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A Multimillion-Dollar Boost to Tackle Transportation Challenges

Thanks to a multimillion-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, faculty, staff researchers, and students affiliated with the UCLA Luskin Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) will be part of a new regional transportation center that will tackle some of the most important transportation issues facing America.

“Universities are at the forefront of identifying solutions, researching critical emerging issues and ensuring improved access to opportunity for all Americans,” U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said in announcing more than $300 million in grants to 32 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) nationwide, selected from among 212 proposals submitted. “This competition supports the future transportation workforce by providing students with opportunities to take part in cutting-edge research with leading experts in the field.”

By |December 21st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Luskin Graduate Research Grant Application – up to $5,000 for student research

UCLA Students are invited to apply for a Graduate Research Grant for your research and capstone projects. This application is jointly offered by the: The Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, Institute of Transportation Studies, Luskin Center for Innovation, and the Edward Hildebrand Canadian Studies Program. Below are details about the Graduate Research Grant program, the areas in which we fund, where your project best fits, and instructions to apply.

Purpose: The Graduate Research Grant program provides an opportunity for students to receive support for their theses, Applied Policy Projects (APP’s), Applied Planning Research Projects (APRP’s), or other capstone project specific to their department. The objective of the grant program is to support student projects that otherwise would not be possible without some financial or professional support. The award program offers: 1) financial support, 2) layout and design support, and 3) assistance with publicity and distribution of your project findings. Awards may include in-kind time provided by center staff (for purposes of layout and publicity assistance) to financial resources up to $5,000, or some combination.

Eligible and ineligible expenses: Graduate Research Grants may be used to cover direct costs associated with research, specifically data acquisition, software, production of final report, and undergraduate research assistance. The grants will not cover graduate student salaries, tuition remission, meals, or gift cards. The centers will consider requests for travel expenses only if travel is absolutely necessary for primary data collection purposes and if this need is well described in the application. Stipends are available for Institute of Transportation Studies projects that meet certain thematic goals. Expenses need to be pre-approved before seeking reimbursement.

Application deadline: January 31, 2017, at 5:00 PM.

To apply, complete the online form, which requires:

1) A […]

By |December 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies @ TRB

Tuesday evening reception RSVP

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting will be held January 8–12, 2017, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world.

The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in over 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2017 meeting: Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change.

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 Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM 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 9, 2017 

8:00 AM- 9:45 AM Lectern Session 252: Public Transportation Planning and Development: New Perspectives

Costly Errors: Analyzing Trends in Federally Funded Transit Project Cost Estimates

Carole Voulgaris, University of California, Los Angeles

10:15AM- 12:00PM Lectern Session 347: Building Strategic Institutional Relationships at the Intersection of Health and Transportation Lectern

Setting the Stage  (an introduction)

Richard Jackson, University […]

By |December 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|