It was another successful year for UCLA faculty and students at the 95th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board. For the conference, which is held every January in Washington, D.C., students, faculty, and research staff made the trip out to mingle with other transportation experts, get up to speed on the most cutting-edge research in the field, and reconnect with UCLA alumni from around the country. A generous gift from Larry Sauve MA UP ’78 provided travel support to 19 Master’s and PhD students.
The research presented by UCLA was extensive and diverse.
The five-person team of Brian Taylor, Evelyn Blumenberg, Kelcie Ralph, Carole Turley Voulgaris, and Anne Brown presented two examples of their recent groundbreaking research on travel behavior: One on […]
The fall 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:
Quantiﬁed Traveler: Travel Feedback Meets the Cloud to Change Behavior
Raja Sengupta and Joan L. Walker
Most people are aware that car emissions harm the environment, but they continue to drive anyway. What would it take for people to drive less and use other means of travel more?
In their new article, “Quantiﬁed Traveler: Travel Feedback Meets the Cloud to Change Behavior,” authors Raja Sengupta and Joan Walker try to get people to walk, bike, and take transit more through a new program, Quantified Traveler. With […]
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, DC at its new venue, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, during January 10-14, 2016. The information-packed program is expected to attract 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world.
The TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies will be hosting a reception during the TRB Annual Meeting on Monday, January 12th from 5:30-7:30pm (EST) at Busboys & Poets at the corner of 5th St NW and K St. The reception is open […]
Dec. 11, 2015
WASHINGTON – Innovative transportation services such as car sharing, bike sharing, and transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft are changing mobility for millions of travelers. Yet regulation of these services often varies greatly across geographic areas and industry segments. Policymakers and regulators should formulate consistent policies that encourage competition among these new and traditional transportation services — such as taxis — in order to improve mobility, safety, and sustainability, says a new report from the National Academies of […]
This week, 200 attendees meet in Downtown Los Angeles to discuss the future of transportation planning in California
The last time Caltrans hosted a statewide transportation planning conference, in 2008, transportation in California was very different. Fastforwarding a short seven years later, California is hosting the first cap-and-trade system in the U.S., all of the state’s regions have Sustainable Communities Strategies linking transportation and land use, and public health at the center of the conversation. These changes, among others, are what bring together over 200 transportation professionals to the 2015 California Transportation Planning Conference hosted in Downtown Los Angeles December 2 through 4.
The conference […]
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 […]
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