What’s Behind the Decline in Driving Among Millennials?
This question has been hotly debated in the press and in policy circles, but mostly based on impressions and anecdotes and not solid evidence – until now. Two recent national studies by ITS researchers Evelyn Blumenberg, Anne Brown, Stephen Brumbaugh, Kelcie Ralph, Michael Smart, Brian Taylor, Carole Turley Voulgaris, and Madeline Wander shed considerable light on those mysterious Millennials and their travel behavior. The first study, What’s Youth Got to Do with It? Exploring the Travel Behavior of Teens and Young Adults, found that youth travel behavior was deviating remarkably little from that of adults, with economic factors like employment status and income predominating in determining the travel behavior of both youth and […]
Zoe Unruh (MURP ’16) has been awarded the Jack R. Gilstrap Scholarship from the American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF). This award is given to a student in pursuing a career in the public transportation industry, and specifically to the student whose application was given the highest overall score among submissions. Zoe was also recently awarded the Intelligent Transportation Systems of California Scholarship for her demonstrated dedication to advancing the study of public transportation and transit.
The Jack R. Gilstrap scholarship is one of sixteen awarded each year by APTF. To learn more about this and many other APTF scholarship opportunities, visit www.aptfd.org.
Please join us in congratulating the following UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs students in receiving honors and awards in transportation scholarship.
Kelcie Ralph (PhD ’15), Professor at Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, has been awarded the Barclay Gibbs Jones Dissertation Prize for her dissertation, Analyzing the Nature of Recent Travel Changes for Young Adults in America, 1995 to 2009. Kelcie’s selection marks the first for a student from UCLA, though she joins many esteemed awardees from the University of California system.
Carole Turley Voulgaris, PhD Candidate at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, was selected by the Board of Regents of the Eno Center for Transportation to participate in the 23rd annual Eno Future Leaders Development Conference in Washington, DC, from May 30-June 4, 2015.
Each year, the Eno Center for Transportation invites America’s top graduate students in transportation-related fields to spend a week in Washington, DC, to learn how transportation policies are developed from those who develop them. Beyond providing an introduction to “how Washington works,” the Leadership Development Conference is intended to motivate students to continue their transportation studies and […]
Missed a slide or a link during the transportation studies orientation? The slides are now available under the Academics link.
The UCLA Department of Urban Planning invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in transportation. We seek a bold, innovative thinker who is, or soon will be, a leading scholar of cities and regions. We welcome applicants with varied research interests, though the candidate selected must be able to contribute substantially to our transportation policy and planning curriculum.
The Department of Urban Planning currently hosts 16 tenured/tenure-track planning faculty, 7 affiliated tenured/tenure-track faculty, 7 visiting practice faculty, 5 adjunct faculty, 4 active professors emeriti, 35 PhD students, 150 master’s students, and 60 undergraduate minors across its large, diverse, and highly selective PhD, master’s, and undergraduate programs. We have a tradition of intellectual leadership in urban studies and transportation planning, and […]
Latest Issue Of ACCESS Magazine Now Available!
The Spring/Summer issue of ACCESS magazine is hot off of the press and now available to view at the brand-new ACCESS website, accessmagazine.org. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find in the latest issue:
The Social Context of Travel
Michael J. Smart & Nicholas J. Klein
Imagine two couples living next door to each other in the Castro district of San Francisco. They have similar jobs, interests, and incomes, but one couple is straight while the other is gay. Research now shows that the gay couple’s trips to work, shops, and everywhere in-between are more likely to be local than that of their straight neighbors. But why would this be?
In “The […]
“Transportation connects us. It gives everyone a shot.”
For the final Luskin Lecture of the 2014-15 academic year, and the keynote of our Downtown LA Forum on Complete Streets / Competing Priorities, Anthony Foxx, who was appointed Transportation Secretary by President Obama in July 2013, spoke about the many ways that transportation can connect and integrate communities. The event was presented in partnership with Los Angeles Metro. Secretary Anthony Foxx highlighted the role of transportation in social justice. He described our transportation network as the binding fabric of our society – it enables opportunity and is a reflection of our values. Yet, while it can unify neighborhoods, transportation infrastructure can also divide communities. Mr. Foxx gave examples of […]
The annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington DC boasts such a wide array of activities and gatherings that in this era of social media it is tempting to use tweets and photos to convey the considerable intellectual energy that permeates the week. We make no pretense of being any different at UCLA- you get your fill of such delights at the Twitter feed “@ucla_its” and peruse the photos in our slideshow. […]
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is pleased to host the 2015 California Transportation Planning Conference, in partnership with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Please join us this December for an interactive, three-day session where transportation stakeholders and decision-makers will exchange ideas and learn about the latest developments in transportation planning from a national, state, and local perspective. The conference is open to anyone involved and interested in the transportation planning process.
This year’s theme, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation, will guide the discussions to help identify:
Please join us for an evening reception. We invite those attending the Transportation Research Board conference and other Washington D.C-based friends of the Institute of Transportation Studies.
RSVP page is forthcoming.
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