ITS News

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    Co-Director of the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) and Assistant Director of the University of California Transportation Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation (UCCONNECT) Karen Trapenberg Frick blogs about recent history of major infrastructure — often called megaprojects — in the United States and worldwide tells us that infrastructure cannot be delivered quickly, on time and on budget, even for projects cloaked with the guise of “shovel ready”.

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    ITS affiliates Professor Francesco Borrelli (lead PI), Professor Scott Moura and Professor Robert Horowitz won an ARPA-E grant on "Predictive Data-Driven Vehicle Dynamics and Powertrain Control." The 3-year project is also in collaboration with Hyundai American Technical Center and Sensys Networks.

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    Kenichi Soga, Chancellor's Professor, recently delivered the 15th Jennings Memorial Lecture hosted by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Division, at the University of Pretoria, Cape Town, South Africa.



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    Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley Dolf May and the pioneer of ramp meters and HOV lanes recently made the news as LA celebrates getting its first freeway onramp meter 50 years ago. See how they changed traffic.


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    Congratulations to the UAV @ Berkeley team who came in second in the University Team competition at the first collegiate drone competition held at Purdue University, fully sanctioned by MultiGP, the largest professional drone racing league in the world, and The Academy of Model Aeronautics.

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    Congressmember Mark DeSaulnier and Congressmember Kathy Castor visited the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory April 17, 2017 and met with ITS Director Alexandre Bayen and Executive Director, Sustainable Transportation Initiative Jane Macfarlane.

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     UC Berkeley Transportation Engineering graduate students Teddy Forscher, Stephen Wong, Hassan Obeid and Amine Bouzaghrane presented posters at the College of Engineering's Dean's Society event on April 12, 2017 on "Rejuvenating America's Infrastructure."

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    Leaders at the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) Berkeley took center stage on Tuesday, April 4 at the University of California (UC) Center Sacramento, discussing how technological advancements and social changes will impact traffic, focusing specifically on how research at the UC ITS Centers on data and smart cities could improve traffic management.

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    Congratulations to Transportation Engineering doctoral student Edward Forscher, who has been selected to participate in the 25th annual Eno Future Leaders Development Conference in Washington, DC, June 4-8, 2017.



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     A group of 9 undergraduates have restarted the CEE Transportation Team. Their inaugural competition will be the ASCE Mid-Pacific Regional Competition in Chico, CA on April 22.