WTS Pittsburgh Honors Award Winners at 2021 Recognition Awards Event

March 3, 2021
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March 3, 2021

Mobility21 Program Manager Lisa Kay Schweyer was honored at the WTS Pittsburgh 2021 Recognition Awards Event today as the recipient of the WTS Rosa Parks Diversity Award.  The award recognizes an individual who contributes significantly to promoting diversity, inclusion and multi-cultural awareness within their organization, the transportation industry, or in a project or activity that supports the goals and mission of WTS.

U.S. City Roads Report Released by Roadbotics

March 3, 2021
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March 3, 2021

Mobility21 UTC spin-off company RoadBotics released their U.S. City Roads Report, which shows the results of the assessment of 75 miles of road in 20 major metropolitan cities around the United States.  Access the report here.

Research Recap: Latest Generation Data Portal for the Intelligent Mobility Meter

March 3, 2021
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March 3, 2021

Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap” for project “Latest Generation Data Portal for the Intelligent Mobility Meter.”  The recaps are one-page overviews of the UTC funded research that describe the research project’s purpose, approach, key findings, conclusions, contact information for the research team and a link to the final research report.

Mobility21 Research Project “Bus on the Edge: Continuous Monitoring of Traffic & Infrastructure” Highlighted in TRB E-Newsletter

March 2, 2021
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March 2, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher Christoph Mertz’s research project, “Bus on the Edge: Continuous Monitoring of Traffic and Infrastructure was highlighted in this week’s Transportation Research Board’s newsletter in the University Research News section.  Read the newsletter here.

ITSA FAST Act Reauthorization Task Force Launched

March 1, 2021
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March 1, 2021

Mobility21 Executive Director, Stan Caldwell was appointed to serve on the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) FAST Act Reauthorization Task Force, where earlier today, he participated in the first meeting to discuss policy recommendations.

Celebration of Black Engineers Panel Features Mobility21 UTC Researcher

February 26, 2021
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February 26, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher Destenie Nock participated in a Scott Institute Engineering program highlighting black engineers, which featured alumni, faculty and a student who shared their origin stories about why they chose to go into the field of engineering.

Mobility21 Discusses Transportation Policy Research with Senator Langerholc

February 25, 2021
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February 25, 2021

Stan Caldwell provided a private briefing on emerging transportation technologies and the Mobility21 National UTC to Pennsylvania State Senator Wayne Langerholc, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and discussed transportation policy research.

IPMI Summit Features Stan Caldwell

February 25, 2021
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February 25, 2021

Stan Caldwell presented his Mobility21 research on emerging transportation technology trends on a panel in the closing session of the International Parking and Mobility Institute (IPMI) Mobility and Innovation Summit which was attended by two hundred transportation professionals.

Research Recap: Modeling and Enhancing Freight Mobility in the Philadelphia Region

February 24, 2021
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February 24, 2021

Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap” for the project “Modeling and Enhancing Freight Mobility in the Philadelphia Region.”  The recaps are one-page overviews of the UTC funded research that describe the research project’s purpose, approach, key findings, conclusions, contact information for the research team and a link to the final research report.

Port of Pittsburgh Commission Discusses Regional Transportation Opportunities

February 24, 2021
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February 24, 2021

Stan Caldwell participated in the Port of Pittsburgh Commission’s Port Infrastructure Development and Commerce Roundtable to discuss collaborative transportation opportunities for the region.  Speakers included officials from the US DOT Maritime Administration and US Congressman Conor Lamb.

5th Annual Smart Cities Virtual Symposium Features Metro21’s Karen Lightman as Panelist

February 23, 2021
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February 23, 2021

Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman was a featured panelist, along with other experts in the field of smart technologies, at the 5th Annual Smart Cities Virtual Symposium, where she discussed the topic, “Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World.”

 

Smart Mobility Connection Features Maxine Eskenazi, Alan Black and Yulan Feng

February 19, 2021
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February 19, 2021

Today’s Smart Mobility Connection session featured Mobility21 UTC Researchers Maxine Eskenazi, Alan Black and Yulan Feng.   They discussed their project, “GetGoing and Better Mobility for All.”  Watch their presentation here.

Research Recap: Travel Impacts of a Complete Street Project in a Mixed Urban Corridor

February 19, 2021
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February 19, 2021

Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap” for the project “Travel Impacts of a Complete Street Project in a Mixed Urban Corridor.”  The recaps are one-page overviews of the UTC funded research that describe the research project’s purpose, approach, key findings, conclusions, contact information for the research team and a link to the final research report.

NSF Civic Innovation Challenge Stage 1 Awardees Announced

February 18, 2021
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February 18, 2021

“The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has awarded 52 teams of civic and academic partners $50,000 to support refinement of their civic concepts for ready-to-implement, research-based pilot projects addressing ‘Communities and Mobility’ or ‘Resilience to Natural Disaster’.”

Two Mobility21 UTC researchers were included in these awards; Megan Ryerson of the University of Pennsylvania will be leading the project, “Data-driven and Community Engaged Planning Tools For Addressing Spatial Mismatch” and  Lee Branstetter of Carnegie Mellon University will be leading “City of Bridges: Using New Transportation Options to Drive Low-Income Mothers to Greater Success in Pittsburgh.”

SPC Transit Operators Committee Meets to Discuss Updates and the Future of Transit

February 17, 2021
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February 17, 2021

Today the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission’s Transit Operators Committee meeting was held.  Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager for Mobility21 UTC participated in the meeting, which included updates from the Federal Transit Administration/PennDOT, regional transit operators, amendments & administrative actions to the FFY2019-2022 TIP, presentations on the SmartMoves Connections, Port Authority NEXtransit, and CommuteInfo Reimagined.

February 2021 Mobility21 UTC Faculty Meeting Held

February 16, 2021
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February 16, 2021

Mobility21 hosted the first UTC faculty meeting of the year today. The meeting spotlighted the research of Steve Smith, a recap of the 2020 Advisory Council Meeting & Deployment Partner Consortium Symposium, future UTC competitions, and updates from our academic partners, the University of Pennsylvania, the Ohio State University and the Community College of Allegheny County.

How Do We Get to “Net Zero” Transportation Emissions by 2050? Podcast featuring Chris Hendrickson

February 16, 2021
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February 16, 2021

TRB Transportation Explorers Podcast featured Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson as he helped answer the question, “How do we get to ‘net zero’ transportation emissions by 2050?”  Listen to the full podcast here.

Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson Provides Insights for GAO Report

February 16, 2021
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February 16, 2021

The US Government Accountability Office recently released their report “Ensuring a Skilled Workforce in the USDOT“, which includes insights from Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson.  The report highlights steps that should be taken to ensure the workforce has the skills necessary to oversee safety.

Mobility21 Research Project “Integration of Automated Vehicle Sensing with Adaptive Signal Control for Enhanced Mobility” Highlighted in TRB E-Newsletter

February 16, 2021
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February 16, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher Stephen Smith’s research project, “Integration of Autonomous Vehicles with Adaptive Signal Control to Enhance Mobility was highlighted in this week’s Transportation Research Board’s newsletter in the University Research News section.  Read the newsletter here.

ITS America Emerging Technologies Standing Committee Welcomes Mobility21 Executive Director as Chair

February 9, 2021
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February 9, 2021

Stan Caldwell has been appointed chair of the Emerging Technologies Standing Committee of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America and was joined by Vice Chair Andrew Liu from AECOM in hosting the inaugural committee meeting.  Committee members will participate in task forces for program and policy development of emerging ITS technologies.

Mobility21 Program Manager Named Co-Champion for US DOT Working Group

February 8, 2021
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February 8, 2021

Lisa Kay Schweyer, Mobility21 UTC Program Manager, was asked to co-Champion (along with Chris Bischak of Noblis) the U.S. DOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office Professional Capacity Building Academic Program’s Working Group on Outreach and Engagement.  Today, the group met to brainstorm outreach outlets and discuss upcoming educational opportunities.

CMU Transportation Club Holds First Meeting for Spring 2021 Semester

February 8, 2021
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February 8, 2021

The CMU Transportation Club kicked off the year with their first meeting.  During the meeting, attendees learned more about Traffic21, Mobility21, upcoming events for the Spring 2021 semester and internship opportunities. If you’re interested in transportation or want to learn more about transit in PGH, then check out the transportation club!

Smart Mobility Connection Features Rahul Mangharam

February 5, 2021
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November 13, 2020

Today’s Smart Mobility Connection session featured Mobility21 UTC Researcher Rahul Mangharam.   Rahul discussed his project, “F1Tenth Autonomous Racing.”  Watch his presentation here.

Third Annual Automous Vehicles and Public Transport Summit

February 3, 2021
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February 3, 2021

Three Mobility21 UTC faculty (Nik Martelaro, Ray Gastil, Helen Loeb), a CMU student (Gisselt Gomez) and UTC Program Manager (Lisa Kay Schweyer) participated in the Third Annual Autonomous Vehicles and Public Transport Summit.  Event sessions included:  Vision for Transit-AV Alignment; AV Use Cases in Transit; AV Adoption in Transit; Impact on the Workforce; Future of Mobility – Autonomous, Electric, Connected, Shared.