Bring Your Boss to School Day: Philadelphia Transit Panel

October 22nd, 2018

September 5, 2018

To kick off the academic year, PTC hosted a panel of local transit planners from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), and the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (oTIS). Participants were not only exposed to exciting topics such as trolley modernization, Regional Rail, and comprehensive bus network redesign, but they also seized the chance to learn about each of these planning agencies as well as what a day in the life of a transit planner is like.

Stan Caldwell Speaks at Odyssey Day

October 12th, 2018

October 12, 2018

Stan Caldwell, Executive Director of the Traffic21 Institute and Mobility21 University Transportation Center, spoke at the Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities 2018 Odyssey Day at the Community College of Allegheny County – West Hills Center.  Over thirty alternative fueled vehicles on display as well as vendors in the alternative fuels arena.   Almost one hundred fifty attendees that were able to see all the different vehicles from cars, trucks, vans, buses, tractor trailers and other utility vehicles.

Transportation Research on Campus

October 10th, 2018

October 10, 2018

Professors and PhD students at PennDesign were invited to share their exciting research in the transportation field. The wide-ranged topics included: the broad effects of reverse commuting; the impact of TNCs on travel behavior; urban form, transit supply and travel behavior in Latin America; transportation capital investment and evaluation simulation modeling; and planning the air transportation system.

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Penn Transportation Club’s Rail Park Walking Tour

October 10th, 2018

October 10, 2018

Paul Levy, a lecturer in the City and Regional Planning Department and the founding President and CEO of the Center City District (CCD), was invited to lead a tour of the Rail Park for both PTC and Real Estate Club members. Phase 1 of the Rail Park was completed this summer with construction funds raised by CCD. When completed, the park will be a three-mile public greenway stretching from Brewerytown to the Callowhill neighborhood.

Sean Qian Publishes New Paper in Science Direct

October 8th, 2018

UTC researcher Sean Qian published a new paper in Science Direct on “Estimating multi-year origin-destination demand using high-granular multi-source traffic data.” Https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0968090X18302948

Update on Stephanie Milani, Traffic21’s 2017 RISS Scholar

October 8th, 2018

Stephanie Milani, Traffic21’s RISS Scholar in 2017 has continued her research in robotics and spent this past summer with Katia Sycara’s team (at the Robotics Institute, School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University).

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UTC Director, Chris Hedrickson Attends ISETT 2018

October 6th, 2018

October 4 – 6, 2018

International Symposium on Emerging Trends in Transportation in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii with the Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA) and the University of Hawaii. With a theme on Emerging Technologies for Future Mobility Systems, this inaugural symposium aims to stimulate the exchange of ideas among transportation professionals in academia, industry, and government on emerging policy, technology, and innovation trends. CMU’s Chris Hendrickson presented and represented UTC research.

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Jon Peha Talks Connected Vehicles at SMC

October 5th, 2018

October 5, 2018

Our (mostly) bi-weekly Smart Mobility Connection Series this week featured Pizza and Jon Peha, Professor in the Dept. of Engineering and Public Policy and the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. This Session was titled “Connected Vehicles and Intelligent Transportation Systems” and we learned how efficient and effective this can be for both metro areas and rural areas.

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Transportation Club Kickoff Meeting

October 3rd, 2018

October 3, 2018

The Carnegie Mellon University Transportation kicked off the year with their first meeting. During the meeting attendees heard from Rail-Volution, learned about upcoming events the semester and met the Transportation Club Executive Board. If you’re interested in transportation or want to learn more about transit in PGH, then check out the transportation club!

Bob Koch Shares Experience with Beattie Career & Technology Students

September 28th, 2018

September 28, 2018

Bob Koch from the Community College of Allegheny County talked to junior and senior automotive students at Beattie Career & Technology in the North Hills about connected vehicles, ride hailing, autonomous vehicles and how that will impact the economy, jobs and career opportunities as they decide what to do after high school.

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Mobility21 UTC Faculty Attend PennDOT Symposium

September 27th, 2018

September 27, 2018

Eight Mobility21 National UTC faculty and two students presented research at the 2018 Research Symposium Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Divisional Office of the Federal Highway Administration.

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