Smart Mobility Connection with Costa Samaras

February 8th, 2019

February 8, 2019

Today’s Smart Mobility Connection featured Costa Samaras, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at CMU. Costa highlighted his work with the economic, environmental and travel implications of changes in parking choices due to driverless vehicles. Costa’s study estimates the potential impact of privately-owned driverless vehicles on vehicle miles traveled, energy use, emissions, parking revenue, and daily parking cost savings in the city of Seattle, Washington from changes in parking decisions using an agent-based simulation model.  Click here to watch the video recording of this SMC session.



Mobility21 Executive Director Appointed to CARMA Advisory Group

February 7th, 2019

February 7, 2019

Stan Caldwell, Executive Director of the Mobility21 University Transportation Center was appointed to the advisory group for the Cooperative Automation Research Mobility Applications (CARMA) platform which supports the testing and evaluation of connected and automated vehicle research. This opportunity will have Caldwell directly involved in how research can support advancing the use and implementation of Transportation Systems Management and Operations  strategies and more.


Traffic21 Director Appointed as TRB Division Committee Chair

February 6th, 2019

February 5, 2019

Traffic21 Director, Chris Hendrickson was unanimously approved by the National Research Council (NRC) Governing Board to be the new Transportation Research Board (TRB) Division Committee Chair. The  TRB Division Committee  is charged to ensure that NRC procedures and policies are faithfully employed with respect to study and project committee appointments and report review.

Maryn Weimer

Director of Mobility, Maryn Weimer, appointed to Ohio Governor’s Advisory Committee on Transportation Infrastructure

February 1st, 2019

February 1, 2019

Maryn Weimer, director of mobility and senior associate director at The Ohio State Center for Automotive Research has been appointed to the Ohio Governor’s Advisory Committee on Transportation Infrastructure by Governor Mike DeWine.   This new committee will study the current conditions of Ohio’s roadways and recommend options for maintaining and enhancing the state’s transportation infrastructure.  Read more…


E-Mobility Workshop Hosted by City of Pittsburgh at CMU

January 30th, 2019

January 30, 2019

Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell participated in an E-Mobility workshop hosted by the City of Pittsburgh and CMU’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation.  This workshop gathered stakeholders to guide the City in its strategies and policies for electric vehicles, micro-transit, mode shift, etc.

UTC Faculty, Jon Peha, Hosted Wireless Research Workshop

January 28th, 2019

January 28, 2019

Mobility21 UTC Faculty, Jon Peha, hosted a Wireless Research Workshop in partnership with CMU Portugal. The workshop, hosted at the Collaborative Innovation Center included topics such as: Challenges for spectrum management in 5G aerial small cells, A City-Scale Low-Power Wireless Network and Energy efficiency in highly dense environments.

Traffic21 Director Featured Speaker at UCF

January 25th, 2019

January 25, 2019

Traffic21 Director, Chris Hendrickson was invited to the University of Central Florida for their Future City Seminar Series. Hendrickson presented “Past and Future of the US Interstate Highway System” where he looked back at the impacts and innovations of the Interstate Highway System, including engineering, financing and planning challenges.


Smart Mobility Connection Featuring Scott Matthews

January 25th, 2019

January 25, 2019

Mobility21 kicked off the Spring ’19 academic year with a Smart Mobility Connection featuring Scott Matthews. Matthews presented “Applications of Connected Vehicle Technologies to Improve Safety, Mobility & Emissions.”  The talk highlighted ineffective processes for testing emissions and how we can use technology and data to make the process more affordable and efficient.

CMU PhD Students Present Poster at TRB

January 24th, 2019

January 22, 2019

Two PhD students in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University presented their Mobility21 Research during the poster session at the Transportation Annual Research Board in Washington DC.  Rick Grahn’s presented his team’s poster “Public Transit Users and Behaviors in the United States: Evidence from the 2017 National Household Travel Survey” and Corey Harper presented his team’s poster “Net-Societal and Net-Private Benefits of Some Existing Crash Avoidance Technologies.”

CMU Student Participates in TRB’s Annual Transportation Camp

January 23rd, 2019

January 12, 2019

Carnegie Mellon University student Dhruv Mahajan, participated in the 2019 Annual Transportation Camp, part of the TRB Annual Conference. Dhruv reviews his experience as a  “great opportunity to get an informal discussion started on issues related to transportation that you care about. It is very loosely structured and serves as a very good contrast from TRB that immediately follows it. This makes the  Transportation Camp, a very unique experience. I had a great time meeting people at Transportation Camp and listening to some really interesting ideas.”  

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