Winter 2019

Archived Seminars

December 1, 2023

They Don't Build Them Like They Used To: Historical Patterns of Transit Construction and TOD

Jake Berman, Cartographer, historian, and lawyer. Author of The Lost Subways of North America
November 24, 2023

Thanksgiving Holiday

November 17, 2023

Transit Network Design (TND): An Introduction and Some Practical Aspects

Claudio Barbieri da Cunha, Professor, Department of Transportation Engineering, Polytechnic School at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
November 10, 2023

Veterans Day

November 3, 2023

Will taking to the air solve urban congestion? Evolving technology and service supply models in Urban Air Mobility

Hani Mahmassani, William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation, Northwestern University and Director of the Northwestern University Transportation Center
October 27, 2023

UC Davis as a Living-Learning Laboratory for Sustainable Transportation

Kari Watkins, Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Davis
October 20, 2023

Measurement, Modelling, and Impacts of Vehicle Exhaust Emissions

Fengxiang Qiao, Professor and Co-director, Innovative Transportation Research Institute, Texas Southern University
October 13, 2023

Sharing insights on EU hydrogen policy developments

Lukas Wernert, European Union Fellow for the 2023-24 academic year
October 6, 2023

Traffic Signal Coordination Principles and Timing Development – An International Perspective

Zong Tian, Professor and Director, Center for Advanced Transportation Education and Research (CATER), University of Nevada, Reno
June 2, 2023

Computing New Dimensions for Use in Multimodal Access Metrics

Anson Stewart, Deputy Director | MIT JTL Urban Mobility / Transit Lab, Research Scientist | MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
May 26, 2023

E-Bikes’ Effect on Mode and Route Choice: A Case Study of Richmond, VA Bike Share

Celeste Chavis, Associate Professor, jointly appointed in the Departments of Transportation & Urban Infrastructure Studies and Civil Engineering at Morgan State University
May 19, 2023

Operating and Designing Microtransit Services with Virtual Stops

Michael Hyland, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), University of California, Irvine
May 12, 2023

Goods Delivery in Urban Areas: Parking Behaviors, Challenges, and Solutions

Andisheh Ranjbari, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
May 5, 2023

Transportation: Idea to Implementation

Jennifer Donlon Wyant, Transportation Planning Manager, City of Sacramento, Department of Public Works
April 28, 2023

Advancing a Seamless Transit System in the Bay Area and California

Ian Griffiths, Policy Director, Seamless Bay Area
April 21, 2023

PhDs and Entrepreneurship: My Experience with and Thoughts on Both

Josie Kressner, Strategic Advisor for Motionworks and Illoominus
April 14, 2023

Lawsuits and Consent Decrees: Tools for Transit Equity?

Tamika Butler, Ph.D. Student, Urban and Regional Planning, UCLA
March 10, 2023

Caltrans: Developing the Statewide Transportation Equity Index

Carolyn Abrams, M.U.R.P., Sr. Transportation Planner, Caltrans
Henry McKay, Sustainable Transportation Analyst, Caltrans
March 3, 2023

Freeway Removal: Lessons from the Past to Inform an Equitable Transport Future

Regan F. Patterson, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
February 24, 2023

Estimating Aviation vs Passenger Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Surveyed Intercity Trips

Lisa Aultman-Hall, Professor and Chair of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo
February 17, 2023

Caltrans: Linking Transportation Innovation to a Greater Future

Tony Tavares, Director of the Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
February 10, 2023

Spatial analytics approaches for equitable transportation planning

Avipsa Roy, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Public Policy, UC Irvine
January 27, 2023

Planning for Equitable Micromobility

Anne Brown, Assistant Professor, School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, University of Oregon
December 2, 2022

Is Online Grocery Shopping as Sticky as In-person Shopping?

Kristina M. Currans, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, University of Arizona
November 18, 2022

A Sneak Preview of Shifting Gears

Susan Handy, Professor, Department of Environmental Science & Policy Director, National Center for Sustainable Transportation Chair, Transportation Technology & Policy Graduate Group Associate Director for Education, Institute of Transportation Studies University of California, Davis
November 11, 2022

No Seminar (Veterans Day)

November 4, 2022

Beyond Three Revolutions: Hydrogen Economy

David Blekhman, Professor in the Sustainable Energy and Transportation at California State University Los Angeles
October 28, 2022

Smart Information Systems for Sustainable Decision Support in Ports

Carlos Paternina, Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems Department, San Diego State University
October 21, 2022

Parking Cash Out

Don Shoup, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Urban Planning, UCLA
October 14, 2022

Population Health Intervention Research: experiences of population health researcher working in transportation space

Meghan Winters, Professor, Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
October 7, 2022

Turning wide streets into housing

Adam Millard-Ball, Professor, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
September 30, 2022

Electric Vehicles-Buildings Nexus: Urban Charging Management in Multi-Unit Dwellings and Offices

Eleftheria Kontou, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
May 27, 2022

Key considerations in renewable fuels investments

Theresa Chen, Director, Equity Research | Midstream, Refining, and Biofuels
May 20, 2022

Data and Methods for Prioritizing User-Centered Outcomes in Transportation

Atiyya Shaw, Postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and an incoming assistant professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
May 6, 2022

Data for Active Transportation Research and Planning

Trisalyn Nelson, Professor, Department of Geography, UC Santa Barbara
April 29, 2022

E-commerce, Equity, and Accessibility: Case studies from Portland, OR

M.A. Figliozzi, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Transportation Technology and People Lab, Portland State University
April 22, 2022

Planning EV Infrastructure: Theory and Practice

Don MacKenzie, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington
April 15, 2022

Demand for plug-in electric vehicles in the future Danish vehicle market

Stefan Eriksen Mabit, Associate Professor in the Division for Transport at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
April 8, 2022

Transit Research in Practice: Making change from inside an agency

Laurel Paget-Seekins, 2021 Leadership in Government fellow with Open Society Foundation
April 1, 2022

Environmental Justice Perspectives on Transportation

Jonathan K. London, Department of Human Ecology/ Community and Regional Development, UC Davis
March 11, 2022

No seminar

March 4, 2022

Bike Share in the Sacramento Region: Lessons Learned and What’s Next

Sabrina Bradbury, Senior Program Manager, Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)
February 25, 2022

What Does Sustainable Freight Look Like for Caltrans?

Eric Fredericks, Freight Integration Manager, Caltrans Office of Sustainable Freight Planning
February 18, 2022

Data analytics for Warehousing Transportation Analysis

Fatemeh Ranaiefar, Senior Associate, Fehr & Peers
February 11, 2022

Direct impacts of off-hour deliveries on urban freight emissions

Trilce Encarnación, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management and Analytics, University of Missouri-St. Louis
February 4, 2022

You can’t drive what you can’t charge: unique infrastructure policy needs for commercial electric vehicles & the critical role of utilities

Meredith Alexander, works with Hua Nani Partners. Formerly Policy Director with CALSTART
January 28, 2022

Not Your Father’s Heavy-Duty Trucks: Electric trucks as a substitute for new road infrastructure

Jean-Daniel Saphores, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Irvine
January 21, 2022

From psychology to sustainability: how bikes and scooters can reshape urban mobility

Dillon Fitch, Co-Director BicyclingPlus Research Collaborative, Research Faculty, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis
January 14, 2022

Freeway tolling in California and implications for climate and equity

Autumn Bernstein, Executive Director, Yolo County Transportation District
January 7, 2022

No seminar

December 3, 2021

No seminar

November 26, 2021

Thanksgiving Holiday

November 19, 2021

How might people spend time when traveling in a fully automated vehicle, and what effect might it have on the intensity of travel?

Chandra Bhat, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
November 12, 2021

Caltrans’ Transportation Network: Equitable, Safe and Sustainable

Toks Omishakin, Director of the Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
November 5, 2021

The Cement Industry’s Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality Across the Value Chain by 2050

Rick Bohan, Vice President of Sustainability, Portland Cement Association
October 29, 2021

The IEA’s Net-Zero by 2050 Scenario

Jacob Teter, Transport Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency (IEA), Paris France
October 22, 2021

Reaching carbon neutral transportation in California by 2045: opportunities and challenges

Lew Fulton, Director of the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS+) program and the Energy Futures Program within the Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis
October 15, 2021

Transportation's Linkages to the Affordable Housing Problem

Elizabeth Deakin, Professor Emerita of City and Regional Planning and Urban Design, University of California, Berkeley
September 24, 2021

No seminar

May 28, 2021

The California Integrated Travel Project: Building a Modern Transit Experience in California

Gillian Gillette, California Integrated Mobility Program Manager, Caltrans
Lilly Shoup, Shoup Strategies
May 21, 2021

Prediction/Causality Tradeoffs and Data Size Issues in Transportation Modeling: The Example of Highway-Safety Analysis

Fred Mannering, Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida

May 14, 2021

Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Pandemics, and Urban Mobility Data-Driven Modeling and Analysis of Transportation Systems under the Threat of Major Disruptive Events

Kaan Ozbay, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering and Center of Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), Tandon School of Engineering, New York University, Brooklyn, New York

May 7, 2021

Traffic flow smoothing at scale

Daniel B. Work, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Institute for Software Integrated Systems, Vanderbilt University

April 30, 2021

Deployable Decentralized Routing Strategies using Envy-Free Incentive Mechanisms for Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Environments

Srinivas Peeta, Frederick R. Dickerson Chair and Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

April 23, 2021

On the Empty Miles in Ridesourcing Systems

Yafeng Yin, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

April 16, 2021

The Various Silver Linings of the Impacts of the Pandemic on Traffic

Fraser Shilling, Co-Director, Road Ecology Center, UC Davis

April 9, 2021

Dynamic Driving and Routing Games for Autonomous Vehicles on Networks: A Mean Field Game Approach

Xuan (Sharon) Di, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Smart Cities Center, Data Science Institute, Columbia University in the City of New York

Mar 5, 2021

Leveraging Transportation Infrastructure Investments for Climate Action

Darwin Moosavi, Deputy Secretary for Environmental Policy & Housing Coordination, California State Transportation Agency

Feb 26, 2021

Examining the Intersection of Transportation, E-Mobility and Diverse Communities

Dr. Shelley Francis, Co-Founder & Principal, EVNoire

Feb 19, 2021

The role of fuel economy and GHG standards in reaching zero emissions by 2050

David Greene, Senior Fellow of the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Tennessee

Feb 12, 2021

Coalitions needed to advance zero emission transportation policy

Anand R. Gopal, Ph.D., Program Officer, Climate Initiative, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Feb 5, 2021

Mobility Justice and the Future of Transportation

Darnell Grisby, Executive Director, TransForm

Jan 29, 2021

The Role of Affordable Transit Oriented Development on Travel Behavior

Jesus Barajas, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis

Jan 22, 2021

Mode Choice, Energy, Emissions and the Rebound Effect in U.S. Freight Transportation

Jonathan E. Hughes, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado, Boulder

Jan 15, 2021

Is COVID-19 accelerating the energy transition by hastening the shift of investor capital? 

Amy Jaffe, Research Professor and Managing Director of the Climate Policy Lab, The Fletcher School at Tufts University

Dec 4, 2020

Measuring, Managing, and Maximizing Transportation Happiness using Smartphone-Aided Day Reconstruction Method

Yingling Fan, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Minnesota

Nov 20, 2020

Formulating Policy and Saving the World: Creating a shared mission in a world of agendas

Natasha Vidangos, Vice President of Research & Analysis, Alliance to Save Energy

Nov 13, 2020

Case Studies of Travel Demand Analysis on Transport Disadvantaged Communities

Tierra Bills, Assistant Professor, Transportation Research Group, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wayne State University

Nov 6, 2020

There is No “Green Book” for Walking: Transit Risks Patterned by Race and Place

Jennifer D. Roberts, Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health, University of Maryland College Park

Oct 30, 2020

Transforming Transportation: accelerating the transition to a cleaner, more equitable, and more resilient future

Vicki Arroyo, Executive Director of the Georgetown Climate Center; Professor from Practice at Georgetown University Law Center

Oct 23, 2020

Lessons from Davis in Sustainable Transportation and Land Use Planning

Norman Garrick, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut

Oct 16, 2020

Distracted Pedestrians: Myth or Menace?

Kelcie Ralph, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

May 22, 2020

Zoom Seminar: The Future of Transportation: Making the Sacramento Region A Lab for Mobility Innovation

James Corless, Chief Executive Officer, Sacramento Area Council of Governments

May 15, 2020

Zoom Seminar: Building Trust to Enhance Preparedness: An Analysis of Community Perceptions

Johanna Amaya Leal, Assistant Professor, Department of Supply Chain Management, Iowa State University Ivy College of Business

May 8, 2020

Zoom Seminar: California and the State of Freight

Avital Barnea, Deputy Secretary for Transportation Planning, California State Transportation Agency

May 1, 2020

Zoom Seminar: Transportation Innovation at Google: Opportunities for Researchers

Jeral Poskey, Project Executive for Transportation Planning at Google

April 24, 2020

Zoom Seminar: The Race to Zero Emissions in Transportation

Tucker Perkins, President & Chief Executive Officer, Propane Education & Research Council

April 17, 2020

Zoom Seminar: Toward Greener Supply Chains: Case study of a U.S. – China supply chain

Leticia Pineda, Researcher, International Council on Clean Transportation

April 10, 2020

Zoom Seminar: Scooters in Cities: The Story So Far

Kevin Fang, Assistant Professor of Geography, Environment, and Planning, Sonoma State University

March 13, 2020

Roundabouts of a Figurative Kind:  Reflections on the beliefs that dominate transportation planning

Susan Handy - Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and the Director of the National Center for Sustainable Transportation at the UC Davis

March 6, 2020

Dynamic User Equilibrium of Mobility-on-Demand System with Linear Programming Rebalancing Strategy

Rongsheng Chen, University of Minnesota, Ryuichi Kitamura Award recipient

February 28, 2020

Integration of Life Cycle Assessment into Planning and Pavement Design

Milena Rangelov, Visiting Sustainable Pavements Research Associate, National Academy of Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow, Office of Preconstruction, Construction and Pavements, Federal Highway Administration

February 21, 2020

Rethinking the impacts of transport infrastructure - a holistic life cycle approach

Shoshanna Saxe, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering. University of Toronto

February 14, 2020

Vision Zero in San Francisco: Advancing Public Health and Equity

Megan L. Wier, Director, Program on Health, Equity & Sustainability; Co-Chair, San Francisco Vision Zero Task Force; Environmental Health Branch, Population Health Division; San Francisco Department of Public Health

February 7, 2020

Population-based strategies to improve driving safety

Linda Hill, Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, UC San Diego

January 31, 2020

Streets of the Future, Is 2020 a Tipping Point?

Janet Attarian, Senior Mobility Strategist I Principal, SmithGroup

January 24, 2020

California High-Speed Rail: Delivering a Transformative Investment

Margaret Cederoth, Director of Planning and Sustainability, California High-Speed Rail

January 10, 2020

Pavements, freight and vehicles – we all need and affect each other

Wynand Steyn, Head of Department of the Department of Civil Engineering and professor, University of Pretoria

November 22, 2019

Caltrans’ Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Program

Rachel Carpenter, Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Branch Chief, California Department of Transportation

November 8, 2019

Health Co-benefits of Active Transportation for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Neil Maizlish, Visiting Researcher, Department of Human Ecology, UC Davis

November 1, 2019

Heterogeneous traffic flow: how agent interactions shape collective properties

Jia Li, Research Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University

October 25, 2019

Emerging Trends in Last-mile Logistics: How green are they?

Jane Lin, Research Associate Professor, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy; Associate Professor, Civil and Materials Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago

October 18, 2019

Emerging mobility services, car ownership, and urban transport sustainability in the U.S.

Deborah Salon, Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University

October 11, 2019

Promises of emerging data for transportation applications

Cynthia Chen, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Washington

June 6, 2019

No Seminar

May 24, 2019

Understanding Access to Grocery Stores in Food Deserts in Baltimore City

Celeste Chavis, Associate Professor, Morgan State University

May 17, 2019

Time Allocation Behavior of 20th Century American Generations: GI Generation, Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials

Annesha Enam, Winner of the 2018 TRB Ryuichi Kitamura Best Paper Award. Postdoctoral appointee at Argonne National Laboratory. PhD from University of Connecticut (UConn), USA in activity and travel behavior modeling.

May 10, 2019

Measure M and the (Potential) Transformation of Mobility in Los Angeles

Mike Manville, Associate Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

May 3, 2019

Micromobility and Access

Nelle Pierson, Marketing Lead, JUMP Bikes

April 26, 2019

New Relationship Models between Vehicle Speed Profile, Roadway Characteristics, Pavement Roughness, and Vehicle Operating Costs

Elie Hajj, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering & Associate Director of WRSC, Pavement Engineering & Science Program, University of Nevada

April 12, 2019

Vulnerable Road User Safety in the (Partially) Autonomous Age: Research Methods and Critical Issues

Tara Goddard, Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University

April 5, 2019

No Seminar

March 15, 2019

Shared, Electric, Automated: The 3 Revolutions and the Future of Mobility

Giovanni Circella, Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, ITS-Davis

March 8, 2019

Assessing the Transportation Impacts of Affordable Housing Developments? What can we learn from California

Kelly Clifton, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland State University

March 1, 2019

Clean Transportation and a View from the Air (Resources Board)

Sydney Vergis, Legislative Director for the California Air Resources Board (CARB)

February 22, 2019

Decarbonizing Cement and Concrete for California’s Infrastructure Projects

Sabbie A. Miller, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis

February 15, 2019

Equity, Justice and Sociocultural Research on Bicycling Transportation

Sarah McCullough, Associate Director, Feminist Research Institute, UC Davis

February 8, 2019

Cashless / Wireless / Paperless / Driverless: Public Transportation in an On-Demand World

Arthur L. Guzzetti, Vice President – Mobility Initiatives and Public Policy American Public Transportation Association

February 1, 2019

Autonomous Vehicles in California

Bernard C. Soriano, Deputy Director, California Department of Motor Vehicles

January 25, 2019

One Nevada Transportation Plan: Long Range Statewide Transportation Planning in a Rapidly Changing Environment

Sondra Rosenberg, Assistant Director for Planning, Nevada Department of Transportation

January 18, 2019

Influencing State Policy: An Insider's Perspective

Janet Dawson, worked for 11 years in the State Legislature as the Chief Consultant for the Assembly Transportation Committee

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