Summer School in Advanced Mobility Held at Ohio State University

May 8th, 2019

May 8, 2019

More than 25 individuals from both industry and academia had the opportunity to learn from each other at the inaugural Summer School in Advanced Mobility held at The Ohio State University (Mobility21 UTC academic partner),  May 6-8, 2019. This three-day program provided a high level overview of topics related to automotive mobility including electrification and storage, connected and autonomous vehicles, multi-modal transportation and security, all taught by Ohio State faculty experts. Learn more here.

 

UTC Faculty Advises Data Driven Heinz College Capstone Project

May 7th, 2019

May 7, 2019

Director of the Mobility Data Analytics Center and UTC Faculty, Sean Qian,  advised a Heinz College Capstone student Project Team that focused on extreme weather events impacts on bridges. The capstone project examined a variety of publicly available data sources to develop a data-driven model for 1) better prediction of washout events and 2)  scour critical risks for all bridges in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Amtrak Capstone “Improving Intercity Rail Data Analytics” Advised by Stan Caldwell

May 7th, 2019

May 7, 2019

Mobility21 Executive Director, Stan Caldwell, advised the The Heinz College Capstone project with Amtrak entitled “Improving Intercity Rail Data Analytics”.  Today, the capstone project team presented their project results, which included their examination of a variety of data sources to develop a data-driven model for identifying and marketing to new customers.

Mobility21 Co-Hosts Transport PGH 2019 Spring Forum with T.I.R.E.S

May 7th, 2019

May 7, 2019

Mobility21 co-hosted Transport PGH 2019 with T.I.R.E.S. The Forum was a free event featuring guest presentations by transportation providers sharing resources available in and around Allegheny County. The event brought together the region’s leading providers and advocates to help educate the public on what is available. Mobility21 Program Manager, Lisa Kay Schweyer gave welcoming remarks and an overview of the Mobility21 UTC and Shikib Mehtri, Masters of Language Technologies student at CMU’s Language Technologies Institute presented his research in collaboration on a Spoken Dialog System for The General Public with UTC Faculty, Profs. Maxine Eskenazi.

CCAC’s Bob Koch Joins Westmoreland Career & Tech Center to Discuss the Future of Automotive Jobs

May 6th, 2019

May 6, 2019

Bob Koch, faculty at the Community College of Allegheny County, joined automotive students and their instructors at Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center to discuss career opportunities in the automotive field including Intelligent Transportation options, Hybrid & Electric Vehicles, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles and Ride Sharing options.  The group discussed the economic impact all of this will have on their careers and how they can prepare.

Second Annual National Mobility Summit Recap

May 4th, 2019

May 4, 2019

The Second Annual National Mobility Summit was held on April 11, 2019 in Washington D.C. 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.  Find a full recap of the National Mobility Summit here:  https://mobility21.cmu.edu/events/the-national-mobility-summit/the-national-mobility-summit-2019/.

Women in Transportation Fellow presents her final capstone project report entitled “Cost of Curbs”

May 3rd, 2019

May 3, 2019

Mobility21 Women in Transportation Fellow, Sarah Cho, presented her final capstone project report entitled “Cost of Curbs Final Presentation” at the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. The presentation was attended by leaders from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Parking, Port Authority and the City of Pittsburgh.

Mobility21 UTC Executive Director Featured Guest on NPR’s OnPoint

May 3rd, 2019

May 3, 2019

Today’s National Public Radio On Point show “There’s Talk Of $2 Trillion For Infrastructure. How Should The U.S. Spend It?” features an interview with Mobility21 UTC Executive Director Stan Caldwell.  Listen to the broadcast here:  https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2019/05/02/infratstructure-trump-congress-democrats.

 

Mobility21 Program Manager Meets with Colorado Springs Regional Leaders

May 2nd, 2019

May 2, 2019

Mobility21 Program Manager, Lisa Kay Schweyer, Metro21 Executive Director, Karen Lightman, and City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure Assistant Director, Alex Pazuchanics, joined the Colorado Springs Regional Leaders to provide an overview of the public-private partnership between CMU and the City of Pittsburgh.

Mobility21’s Program Manager and Traffic21 Diversity Fellow join MASITE Luncheon as Keynote Speakers

May 1st, 2019

May 1, 2019

The Mid-Atlantic Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (MASITE) hosted their Western Area Luncheon Seminar Series entitled “The Black and Yellow Brick Road: Transportation Research & New Mobility in Pittsburgh” in Pittsburgh. There were more than 60 people in attendance for the event where Lisa Kay Schweyer, Mobility21 Program Manager and Allante’ Whitmore, Mobility21 Diversity Fellow were the keynote speakers.

Colorado Springs Chamber & Economic Development Corporation Tour CMU

May 1st, 2019

May 1, 2019

Mobility21 welcomed Colorado Springs Chamber & Economic Development Corporation and their regional leaders to the City of Pittsburgh. The regional leader Leaders in Science & Technology visited Carnegie Mellon University’s NavLab where Traffic21 Executive Director, Stan Caldwell, led a discussion about how our Smart Cities Institutes manage relationships between external partners and researchers.

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