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September 14, 2017

TSRC, Zipcar Study Finds Significantly Fewer Personal Cars on Campuses

 Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and the University of California, Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC), today released the findings of a first-of-its kind study of Zipcar car sharing on North American college and university campuses. 
September 14, 2017

Cathy Wu Selected as Rising Star

Cathy Wu, an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science PhD candidate, is among 60 top female graduates in the fields of electrical and computer engineering and computer science chosen to participate in Carnegie Melon University’s Rising Stars workshop. 
August 30, 2016

Summer 2016 Connected Corridor Newsletter

The Summer 2016 Connected Corridor Newsletter is out! Checkout CC in the Cloud, Requirements Planning Drawing to a Close; High-Level Design Starting, Improvements Abound for All Types of Travelers Around Gold Line, Q & A with Allen Z.
September 14, 2017

Rodriguez Joins ITS

The Institute of Transportation Studies is excited to welcome Chancellor’s Professor of City and Regional Planning Daniel A. Rodriguez to its ranks. His research focuses on the relationship between transportation, the built environment and land development.   
September 14, 2017

Transportation Engineering Orientation

 Join us in the ITS Library Monday Aug. 22 for the Transportation Engineering Orientation from 1 -3 p.m. 
August 19, 2016

BRIDGE SF 2016 UC Berkeley Hackathon

The BRIDGE SF 2016 UC Berkeley Hackathon explores how Shared Automated Electric and Connected (SECA) vehicles will impact the way people and goods move within a city.
August 19, 2016

2016 Fall Transportation Seminar

 Check out who we have on deck for the 2016  Fall Transportation Seminar. See the full schedule.    
September 14, 2017

California PATH Rolls into Action at ITS America

California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology made a big impression at the June ITS America meeting in in San Jose, Calif. by bringing along three Class-8 truck tractors for Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control demonstration rides.
September 14, 2017

Driving Down GHG Emissions with Carsharing

In the first-ever North American one-way carsharing impact study, the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) reveals that car2go has a substantive impact on improving urban mobility and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
July 18, 2016

San Francisco Opens Superpublic Innovation Lab

Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director Susan Shaheen helped San Francisco open the Superpublic Innovation Lab, intended to create solutions for cities by harnessing academic, private-sector and government partnerships.
July 11, 2016

Smart infrastructure means monitoring for a lifetime

 Our infrastructure faces significant challenges. Infrastructure in urban areas is affected by the need to increase load and usage, and the demand can change every decade.
July 11, 2016

Travel Behavior

 The future of shared, connected, autonomous, clean, app-driven vehicles and services will transform how we move from place to place. Yet over the coming decades, this evolution could play out in heaven or hell scenarios─and anywhere in between. Joan Walker wants a say in where we end up.
July 11, 2016

Turning car exhaust into electricity

 A sprawling business park, near a patchwork of former salt ponds on the Hayward shoreline, houses more than its share of biotech and energy startups bent on changing the world.
September 14, 2017

Using Games to Further Research

Transportation students gathered in the ITS Library Tuesday to have a little fun and play a traffic game that routed flows through a transportation network in the name of research. 
July 1, 2016

Kenichi Soga to Edit new Smart Infrastructure Journal

 Beginning in 2017, CEE Professor Kenichi Soga will be the co-lead of a new journal launched by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
September 14, 2017

Tomlin Receives IEEE Technical Field Award

UC Berkeley professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Claire Tomlin has been selected to receive the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transportation Technologies Award, which recognizes advances in technologies applied in transportation systems.
September 14, 2017

Urban Studies Best Article Shortlist

Karen Trapenberg Frick, Adjunct Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, Paul Waddell, Professor of City and Regional Planning, and David Weinzimmer, recent Transportation Engineering Master of Science/Master of City Planning alumnus‘s article has been na
September 14, 2017

Undergrads place 2nd at Airport Competition—5th straight year in the top two

Four undergraduates from CEE capstone design class, CE 153: Transportation Facility Design, placed second at the 2015-2016 Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs.
June 22, 2016

The Megaproject Curse: Why Thinking Costs Will ‘Only Double’ May Be Too Optimistic

 While the new Bay Bridge is finally functional, it stands more as a symbol of dysfunction than anything else. From the start it seemed born under a bad sign, down since it began to crawl—like, if it wasn’t for bad luck, it wouldn’t have no luck at all.
June 22, 2016

Whooshing into the Future: Aiming to Make Speed-of-Sound Commutes a Reality

 Remember pneumatic tubes, those compressed-air pipelines that whisked plastic canisters from basement mailrooms to penthouse boardrooms? Imagine being in one, traveling at more than 700 mph. You could make the round-trip from San Francisco to LA in a little over an hour.