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U.S. City Roads Report Released by Roadbotics

March 3rd, 2021

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.

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

March 3rd, 2021

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.

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

March 2nd, 2021

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.

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

February 19th, 2021

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.

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February 2021 Mobility21 UTC Faculty Meeting Held

February 16th, 2021

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.

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

February 16th, 2021

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.

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Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson Provides Insights for GAO Report

February 16th, 2021

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.

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2019 UTC Annual Report to Congress Released

January 22nd, 2021

January 22, 2021

The 2019 UTC Annual Report to Congress has been released to various members of Congress and posted on the UTC website.  The Mobility21 project, “Improving Rush Hour Traffic Flow by Computer Vision-Based Parking Detection and Regulation” can be found on page 12.

This report discusses the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act, 49 U.S.C. §5505 as amended by P.L. 114-94, Sec. 6016) requirements which includes summary reporting for:

  • Ongoing or recently completed UTC research project examples by each of the 37 Centers;
  • Regional Centers to address transportation safety, congestion, connected vehicles, connected infrastructure, and autonomous vehicles;
  • New technology transfer plans and reporting requirements to guide and strengthen the UTCs technology transfer activities;
  • Summary of UTC program-wide performance indicators measuring productivity at individual Centers for four years;
  • Discussion of research repositories used to disseminate results of UTC research.
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