Mobility21 3rd Annual National Mobility Summit

April 15, 2021
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Carnegie Mellon University’s Mobility21 UTC Honors “Student of the Year” at 30th Annual Awards Ceremony

January 6, 2021
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January 6, 2021

Camille Boggan was honored tonight as Mobility21 University Transportation Center’s “Student of the Year” at the Council of University Transportation Center’s annual awards banquet.

Annually, the United States Department of Transportation honors the most outstanding student from each participating University Transportation Center for his/her achievements and promise for future contributions to the transportation field. Students of the year are selected based on their accomplishments in such areas as technical merit and research, academic performance, professionalism, and leadership.  Read about all the Students of the Year in the annual booklet.

Carnegie Mellon University’s Traffic21 Institute houses Mobility21, the National University Transportation Center for Improving Mobility. Students from CMU, University of Pennsylvania, The Ohio State University, or Community College of Allegheny County were eligible for the Mobility21 UTC nomination.

Meet our winner:

Mobility21, the National University Transportation Center for Improving Mobility Student of the Year.

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Camille Boggan is a current city planning graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Miami University (Ohio) in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Camille has worked as a graduate research assistant in Dr. Megan Ryerson’s Smart Mobility Lab, supporting research efforts on transportation safety and wayfinding. In 2020 she interned with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation and has served on the transit steering committee of 5th Square, Philadelphia’s urban activist PAC, since 2019.

In 2019 Camille was part of the winning team of ITS America’s Emerging Leaders Program Global Challenge. Her team developed a transportation pricing model for Philadelphia to reduce congestion and direct funds to public transportation services. She was also recently awarded a graduate scholarship from the WTS Philadelphia chapter.

Educating, recruiting and training new workers is critical to managing our country’s infrastructure safely and efficiently. We strive to help develop a transportation workforce capable of designing and maintaining the complex transportation systems of tomorrow. Help us congratulate our 2021 UTC Student of the Year!

To learn more about the University Transportation Centers’ Student of the Year awards please click here.

Mobility21 UTC Advisory Council Meeting

November 18, 2020
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Smart Belt Coalition Quarterly Meeting

September 23, 2020
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Roadbotics Named “World Economic Forum 2020 Technology Pioneer”

June 19, 2020
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June 19, 2020

Roadbotics, a Mobility21 spin-off company, has been named a “World Economic Forum 2020 Technology Pioneer.”  The Technology Pioneers of 2020 bring together 100 early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are pioneering new technologies and innovations, ranging from the use of artificial intelligence to diagnose cancers and quantum computing systems, to carbon capture and removing technologies, cell-grown meat production and use of microbiome to track goods.

ITS America Hosts Discussion on “Technology and the Post COVID-19 Transportation Roadmap”

June 5, 2020
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June 4, 2020

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell was a featured panelist for the ITS America Webinar, “Technology and the post COVID-19 Transportation Roadmap.”  The session explored the changes that may be seen with transportation after COVID-19, as well how to build the transportation system in the 21st century. View the full webinar here.

N-CATT Advisory Council Meets and Discusses Impacts of COVID-19

June 3, 2020
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June 3, 2020

Today, the National Center for Applied Transit Technology – known as N-CATT, a technical assistance center funded through a cooperative agreement with the Federal Transit Administration – held its national advisory council meeting today.  Mobility21 UTC Program Manager Lisa Kay Schweyer is a member of the advisory council and participated in this meeting where the impacts of COVID-19 were discussed.

Stan Caldwell Discusses COVID-19 Impacts with Roadbotics

May 21, 2020
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May 20, 2020

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell was an invited by Benjamin Schmidt, President of Roadbotics (a UTC spinoff company) to present as part of Roadbotics web discussion on lessons learned through the COVID-19 pandemic about the need for more resilient transportation organizations and cities.  Watch the full web discussion here.

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Association for Commuter Transportation Announces First Ever Cohort of “Certified” Professionals

May 18, 2020
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May 18, 2020

Mobility21 UTC Program Manager Lisa Kay Schweyer was part of the first group of transportation demand management professionals to ever be “certified” by the Association for Commuter Transportation.  This is the TDM industry’s first ever professional certification.  Learn more here.

Mobility21 UTC Executive Director Stan Caldwell Presents During RETRC Spotlight

May 14, 2020
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May 14, 2020

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell presented the Mobility21 UTC project “Changing Hunger: CMU Works with 412 Food Rescue and Allies for Children to Deliver School Lunches to Children due to COVID-19” during today’s Research, Education, and Training Reauthorization Coalition (RETRC) virtual spotlight for Congressional Offices and Transportation Stakeholders.

There were 85 registrants for the webinar, including 15 from Department of Transportation, 25 from congress, and 40 transportation stakeholders.  Also presenting as part of the webinar were several other university representatives discussing how they are monitoring the impacts of COVID-19, working with health care and policymakers to address COVID-19’s effects, and helping public transportation agencies to address the challenges of the pandemic now and in the future.

RETRC advocates for and advances university transportation research.  RETRC is composed of 22 universities, which work with over 100 different universities spread across 42 states making it a truly national organization.

View Stan’s presentation at 57:00 here

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell Discusses the Impacts of COVID-19 on Traffic with WTAE

May 7, 2020
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May 7, 2020

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell was interviewed by WTAE-TV on the impact that COVID-19 has had on the flow of traffic in Pittsburgh  and how people’s commute may change in the future.  Watch the segment here.

Transportation Research Board Standing Committee on Research Innovation Implementation Convenes

May 5, 2020
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May 5, 2020

Mobility21 UTC Program Manager, Lisa Kay Schweyer, participated today in meeting of the Transportation Research Board AJE35 – Standing Committee on Research Innovation Implementation.

“The Research Innovation Implementation committee focuses on the entire research and innovation life cycles to include ideation, the conduct of research and development, and delivering solutions through technology transfer and implementation activities.”

Auto Industry’s New 5.9 GHz Offer Doesn’t Impress O’Rielly

May 4, 2020
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April 29, 2020

CMU Professor, UTC Researcher, and former FCC Chief Jon Peha was featured in the Communications Daily article “Auto Industry’s New 5.9 GHz Offer Doesn’t Impress O’Rielly.” 

Dr. Peha is quoted  in the article having:  “… urged the FCC to pause. The NPRM “proclaims that it ‘believe[s] that ITS [intelligent transportation system] users can be accommodated in a significantly smaller spectrum space considering the recent and anticipated future technological developments,'” Peha said: “No analysis or other form of evidence is presented to support this belief.” “It should be possible to simultaneously prevent crashes on our roads, provide enough spectrum for Wi-Fi, and prepare the U.S. to lead the way in autonomous vehicles, but only if government agencies do the hard work,” Peha told us: “That hasn’t happened.”  

Mobility21 UTC Director Raj Rajkumar Named to PAVE Academic Advisory Council

April 28, 2020
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April 28, 2020

Mobility21 UTC Director Raj Rajkumar has been named to the PAVE Academic Advisory Council, which aims to provide PAVE members with advice and recommendations on matters related to AV technology and its societal effects, as well as collaborating with PAVE members on tasks such as research, evaluation and polling.  PAVE is a coalition of partners dedicated to educating policymakers and the public about automated vehicles and the increased safety, mobility and sustainability they can bring.

Mobility21 UTC Smart Mobility Connection Series Features Christoph Mertz

April 17, 2020
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April 17, 2020

Today’s Smart Mobility Connection session featured Christoph Mertz, a CMU Principal Project Scientist and Mobility21 UTC researcher.  He discussed his UTC project, “Bus on the edge: Continuous monitoring of traffic and infrastructure,” and how transit buses are now routinely recording their surroundings with cameras for security and liability reasons.  Watch the full SMC video here.

April 2020 Mobility21 UTC Faculty Meeting

April 15, 2020
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April 15, 2020

Mobility21 hosted the UTC faculty meeting today. The meeting highlighted research by the University of Pennsylvania, as well as discussion on the impact of alternative working arrangements on research.

20/20 CCAT Global Symposium

April 15, 2020
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April 14, 2020

Today, Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager for Mobility21 UTC participated in the 20/20 CCAT Global Symposium on Connected and Automated Vehicles.  The panel discussions included Mobility Blues, Who Do We Sue?, Cybersecurity, AV Investment and Public Acceptance, Research Panel and Infrastructure.

Talking Transit Through COVID-19 & Beyond

April 7, 2020
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April 7, 2020

Today, METRO Magazine hosted “Talking transit through COVID-19 & beyond” webinar.  Katherine Kelleman, CEO of Pittsburgh’s Port Authority of Allegheny County and Mobility21 UTC Advisory Council member spoke as part of the panel to “…discuss what the future may look like once the country gets the situation under control and it is safe to work, live, and play again.”  Mobility21 UTC Program Manager, Lisa Kay Schweyer also attended this session to learn more about how transit operators are responding and potential research opportunities.  Learn more about this webinar here.