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Impressions of California's Current Passenger Rail Situation, Jun 24

June 24, 2015 - 12:42pm
Paul Dyson, President of RailPAC (http://www.railpac.org/), a statewide organization dedicated to improving California's passenger rail services, will give a presentation on his impressions of California's current passenger rail situation Wednesday June 24, 4p.m. in Wurster Hall, Room 106.

Mr. Dyson is very familiar with and knowledgeable about California's HSR program, as well as with the status of the federal transportation funding program and California rail generally.

Improving Public Transit at Intersection, Corridor and City-wide Scales, May 8

May 8, 2015 - 11:00pm
Haoyu Chen from UC Berkeley, will present "Improving Public Transit at Intersection, Corridor and City-wide Scales" for the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar, on Friday, May 8 at 4-5 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m.

Modeling Network of Vehicles in a Heterogenous Non-urban Environment, May 1

May 1, 2015 - 11:00pm
Ruzena Bajcsy from UC Berkeley, will present "Modeling Network of Vehicles in a Heterogenous Non-urban Environment" for the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar, on Friday, May 1 at 4-5 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m.

Monitoring Traffic for Incidents and Extreme Congestion Events, Apr 24

April 24, 2015 - 10:00pm
Dan Work, from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present "Monitoring Traffic for Incidents and Extreme Congestion Events " for the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar and as part of the Resilience Seminar Series with CITRIS and TRUST Friday, April 24 at 4-5 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m.

Maps and More: Transit Maps of California, Apr 17

April 17, 2015 - 11:00pm
"Maps and More" is a monthly pop-up exhibit drawn from the collections of the Earth Sciences and Map Library. This month's exhibit features California transit maps from the Institute of Transportation Studies Library and the Earth Sciences & Map Library collections. Highlights include a 1941 map of the Key System and East Bay Transit Co. and maps showcasing the evolution of LA public transit.

This exhibit will also be on view at the Earth Sciences & Map Library for CalDay, Saturday, April 18th, from 10 am - 3 pm.

Semantics and the city, Apr 17

April 17, 2015 - 11:00pm
Francisco C. Pereira, from MIT/CEE ITSLab, will present "Semantics and the city" at the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar Friday, April 17 at 4-5 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m.

Creating Space for Bikeways: Road Diets and Parking Removal, Apr 10

April 10, 2015 - 11:00pm
The City of San Jose's Active Transportation Program is in the midst of a ten-year plan to complete a 400-mile on-street bikeway network. With more than 250 miles implemented to date, most of the easier projects have been completed. Increasingly, remaining projects are faced with constrained right-of-way without enough space to accommodate a quality bicycle facility. To create space for new bikeways, San Jose has turned to the use of road diets (removal of a travel lane to create space for other features) and/or removal of on-street parking. These projects create a number of challenges including design, outreach, environmental clearance, and funding. John Brazil will share lessons learned from several recent projects including Hedding Street, Lincoln Avenue, Park Avenue, and Monterey Road.

Round Table and Panel on the Future of Automated Driving, Apr 10

April 10, 2015 - 11:00pm
ITS Director Alexandre Bayen will moderate "Round Table and Panel on the Future of Automated Driving" featuring Francesco Borelli, UC Berkeley, Jerry Jariyasunant, Automatic, Inc., Megan Ryerson, University of Pennsylvania, and Randell Iwasaki, Contra Costa Transportation Authority for the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar Friday, April 10 at 3:30-5 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

Joint Optimization of Pavement Management and Reconstruction Policies for Facilities and System Problems, Apr 3

April 3, 2015 - 10:00pm
Jinwoo Lee, from UC Berkeley, will present "Joint Optimization of Pavement Management and Reconstruction Policies for Facilities and System Problems" for the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar Friday, April 3 at 4-5 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m.

TE-06 California MUTCD Update Workshop, Apr 1

April 1, 2015 - 10:00pm
Are you aware that California recently adopted a new CA MUTCD standard and it affects how you do your daily work in transportation?
Are you aware that California has adopted another updated version of the MUTCD in early 2012, which further updates or changes the State's traffic control requirements?
Are you aware of your company or public agency's requirements to follow this document related to transportation projects?
Are you wondering how the prior Traffic Manual, the Federal MUTCD adopted in 2009, and California Supplement to the MUTCD all relate to each other and to your work?
Do you know the status of some of the more significant changes to the MUTCD, such as signal timing parameters, pedestrian traffic controls, traffic signs, and speed zones apply?
Would you like to find out how other California practitioners are applying these new standards and guidelines successfully? Would you like to benefit from their real-world, transportation experience in both the public and private sides of the industry, and be able to apply their "lessons learned" to your projects spanning traffic control devices, signage, traffic signals, school zones, pavement markings, and the latest requirements and guidance for these?
Do you want to hear about some of the changes that have been approved for 2012?
If so, you will want to attend this important workshop, which emphasizes application areas of the new CA MUTCD. Learn where your prior California Supplement/Traffic Manual applications still apply or have become outdated. Fully understand where and how California practice differs from Federal practice to be in compliance. Pick-up wide-ranging good practices in applying these standards to new and existing transportation facilities in California. The workshop is a combination of presentations by experts, discussion, and Q&A, so whether you are a seasoned practioner or completely new to the field, bring your issues and experience to further your knowledge.

TE-39 Roadway Lighting Design, Mar 25-26

March 26, 2015 - 10:00pm
This course emphasizes how to design roadway lighting installations that are effective and that meet various standards and requirements. While instruction focuses on use of the illuminance ("foot candle") method, students will also learn about the luminance method. The course covers a wide range of relevant topics, from human factors, including the eye, vision, and perception, to lighting terminology, including light control, luminaire types, and design principles, with reference to IES standard practice, the AASHTO guidelines, and FHWA's Roadway Lighting Handbook. The class combines lectures, hands-on classroom exercises, and case studies.

TE-39 Roadway Lighting Design, Mar 25-26

March 25, 2015 - 10:00pm
This course emphasizes how to design roadway lighting installations that are effective and that meet various standards and requirements. While instruction focuses on use of the illuminance ("foot candle") method, students will also learn about the luminance method. The course covers a wide range of relevant topics, from human factors, including the eye, vision, and perception, to lighting terminology, including light control, luminaire types, and design principles, with reference to IES standard practice, the AASHTO guidelines, and FHWA's Roadway Lighting Handbook. The class combines lectures, hands-on classroom exercises, and case studies.

Economically and Environmentally Informed Policies for Road Resurfacing, Mar 20

March 20, 2015 - 10:00pm
Darren Reger, from UC Berkeley, will present "Economically and Environmentally Informed Policies for Road Resurfacing" for the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar Friday, March 20 at 4-5 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m.

TS-04 Improving Safety at Intersections, Mar 5-19

March 19, 2015 - 10:00pm
About 65 percent of all crashes in urban areas and 40 percent of those in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies in California. Because crashes are typically complex events, a great diversity of mitigation measures have been tried with varying degrees of success, including the modern round-about. This workshop offers a range of guidelines, solutions, and strategies for reducing conflicts and crashes at intersection locations. Safety improvements appropriate for both urban and rural areas are explored.