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By |December 17th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

2013 WTS Scholarship Recipients

This year, three UCLA transportation students received WTS Scholarships.


Jaimee Lederman is currently an Urban Planning PhD student at UCLA. Her research focuses on the intersection between transportation planning, regional governance, and the environment. Before attending UCLA, she was a practicing lawyer and also received a Master_s degree in Economics. Ultimately, she would like to use this knowledge to help transportation planners best approach environmental requirements with the philosophy that incorporating environmental goals into transportation planning is a situation in which everyone wins. Doreen Zhao is pursuing a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at UCLA. Currently, she is researching demand-responsive pricing for parking and how cities may better manage their parking supply. She is also interested in new transportation technologies and concepts, such as electric vehicles and ridesharing, and their impacts on our traditional concept of mobility and travel. Rosa Guillen-Sanchez will receive an M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning with a concentration in Transportation Planning and Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles, in June of 2014. She participated in the WTS-OC 2013 Transportation Academy and is an active member of the Planners of Color for Social Equity at UCLA. Her work experience includes a current internship with the Orange County Transportation Authority and a previous internship with Orange County Works/OC Planning. She completed a research project on the commute and housing cost burdens of people who work at Disneyland and found evidence that some low-wage workers were commuting great distances in order to find affordable housing.

By |December 17th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Lewis Center Researcher Herbie Huff On NPR’s All Things Considered

The Lewis Center’s Herbie Huff was recently interviewed by NPR for a story on All Things Considered on biking in Los Angeles. Click here to listen to the segment and read more about L.A. Bike Trains, an organization that arranges and guides bicycle commuting groups.

Ms. Huff is a research associate at the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and the Institute for Transportation Studies, where she works to bring data and research to bear on the most pressing planning and policy questions facing decisionmakers. She holds a M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA and a B.S. in Mathematics and English from Harvey Mudd College. She is a Mayoral appointee to the City’s Bicycle Advisory Committee and a board member at the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.

By |December 5th, 2013|Categories: Complete Streets, Transportation|

Latest Issue of ACCESS Magazine Now Available

The latest issue of Access Magazine is now available online. You can view and download the issue here, or click on the titles below to be taken directly to each article.

In this issue:

Going Mental: Everyday Travel and the Cognitive Map; Andrew Mondschein, Evelyn Blumenberg, and Brian D. Taylor
Driving Down Diesel Emissions; Robert Harley
From Fuel Taxes to Mileage Fees; Paul Sorensen
SFpark: Pricing Parking by Demand; Gregory Pierce and Donald Shoup
Parking Reform Made Easy; Richard Willson
The Access Almanac: Vehicular ad hoc Networks – Storms on the Horizon; Amelia Regan

By |December 5th, 2013|Categories: Transportation|