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ACCESS Magazine Wins APA California Award

APA California has announced that ACCESS magazine is the recipient of its 2014 Communications Initiative Award. APA California will officially announce the award at a special brunch ceremony on September 16 at its State Conference, to be held this year in Anaheim at the Disneyland Resort.

ACCESS reports on research at the University of California Transportation Center and presents it in a readable format so it useful for policy makers and planning practitioners. ACCESS was started in 1993 by University […]

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Lewis Center Director Brian Taylor Selected To Chair The Transportation Research Board’s Innovative Urban Mobility Services: Issues And Opportunities Committee

The Transportation Research Board recently named Lewis Center Director Brian Taylor chair of its ad-hoc committee on Innovative Urban Mobility Services: Issues and Opportunities. Professor Taylor will lead the twelve-member committee in examining the growth of new on-demand and peer-to-peer mobility services.

The committee will explore the implications these services have for consumers and existing transportation services. The committee aims to produce a study that identifies policy, regulatory, and other issues that policy makers will need to consider as they regulate these services, including the existing regulatory structure for taxi, limousine, and transit services. Priority […]

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Lewis Center Director Brian Taylor Featured On KCRW Story About The Economic Effects Of Light Rail And Subway Lines

Lewis Center Director Brian Taylor was featured recently in a KCRW radio story about the economic effects of light rail and subway lines. Specifically, the story addresses whether new light rail and subway lines really help revive economically challenged neighborhoods in Los Angeles and spark new development and investment. Listen to the full piece for Professor Taylor’s comments.

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Lewis Center Director Brian Taylor Reveals What’s On His Mind When He’s Stuck In Traffic

Before participating in a Zócalo Public Square panel on the future of the 710 Freeway in May, Lewis Center Director Brian Taylor was interviewed in the green room about what it’s like for a transportation expert to be stuck in traffic. Here’s what he had to say:

What’s your favorite plant or flower?

I don’t believe in picking favorites. Especially when it comes to the plant world. So I tend to be very neutral on all things related to […]

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Annual Lewis Center Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Contest Winners Announced

The Lewis Center is proud to announce the winners of its annual GIS contest. The three winning projects successfully applied research methods and spatial analysis to produce descriptive and analytical insights into distinct policy questions. The 1st place winner will receive $500, the 2nd place winner $300, and the 3rd place winner $200.  In addition, the first place winner’s poster will be featured in the Lewis Center during the 2014-2015 academic year. The contest was judged by Complete Streets Program Manager Madeline Brozen and GIS Program Manager […]

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Lewis Center Researchers Win APA LA Awards

On Thursday, June 12, APA LA held its annual Awards Gala at the Los Angeles Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The Lewis Center was well-represented at the ceremony, with its researchers walking away with two awards. Madeline Brozen, Herbie Huff, and Norman Wong won a Communications Initiative Award of Excellence for their Bike Count Data Clearinghouse project, which is co-sponsored by the Southern California Association of Governments and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Kittelson & Associates, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, and Ryan Snyder Associates also participated in the […]

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Lewis Center Student Researchers Awarded Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has awarded  Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships to Transportation Policy and Planning Ph.D. students Jaimee Lederman and Kelcie Ralph and second-year Master of Urban and Regional Planning student Anne Brown.

The award, established as part of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, recognizes students pursuing transportation-related degrees and aims to attract the brightest minds in the field to the transportation workforce.


APA Releases Video In Connection With Access Magazine’s National Planning Excellence Award

Earlier this spring, ACCESS Magazine won APA’s “National Planning Excellence Award for a Communications Initiative”. Each year APA honors the best planning efforts and individuals that create communities of lasting value with National Planning Excellence and Achievement Awards. The 2014 award recipients were honored at a special luncheon held during APA’s National Planning Conference. For more on the award, view the video embedded above.

ACCESS Magazine reports on research at the University of California Transportation Center and […]

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