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UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies @ TRB

Tuesday evening reception RSVPThe 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 [...]

By |2020-10-16T17:03:38-07:00December 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Reforming Transit Fare Policies

ITS Associate Director Allison Yoh, ITS Director Brian Taylor, and UCLA Urban Planning alumnus John Gahbauer recently completed a multi-year study on the benefits and challenges of using variable fares to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and equity of transit. These fares - which vary by mode, distance traveled, and/or time of day - can be set to reflect the costs of service provision, and for many decades researchers have argued for their use. The researchers find through interviews and a national survey that transit agency CEOs, deputy directors, and board members believe variable fares are a good idea, but in practice, few transit agencies offer them. Instead, simple, low, and flat fares are the norm. Rather than standing to gain more riders for some types of trips, agencies are instead motivated to keep fares low and flat across the board to avoid losing any trips to automobiles. This finding, among others in the report, suggest that transit agencies would do well to support congestion and parking pricing policies that would remove a significant barrier to implementing innovative fare policies.  

By |2020-10-20T14:15:24-07:00January 31st, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Colleen Callahan wins the 2011 Neville A. Parker Award

Colleen Callahan wins the 2011 Neville A. Parker Award for the best transportation policy and planning master’s capstone project in the U.S. For the 11th time in the past fourteen years, a UCLA Urban Planning student has won an award for the best transportation policy and planning master’s project, thesis, or dissertation from the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) in Washington, DC.  The CUTC (http://cutc.tamu.edu) was established in 1979 as the umbrella organization representing more than 70 major transportation research centers and institutes in the United States. This year, Colleen Callahan, who is currently the Deputy Director of the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation in the UCLA School of Public Affairs, won for her analysis of air pollution mitigation strategies in Southern California entitled, The Plane Truth – Air Quality Impacts of Airport Operations and Strategies for Sustainability:  A Case Study of the Los Angeles World Airports.  Ms. Callahan received her M.A. degree in Urban Planning at UCLA in June of 2010.  Before coming to UCLA, Ms. Callahan was the Manager of Air Quality Policy for the American Lung Association. She has also worked for the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute of Occidental College and at Adi Liberman [...]

By |2020-10-16T16:11:33-07:00January 4th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|

Transportation Geography Field Trip

Professor Brian Taylor, Director of ITS, recently led a group of 60 undergraduate students enrolled in the class, "Transportation Geography," on a one-day field trip. The class visited a variety of transportation and transportation-related projects, facilities, neighborhoods, and corridors in Los Angeles. Students traveled through old streetcar suburbs of west LA, rode through the Playa Vista development, met with Los Angeles World Airports staff, toured the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and the Alameda Corridor, walked through Union Station and Gateway Center in downtown Los Angeles, met with MTA staff to learn about bicycle planning, and took a walking tour of joint development projects along the Hollywood Corridor.

By |2020-10-16T14:40:38-07:00December 9th, 2003|Categories: Uncategorized|

Transportation Orientation and Dinner

If you are interested in learning more about transportation policy and planning at UCLA, please join us for an informal dinner gathering of transportation students and faculty on: Date: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003 Time: 4:30-6:45 PM Place: Public Policy Bldg 5273

By |2020-10-16T14:39:08-07:00September 17th, 2003|Categories: Uncategorized|