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  • Transportation Sustainability Research Center's car share research used in "CarSharing: State of the Market and Growth Potential" article: www.autorentalnews.com/article/story/2015/03/carsharing-state-of-the-market-and-growth-potential.aspx#.VQXiI7S-jt8.twitter

     

    Auto Rental News
  • The ITS Smart Cities team was recently interviewed by France Inter. The 45 minutes segment aired March 8 on France Inter, the equivalent of NPR in France, on the topic of Smart Cities. Called "Des Octets dans Ma Ville" [Octets in my city], the show reported on innovative applications of technology to manage future cities better, for example with water resources, traffic management, personalized mobility. Professor Alexandre Bayen, who leads the Connected Corridors project team, discussed some of the recent findings of the team in the context of Los Angeles traffic. The recent UC Berkeley - INRIA partnership signed through CITRIS was also covered, in particular echoing the MoU signed between the city of Paris and San Francisco a few years ago.
    Listen to the Podcast [in French]

    http://www.franceinter.fr/emission-interception-des-octets-dans-ma-ville 

    France Inter
  •  BreakThru Radio spoke to Susan Shaheen, Co-Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC), about the growth of car sharing options

    BreakThru Radio
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     ITS Berkeley's Alexander Skabardonis, an engineering professor at UC Berkeley and "expert on all things traffic" talks with KQED on I-80 SMART Corridor for "Can Technology Make a Dent in East Bay Traffic?" http://blogs.kqed.org/science/audio/can-technology-make-a-dent-in-east-bay-traffic/

     

    KQED
  • ...It’s not that they’re the most reasonable way to allocate money – far from it. Research from Gian-Claudia Sciara, an expert on earmarks at the University of California-Davis, has shown that earmarking tends to shift funds away from local transportation priorities rather than adding new money to the infrastructure pot.

    US News
  • ...REQX Ventures, a company run by people affiliated with Related Companies—developer of the Time Warner Center and Hudson Yards—and its subsidiary Equinox, will own all of Alta Bicycle Share, according to one of those sources. It will, according to that source, increase the size of the CitiBike fleet from 6,000 to 12,000.

    Capital New York
  • Hundreds of transportation officials and transit entrepreneurs from around the world convened in San Francisco last week for an annual conference on designing streetscapes and new transit technology, many of which have taken root in The City..."Shared-use mobility" such as car sharing "does tend to change behavior," said Susan Shaheen, a UC Berkeley adjunct professor of civil and environmental engineering and co-director of the university's Transportation Sustainability Research Center.

    SF Examiner
  • The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit's application for $20 million in federal funds has been denied. The federal government only requires a 10 percent contribution and SMART had a 50 percent contribution available...The location of the station is in a highly remote location, above the current Marin Airporter site and far from the ferry. Parking, walking in bad weather, and poor bus connections will assure little or no ridership. 

    Marin Independent Journal
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    ..."The fact is that if you're obese then you're 78% more likely to be killed in a car crash," said Chris O'Connor, CEO of Humanetics, citing the statistic from the University of California-Berkeley's Safe Transportation and Research Education Center.

    USA Today
  • The ideal solution would be national rules that apply everywhere, says Steven Shladover, a research engineer for the intelligent-transportation program at the University of California at Berkeley. The challenge is formidable. 

    Fortune