Struggling to reaching for a strap on a crowded bus. Stepping into a packed train car and looking for a small space of refuge. Waiting by yourself at a dark bus stop. Trying to run household serving errands on a public transit schedule that’s been designed for rush hour. These are all-too-common experiences for women in transit — and illustrate why the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault must influence public transportation procedures, designs, and policies. Kicking off the new ITS lunchtime discussion series "Transportation is a Women's Issue," ITS associate director Madeline Brozen spoke with Dr. Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, a professor of urban planning at the UCLA Luskin School and ITS faculty fellow, about women’s transportation needs, how transit agencies are and are not meeting these needs, and the role of sexual harassment in public space and public transit. Watch the full discussion in the video below, and stay tuned for information about the next installment in the ongoing series.
Shared, electric, and autonomous vehicles will soon be widely available. How should transportation policy adjust for these "three revolutions" in personal travel? That was the question before a select group of transportation policymakers, stakeholders, and experts at the 2017 LA CoMotion Expo & Festival session on the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program from the UC Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS). The program, led by researchers at ITS-Davis, hopes to guide public decision-making and private investments around new vehicle technology. Dr. Austin Brown, the executive director of the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy and a former official in the Obama administration's Office of Science and Technology Policy, spearheaded the session's discussion about the implications of shared, electric, and autonomous vehicles on mobility, pricing, greenhouse gas emissions, public transit, and much more. Dr. Michael Manville, an assistant professor at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and UCLA ITS faculty fellow, contributed his thoughts on what policies can be put in place to improve transportation outcomes now and in the near future. Dr. Brown, Dr. Manville, and several session attendees shared their insights in a short video: To learn more about the 3 Revolutions program, visit the UC Davis [...]
We seek a dynamic transportation professional to serve as a program manager at the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS), a national leader in transportation research and community of scholars studying transportation finance, public transit, and innovative mobility. We work across the UCLA campus to coordinate, conduct, and promote research that produces real results in California and around the globe. For our program manager, we are seeking someone with experience and interest in equity and mobility, either as a researcher or practitioner. Candidates with strong knowledge and interest in innovative mobility services (carshare, rideshare, bikeshare) are preferred. Working knowledge of public transit, travel behavior, transportation finance, and surface transportation policy is a plus. Functionally, we are looking for a transportation professional who can assist in developing a multi-year research program, work with external partners, and curate content for a major executive education program. ITS hosts the annual UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium on the Transportation-Land Use-Environment Connection, a 27-year old institution in California planning and policymaking. The program manager will take a lead role in developing that program and working with external partners to ensure its success. ITS is recognized as a leader in the fields of equity and innovative [...]
The annual UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium brings together influential planners, policymakers, academics, and other stakeholders for three days of immersive discussion on the connections between land use, transportation, and the environment. This October's 27th edition of the gathering tackled the highly relevant topic of "Global Climate Change, Local Growing Pains," examining how land use policy interacts with and often impedes climate goals.
Sessions covered everything from housing displacement to freight logistics to infrastructure planning for greenhouse gas emissions. Speakers summarized some of the symposium's key themes and insights in the video below: