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  •  Self-driving cars sound like a dream for bumper-to-bumper traffic. And imagine all the reading during long road trips! This hour, we’ll talk about how these cars will function and how engineers are making them safe with U.C.-Berkeley research engineer Steven Shladover. He writes about the future of self-driving cars in the June issue of Scientific American magazine.

  • Institute of Transportation Studies Directpr Alexandre Bayen and Assistant Director Laura Melengy talk about UC Berkeley's involvment in the San Francisco  petition for 'smart city' funding from the US Department of Transportation.

    Daily Californian
  • California’s 2016 budget may include additional funding for sustainable transportation research, education, and outreach. The California Assembly’s proposed budget includes a $3 million increase for the University of California Institute of Transportation Studies.

  • In an investigative report, Dateline NBC interviewed Karen Trapenberg Frick, an assistant professor of city and regional planning at UC Berkeley, about the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge span's turbulent background. In the segment, Frick pulls information from her book Remaking the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge: A Case Study of Shadowboxing with Nature to discuss the questionable way the rebuilt span came to fruition, including extreme schedule delays, outsourced labor costing thousands of American jobs and budget problems that ballooned the estimated $1.2 billion construction budget to a final price tag of $6.5 billion. "It's kind of like a soap opera," Frick says about the span's development. "There's these fantastical plot twists that happened along the way." 

    Dateline NBC
  •  Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director Susan Shaheen has been one of the top women in autonomous vehicles by Little Bird.

    Little Bird
  •  California PATH's Steven Shladover talkas about self driving cars: the auto industry and the press have oversold the automated car. Simple road encounters pose huge challenges for computers, and robotic chauffeurs remain decades away.

    Scientific American
  • Transportations Sustainability Research Center Co-Director Susan Shaheen talks about how hikesharing has grown amongst cities worldwide as a tool to promote sustainable transportation. Perhaps its most striking statistical anomaly to date, however, has been its safety record in North America, especially compared to personal bicycling.

    Move Forward
  •  Transportation Sustainablity Research Center teams up as Energy Department Announces Climate Action Champion, City of San Francisco, Embracing Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies.

    Imperial Valley News
  •  Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director Susan Shaheen talks to Motherboard on Uber's environmental impacts. 

  • Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-director Tim Lipman comments on alternative energy vehicles for the East Bay Times: http://www.eastbaytimes.com/breaking-news/ci_29914452/third-annual-altca....

    East Bay Times