Jeremy Michalek SMC

Smart Mobility Connection Featuring Jeremy Michalek

January 20 th, 2023

January 20, 2023

Today’s Smart Mobility Connection session featured  Mobility21 UTC researcher Jeremy Michalek.  He discussed his policy brief, “Uber & Lyft in U.S. Cities: Findings and Recommendations.”  Watch the recording here.

Students at TRB

Mobility21 Women in Transportation Fellow Shares TRB Experience

January 16 th, 2023

January 16, 2023

Mobility21 UTC Women in Transportation Fellow for 2021-2023, Maggie Harger attended the Transportation Research Board’s 102nd Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.  The meeting offered her the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in transportation research, policy, and innovative practices from across the world.

Students at TRBMaggie reports some highlights of the event included remarks from U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm on the state of transportation policy in America, specifically the new joint office between the US Department of Transportation and the US Department of Energy.  Additionally, she was also able to view poster presentations from researchers in the field and attend lecterns on topics ranging from concrete modeling to autonomous vehicle policy.

Maggie and other students from CMU were able to meet fellow students involved in transportation at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as several CMU alumni who are now professionals in the field.

Brian Hsu attends TRB

Experience at TRB’s Annual Meeting

January 16 th, 2023

January 16, 2023

Carnegie Mellon University student & transportation club member, Brian Hsu attended the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

“My experience at the TRB Annual Meeting allowed me to gain insight into the research happening in the transportation industry and into the inner workings of TRB. As a future roadway engineer, I was particularly excited to see the emphasis in roadway design on safety, complete streets, and human factors. I found the discussions about the AASHTO Green Book and how to effectively implement its guidelines to be very informative. I also learned about some fascinating alternative intersection designs. Through participation in committee and subcommittee meetings, I came to understand how TRB functions and what research is occurring. By attending the TRB Annual Meeting and engaging with the research community, I can improve my practice when I become a roadway engineer. Further, the meeting was the perfect place to learn about new research and to engage with knowledgeable students, researchers, and professionals.”      – Brian Hsu

CMU Student Yanyu Wang

Graduate Research Award Program Recognizes CMU Student

January 13 th, 2023

January 13, 2023

Carnegie Mellon University doctoral student Yanyu Wang was recognized at the 2023 TRB Annual Meeting for her 2021-2022 applied research on airport and related aviation system issues to help the public sector improve the quality, reliability, safety, and security of the U.S. civil aviation system in her paper, “Proactive Improvements of Standard Taxi Routes in Airports Based on Reinforcement Learning and Data-Driven Simulation.”  Her faculty mentor is Mobility21 UTC researcher Pingbo Tang.

Stan Caldwell Presents to Pohang City Delegation

Pittsburgh Regional Alliance Welcomes Pohang City Delegation to Pittsburgh

January 12 th, 2023

January 12, 2023

The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance hosted The Pohang City Delegation, led by Mayor of Pohang City, Kang-deok Lee.  The main purpose of the visit was to establish partnerships between the City of Pohang and Pittsburgh, to discuss, explore, and collaborate around open innovation to drive future technologies, and extend regional collaboration opportunities (to the Asian market via Pohang City and to the North American market via Pittsburgh.) Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell presented on research, education and technology transfer activities of the Mobility21 UTC and the Metro21: Smart Cities Institute.

ESE3600 TinyML

University of Pennsylvania Adds New Course in Machine Learning

January 12 th, 2023

January 12, 2023

Mobility21 academic partner and UTC researcher Rahul Mangharam is offering a new hands-on first course in machine learning at the University of Pennsylvania, ESE3600 TinyML – Tiny Machine Learning.  Watch the course overview video here, or visit the course website for more information.

TRB Session

TRB TDM Committee Hosts Lectern Session at TRB Annual Meeting

January 10 th, 2023

January 10, 2023

The TRB TDM Committee hosted a lectern session today at the TRB annual meeting called “Tools for Assessing Transportation Demand Management Strategies.”  This session featured the highest rated TDM papers received by the TDM Committee including:

  • How Multi-worksite Employers can Use Secondar Data to Assess Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Opportunities (Bruce Batchelor, John Batchelor, Todd Litman)
  • A Stated Preference Approach to Measure Perceived Benefit of Drive-Alone Users toward Shifting to Park-and-Ride: An Indian perspective (Manaswinee Kar, Shubhajit Sadhukhan, Manoranjan Parida, Arpit Shrivastava)
  • Predicting parking occupancy for residential shared parking lots using deep learning methods considering COVID-19 Policies (Zhipen Niu, Xiaowei Hu, Mahmudur Fatmi, Shouming Qi, Dongling Wu, Shi An)
  • Simulation-based Analysis of Different Curb Space Type Allocations on Curb Performance (Thomas Maxner, Andisheh Ranjbari, Chase Dowling)

Mobility21 Program Manager Lisa Kay Schweyer, the paper review co-chair for the committee, moderated the session.

Certificate of Appreciation to Schweyer

TRB TDM Committee Thanks Mobility21 Program Manager for Efforts

January 9 th, 2023

January 9, 2023

During the Transportation Research Board’s Transportation Demand Management Committee meeting, Mobility21 UTC Program Manager Lisa Kay Schweyer was presented with a certificate of appreciation for her work on the 2022 paper review process redesign.

Destenie Nock Clean Energy Works Board

Dr. Destenie Nock Joins Clean Energy Works Board

January 9 th, 2023

January 9, 2023

Mobility21 UTC researcher Dr. Destenie Nock has been named to the Clean Energy Works Board, adding her expertise to guide strategies for accelerating clean energy upgrades where they are needed most.


Council of University Transportation Centers Holds Annual Winter Meeting

January 8 th, 2023

January 8, 2023

Today’s Council of University Transportation Center‘s  winter meeting brought 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.

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Research Recap: Rethinking Connected Vehicles for Spectrum Scarcity

January 6 th, 2023

January 6, 2023

Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap” for Carnegie Mellon University researcher Jon Peha’s project “Rethinking Connected Vehicles for Spectrum Scarcity.” 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.

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