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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.
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.

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