Mobility21 Attends Center for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure’s Annual Transportation Forum.

March 20th, 2019

March 20, 2019

The Center for Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure at the University of Pittsburgh hosted their Annual Transportation Forum. Mobility21 Program Manager, Lisa Kay Schweyer, participated in the event to represent Mobility21.  The forum gave Schweyer an opportunity to discuss partnership opportunities with fellow participants from regional government, community and industry transportation experts.

U.S. DOT Secretary Elaine L. Chao Discusses Automation & Workforce

March 20th, 2019

March 20, 2019

U.S. DOT Secretary Elaine L. Chao invited stakeholders to address the increasing deployment of automated vehicle-related technology and how might this new technology impact the transportation workforce. USDOT convened key stakeholders representing industry, labor, public sector, academia and research to discuss the automation adoption scenarios. UTC Faculty, Aaron Steinfeld attended the meeting and represented Mobility21 and Carnegie Mellon University. To learn more & review the materials from the workshop please click here.

UTC March Faculty Meeting Features Fei Fang

March 19th, 2019

March 19, 2019

The UTC Faculty meetings give researchers the opportunity to highlight their Mobility21 projects progress. This month featured CMU Researcher, Fei Fang with her work “Incentivizing Participation in Peer-to-Peer Ride-Sharing Platform”. Fang highlighted her recent work on scheduling and pricing ridesharing.

Mobility21 Exec. Director Joins Pennsylvania State Transportation Innovation Council

March 13th, 2019

March 13, 2019

Mobility21 UTC Executive Director Stan Caldwell was appointed to the Pennsylvania State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) and participated in the quarterly meeting in Harrisburg which was co-chaired by FHWA Division Administrator Alicia Nolan.  Caldwell is honored to represent the UTC at STIC.

Mobility21 Represented at SxSW

March 12th, 2019

March 12, 2019

John Zimmerman, Mobility21 faculty, Tang Family Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Human Computer Interaction, joined a panel at SxSW for “Accessible Transportation for All” along with Bonnie Epstein, senior planner for the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority; Kate Hartman, chief-Research, Evaluation, and Program Management in the ITS Joint Program Office at the U.S. Department of Transportation; and Maria Town, of the Mayor’s office for People with Disabilities in Houston. Zimmerman talked about the work being done to approve accessibility to public transit for persons with disabilities.

Traffic21 and Mobility21 Welcome Marathon Petroleum at CMU

March 12th, 2019

March 12, 2018

Some members of the Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) Board of Directors met with Carnegie Mellon University representatives, including Stan Caldwell of Mobility21 and Chris Hendrickson of Traffic21 to explore collaborative opportunities with Carnegie Mellon University.

Elsie Hillman Scholar Presents Final Project

March 6th, 2019

March 6, 2019

Mobility21 Elsie Hillman Scholar, Teresa Leatherow, organized the Sustainability and Transportation:  Building the Systems of Tomorrow event as her final deliverable for her research with Mobility21. The event featured panelists from the City of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh who discussed challenges, progress and the future of sustainable transportation.

10th Annual Sustainability Conference

March 6th, 2019

March 6, 2019

The 10th Annual Sustainability Conference co-hosted by ASCE, EWRI, Metro21 and Sustainable Pittsburgh was hosted at the August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh. The Conference featured Carnegie Mellon University’s Don Carter as the keynote speaker and Metro21’s Executive Director, Karen Lightman who gave a presentation on research, development and deployment from Metro21 and Mobility21.

Mayor Peduto Issues Transformative Policies for Autonomous Vehicle Testing & Development

March 4th, 2019

March 4, 2019

Pittsburgh’s Mayor William Peduto issued an Executive Order today outlining City objectives and expectations for the safe testing of autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh, and assigning responsibilities for the development of transparent and constructive reporting guidelines for the growing technology sector.  Raj Rajkumar, Mobility21 Director, present  when the Mayor issued the order, said “This Order and the guidelines help to protect the public while enabling this technology born in Pittsburgh 35 years ago to be tested and matured right here – attracting jobs, opportunities and talent to the City.” Read on

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Teresa Leatherow, a student at the University of Pittsburgh and an Elsie Hillman Honors Scholar working with Traffic21, attended the Institute of Politics “Never A Spectator” event

March 4th, 2019

February 28, 2019

This forum brought together student leaders at Pitt with Pittsburgh city leaders, ranging from for-profit and non-profit spaces, for the opportunity to expand their networks and work toward increased civic engagement initiatives. The event honored Elsie Hillman’s legacy to the city of Pittsburgh, captured through her quote “It is possible to see something good and to work for it, and even dare to achieve it. Don’t be a spectator. You are needed in every corner of the community”.

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