Registration is now open for 2020 Virtual To You (V2Y) NLTAPA/NTTD Annual Conference. A gathering of professionals responsible for training the current and future transportation workforce, the National Transportation Training Directors (NTTD) & the National Local Area Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA).
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by Marley Randazzo, USC, Masters of Urban Planning 2021
Tuesday, June 2nd, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center (PSR) held the Traffic Trends and Safety in a COVID-19 World webinar. The event was the first partnership of its kind for both TRB and PSR. “We are delighted to be able to partner with TRB and share some of our PSR research on this timely topic,” said PSR director Dr. Genevieve Giuliano.
Amplifying the event on both organizations’ platforms and speaking to the high level of interest in planning in a post-COVID world, the webinar was extremely well-attended, drawing an audience of over 1,100 attendees. Event moderator Dr. Fraser Schilling, representing UC Davis’ Road Ecology Center, noted the current importance of academic research to the planning practice: “I think the size of the event spoke to how much these new traffic conditions are on peoples’ minds. It is a learning experience for everyone, from planners to traffic safety and operations.”
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About the Author: Marley Randazzo is a second-year graduate student in the Master of Urban Planning program at USC Price. He works as a writer, product manager, and designer for METRANS.
by Adylbek Abdykalikov, USC, IPPAM 2020
On April 3, 2020 Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Professor of Global Studies & Geography at Hofstra University, New York and a member of METRANS’ MetroFreight research center, presented his research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on transportation to METRANS Advisory Board, faculty, and staff. Titled “Coronavirus Impacts on Trade and Supply Chains,” the presentation focused on the effects of the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic on international trade and supply chains. Rodrigue was invited by METRANS Director, Professor and Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government at the University of Southern California, Dr. Genevieve Giuliano. “METRANS is fortunate to have a deep bench of experts from which we can draw,” Giuliano noted. “Professor Rodrigue not only is one of the world’s experts in international trade, but also conducted a research project on the potential impact of a pandemic on global supply chains. He is uniquely qualified to tell us what we can expect from this pandemic.”
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