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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.
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.