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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.
January 12, 2011

TSRC Researchers Win TRB Award for Carsharing Paper

Three TSRC researchers have won TRB’s second annual Outstanding Research Paper in Public Transportation award for their paper illuminating car ownership changes of people belonging to carsharing organizations.
January 12, 2011

High Speed-Rail Ridership Projections Not Reliable, Says UC Review

The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s forecasts of demand and ridership for a new San Francisco-to-Los Angeles high-speed train are not reliable because they are based on an inconsistent model, according to a new study by researchers at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the Un
July 22, 2010

Allie Thomas Wins WTS Award

 For her work in advancing transportation innovation in the international arena, the Women in Transportation Seminar has awarded Thomas the 2010 Elaine Dezenski Legacy Scholarship.
July 22, 2010

Wolf Homburger, Former ITS Assistant Director, Lecturer and Author, Dies

 Wolf Homburger, who joined ITS Berkeley as a junior research engineer in 1955 and later became assistant director of the Institute, has died. He influenced thousands of students and transportation professionals through the courses he taught and the textbook he developed.  
September 22, 2010

ITS Ph.D. Student Christian Claudel Wins Chua Award

Ph.D. student Christian Claudel has won the Leon O. Chua Award for his work on applications of Hamilton-Jacobi equations to traffic monitoring systems.
July 22, 2010

Kammen Appointed First Clean-Energy Fellow

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday (Thursday, April 15) named Daniel Kammen, the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy, a Senior Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Fellow to advise our neighbors in the Western Hemisphere on clean energy issues.
September 22, 2010

ITS Alum and FTA Deputy Administrator Pitches Public Service

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. 
April 19, 2010

Visit ITS at Cal Day

Saturday, April 17 is Cal Day, the University's biggest open house of the year.
March 15, 2010

Senator Lowenthal Explores Transportation Topics with ITS Experts

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
February 19, 2010

U.S. DOT Research Chief Tours PATH

On February 2, the U.S.
February 17, 2010

ITS Berkeley Launches New Website

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.
February 10, 2010

Mobile Century Data Released to Researchers

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.
February 16, 2010

Pedestrian Safety Assessment Wins ITE “Best Program” Award

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.
February 19, 2010

ITS at TRB 2010

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.
February 21, 2010

California’s Bullet Train: Challenges and Opportunities

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 bu