ITS Berkeley Highlights from TRB 2022

January 13, 2022

Qianhua (Norah) Luo, Aqshems Nichols Kate Gosselin, Chester Harvey, Madeleine Parker, Mohamed Amine Bouzaghrane, and Alex PanITS Berkeley was well represented at the 2022 Annual Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. With in-person sessions and hybrid committee meetings 45 faculty, researchers, and students from ITS Berkeley, UC Berkeley, and Berkeley Lab were scheduled to present, moderate, preside, or have research featured in over 40 sessions and committee meetings. In addition, we had several ITS affiliated students in attendance, including our Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellows

TRB_ButtigiegWesley Darling Paper AwardOne ofthe major highlights of the meeting was Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director and Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Susan Shaheen presided over the event as Chair of the Transportation Research Board Executive Committee. This included the Chair's Plenary Session, a fireside chat with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, led by Shaheen and Vice Chair Nathaniel Ford. She also presented at and attended several sessions and was onhand to present several distinguished awards throughout TRB.

Several of our students earned awards at TRB, including Wesley Darling and his colleagues who won the William Millar Award (Public Transportation) for their paper: Comparison of Reduced Fare Programs for Low Income Transit Riders in the Transportation Research Record, vol. 2675, 7: pp. 335-349. In addition, dual degree MCP/MS student Ethan Ebinger received First Place for his presentation on "Alternative Traffic Enforcement to Re-Center Road Safety" in the TRB Standing Committee for Transportation Safety Management Systems (ACS 10) Hot Topic contest.

Ethan Ebinger with Award

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Interested in Using Computer Vision on Street View Imagery to Map Crosswalks of Transit-Oriented Development Station Areas in US? PhD Candidate Meiqing Li can tell you about it!

Alex Pan

Doctoral student Alex Pan talks about Rent Burdened and Living a Multi-Modal Life: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Social Equity in Shared Mobility

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Phd Students Mingyuan Yang and Servet Lapardhaja present their research on Modeling CAV Car Following on Freeways and Arterials – Case Study of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Equipped Vehicles

Madeleine Parker

PhD Candidate Madeleine Parker presented research on Seattle's bus ridership and coordinated transportation and land use planning at the TRBAM Eisenhower Research Showcase

Quainhua Luo

Great to see SafeTREC Graduate Student Researcher Qianhua Luo moderating the Role of Speed in a Safe System workshop.

Michael Montilla

Doctoral student Michael Montilla presented research looking at the influence of TNCs on personal vehicle use and ownership in Metro Boston: The Influence of Ride-Hailing on Vehicle Use and Ownership in Metro Boston, 2010-2014

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Doctoral students Mohamed Amine Bouzaghrane, left, and Servet Lapardhaja, right, in front of the TRB letters at the Annual Meeting.

Adam Cohen

Transportation Sustainability Research Center researcher Adam Cohen chairs "Equity and New Mobility Services Subcommittee Meeting". Great discussions and presentations on shared mobility pilot projects and micromobility safety.

Kaitlyn Kong

MCP student Kaitlyn Kong participating in a TRB session