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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.
October 1, 2013

Biking or walking the new Bay Bridge? Some tips for safety — and bliss

Not sure how to find the bike/ped path across the new span of the Bay Bridge? SafeTREC's communications director Phyllis Orrick was one of the first bicyclists to make the trip after the bridge opened, tweeting her progress early Tuesday morning.
January 8, 2014

Traffic Safety Trips for the Fall Semester

Postdoc Rebecca Sanders delivers driving, biking, and walking regulations and tips to abide by for safely sharing the roadways around the UC Berkeley campus in the Berkeley Blog. 
January 8, 2014

The New Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge: How We Got Here

Karen Trapenberg Frick, assistant director of UCTC, writes that the soon-to-open eastern span of the Bay Bridge is the embodiment of a megaproject, and not just because of its complexity and "mega" cost. 
January 8, 2014

Bikeshare and share alike: Q & A with TSRC's Susan Shaheen

Susan Shaheen, co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center, answers questions about the August 29 launch of Bay Area Bike Share.
January 8, 2014

Robert Cervero Co-Authors Transforming Cities with Transit

A new book co-authored by UCTC Director Robert Cervero and published by the World Bank explores the opportunities offered by transit and land-use integration in rapidly growing cities.
January 8, 2014

Berkeley Scholars to Study Equity Issues Related to Transportation-Oriented Development

The California Air Resources Board has awarded a team of UC Berkeley transportation and planning researchers nearly $700,000 to study the effects of transit-oriented development (TOD) on communities of color.
September 14, 2017

The Evolution of Bikesharing

Some 60,000 people have used New York City's new bikesharing program since it began in May, and new programs are opening soon in San Francisco and San Diego.
August 1, 2013

How Green Is Your Commute? Ask the Quantified Traveler

In a recent issue of California Magazine, ITS Professor Raja Sengupta and Ph.D. student André Carrel describe how a new app they developed changes traveler behavior. "We know that people can persuade people," said Sengupta.
September 14, 2017

How Transportation Works -- Or Doesn't

 Twenty-three students worked in teams to examine eight transportation problems, find potential solutions and defend them to fellow students, teachers and transportation professionals. 
September 24, 2013

Berkeley Transportation Student Honored by Global Transport Ministers

Laura Schewel, Ph.D.candidate and CEO of StreetLight Data, which she founded, has won the International Transport Forum's 2013 Young Researcher of the Year Award for her paper, "Shop 'Till We Drop: A History and Policy Analysis of Retail Goods Movement." 
September 24, 2013

Professor Arpad Horvath Co-authors Winning ES&T Paper

In an award-winning paper, Professor Arpad Horvath and his co-authors suggest that because low-level ethanol-gasoline blends have not consistently performed better than ethanol-free gasoline, it would be more efficient to to concentrate consumption of gasoline containing 10 percent ethanol closer
September 24, 2013

SafeTREC GSR Wins SF Bay Area ITE Student Paper Grand Prize

Katie Leung has won the grand prize for her presentation and paper, "Connecting Vehicles and ITS Infrastructure," in the 2013 Institute of Transportation Engineers San Francisco Bay Area Section. 
September 24, 2013

New Global Road Safety Training Program at UC Berkeley

SafeTREC has announced the formation of a Global Road Safety Training Program, a collaboration between the School of Public Health and ITS. On a global scale, road crashes are projected to be the number 5 cause of death by 2030. 
May 3, 2013

Tech Transfer Wins Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award

Forced to drastically cut staff after losing state funding in 2011, the Technology Transfer Program, which provides training to professionals in the transportation field, re-invented its public service program as self-supporting.
September 24, 2013

Tempting Big Oil with Hydrogen

 Oil company president and CEO Greg Goff got behind the wheel of TSRC's hydrogen fuel cell Mercedes and drove to AC Transit's Emeryville hydrogen station where TSRC co-director Tim Lipman showed him how fast and easy it is to fill 'er up.