ITS News

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    École Polytechnique (L’X) and the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Berkeley (ITS Berkeley) are excited to bring an innovative module reflecting academic excellence in transportation and the innovation of Silicon Valley to the new École Polytechnique’s Executive Master degree program, launched this semester.

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     Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) Co-Director Susan Shaheen is being recognized for her distinguished achievements in transportation research with the 2017 Roy W. Crum Award, which will be presented during the TRB Annual Meeting's Chairman's Luncheon on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in Washington DC.

     

     
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     With California's population projected to grow by 21 million by 2050, rail transportation will be vital to the state's efficient movement of freight and people, a new research report concludes.

     

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     The latest roadmap to a 100 percent renewable energy future has been set by Stanford University’s Mark Z. Jacobson, University of California Berkeley’s Mark Delucchi and 25 colleagues in a new paper in Joule, and it is the most specific global vision yet.

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     Join us on Fridays in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building for Transportation Seminars from leading academics, researchers and professionals in transportation! Several of the seminars will also be streamed on Facebook Live and placed on our YouTube Channel.

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    Congratulations to Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology’s (PATH) Connected Corridors and Caltrans who earned an Honorable Mention from Amazon Web Services (AWS) 2017 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge!

     

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    Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director Susan Shaheen and researchers Nelson Chan and Lisa Rayle talk about how data from San Francisco show ridesourcing may bring mobility to passengers quicker than traditional taxis in the latest ACCESS Magazine.

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    The Institute of Transportation Studies was well represented at the 2017 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (CAFOE) in Shanghai, China June 22-24, 2017 with two faculty members Alexandre Bayen and Scott Moura and the three alumni Daniel Work, Ram Rajagopal, and Christian Claudel in attendance and participating.

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    As a Masters (’07) and Doctoral (’10) student at UC Berkeley, Daniel Work created a firm foundation on scholarship and innovation, a network of top scholars and researchers and a spirit of forging ahead with large-scale projects. Now he’s transforming the way we think about how autonomous vehicles and emerging technology can revolutionize traffic control.

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     Responding to the global impacts of human activity, UC Berkeley and the Berkeley Lab have long been leaders in the research needed to understand and respond effectively to humanity's global environmental impact. And that research was on display May 12, 2017 at the Cal Future Forum, showcasing developing energy efficiency standards that are now used around the world, developing technologies for making our cities more resilient to droughts and floods, converting sunlight into modern fuels, assessing the impact of the sixth mass extinction, to forecasting future change.