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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.
June 21, 2016

New App Will Let You Virtually Test Drive Green Vehicles

 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Samveg Saxena has developed a new app, MyGreenCar, that allows drivers to virtually test drive green vehicles so they can decide what's best for them.
June 9, 2016

Smart Cities Final Pitch

Miss the Smart Cities Final Pitch live stream on June 9? Watch San Francisco's pitch video here, with Transportation Sustainbility Research Center Co-Director Susan Shaheen. 
May 31, 2016

Learning to levitate

Berkeley Hyperloop (bLoop) team members have been invited to build a working prototype of their design for a futuristic vision of a mass transit system in which people board pressurized capsules to zing through reduced-pressure tubes on rails of air.
May 27, 2016

Traffic Jammin’

PATH's Steven Shladover began pioneering automated transportation in the 1980s. He believes that a seamless, autonomous transportation network is still decades away.
September 14, 2017

Inventing the Future of Mobility

Check out our newly published book, Inventing the Future of Mobility, showcasing the Instuitute's history, leadership, and administration and explores the future of transportation through the many initiatives currently underway at ITS and  our vision for helping society address the trans
May 24, 2016

Making unmanned flight safe

Raja Sengupta, professor of civil and environmental engineering and co-founder of the startup company Responsible Robotics, heads a team spun out of the Cal Unmanned Aviation Lab that is creating new technologies that enable drone operators to easily comply with emerging regulations. 
May 23, 2016

Spring 2016 ACCESS is out

 The new edition of ACCESS Magazine is out! ITS Professor Robert Cervero, ITS alum Megan Ryerson and former ITS Director Martin Wachs write feature articles in the Spring magazine.   
September 14, 2017

Berkeley Lab Hosts Cleantech Pitchfest

 Berkeley Lab's popular Science at the Theater travels across the Bay to San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre to present the Lab’s first Cleantech Pitchfest. Six Berkeley Lab scientists have 8 minutes each to persuade you that their technology has the most promise and social value.
May 19, 2016

Transportation experts pitch San Francisco as nation’s first ‘smart transit’ city

 UC Berkeley experts joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee yesterday in an attempt to convince U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx that the city is the best place to invest $40 million to pioneer a 21st-century smart urban transportation system.