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.