Chris Henrickson, Traffic21 Director, Fills In for Speaker at TRB

January 18, 2019
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January 16, 2019

Chris Hendrickson, the Director of the Carnegie Mellon University Traffic21 Institute was called upon last minute to fill in for a speaker at the TRB session “Future of the Interstate Highway System:  A TRB Consensus Study.”  As a contributing author of the study, he stepped in to provide the session attendees with an overview of the study.

Lisa Kay Schweyer speaks at Association for Commuter Transportation’s Transportation Demand Management Summit

November 13, 2018
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November 13, 2018

Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager for the Carnegie Mellon University Traffic21 and Mobility21 University Transportation Center (UTC) spoke at the Association for Commuter Transportation’s Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Summit in Nashville, Tennessee.

As part of the “Partnering with Students to Advance TDM on Campus” panel, she explained that after almost 15 years working for the regional metropolitan planning organization managing the regional commuting options organization, she moved over to Carnegie Mellon University to work on the Traffic21 Transportation Research Institute and its University Transportation Center, Mobility21.

She shared that in her new role, she was surprised to learn the extent to which the federal department of transportation provided funding for academic institutions to do transportation research through the University Transportation Center program.

And she cautioned the attendees who would say, “research does not relate to me” — to think again. Lisa Kay explained that research centers across the country, like Mobility21, are looking to connect with people (like those at the conference) who can provide real world feedback and perspective on what the transportation needs are.

For example, the Mobility21 engagement includes the center’s Deployment Partner Consortium. This 80+ member group of community, industry and government partners is utilized for identifying real-world transportation needs, research project development and deployment, technology licensing and commercialization, student recruitment for jobs and internships, class and capstone projects.

Lisa Kay is looking to continue to her efforts to promote the work of the UTCs and engage the TDM community by developing a conference workshop session for the Association of Commuter Transportation’s annual international conference to be held in the summer of 2019 in New York City, New York.

2018 MASITE-ITSPA Joint Annual Meeting

September 9, 2018
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Traffic21 is offering student sponsorship. If you are interested in attending, please contact Chelsea Cavlovic at ccavlovi@andrew.cmu.edu for registration.

Chris Hendrickson gave keynote at the University Transportation Center for Advance Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education Research Symposium

August 6, 2018
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August 6, 2018

Chris Hendrickson, Director of Traffic21 Institute, gave a keynote presentation at the University Transportation Center for Advance Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education Research Symposium today in Charlotte, NC. His talk was titled ‘Transition to Connected and Automated Vehicles.’ He also served as a judge for the student poster competition. Pictured are Hendrickson and some of the symposium participants.

Traffic21 Program Manager and Vanpool Council Chair for the Association for Commuter Transportation, led the Vanpool Council meeting at the organization’s international conference

July 30, 2018
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July 30, 2018

Today Traffic21 Program Manager and chair of the Vanpool Council for the Association for Commuter Transportation, Lisa Kay Schweyer, led the Vanpool Council meeting at the organization’s international conference in California. The Vanpool Council addresses and shares information related to vanpools, vanpool programs, public-private partnerships for delivery of vanpool services, contracting, program management, customer services, and promotional issues.

 

Mobility21 Diversity Fellow Participates in Poster Session at the Automated Vehicle Symposium

July 10, 2018
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July 10, 2018

Mobility21 Diversity Fellow Allanté Whitmore attended the Automated Vehicle Symposium in San Francisco.  She participated in one of the poster sessions, sharing her recent work on AV ethics.

UTC Researchers were featured speakers at the Accessible Transportation Symposium

June 27, 2018
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June 26, 2018

UTC Researchers Steve Smith and Aaron Steinfield were featured speakers at the Accessible Transportation Symposium. Over 80 people attended the event. The event was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Community Living, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research.

BSidesPGH Conference

June 22, 2018
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BSidesPGH is a volunteer-run information security conference held in Pittsburgh. Security BSides is a global series of community-driven conferences presenting a wide range of information security topics.

UTC researcher, Scott Matthews, presented twice during the Inspection and Maintenance Solutions conference

May 7, 2018
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May 7, 2018

UTC researcher, Scott Matthews, presented twice during the Inspection and Maintenance Solutions conference. First he spoke on the analytics of vehicle trouble codes from emissions inspections as connected to whether the “Check Engine Light” was being illuminated. And secondly he reported results of a survey he had done of last year’s conference attendees in terms of their interest and willingness in the results of data-driven studies of inspection program performance that cross jurisdictional boundaries.