Transfers Magazine, the biannual digital magazine of the Pacific Southwest Region UTC edited by a team of UCLA faculty, staff and students, released its latest issue this month. As always, Transfers writers take on some of the most challenging and urgent issues of the day, from mitigating health inequities through transportation access, to bringing aged infrastructure into the present-day, to addressing social and racial factors that shape travel behaviors. Transfers strives to bring research out of the ivory tower and into policy and practice, where its learnings are urgently needed.

Issue 7 is dedicated to Transfers senior editor and beloved ITS professor emeritus Marty Wachs, who passed away in April. Marty approached his leadership of Transfers as he did with all his many other responsibilities — with warmth, commitment, and a strong faith in the researchers and the potential impact of their work. The Transfers staff hopes to carry this same energy and dedication forward into future issues.

Check out the articles from the latest issue:

Tribute to Martin Wachs

He did so much in so many different fields that most of us know only a small part of everything he accomplished

Donald Shoup


Transportation for the Anthropocene

New transportation systems must emphasize agility and flexibility, because today’s impossibilities may be tomorrow’s reality

Mikhail Chester and Braden Allenby


Cycling Toward Mobility Justice in Latino Immigrant Communities

How identity shapes the decision to ride a bike

Jesus M. Barajas


Rich versus Poor, Near versus Far From Transit: Who Travels More?

With appropriate policies, TODs can solve both environmental and equity goals simultaneously

Marlon Boarnet, Andrew Eisenlohr, Raphael W. Bostic, Seva Rodnyansky, Evgeny Burinskiy, Hue-Tam Jamme, Raúl Santiago-Bartolomei


Distracted Driving is Hazardous Driving

From laws to training and technology: how to improve traffic safety

Karl Kim and Eric Yamashita


A Prescription for Equitable Access

Transportation improvements are key to reducing health disparities

Katherine Chen


Transfers Magazine is a biannual research publication of the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center, a federally funded network of eight partner campuses in Arizona, California and Hawaii. Transfers also features a year-round blog covering campus stories, research updates, student projects, news, events, opinions and more.