Researchers, faculty and students from the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis) took the spotlight at the 93rd annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting in Washington, D.C., Jan. 12-16.
More than 70 UC Davis representatives attended TRB this year to present their latest findings and interact with colleagues at the top transportation research institutes from around the world.
This year, Dan Sperling, ITS-Davis founding director and professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, was appointed the 2014 Vice Chair of the Executive Committee. Sperling will serve a one-year term beginning January 16 in preparation for becoming chairman the following year. He has served on 13 National Research Council committees, was founding chair of the TRB committee on Alternative Transportation Fuels, and first chair of the TRB committee on sustainable transportation.
UC Davis participants presented their world-class research on topics as diverse as low carbon fuels, congestion pricing, air quality impacts of freight transportation, sustainable pavement, eco-driving and access to transportation in low-income communities.
The 5-day conference also included a series of committee meetings, six of which were led by UC Davis researchers.
Photo: Dozens of top ITS-Davis scholars, seen here at the NextSTEPS symposium on Dec. 10, will present their research findings at the 2014 TRB conference. Photo credit: Dorian Toy, UC Davis 2014