UTC Funded Researchers Published in Frontiers in Built Environment

May 3rd, 2018

May 3, 2018

UTC Funded Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University were published in Frontiers in Built Environment for their research on indirect train traffic monitoring method to detect and infer real-time train events based on the vibration response of a nearby building. Read the full article here.

Traffic21 Director Chris Hendrickson Speaks at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst

May 2nd, 2018

May 2, 2018

Traffic21 Director and CMU Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Chris Hendrickson spoke at the UMass-Amherst as the 2018 History and Heritage Lecturer. His presentation on the past and future of the U.S. Interstate Highway System focused on the planning challenges and engineering and financing standards and issues.

Students in Methods of Policy Analysis Class shared their “Spatial Mismatch” Research

May 1st, 2018

April 30, 2018

Undergraduate students Kenneth Wells, Jamie Slomka, Micah Rabin, Ben Kaplan, Mengjia Ren in Professor Branstetter’s Methods of Policy Analysis Class shared their “Spatial Mismatch” Research (jobs versus disadvantaged employees/job seekers locations). For this project they received technical assistance from Ngani Ndimbie, Traffic21 Women in Transportation Fellow and Lisa Kay Schweyer, Traffic21 Program Manager.

Traffic21 Fellow Ngani Ndimbie Assisting with City Bike Plan

April 30th, 2018

April 30, 2018

Since March, Traffic21 Fellow Ngani Ndimbie has been interning with the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to help complete Pittsburgh’s Bike Plan- a document for the public and other key stakeholders that explains the City’s goals for building out it’s bike network. This is the City’s first update since the 1999 bike plan.

UTC Researchers Sean Qian and Scott Matthews mentioned in the CMU CEE News Magazine

April 26th, 2018

April 26, 2018

Sean Qian and Scott Matthews mentioned in the Spring 2018 issue of the CMU CEE News Magazine.  Sean for receiving the Greenshields Prize from the Transportation Research Board and Scott for receiving the Steven J. Fenves Award for Systems Research.  Check out the article on page 17 of the magazine here.

UTC Researcher Pires Featured in TRB Webinar

April 25th, 2018

April 24, 2018

UTC faculty and researcher Bernardo R. Pires spoke on the Transportation Research Board’s bi-monthly webinar series- Conversations with Colleagues, focused on bicycle and pedestrian  monitoring and research. On this week’s webinar, titled “Collecting Bicycle and Pedestrian Data with Video: Methods and Issues,” Pires spoke about data collection efforts underway at CMU to 60-70 webinar attendees.

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CMU Dean and T-SET/Mobility21 Director Present at WABTEC Global Leadership Summit

April 25th, 2018

April 25, 2018

The Dean of the Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, Jim Garrett, and the Director of the CMU T-SET National USDOT University Transportation Center for Safety, Mobility21, a USDOT National University Transportation Center for Mobility, Raj Rajkumar, were invited by Ray Betler, CEO of WABTEC, to speak at the WABTEC Global Leadership Summit on April 25.  Raj gave the keynote presentation on “Challenges and Opportunities in Rail Automation” to the more than 200 WABTEC executives from around the world.

CCAC’s Bob Koch Speaks at UTC Faculty Meeting

April 24th, 2018

April 24, 2018

Bob Koch, who leads Community College of Allegheny County’s Automotive Technology Program, spoke at this months UTC faculty meeting about how to prepare technicians for autonomous technologies. Koch noted that with direction from advisory boards, community colleges will be perfectly positioned to educate entry level intelligent transportation technicians in many different career areas.

Distinguished Speaker Series: Raj Kapoor of Lyft

April 22nd, 2018

April 19, 2018

Chief Strategy Officer of Lyft and Head of Business for Lyft’s self-driving division, Raj Kapoor, spoke to CMU students about the “Future of Transportation.” Kapoor discussed Lyft’s expectations and plans for the electric, self-driving, and shared future as well as the impact to cities and the auto industry.

Societal Consequences of Autonomous Vehicles Class Presents Findings to City

April 10th, 2018

April 10, 2018

The Heinz weekend course taught by Metro21 Director Rick Stafford, Societal Consequences of Technological Change: Autonomous Vehicles in the Central Business District, presented a summary of students’ findings to City officials and the Port Authority of Allegheny County. Recommendations to the City included curb mapping, a use tax on transportation network companies, and deploying an autonomous electric shuttle, among others.

Traffic21’s Chris Hendrickson and Ngani Ndimbie Participate in Sustainability Week Panel Discussion

April 7th, 2018

April 7, 2018

On Saturday morning, T-SET UTC’s Chris Hendrickson & Ngani Ndimbie spoke at the Transit and Equity panel for CMU’s Sustainability Weekend. They were joined by 4 other panelists to discuss the current state of mobility in Pittsburgh, particularly for those with accessibility or socioeconomic challenges.

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