PacTrans Seminar Series

  • June 10, 2014

    PacTrans Spring 2014 Seminar

    On May 30, Joe Schofer came to the University of Washington and gave a talk entitled “Making Transportation Analysis Count: Bridging the Gap between Politics and Planning” as part of the 2014 Spring Seminar. Around 50-60 people were in attendance, including transportation students, researchers, and professionals. The talk was about how to persuade politicians and members of the public on the funding of transportation projects, and all of the factors that go into decisions to fund projects. The talk was very informative as the political process can be a major hurdle in the advancement of transportation. He illustrated his points with many real-world proposals, including King County’s failed Proposition 1 and a proposed heavy rail flyover in a vibrant neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago. We would like to thank Dr. Schofer for coming and giving the talk, as it was an excellent and insightful experience for all who attended.

    To view the slides from Dr. Schofer’s presentation, click here: Schofer Making Analysis Count. A video of the presentation, as well as some pictures, can be seen below.

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  • April 15, 2014

    Pactrans Seminar Series: Making transportation analysis count – Bridging the gap between politics & planning

    Please join us in welcoming Dr. Joe Schofer from the Northwestern University. He will be giving a talk on Friday, May 30th in the HUB (room 334) on the UW Seattle Campus from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. There will be a reception immediately following the talk. The talk is free and everyone is welcome.

    For more information on Dr. Schofer’s talk, click here.

  • January 24, 2014

    Pactrans Seminar Series: School Siting and Children’s Travel – Planning to Support Active Transportation

    Please join us in welcoming Dr. Ruth Steiner from the University of Florida. She will be giving a talk on Wednesday, February 5th in the HUB (room 334) on the UW Seattle Campus from 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
    The talk is free and everyone is welcome.

    Additional information: PacTrans_WinterSeminar_RuthSteiner_February-5-2014.pdf

  • October 28, 2013

    PacTrans Seminar Series: What is the Level of Volatility in Instantaneous Driving Decisions?

    Date:  Wednesday, November 13th 2013

    Time:  2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. (Seminar) / 3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. (Reception)

    Location:  UW Seattle Campus, Husky Union Building Room 334

    Speaker:  Dr. Asad J. Khattak 

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  • January 27, 2013

    PacTrans Seminar Series: Electric Vehicles and Life Cycle Assessment

    Jointly organized by PacTrans and the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the UW

    Speaker: Dr. Chris T. Hendrickson, Duquesne Light Company University Professor of Engineering and Co-Director of the Green Design Institute at Carnegie Mellon University

    Abstract: With an increasing number of states mandating the sale of zero emissions vehicles, manufacturers are responding in part by developing electric or battery hybrid vehicles. While widespread use of electric vehicles has the potential to reduce tailpipe emissions, the full environmental cost of producing and operating battery powered vehicles must be considered. This talk discusses the potential environmental impacts of battery powered motor vehicles, including earlier lead acid battery versions and new battery chemistries. Barries to widespread adoption are also discussed.

    Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013

    Talk: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.                   Location: Electrical Engineering 105, UW Campus

    Reception: 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.         Location: More Hall 101, UW Campus

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