ITS @ 75

Join us in the celebration as the Institute of Transportation Studies Berkeley turns 75!

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In response to the lack of transportation investment during World War II and the surge of Americans on the move and buying cars, the state legislature approved Senate Bill 1423 in 1947 to establish the Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering at the University of California, now known as the UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS). UC Berkeley President Robert Sproul asked Harmer E. Davis, a Berkeley professor of civil engineering and well-known transportation policy expert, to establish the new organization, the first of its kind to address the interdisciplinary nature of transportation. This then-novel approach still frames ITS’s philosophy of recognizing the complex interplay of disciplines — including engineering, the physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities — in addressing transportation problems and solutions.

Our celebration

Join us Oct. 14 and 15, 2022 to celebrate the past and future of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Berkeley!

October 14: New Downtown Berkeley Marriott

 ·   Lunch and keynote speaker

·    Panel discussion on the contributions and foundations by ITS faculty and researchers

·    Panel discussion on the future of ITS

·    Student posters

·    Evening reception

October 15: McLaughlin Hall Terrace, UCB Campus

 ·   Join us for a relaxing brunch and tournaments of ping pong and cornhole.