TRB Annual Meeting Presentations and Reception Info

Tuesday evening reception RSVPThe 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 to all friends and alums of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.This year UCLA will once again be sending multiple presenters to the annual meeting. The lectern and poster presentations are listed below.  We have included selected UCLA ITS alumni presenting in the same sessions. Monday, January 11, 2016 8:00AM- 9:45AM Lectern Session 230: Bus Transit Operations and Intelligent Transport SystemsMaking Headways: Analysis of Smart Cards and Bus Dwell Time in Los Angeles (Poster File)Daniel Shockley, Fehr & Peers, MURP UCLA 2015Julia Salinas, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, [...]

By | 2017-05-19T16:05:48+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Brian Taylor Leads National Academies Study on Technology-Enabled Mobility Services

Dec. 11, 2015Download "Special Report 319 Between Public and Private Mobility: Examining the Rise of Technology-Enabled Transportation Services."Listen to the audio recording of the session on Special Report 319 at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.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 Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.California was the first state to establish statewide regulations for transportation network companies and as such UC researchers played a large role in the report. Director Brian Taylor served as chair of the committee and was joined by two other UC Institute of Transportation researchers, Susan Shaheen, Co-Director of the University of California, Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center and Daniel Sperling, founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis. Other notable members of [...]

By | 2017-05-19T16:05:48+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

ITS Partners with Caltrans to Deliver California Transportation Planning Conference

This week, 200 attendees meet in Downtown Los Angeles to discuss the future of transportation planning in CaliforniaThe 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 covers various topics. Wednesday begins with a discussion on how transportation planning must evolve in order to maintain an effective transportation system for everyone. Questions of funding and aging infrastructure are on the agenda, including a discussion of system preservation featuring speakers from the Federal Highway Administration, the City of Los Angeles, Southern California Association of Governments and Caltrans. A complete list of panels and topics can be found here.“At the conference, transportation stakeholders and decision-makers will exchange ideas and learn about the latest developments in transportation planning from a national, state, and local perspective,” said UCLA [...]

By | 2017-05-19T16:05:48+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|