has received the Robert Herman Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). Robert Herman was a founder of the the field of traffic flow theory, a group that included the late Gordon Newell of UC Berkeley.
October 22, 2013

What Does an 'Energy Transition' Look Like?

 TSRC Co-Director Dan Kammen recently wrote a blog published in National Geographic about energy transitions-- the scientific, technical, policy and behavioral factors needed to initiate and sustain these shifts.
October 22, 2013

Berkeley Receives Funding for New Transportation Center, UCConECT

 A Berkeley-led consortium, under the directorship of Professor Michael Cassidy, received funds for a University Transportation Center. The center, UCConECT, will focus on how to combat traffic congestion.
June 6, 2014

Fuel efficiency performance of U.S. domestic airlines

Which domestic airline is the most fuel efficient? Which is the least? The International Council on Clean Transportation has just released the anwers, which document a 26 percent gap between the best and worst.

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