The Institute of Transportation Studies Berkeley turns 75!
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. Building on the early success of ITS, partner centers were created at UC Davis ITS, UC Irvine ITS, and UCLA ITS, who all now make up UC ITS. Read more about our history.
Congratulations to Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Emeritus Adib Kanafani who received the ITS Distinguished Legacy Award
On October 14 and 15, 2022 we came together with our Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni and Friends to celebrate the past and future of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Berkeley!
October 14: New Downtown Residence Inn by Marriott Berkeley, 2121 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704
Welcome and keynotes:
Director of the University of California, Berkeley,
Institute of Transportation Studies
Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley
Secretary of the California State Transportation Agency