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March 11, 2013

Tackling Transportation Planning with Behavioral Theory and Smartphone Technology

ITS associate professors Raja Sengupta and Joan Walker combine behavioral theory and smartphone technology to improve transportation modeling and planning. Their Quantified Traveler app, described in the Berkeley Engineer, provides the data. 
February 1, 2013

Winter 2013 Berkeley Transportation Letter Now Online

ITS students and faculty design a "transit orientation" plan for Los Angeles, delve into the complex reasons for flight delays, and develop a model to improve future transportation needs by taking into account human nature.
June 4, 2013

Berkeley Campus Reimagined as a Subway System—and a T-shirt

If the UC Berkeley campus were a transit system with its footpaths as lines and its buildings as stops, what would it look like?  ITS student Dan Howard shows us. And he created a t-shirt with the campus-as-subway plan that anyone can order--until Jan. 31. 
June 4, 2013

Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating traffic tie-ups

Asking all commuters to cut back on rush-hour driving reduces traffic congestion somewhat, but asking specific groups of drivers to stay off the road may work even better. Not all drivers contribute uniformly to congestion, says Alexandre Bayen, who co-authored a new study on congestion. 
June 4, 2013

Study Provides Glimpse of Crowd-Sourced Commuting Future

Real-time social networking among commuters can improve the overall commuting experience and improve traffic management, according to a study conducted in San Jose, Ca.
January 29, 2013

TSRC Releases Carsharing Market Outlook

Shared-use vehicle systems continue to find customers.
June 4, 2013

High-Speed Rail Conference Illustrates Complexities and Uncertainties

 Representatives of high-speed rail systems from Europe and Taiwan met with UC Berkeley transportation, public policy and planning faculty in a daylong symposium to discuss a variety of complex issues bound to emerge as the megaproject goes forward.  
March 11, 2013

UC Berkeley Epidemiologist Talks on Aging and Mobility

Bill Satariano, a professor of epidemiology and community health, discussed the health and well-being of the growing aging population at a recent SafeTREC seminar, and outlined an "integrated mobility agenda" based on the experiences of older adults.
November 5, 2012

Academy of Distinguished Alumni Honors ITS Professors

Professors Adib Kanafani and Carl Monismith are among 26 engineering alumni to be inducted into the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Academy of Distinguished Alumni on November 8 at the University Club in the renovated UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium.  
September 14, 2017

A Discouraging Look at America's Transportation Policy

The former chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee tells students and faculty that America is losing its competitive edge in the world because its leaders will not commit to investing in its transportation infrastructure.  
March 11, 2013

Betty Deakin Honored with Service Award

Betty Deakin, Professor of City and Regional Planning and former director of the University of California Transportation Research Center, was recently awarded the Berkeley Faculty Service Award for 2012. 
October 30, 2012

Former ITS Library Director Dan Krummes Dies

Dan Krummes, who joined the ITS library in 1976 and later served as library director until his retirement in 2006, has died. In 2005 he was named the "Distinguished University Librarian" by the Librarians Association of the University of California, Berkeley. (See story for memorial plans.)
June 4, 2013

Carsharing? Electric Vehicles? No Problem, Say Seniors

Contrary to what many may think, older adults living in senior adult communities seem more than willing to give carsharing and electric vehicles a try, according to TSRC co-director Susan Shaheen. 
October 23, 2012

Traffic Safety on the Ancient Silk Road

Caravans of traders began moving goods along the Silk Road--actually a number of interconnected routes--in 200 B.C.
October 8, 2012

Do Texting, Tweeting Lead to Less Travel Among Teens?

Are smartphones and other electronic technologies replacing cars among teens and young adults? Brian Taylor, an Institute alum and director of ITS at UCLA, has analyzed demographic and economic data to find some answers.  
January 29, 2013

ITS Centers Receive Nearly $2.5 Million to Improve Road Safety

ITS centers, SafeTREC and Tech Transfer, have been awarded nearly $2.5 million in grants from California's Office of Traffic Safety to improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and drivers. The funding also helps support graduate student researchers. 
January 29, 2013

Yi Liu Wins Aviation Research Award

Yi Liu has become the first grad student from UC Berkeley to receive a research stipend from the Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues, a program sponsored by the FAA and the U.S. DOT to foster the next generation of aviation community leaders. 
July 26, 2012

Future of California High-Speed Rail Looks Green

A new study by ITS professor Arpad Horvath and alum Mikhail Chester, now a professor at Arizona State University, gives good environmental marks to California's high-speed rail system when compared with car and plane travel.
January 29, 2013

Juan Argote Receives Eisenhower Award

ITS Ph.D. student Juan Argote has received an Eisenhower award for research aimed at solving a problem plaguing all transit agencies that operate bus services: bus bunching. 
September 14, 2017

Economist Michael Anderson Joins ITS Affiliated Faculty

An economist with an interest in the interplay of economics, transportation and health is the latest addition to the list of affiliated ITS faculty. His research projects include the long-term effects of pollution and the relationship between car weight and mortality.  

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