PacTrans News

  • April 25, 2016

    Dr. Wang Begins Consortium Visits with Trip to OSU


    As our Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium applies to continue representing the region as its University Transportation Center for the next 5 years of FAST Act grant funding, PacTrans director Dr. Yinhai Wang has committed to spend some time with researchers from each of the five consortium universities. Read More

  • April 25, 2016

    University of Washington Concrete Canoe Team Brings Home Gold at Regional Competition


    Congratulations are in order: the UW team claimed first place at the Pacific Northwest Regional Concrete Canoe competition, held the weekend of April 7-9 in Moscow, Idaho. Read More

  • April 25, 2016

    BMW External Advisory Board Member Meets With PacTrans Director


    As BMW geared up to launch its new car sharing program here in Seattle, BMW Vice President for Government and External Affairs, Frank Breust (who is also PacTrans newest external advisory board member), met with our director Dr. Yinhai Wang. The meeting, which also included Vikram Jandhyala, UW Vice Provost for Innovation, happened at the car-sharing event on Friday, April 8.

    This meeting marks the beginning of what promises to be a strong relationship between PacTrans and BMW. Mr. Breust and Dr. Wang sought ways we can collaborate in terms of research interests in transportation and workforce development. There will be more meetings planned ahead as we talk about BMW’s participation in our workshops and our Annual Regional Transportation Conference. Thanks Mr. Breust and welcome to our team!


  • April 19, 2016

    PACCAR Meets with PacTrans STAR Lab


    On April 18, PACCAR engineers and managers met with Dr. Wang and Ms. Bayya to discuss student internships and learn more about faculty research of interest to the company with the purpose of gaining more understanding on partnership opportunities.  The visit was made possible by UW College of Engineering with the purpose of building current relationship and expanding collaboration with PACCAR especially on research. Read More

  • April 15, 2016

    Seminar: Dr. Daniel Sperling Speaks to CEE Transportation Students and Faculty


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