Transportation Engineering & Safety Conference Highlights the Future of Shared Mobility

December 11, 2020
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December 10-11, 2020

Stan Caldwell, Executive Director, and Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager, Traffic21 Institute, and Mobility21 National University Transportation Center moderated 2 conference sessions during the Transportation Engineering and Safety conference on changes in transportation/mobility operation due to COVID-19 and the future of shared mobility.

The first session topic areas and featured speakers were:

  • Transit, Mark Cassel, director of Service Planning, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
  • City Mobility, Lolly Walsh, Move 412, Pittsburgh Mobility Collective
  • Micromobility, Ngani Ndimbie, executive policy specialist, PennDOT and former Traffic21/Mobility21 UTC Woman in Transportation Fellow
  • Consultant Perspective, David C. DiGioia, P.E., McMahon Associates, Inc.

View recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLCgraPoFaA&feature=youtu.be

The second session topic areas and featured speakers were:

  • Regional Planning, Vincent Valdes, executive director, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
  • Commuter Transportation, Connie McGee, president, Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT)
  • Transportation Management Association, Lynn Manion, executive director, Airport Corridor Transportation Association
  • University Transportation, Jason Thomas, Special Projects Coordinator Transportation Services, Penn State

View recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEPzQMquyAY&feature=youtu.be

The Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC) — an annual gathering of professionals from throughout Pennsylvania, the mid-Atlantic region, and the country — continues to deliver authoritative information on pressing issues from some of the foremost experts in transportation today. Vigorous interaction and discussion among presenters and attendees is built into the program format, and optional certification training allow for more in-depth probing of selected topics.

Automated Vehicle Industry Trends Discussed at TMACC Meeting

September 17, 2020
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September 17, 2020

This morning, Stan Caldwell presented his Mobility21 research on automated vehicle industry trends along with PennDOT Director of Transformational Technology to industry and community transportation professionals at a webinar hosted by the Transportation Management Association of Chester County.

Nearly 600 transportation demand management professionals gather for the International Association for Commuter Transportation’s annual conference

August 6, 2020
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August 3-5, 2020

Nearly 600 transportation demand management (TDM) professionals gathered earlier this week for the International Association for Commuter Transportation’s (ACT) annual conference.  Lisa Kay Schweyer, Mobility21 UTC Program Manager and ACT Board member led a discussion group on TDM research, encouraging ACT members to connect with their local UTC and provided an update on the organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion task force activities.

Speaking on Possibilities for Deep Decarbonization of US Transportation Modes at International Society of Industrial Ecology Americas 2020

July 6, 2020
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July 6, 2020

Chris Hendrickson, Director of Traffic21, gave the keynote presentation today on “Possibilities for Deep Decarbonization of US Transportation Modes” to the International Society for Industrial Ecology Conference ISIE Americas 2020.   Over 90 people were in attendance for this presentation.  The mission of the ISIE is to promote the use of industrial ecology in research, education, industrial practice, policy and community development, in order to transform society and achieve a more sustainable economy.  The conference was organized by the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Del Peru in Lima, Peru.

 

Mobility21 Executive Director Speaks on TRB Panel

January 15, 2019
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January 15, 2019

Mobility21 Executive Director, Stan Caldwell served as a speaker for the TRB conference session,  Integrating Research and Technology Transfer.  His presentation included an overview of how technology transfer happens through the CMU Traffic21 Institute and the Mobility21 UTC, and highlighted some of the companies that have spun out of the UTC funded research efforts.

Director of the Traffic21 Institute, Prof. Chris Henrickson speaks at the ASCE International Conference

July 16, 2018
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July 16, 2018

Pittsburgh hosted the American Society of Civil Engineers’ International Conference on Transportation & Development 2018.  Pictured is Prof. Chris Hendrickson, Director of the Traffic21 Institute, speaking from the plenary podium.

Mobility21 Diversity Fellow Allanté Whitmore presented at the ASCE International Conference

July 16, 2018
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July 16, 2018

Mobility21 Diversity Fellow Allanté Whitmore presentated at the ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Infrastructure.  She spoke on robocars, ethics, & infrastructure.

Women in Intelligent Transportation Fellow Speaking at National Bike Summit

March 6, 2018
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March 6, 2018

One of T-SET’s Women in Intelligent Transportation’s Fellows, Ngani Ndimbie, spoke on a panel called “Complete Streets in the Age of Automated Vehicles” at the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. Ndimbie was joined by representatives from BikePGH and Local Motors.

CMU Team wins Greenshield’s Prize

January 8, 2018
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January 2018

T-SET researcher Dr. Sean Qian, Assistant Professor in CMU’s CEE program Yiming Gu, and Ph.D. student Guohui Zhang won the 2017 Greenshields Prize at the TRB Annual Conference for their paper, “Traffic State Estimation for Urban Road Networks Using a Link Queue Model.” The Greenshields prize, honoring Dr. Bruce D. Greenshields, is awarded to the best paper submitted through the TRB Annual Meeting paper submission process that bases sound theory on rigorous empirical analysis and has practical applications or implications.

TRB Students of the Year

January 7, 2018
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January 6, 2018

T-SET UTC students, Max Li of the University of Pennsylvania and Amanda Johnson of Carnegie Mellon University, won the U.S. DOT’s Outstanding Student of the Year Awards. They were recognized for their achievements and accomplishments in the field of transportation during the Council of University Transportation Centers Banquet during the annual winter meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

Research Assistant Represents UTC at TRB War Games

January 7, 2018
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January 7, 2018

At the 2018 Transportation Research Board Conference, the first ever ‘War Games‘ was held to bring together all types of transportation professionals and develop and understanding on potential trends and scenarios arising as new technologies come to market. CMU’s UTC was represented by Mobility21 research assistant Amanda Johnson who participated on the Department of Transportation team, along with nine others from across the country.

Intelligent Transportation Society World Congress 2017

November 3, 2017
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The Intelligent Transportation Society hosted its World Congress 2017 in Montréal from October 29th to November 2nd. Stan Caldwell, Executive Director at Traffic21 Institute, participated in a panel discussion on the SMART Belt Coalition, a multi-state collaboration, and infrastructure challenges and opportunities. Several CMU students and faculty also participated: Adam Mistick (pictured above), MS candidate for Information Security Policy and management, presented his research on Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Autonomous Vehicle Development, CMU-Silicon Valley Professor Dr. Bob Iannucci, presented three papers related to Smart Cities and was joined by CMU students Samarth Mathur and Ashotosh Tadkase, both MS candidates for Environmental and Civil Engineering. Dr. Iannucci and his students’ papers grew from a UTC T-SET funded project.

Transportation Engineering Conference

October 10, 2017
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Traffic21 and T-SET UTC’s Stan Caldwell spoke at the Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference in Columbus Ohio. Caldwell participated in a panel on the Smart Belt Coalition, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between transportation and academic partners from Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania that seeks to enhance emerging technologies across state lines.

Chris Hendrickson Attends Odyssey Day

October 6, 2017
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T-SET researcher Chris Hendrickson attended Odyssey Day in Oakdale, hosted by Pittsburgh Regional Clean Cities and the Community College of Allegheny County, a consortium member of CMU’s UTC for Improving Mobility. Odyssey day is an annual event that focuses on leading edge research promoting alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. Activities included Ride-n-Drives, vehicles displays of a Chevy BOLT and Chrysler Pacifica, workshops, demonstrations of mobile refueling and electric boom lift, panel discussions and more.