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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 
October 10, 2011

What's Wrong with US Transit Policy?

 Public transit has received government subsidies for decades, but a USC transportation professor told an overflow crowd at the Faculty Club on February 3 that transit has failed to meet its basic objectives.
October 10, 2011

WTS Awards Go to Berkeley Students

Tierra Bills and Carrie Makarewicz will be awarded scholarships by the Women's Transportation Seminar at a cocktail reception in San Francisco on March 3. The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of WTS makes four awards annually, two to graduate students and two to undergraduates. 
April 14, 2011

Book Your Room for ISTTT

The 19th International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory, the premier gathering for the world’s leading transportation and traffic theorists, will be held at the University of California, Berkeley, from July 18 to July 20, 2011.
April 14, 2011

Eco-Driving Study to Measure Impact of Instant Information

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, Riverside, and Davis, this week launched a study to determine how much drivers change their behavior in response to instantaneous feedback on the fuel efficiency of their driving habits.
January 21, 2011

Eric Gonzales Named UCTC Student of the Year

ITS student Eric Gonzales, whose work has focused on how to manage multimodal transportation systems and street space in cities, has been named the 2010-2011 UCTC Outstanding Student of the Year Award, UCTC Director Robert Cervero announced. Gonzales is a PhD student in Civil and Environmental En
January 21, 2011

Walker, Gaker and Zheng Win Inaugural TRB Award

Professor Joan Walker, along with students David Gaker and Yanding Zheng, were the first winners of the Transportation Research Board's Ryuichi Kitamura Award for the Best Paper by a Student Co-Authored with a Mentor.
January 21, 2011

Video: Madanat Presents High-Speed Rail Report in Sacto

ITS Director Samer Madanat presented his review of ridership forecast models for California high-speed rail to the California State Senate Transportation and Housing Committee in Sacramento Wednesday, November 4).
April 14, 2011

Bayen Wins Prestigious PECASE Award

Alexandre Bayen, Associate Professor of Systems Engineering, has won the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), it was announced late Friday, Nov. 5.
November 24, 2010

Flight delays cost $32.9 billion, and passengers foot half the bill

The cost of domestic flight delays puts a $32.9 billion dent into the U.S.
January 12, 2011

ITS Staffer Wins National Science-Writing Award

ITS Berkeley news editor Christine Cosgrove has won the 2009 Science and Society Journalism Award from the National Association of Science Writers. Cosgrove, along with co-author Susan Cohen, a former faculty member at Berkeley's School of Journalism, won the Book category for Normal at Any C
August 31, 2010

High-Tech Transit Study Launches in Bay Area Commute Hot-Spot

A new pilot project by transportation researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks to determine whether commuters will use transit more often if they are provided with accessible, current and information-rich transit, parking and traffic options before they start their journey
January 12, 2011

ITS Researchers Tally Environmental Costs of Parking

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot--but until now nobody has assessed the environmental costs of providing parking spaces, surface parking lots, parking garage structures, and roadside parking areas in the U.S.
August 29, 2010

ITS Welcomes New Students

Incoming transportation students met faculty, staff, and one another during orientation activities held in the Transportation Library August 23. The new students come from the U.S. and nine other countries.