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Third Annual National Mobility Summit Held

April 19th, 2021

April 19, 2019

The Third Annual National Mobility Summit was held on April 15, 2021. The National Mobility Summit is an opportunity for US DOT University Transportation Centers to come together to discuss the real-world problems, opportunities and innovations in today’s transportation landscape.   Over 200 people registered for this event.   Find more information about the National Mobility Summit here:  https://mobility21.cmu.edu/events/the-national-mobility-summit/the-national-mobility-summit-2021/.

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CCAC Students Meet to Discuss Transportation Development

April 16th, 2021

April 16, 2021

Students from Community College of Allegheny County,  Mobility21 UTC academic partner, met at the Steel Center for Career and Technical Education facility and engaged in a discussion about the changes in the automotive field, such as ADAS systems and the need to understand sensing technology, and the various other employment opportunities within ITS.

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Traffic21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell Reappointed to Pennsylvania STIC

April 7th, 2021

April 7, 2021

Stan Caldwell participated in the quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Division of the Federal Highway Administration State Transportation Innovation Council where he was recognized with eight other members (including Penn State UTC Director Eric Donnell)  and has been re-appointed to the board for another two-year term.

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Research Recap: Bus on the Edge, Continuous Monitoring of Traffic and Infrastructure

March 25th, 2021

March 25, 2021

Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap” for project “Bus on the Edge: Continuous Monitoring of Traffic and Infrastructure.”  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 “Driving Low-Income Mothers to Greater Success: The Impact of Ridehailing on Income and Employment” Highlighted in TRB E-Newsletter

March 23rd, 2021

March 23, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher Lee Branstetters’s research project, “Driving Low-Income Mothers to Greater Success: The Impact of Ridehailing on Income and Employment 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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CEDM Visiting Speaker Seminar Features Traffic21 Director

March 22nd, 2021

March 22, 2021

Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson was invited to present at a recent Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making (CEDM) seminar, where he presented his work with the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, “Accelerating Decarbonization in the United States: Technology, Policy and Societal Dimensions.”  

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Traffic21 and Metro21 Join Pittsburgh Region Broadband Study

March 18th, 2021

March 18, 2021

Karen Lightman, Metro21 Executive Director and Stan Caldwell, Traffic21 Executive Director participated in a kick off meeting for a regional broadband study led by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission in partnership with Carnegie Mellon and Allies for Children.  The Hillman Foundation provided funding for this project and Michael Baker Corporation has been contracted for support.

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Stan Caldwell Presents at ITS America Board Meeting

March 18th, 2021

March 18, 2021

As chair of the ITS America Standing Committee on Emerging Technologies, Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell was joined by Vice-Chair Andrew Liu from AECOM in participating in the ITS America Board of Directors Meeting to present the first report of their committee activity on programing and policy.  Stan’s current Mobility21 research on transportation technology and policy supports this committee activity.  Also presenting at the board meeting was US DOT Senior Advisor Carlos Monje.

Mobility21 AV Research to be Part of AV TEST Initiative

March 10th, 2021

March 10, 2021

Mobility21 Director Raj Rajkumar recently joined the US DOT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) AV TEST Initiative which provides a publicly accessible tool where automated driving systems developers and states can voluntarily submit information about automated vehicles and testing.  CMU is considered a birthplace of AV technology going back the 1980s and Professor Rajkumar has been conducting AV on-road testing since 2013.

 

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Mobility21 UTC Research “Improving Short-Term Travel Speed Prediction with High-Resolution Spatial and Temporal Rainfall Data” Featured in The Journal of Transportation Engineering: Part A

March 9th, 2021

March 9, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher Corey Harper, along with Sean Qian and Costa Samaras, recently authored “Improving Short-Term Travel Speed Prediction with High-Resolution Spatial and Temporal Rainfall Data,” which was recently selected as an editor’s choice paper in the Journal of Transportation Engineering: Part A.  The paper explores using high-resolution rainfall data and machine learning techniques to better understand how rainfall affects traffic operations.

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MBUFA Radio Features Scott Matthews to Discuss Transportation Funding Needs

March 9th, 2021

March 9, 2021

Mobility21 UTC researcher Scott Matthews was featured on MBUFA Radio to discuss the existing ways that transportation revenues are collected and disbursed, and ideas on what is needed to move more states from plans to pilots to programs.

The Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance (MBUFA) is a national non-profit organization that brings together government, business, academic, and transportation policy leaders to conduct education and outreach on the potential for mileage-based user fees as an alternative for future funding and improved performance of the U.S. transportation system.

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