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WTS 2013
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Transportation Events

8th Annual Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation: What Good Is It? Reflections on the Utility of Travel in a Resource-Constrained Era ( May 19 )

5:00-6:00pm Reception (3rd Floor Patio, UCLA Public Affairs Building)

6:00-7:30pm Lecture (Room 2355, UCLA Public Affairs Building)

Free and Open to the Public

RSVP: mokhtarian.eventbrite.com 

CM Credits Available


2014 UCTC Student Conference April 17-18 at Cal Poly Pomona ( Apr 17 - 18 )


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Registration is now open for the 2014 UCTC Student Conference April 17-18 at Cal Poly Pomona!

Grand Illusions and Hard Realities: Ideas for Reinventing the Ways We Travel ( Mar 10 )

When: Monday, March 10th at 12:00pm

Where: Public Affairs Building, Room 2343

Lunch will be provided.

UCLA in DC Reception ( Jan 14 )

UCLA in DC Reception

TRB 93rd Annual Meeting ( Jan 12 - 16 )

Plan now to attend the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting, an information packed program that will attract more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world to Washington, D.C. on January 12-16, 2014.

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Recent Books by ITS Faculty

Auto Motives - Evelyn Blumenberg

Our global reliance on private automobiles as the primary means for transporting individuals is likely to become increasingly problematic over the next ten to 20 years. International traffic forecasts suggest that the total number of private automobiles will grow from approximately 800 million in 2002 to more than two billion in 2030. At the same time, lack of automobility leads to social exclusion and hinders positive economic outcomes for many segments of society.

The High Cost of Free Parking - Donald Shoup

Off-street parking requirements are devastating American cities. So says Donald Shoup, FAICP, in The High Cost of Free Parking, a no-holds-barred directive on the way parking should be. Free parking, he argues, has contributed to auto dependence, rapid urban sprawl, extravagant energy use, and a host of other problems .More information about this long-awaited book is available from the American Planning Association's website.

UCLA-ITS Policy Briefs

Introduction: The Goals of ACCESS by Donald Shoup

Going Mental: Everyday Travel and the Cognitive Map by Andrew Mondschein, Evelyn Blumenberg, and Brian D. Taylor

From Fuel Taxes to Mileage Fees by Paul Sorensen (Former UCLA UP Masters Student)

SFpark: Pricing Parking by Demand by Gregory Pierce and Donald Shoup

Getting on Board with Public Transit by John A. Mathews

Equity as a Factor in Surface Transportation Politics by Alan Altshuler

Parking without Paying by Michael Manville and Jonathan Williams

Opportunities and Challenges for TODs in Southern California by Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris

Greenhouse Gas Management: Local Efforts to Curb a Global Phenomenon by Juan Matute

THE ACCESS ALMANAC: On-Street Parking Management v. Off-Street Parking Requirements by Donald Shoup

Planning For High Speed Rail by Martin Wachs

Thinking Outside the Bus Transit Expenditures Rising Faster Than Ridership by H. Iseki, M. Smart, B. Taylor, and A. Yoh

Can Public Transportation Increase Economic Efficiency? by Matthew Drennan and Charles Brecher

Solar Parking Requirements Utilizing Parking Space for Solar Panels by Donald Shoup

Ending the Abuse of Disabled Parking Placards by Donald Shoup

Small Steps Small, Concrete Steps Toward Progress by Mike Manville

Transportation, Jobs, and Economic Growth How Transportation Creates Jobs and Economic Growth by Martin Wachs

Cash for Clunkers? The Environmental Impact of Mexico's Demand for Used Vehicles by Lucas W. Davis and Matthew E. Kahn

Free Parking or Free Markets Curb Parking Prices and City Congestion by Donald Shoup

Life in the Fast Lane Consequences of Repealing the 55mph Speed Limit by Eric A. Morris

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