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  • 26-04-22
    CMU Engineering & Public Policy Course Focuses on Transit in the City of Pittsburgh

    April 26, 2022 CMU’s Spring 2022 Engineering and Public Policy Senior Project Course was focused on transit in the City of Pittsburgh and culminated with a poster session highlighting five  group projects.  Mobility21 researcher Destenie Nock was co-instructor of the course and UTC researchers Corey Harper and Stan Caldwell served as advisors and provided feedback do whatever you want to update

  • 26-04-22
    Federal Transit Administration’s Chief Innovation Officer Joins Remaking Cities by Design Dialogues

    April 25, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher Ray Gastil of the Remaking Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University hosted Federal Transit Administration‘s Chief Innovation Officer Karina Ricks on Remaking Cities by Design Dialogues.  Karina discussed new directions for local mobility and new insights since delivering her lecture on mobility justice with the Remaking Cities Institute in the do whatever you want to update

  • 25-04-22
    Research Recap: Real-Time Traffic Analytics at Intersections

    April 25, 2022 Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap” for Srinivasa Narasimhan’s project “Real-Time Traffic Analytics at Intersections.” 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.

  • 25-04-22
    Pittsburgh’s Smart Loading Zones Launch Event

    April 25, 2022 Mobility21 Executive Director Stan Caldwell participated in the ribbon cutting of the City of Pittsburgh’s new Smart Loading Zone Pilot Project, launched in cooperation with the Pittsburgh Parking Authority and Automotus. Mobility21 researcher Sean Qian is working through a Department of Energy grant to evaluate this pilot.

  • 25-04-22
    Carnegie Mellon University Professor Paulina Jaramillo Authors Report for Transportation and Climate Policy

    April 25, 2022 Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering Professor Paulina Jaramillo served as coordinating lead author of the transportation section of the newly released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report for climate policymakers. “Our chapter includes several cross-cutting boxes, such as how changes in urban form would affect transportation.” – Paulina Jaramillo Read the do whatever you want to update

  • 23-04-22
    Carnegie Mellon University’s Transportation Club Hosts Bike Ride

    April 23, 2022 Students affiliated with the Carnegie Mellon University Transportation Club recently participated in a bike ride around downtown Pittsburgh. The event allowed students to network with one another, as well as learn about the active transportation network within the city. The group biked for a total of seven miles, beginning at Hamburg Hall do whatever you want to update

  • 22-04-22
    Pittsburgh Robotics Network Hosts The State of Our Autonomous Vehicle Industry

    April 22, 2022 Traffic21 Women in Transportation Fellow Hajra Shahab and Executive Director Stan Caldwell participated in the “The State of Our Autonomous Vehicle Industry” event hosted by Pittsburgh Robotics Network. “Seeing industry leaders in the AV space coming together to discuss the future of this technology and the industry at large was an enriching do whatever you want to update

  • 22-04-22
    2022 Pennsylvania Broadband Symposium

    April 22, 2022 Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer at the University of Pittsburgh Mark D. Henderson kicked off the 2022 Pennsylvania Broadband Symposium by highlighting technology as the key to unlocking and participating in the economy. Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman moderated the panel “Access and Technologies,” which featured: Nathan Flood, President & CEO, KINBER Sam do whatever you want to update

  • 22-04-22
    Mobility21 Hosts PennDOT’s ‘Moving Forward with STEM’ Discussion

    April 22, 2022 The Mobility21 UTC hosted the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Yassmin Gramian and other leaders in the industry for PennDOT’s ‘Moving Forward with STEM’ panel discussion. Mobility21 Executive Director, Stan Caldwell, opened the event welcoming the panelists and attendees on behalf of Carnegie Mellon University.  He highlighted the university’s history in do whatever you want to update

  • 19-04-22
    SWPA Connected Initiative Launches Connectivity Roadmap

    April 19, 2022 A briefing was held on Phase 1 Results of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Connected – Equitable Broadband Access Plan for local government officials and foundations who funded the plan.  Mobility21 UTC researchers Jon Peha and Stan Caldwell presented, highlighting the CMU faculty and student contributions to the planning process.

  • 14-04-22
    Professor Katherine Flanigan Introduces Sensing in CEE Project Course

    April 14, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher and CMU College of Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor Katherine Flanigan is providing students with hands-on experience to solve complex problems in engineering by introducing the topic of sensing in her course, “CEE Challenges: Design in a Changing World.”

  • 12-04-22
    Burcu Akinci Named Head of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

    April 12, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher and Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Burcu Akinci, Paul Christiano professor and leading researcher in the field of data-driven approaches to construction and infrastructure, has been named the next Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.  Read the full story here.

  • 07-04-22
    Metro21 Lunch and Learn: Monitoring Infrastructure

    April 7, 2022 Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman led a panel of experts to discuss challenges and solutions to current and future infrastructure monitoring.  Panelists included: Burcu Akinci, CMU Civil & Environmental Engineering Katherine Flanigan, CMU Civil & Environmental Engineering Sebastian Scherer, CMU Robotics Institute Benjamin Schmidt, Roadbotics, Inc.

  • 06-04-22
    Mobility21 Highlighted to Visiting Delegation from Dortmund

    April 6, 2022 A delegation from the City of Dortmund, Germany visited Pittsburgh and CMU, hosted by the Scott Energy Institute, to learn about our work with technology in energy, transportation, food systems, etc.  Stan Caldwell presented an overview of Mobility21, and UTC researchers Don Carter and Ray Gastil presented their research associated with the Remaking Cities Institute.

  • 04-04-22
    CMU Adjunct Faculty Member Henry Posner III Is Making History

    April 4, 2022 Carnegie Mellon University adjunct faculty member Henry Posner III is making history with his railway, RDC Deutschland, to help transport Ukrainian refugees from the Polish border into Germany.  Read the full article here.

  • 04-04-22
    Mobility21 UTC Academic Partner Rahul Mangharam to Lead Autoware CoE

    April 4, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher, Rahul Mangharam from the University of Pennsylvania will be leading the Autoware Center of Excellence, with the objective of bringing together industry and academia to advance Autonomous Driving technology based on Autoware Open-Source Software. “The Autoware CoE for autonomous driving was setup because we believe that all machines that do whatever you want to update

  • 01-04-22
    Mobility21 UTC Researchers Participate in NSBE 48th Annual Convention

    April 1, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researchers Dr. Destenie Nock and Dr. Corey Harper participated in the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 48th Annual Convention in Anaheim, CA.  NSBE is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States.

  • 25-03-22
    Freight Mobility Research Institute Hosts 7th Annual UTC Conference for the Southeastern Region

    March 25, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher Pingbo Tang‘s UTC research project, “Towards Data-Driven and Continuous Safety Inspection of Commercial Trucks and Trailers” was presented by his student, Chenyu Yuan, at the 7th Annual UTC Conference for the Southeastern Region in Boca Raton, FL.  The goal of the conference was to disseminate information about UTC research do whatever you want to update

  • 25-03-22
    Research Recap: Synthesis of Research Results and Technology Trends to Inform Federal, State, Regional and Local Policies for Smart Mobility of People and Goods: Phase 3

    March 25, 2022 Today, Mobility21 UTC released its latest “Research Recap” for Stan Caldwell and Chris Hendrickson’s project “Synthesis of Research Results and Technology Trends to Inform Federal, State, Regional and Local Policies for Smart Mobility of People and Goods: Phase 3.”  Recaps are one-page overviews of the UTC funded research that describe the research do whatever you want to update

  • 24-03-22
    Mobility21 Participated in Fifth Annual WTS Pittsburgh Chapter Scholarship Gala

    March 24, 2022 CMU students Hajra Shahab, Maggie Harger, and Sreya Vangala, joined by Mobility21 Program Manager Lisa Kay Schweyer, participated in the Fifth Annual Women in Transportation Pittsburgh Scholarship event.  Attendees enjoyed an evening of networking with current and future transportation industry professionals and leaders and celebrated their achievements.

  • 23-03-22
    Rail-Volution Hosts Webinar “Communicating to a Changing Rider Base”

    March 23, 2022 Mobility21 UTC researcher Megan Ryerson from the University of Pennsylvania joined an expert panel in the field of transportation for a Rail-Volution webinar, “Communicating to a Changing Rider Base.”  The webinar addressed changing ridership patterns and priorities for transit service delivery.

  • 23-03-22
    Can Pittsburgh Have Mobility and Justice for All?

    March 23, 2022 Mobility21 Women in Transportation Fellow 2018-2020 Bonnie Fan, along with Paul O’Hanlon from the advocacy group Pittsburghers for Public Transit talked about what it would be like to create a more equitable transit system for everybody with City Cast Pittsburgh‘s Senior producer Megan Harris and newsletter editor Francesca Dabecco.  Read the report do whatever you want to update

  • 22-03-22
    Utilizing School Bus Routes and Machine Learning to Deliver Meals to Families in Need in Award Winning

    March 22, 2022 Professor Steve Smith‘s Mobility21 UTC and Metro21 project, “Utilizing School Bus Routes and Machine Learning to Deliver Meals to Families in Need” has been named winner in the IDC Government Insights’ Fifth Annual Smart Cities North America Awards in the field of public health and social services.  With 20 municipalities recognized, IDC do whatever you want to update

  • 22-03-22
    Teachers Bring Robotics to Special Education Classrooms Celebrating Champions for Access

    March 22, 2022 Hundreds more students across the region are now experiencing robotics thanks to innovative teachers and a partnership with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU). Through a two-part pilot series designed by the AIU & Carnegie Mellon, educators developed and piloted a series of robotic activities & lesson plans for special education and life do whatever you want to update

  • 21-03-22
    U.S. DOT RD&T Video Forum on Artificial Intelligence

    March 21, 2022 The U.S. Department of Transportation‘s University Transportation Centers  program as part of the Office of Research, Development and Technology, in collaboration with the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office, hosted a video and discussion forum today, focusing on emerging technologies and research in transportation. Mobility21 UTC researcher Steve Smith’s video highlighting the do whatever you want to update