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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.  
June 20, 2012

André Carrel Wins Eisenhower Award

ITS Ph.D. student André Carrel has won an Eisenhower Trasnportation Fellowship for research aimed at learning what effects unreliable transit service has on transit passengers.  
October 8, 2012

ITS Alumnae Win 'Best Paper' Awards at ICRAT

Two recent ITS Ph.D. graduates received “Best Paper” awards at the Fifth International Conference on Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT) held at UC Berkeley May 22-25. The four-day conference attracted participants from Europe and the U.S.  
April 13, 2012

ITS Librarian To Receive Professional Achievement Award

Rita Evans, Director of the Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library, will travel to Chicago in July to receive the 2012 Professional Achievement Award of the Transportation Division of the Special Libraries Association.
March 11, 2013

Professor Carlos Daganzo Honored in Barcelona

ITS Professor Carlos Daganzo has received an honorary doctorate in his native Barcelona for his contributions to transportation science, his mentorship of transportation students from Spain, and research that led to development of a plan for a bus rapid transit network in the Catalan city.
September 11, 2012

NSF Awards $10 Million to Harness Vast Quantities of Data

ITS faculty, Alexandre Bayen and Paul Waddell, are part of a UC Berkeley team that has won a multi-million dollar grant to develop powerful tools to extract vital information from Big Data--the fast-growing volumes of images, audio, video, tweets, texts, and other data--in order to solve a variet
September 11, 2012

A Study Co-authored by TSRC Researcher Richard Plevin Warns Climate Risks of Bioenergy are Underestimated

In a paper recently published in Nature Climate Change, TSRC's Richard Plevin and colleagues warn that large-scale cultivation of bioenergy crops, once thought a panacea for energy needs, could result in increased greenhouse-gas emissions under cer
September 11, 2012

SafeTREC Study Shows Ban on Hand-held Cell Phone While Driving Cuts Deaths

 The California Office of Traffic Safety has announced that deaths due to hand-held cell phone use by drivers has dropped since California enacted a ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving in July 2008.  
April 9, 2012

Tech Transfer Director Laura Melendy Receives National Award

The national organization representing 58 technical assistance programs that provide transportation expertise to communities and transportation agencies around the country presented ITS Assistant Director Laura Melendy with its annual award in Washington, D.C. in late January. 
January 26, 2012

TRB Presents Carey Award to Adib Kanafani

Former ITS Director Adib Kanafani received the W.N. Carey, Jr., Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding service to both transportation research and the Transportation Research Board at a luncheon held in Washington, D.C. on January 25.
May 23, 2012

UCTC Receives Funding for New Transportation Research

The University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) has received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S.
May 23, 2012

Vikash Gayah Wins UCTC Student of the Year Award

Vikash Gayah, a Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named 2011-2012 UCTC Outstanding Student of the Year. His dissertation work focuses on the dynamics of traffic networks and operations.
May 23, 2012

Long-time Director of Pavement Research Center Steps Down

Professor Carl Monismith, director of the Pavement Research Center at Berkeley for more than five decades, has stepped down and assumed the position of assistant director. Dr. James Signore, who has worked with Professor Monismith for six years, has been appointed to the directorship. 
January 19, 2012

Bay Bridge Toll Evaluation Reveals Suprises

A year-long study into the effects of increased tolls and congestion pricing on Bay Bridge traffic conditions has revealed a number of surprising changes in travel behavior. ITS-affiliated researchers presented their final report to the Bay Area Toll Authority oversight committee on Nov. 9.
January 17, 2012

ITS Alum Dan Work Wins Best Dissertation Award

Dan Work, who received his Ph.D.