Mobility21 Executive Director Attends PA Chamber of Commerce Legislative Briefing

May 1st, 2019

May 1, 2019

Mobility21 Executive Director, Stan Caldwell, attended the Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce Legislative Briefing in Harrisburg to promote Mobility21 research efforts. The briefing included stakeholders and regional policymakers to help strengthen relationships between the region’s business community and elected officials.

April ’19 Faculty Meeting Highlights CCAC’s Commitment to Automotive Education

April 24th, 2019

April 24, 2019

The final UTC Faculty Meeting of the Spring ’19 semester featured Bob Koch & Josh Kern from the Community College of Allegheny County.  Bob & Josh described how the community college is updating their workforce training and curriculum to reflect the advancements and technology changes in the automotive industry.

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Mobility21 Program Manager, Lisa Kay Schweyer Shares Expertise During the Pittsburgh Cities of Inclusion Summit

April 23rd, 2019

April 23, 2019

The Pittsburgh Cities of Inclusion Summit was held today at PNC park where over 150 leaders gathered.  This Summit brought together individuals with disabilities, family members, city officials, community leaders, non-profits, corporate leaders, foundations and other funders, to jointly create a vision for Pittsburgh as an inclusive city.*  Mobility21 Program Manager, Lisa Kay Schweyer, shared her expertise as a thought leader in the Access to Services breakout sessions.

* An inclusive city is an urban community that values social inclusion for all, ensuring people of all abilities are involved in their communities, able to effectively pursue opportunities and contribute, safely express themselves, and exercise their rights. These cities provide access and opportunities for everyone to take part in employment, education, health, housing, and to access community services.

 

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Mobility21 UTC researchers, Sean Qian and Costa Samaras will head a Department of Energy funded project on “intelligent delivery zones”

April 22nd, 2019

April 22, 2019

Mobility21 UTC researchers, Sean Qian and Costa Samaras will head a Department of Energy funded project on “intelligent delivery zones.”  Learn more about this project here:  https://www.cmu.edu/cee/news/cee-news-magazine/images/spring-2019-issue—cee-news.pdf. 

Schweyer leading discussion group at ACT Emerging Mobility Summit

Mobility21 UTC Program Manager Lisa Kay Schweyer Discussion Leader at the Association for Commuter Transportation’s Emerging Mobility Summit

April 16th, 2019

April 16, 2019

Today, Mobility21 UTC Program Manager Lisa Kay Schweyer led 3 discussion groups on equity and new mobility at the Association for Commuter Transportation’s Emerging Mobility Summit in Austin, Texas. The discussions brought Transportation Demand Management professionals together to share their thoughts on how equity is defined, how equity considerations are or are not being built into the new mobility modes, and best practices from around the country.

The Vision Zero Toolbox

April 15th, 2019

April 15, 2019

Erick Guerra, UTC Faculty and Assistant Professor in City and Regional Planning in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania, was an advisor for The Vision Zero Toolbox in Philadelphia project. The project aims to help decision-makers at the local level prioritize initiatives and projects which will achieve the greatest traffic safety benefit and ensure the success of Vision Zero Philadelphia.

 

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Mobility21 UTC Researcher Sean Qian Awarded Posner, Molloy, and Pietrandrea Career Development Chair in Civil Engineering

April 15th, 2019

April 15, 2019

With his research, Mobility21 UTC Researcher and CEE Assistant Professor Zhen (Sean) Qian is working toward a different world, one where real-time and historical data allow us to better manage our aging and overcrowded infrastructure. Through data modeling and frameworks, Qian is not only finding ways to reduce congestion, energy use and emissions within existing systems but also to design sustainable, resilient, and intelligent infrastructure for the future.  Read more about this award here: https://www.cmu.edu/cee/news/news-archive/2019/04-2019-qian-awarded-posner-molloy-and-pietrandrea-career-development-chair-in-civil-engineering.html. 

 

 

 

Hands-On Design Courses Equip Students for Success

April 15th, 2019

April 15, 2019

“Whether you’re designing infrastructure for transportation, buildings, water systems, or something entirely different, taking on your first project as a recently graduated civil or environmental engineer can be daunting.  For starters, there is the multitude of objectives, the risk and uncertainty, the complex planning and scheduling constraints, and of course the challenge of learning to work and communicate within a team…” Read the rest of this article and how Mobility21 UTC researcher Costa Samaras is involved, here:  https://www.cmu.edu/cee/news/news-archive/2019/04-2019-learnin-by-doing.html  

 

UPenn Presents at CPSWeek Conference in Montreal

April 14th, 2019

April 14, 2019

The UPenn UTC Team including Rahul Mangharam, Matt Kelly, Yash Pant and Houssam Abbas attended the Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things Week Conference in Canada to present their research.

UTC Faculty Gives AC Tour to President of AAA East Central

April 9th, 2019

April 9, 2019

Ding Zhao, Assistant Professor and CMU and Director of the Safe AI Lab, gave a tour of Carnegie Mellon University’s autonomous vehicles to  the President and CEO of the Automobile Club of Southern California and the President of AAA East Central.

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