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April 9, 2012

Tech Transfer Director Laura Melendy Receives National Award

The national organization representing 58 technical assistance programs that provide transportation expertise to communities and transportation agencies around the country presented ITS Assistant Director Laura Melendy with its annual award in Washington, D.C. in late January. 
January 26, 2012

TRB Presents Carey Award to Adib Kanafani

Former ITS Director Adib Kanafani received the W.N. Carey, Jr., Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding service to both transportation research and the Transportation Research Board at a luncheon held in Washington, D.C. on January 25.
May 23, 2012

UCTC Receives Funding for New Transportation Research

The University of California Transportation Center (UCTC) has received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S.
May 23, 2012

Vikash Gayah Wins UCTC Student of the Year Award

Vikash Gayah, a Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been named 2011-2012 UCTC Outstanding Student of the Year. His dissertation work focuses on the dynamics of traffic networks and operations.
May 23, 2012

Long-time Director of Pavement Research Center Steps Down

Professor Carl Monismith, director of the Pavement Research Center at Berkeley for more than five decades, has stepped down and assumed the position of assistant director. Dr. James Signore, who has worked with Professor Monismith for six years, has been appointed to the directorship. 
January 19, 2012

Bay Bridge Toll Evaluation Reveals Suprises

A year-long study into the effects of increased tolls and congestion pricing on Bay Bridge traffic conditions has revealed a number of surprising changes in travel behavior. ITS-affiliated researchers presented their final report to the Bay Area Toll Authority oversight committee on Nov. 9.
January 17, 2012

ITS Alum Dan Work Wins Best Dissertation Award

Dan Work, who received his Ph.D.
April 9, 2012

Trip Tracking via Smartphone: A Cool Way to Engage High School Students

ITS faculty, Joan Walker and Raja Sengupta, teamed up with ITS grad students and undergrads to teach high school students from around the country how to track trips using smartphones.
February 22, 2012

New Carpool Rule Slows Traffic for All

Michael Cassidy, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and ITS doctoral student Kitae Jang present research showing that kicking single occupant hybrids out of California's carpool lanes has backfired, slowing traffic for drivers in all lanes.
January 17, 2012

Adib Kanafani Receives TRB's Carey Award

Former ITS Director Adib Kanafani will receive one of the Transportation Research Board's highest honors, the W.N. Carey, Jr., Distinguished Service Award, at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. in January. He has been actively involved in TRB for more than 35 years. 
January 17, 2012

Librarians Contribute to Engineering Reference Book

UC Berkeley's transportation librarians Rita Evans and Kendra Levine have contributed a chapter to a newly updated reference book on engineering research resources.
January 17, 2012

New ITS Students Arrive

ITS welcomed 23 incoming transportation graduate students Tuesday, who met faculty, staff, and continuing students during an all-day orientation held in the Transportation Library. The new group includes 10 international students, 13 domestic students and a visiting scholar from Chile.
April 9, 2012

Alexandre Bayen Pens New Book on Viability Theory

Alexandre Bayen, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, has co-authored Viability Theory: New Directions, the second edition of a seminal book first written in 1991. Viability theory designs and develops mat
September 14, 2017

Airport Design Class Team Wins FAA Competition

The Federal Aviation Administration awarded four undergraduates from Dr. Jasenka Rakas' airport design class a first prize for their proposal to improve airport efficiency.
September 14, 2017

A New Contract for NEXTOR

The aviation research consortium, NEXTOR, has recently been awarded a new seven-year contract that will provide up to $60 million for aviation research. On average, 10 ITS graduate students each year work on aviation projects provided through the NEXTOR program. 
January 17, 2012

Eco-driving: Ready for Prime Time?

Ken Kurani of UC Davis, Susan Shaheen and Alexandre Bayen of UC Berkeley, Matt Barth of UC Riverside, and Wenlong Jin of UC Irvine discussed the future of eco-driving at an all-day conference held May 18.
May 26, 2011

A Closer Look at California's High-Speed Rail Project

More than 30 panelists from academia, public agencies, and industry placed California's high-speed rail project under the microscope at a two-day conference held at UC Berkeley May 2-3 to examine more thoroughly its potential as well as its possible pitfalls. 
October 10, 2011

Cutting Freight Emissions in Canada, Mexico and the US

A tri-national commission established as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement released its recommendations for reducing freight emissions in the US, Canada and Mexico on March 21. Transportation Sustainability Research Center co-director Susan Shaheen contributed to the study.
October 10, 2011

TSRC to Test 10 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrids

The Transportation Sustainability Research Center will test 10 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrids as part of a research program involving Toyota, the cities of Berkeley and San Jose, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), and others.
October 10, 2011

ITS Alum and Advisor Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Larry Burns, ITS alumnus, former vice president of research and development for General Motors, and a champion of alternative fuel systems for vehicles, has been elected a member of the