ITS News

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    Therese McMillan, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration, described changes in transportation policy in the Obama administration, and invited ITS transportation and planning students to consider a career in public service.


  • Two ITS Berkeley students Eric Gonzales, Transportation Engineering, and Dan Work, Systems Engineering, have been selected as 2010 Eno Fellows.

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    California Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) visited ITS Berkeley on Wednesday, March 10, to gather information on high-speed rail and other transportation-related topics. Senator Lowenthal is the Chair of the Transportation and Housing Committee and represents the 27th District. He was joined by Arthur Bauer, Staff Director of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee.

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    On February 2, the U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) Administrator Peter Appel was treated to a PATH research campus demonstration, giving him a snapshot of current and recent applied research projects, and showing advanced technology that makes travel safe, efficient, and comfortable.

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    Welcome to the new ITS Berkeley website! We've changed our look, updated and added to our previous content, and organized the new site around the most used topic areas. Click around on new features like the Events calendar, the now-daily Transportation Headlines, and the Video Library. We're adding more all the time. If you find broken links or other problems, let us know.

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    In January 2010, transportation researchers at UC Berkeley released data from their 2008 “Mobile Century” field test, making it publicly available to fellow researchers via a free download. The landmark study derived highly accurate traffic data using GPS-enabled mobile phones as traffic sensors in a controlled environment of 100 cars driving a designated 10-mile loop around San Francisco Bay Area freeways. 

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    ITS Berkeley's Technology Transfer Program accepted the Transportation Planning Council Best Program Award for their Pedestrian Safety Assessment Program at the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) 2009 Annual Meeting and Exhibit, held in August of 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. The program was selected for its far-reaching applications for public agencies across the country. 

  • Professor Adib Kanafani introduces the keynote address from former ITS Director Martin Wachs

    Right on schedule, dozens of ITS faculty members and student researchers traveled to Washington, D.C. in January to present their latest findings at the 89th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board. TRB's Annual Meeting, which covers all modes of transportation, and attracts more than 10,000 transportation professionals from around the world. The theme for 2010 was" Investing in "Our Transportation Future – Bold Ideas to Meet Big Challenges." 

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    Challenges, opportunities, and unintended consequences were key words at a fall symposium on the California high-speed rail project moderated by ITS Director Samer Madanat. Six faculty with expertise in transportation and planning told an overflow audience at Alumni House on October 6 that the bullet train Californians voted to support with a $9.95 billion bond issue last November has the potential to not only lessen congestion up and down the state but also within the state’s increasingly-congested metropolitan areas. On the other hand, without careful planning, the project could increase sprawl in the Central Valley, create more environmentally hazardous emissions than air or road travel, and be dependent on subsidies for years to come.