ARTBA

ARTBA Research & Education Division Annual Meeting

January 19th, 2021

January 19, 2021

The annual ARTBA meeting was held today.  Stan Caldwell, Executive Director and Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager of Mobility21 participated in the event where the winners of the annual transportation video contest were featured, and the annual winner of the S.S. Steinberg Award was announced.  This year’s winner is fellow UTC Director, Dr. Lily Elefteriadou of the University of Florida and Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center.

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Consumer Electronics Show 2021 Sets the Tone for the Industry

January 14th, 2021

January 11-14, 2021

Mobility21 partner Karen Lightman, Executive Director of Metro21, participated in CES 2021 and shares her personal key takeaways from the show (she loves to hate) on future-shaping insights and business growth trends for Smart Cities.

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TRB Features Mobility21 Research Project in Newsletter

January 12th, 2021

January 12, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher Bernardo Pires’ research project, “Latest Generation Data Portal for the Intelligent Mobility Meterwas highlighted  in the Transportation Research Board’s recent newsletter, which outlines financial resources for deploying electric vehicle infrastructure in the university research news section.

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TRB Features Mobility21 Research Project in Newsletter

January 12th, 2021

January 12, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher Costa Samaras was highlighted for his research project, “Estimating Changes in Parking Capacity and Urban Form From Vehicle Automationin the Transportation Research Board’s recent newsletter, which outlines financial resources for deploying electric vehicle infrastructure in the university research news section.

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Journal of Transportation Engineering Honors Sean Qian

January 8th, 2021

January 8, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher Sean Qian’s paper, “Lane Management with Variable Lane Width and Model Calibration for Commercial Automated Vehicles” has been awarded Best Paper for Journal of Transportation Engineering: Part A 2020.  Sean’s paper was selected by reviewers, readers, and the editorial board of JTE.

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Council of University Transportation Centers Holds Annual Winter Meeting

January 6th, 2021

January 5-6, 2021

The Council of University Transportation Centers held their winter meeting, followed by the Annual Awards Banquet.  The Council of University Transportation Center‘s  winter meeting brings together the nation’s leading transportation professionals from academia and industry along with U.S. DOT and other transportation agency officials.  Raj Rajkumar, Director, Stan Caldwell, Executive Director and Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Manager of Mobility21 participated in the meeting.  View the awards program here.

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TRB Features Mobility21 Project in Weekly Newsletter

December 22nd, 2020

December 22, 2020

Mobility21 UTC researchers Rick Grahn, Chris Hendrickson, H. Scott Matthews, Corey Harper, and Sean Qian’s  final research report “Travel Impacts of a Complete Street Project in a Mixed Urban Corridor,” was featured in this week’s TRB newsletter.  Read the full report here.

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Metro21 Executive Director Joins Congressman Mike Doyle to Discuss Infrastructure in Our Region

December 20th, 2020

December 20, 2020

Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman was invited to present as a co-panelist with Congressman Mike Doyle at the program Our Region’s Business  with Bill Flanagan to discuss smart transportation and autonomous and electric vehicles.  Watch the full discussion here.

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US Government Accountability Office (GAO) Releases Report on Automated Technologies

December 18th, 2020

December 18, 2020

The UTC program has been referenced in the recently released US General Accountability Office (GAO) report on “AUTOMATED TECHNOLOGIES: DOT Should Take Steps to Ensure Its Workforce Has Skills Needed to Oversee Safety.”  Mobility21 UTC Director Raj Rajkumar was part of the Carnegie Mellon University team interviewed and acknowledged as Selected Transportation Stakeholder Interviewed.  Read the full report here.

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Survey of Brick Roads Led by CMU

December 18th, 2020

December 18, 2020

Mobility21 UTC research assistant Erick Shiring participated in a graduate Capstone course and recent study of Mt. Lebanon’s brick roads. They presented their results to the Mt. Lebanon Board of Commissioners.  This study was led by Anna Siefken of the Scott Institute, along with graduate students Yunxi “Luna” Hu, Rachel Bukowitz, and Shunyu “Charlotte” Rao, who participate in the Heinz College Systems Synthesis program .  Read the article here.

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