PacTrans News

  • September 12, 2014

    Board of Directors Convene at University of Washington

    The PacTrans Board of Directors (BOD) met at the University of Washington on September 3rd, 2014 to discuss center activities, research, and technology transfer. During the full-day meeting, the BOD covered a range of matters, recounting the successes of the year thus far and establishing goals and strategies for upcoming endeavors.

    The BOD reviewed the PacTrans Region 10 Conference taking place on Friday, October 17th and its student conference on the following day, and anticipates another productive and popular event. Research topics and projects were also considered under the new safety center.

    With processes streamlined and responsibilities of principal investigators identified, the BOD looks forward to a successful fall.

    PacTrans Board of Directors meeting

  • September 9, 2014

    WSDOT and PacTrans Join for Partnership Building Event

    PacTrans welcomed officials from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to the University of Washington on August 6, 2014 to build and strengthen the organizations’ partnership. Dr. Yinhai Wang, PacTrans director, presented the opportunities, strategic goals, and challenges facing the University Transportation Center.

    With the theme of data-driven safety, many opportunities exist for universities, transportation agencies, and private industry to work together. Dr. Wang explained that such possibilities include establishing a collaboration platform and reforming transportation curriculum to address modern transportation requirements and challenges.

    WSDOT also confirmed their participation in the PacTrans Region 10 Transportation Conference and will provide an update on their research priorities for funding at the event.

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  • September 5, 2014

    Registration Now Open! Region 10 Transportation Conference

    Register online for the PacTrans Region 10 Transportation Conference: The IOUs of Safety – Infrastructure, Operations and Users on Friday, October 17th, 2014 at the University of Washington.

    The PacTrans Region 10 Transportation Conference brings together the Pacific Northwest’s transportation community to network and share current research results for technology transfer and ideas for future collaboration. This year’s conference focuses on transportation safety; we will discuss research needs and developments in designing safe infrastructure, safe operations, and safe users.

    Preliminary Schedule

    8:30 AM   Welcome

    9:00 AM   Keynote Address: Naturalistic Driving Study

    10:00 AM  Brief introductions by PIs for poster session

    10:30 AM  Break

    11:00 AM  Research Session

    12:00 PM  Lunch and poster session

    1:00 PM  Workforce Development

    2:00 PM  Tech Transfer

    2:45 PM  Break

    3:00 PM  Breakout Groups

    4:30 PM  Report Back/Closing Remarks

    5:00 PM  Social Hour and Networking

    6:30 PM  End of Conference

     

    For more information and to register, free of cost, click here.

  • August 25, 2014

    PacTrans Region 10 Transportation Conference: The IOUs of Safety – Infrastructure, Operations and Users

    The PacTrans Region 10 Transportation Conference brings together the Pacific Northwest’s transportation community to network and share current research results for technology transfer and ideas for future collaboration. This year’s conference focuses on transportation safety; we will discuss research needs and developments in designing safe infrastructure, safe operations, and safe users. Showcasing research products completed in the 2013-2014 academic year and initiating possible technology transfer processes are important objectives of this conference. We’ll also focus on workforce development and education and how PacTrans is involved in training and identifying the transportation industry’s needs.

    The conference will start with a plenary session featuring public and private sector views of the state of transportation safety. A lunchtime poster session will include a presentation of current PacTrans research. Afternoon sessions will focus on the changing educational needs of the transportation workforce and the secrets for moving research into practice, and we’ll conclude the day with a discussion of PacTrans’ future directions. All conference attendees will have a chance to participate.

    Friday, October 17, 2014
    University of Washington – Seattle campus
    Haggett Cascade Room

    Preliminary Schedule

    8:30 AM   Welcome

    9:00 AM   Keynote Address: Naturalistic Driving Study

    10:00 AM  Brief introductions by PIs for poster session

    10:30 AM  Break

    11:00 AM  Research Session

    12:00 PM  Lunch and poster session

    1:00 PM  Workforce Development

    2:00 PM  Tech Transfer

    2:45 PM  Break

    3:00 PM  Breakout Groups

    4:30 PM  Report Back/Closing Remarks

    5:00 PM  Social Hour and Networking

    6:30 PM  End of Conference

     

  • August 22, 2014

    Mark your calendars – upcoming events

    Mark your calendars for these upcoming events at the University of Washington:

    PacTrans Region 10 Transportation Conference
    Friday, October 17

    Region 10 Student Conference
    Saturday, October 18

    Join the Pacific Northwest transportation community for a time of networking, education, collaboration, research sharing, research funding, and updates on technology.

    Check back in the coming weeks for more details.

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