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October 10, 2011

TSRC to Test 10 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrids

The Transportation Sustainability Research Center will test 10 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrids as part of a research program involving Toyota, the cities of Berkeley and San Jose, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), and others.
October 10, 2011

ITS Alum and Advisor Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Larry Burns, ITS alumnus, former vice president of research and development for General Motors, and a champion of alternative fuel systems for vehicles, has been elected a member of the 
October 10, 2011

What's Wrong with US Transit Policy?

 Public transit has received government subsidies for decades, but a USC transportation professor told an overflow crowd at the Faculty Club on February 3 that transit has failed to meet its basic objectives.
October 10, 2011

WTS Awards Go to Berkeley Students

Tierra Bills and Carrie Makarewicz will be awarded scholarships by the Women's Transportation Seminar at a cocktail reception in San Francisco on March 3. The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of WTS makes four awards annually, two to graduate students and two to undergraduates. 
April 14, 2011

Book Your Room for ISTTT

The 19th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory, the premier gathering for the world’s leading transportation and traffic theorists, will be held at the University of California, Berkeley, from July 18 to July 20, 2011.
April 14, 2011

Eco-Driving Study to Measure Impact of Instant Information

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, Riverside, and Davis, this week launched a study to determine how much drivers change their behavior in response to instantaneous feedback on the fuel efficiency of their driving habits.
January 21, 2011

Eric Gonzales Named UCTC Student of the Year

ITS student Eric Gonzales, whose work has focused on how to manage multimodal transportation systems and street space in cities, has been named the 2010-2011 UCTC Outstanding Student of the Year Award, UCTC Director Robert Cervero announced. Gonzales is a PhD student in Civil and Environmental En
January 21, 2011

Walker, Gaker and Zheng Win Inaugural TRB Award

Professor Joan Walker, along with students David Gaker and Yanding Zheng, were the first winners of the Transportation Research Board's Ryuichi Kitamura Award for the Best Paper by a Student Co-Authored with a Mentor.
January 21, 2011

Video: Madanat Presents High-Speed Rail Report in Sacto

ITS Director Samer Madanat presented his review of ridership forecast models for California high-speed rail to the California State Senate Transportation and Housing Committee in Sacramento Wednesday, November 4).
April 14, 2011

Bayen Wins Prestigious PECASE Award

Alexandre Bayen, Associate Professor of Systems Engineering, has won the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), it was announced late Friday, Nov. 5.
November 24, 2010

Flight delays cost $32.9 billion, and passengers foot half the bill

The cost of domestic flight delays puts a $32.9 billion dent into the U.S.
January 12, 2011

ITS Staffer Wins National Science-Writing Award

ITS Berkeley news editor Christine Cosgrove has won the 2009 Science and Society Journalism Award from the National Association of Science Writers. Cosgrove, along with co-author Susan Cohen, a former faculty member at Berkeley's School of Journalism, won the Book category for Normal at Any C
August 31, 2010

High-Tech Transit Study Launches in Bay Area Commute Hot-Spot

A new pilot project by transportation researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks to determine whether commuters will use transit more often if they are provided with accessible, current and information-rich transit, parking and traffic options before they start their journey
January 12, 2011

ITS Researchers Tally Environmental Costs of Parking

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot--but until now nobody has assessed the environmental costs of providing parking spaces, surface parking lots, parking garage structures, and roadside parking areas in the U.S.
August 29, 2010

ITS Welcomes New Students

Incoming transportation students met faculty, staff, and one another during orientation activities held in the Transportation Library August 23. The new students come from the U.S. and nine other countries.
January 12, 2011

TSRC Researchers Win TRB Award for Carsharing Paper

Three TSRC researchers have won TRB’s second annual Outstanding Research Paper in Public Transportation award for their paper illuminating car ownership changes of people belonging to carsharing organizations.
January 12, 2011

High Speed-Rail Ridership Projections Not Reliable, Says UC Review

The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s forecasts of demand and ridership for a new San Francisco-to-Los Angeles high-speed train are not reliable because they are based on an inconsistent model, according to a new study by researchers at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the Un
July 22, 2010

Allie Thomas Wins WTS Award

 For her work in advancing transportation innovation in the international arena, the Women in Transportation Seminar has awarded Thomas the 2010 Elaine Dezenski Legacy Scholarship.
July 22, 2010

Wolf Homburger, Former ITS Assistant Director, Lecturer and Author, Dies

 Wolf Homburger, who joined ITS Berkeley as a junior research engineer in 1955 and later became assistant director of the Institute, has died. He influenced thousands of students and transportation professionals through the courses he taught and the textbook he developed.  
September 22, 2010

ITS Ph.D. Student Christian Claudel Wins Chua Award

Ph.D. student Christian Claudel has won the Leon O. Chua Award for his work on applications of Hamilton-Jacobi equations to traffic monitoring systems.