PacTrans News

  • October 21, 2016

    Seattle Academy Junior Wins ARTBA Student Transportation Video Contest

    Each year the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) hosts a student transportation video contest. This contest is geared toward getting students to creatively share their views on transportation and infrastructure with the rest of the world. This year forty-five (45) videos were submitted, and in the General Transportation Category, in the K-12 age group, the winner was Josh Jaffe, a Seattle Academy Junior. Read More

  • October 21, 2016

    PacTrans Associate Director Anne Moudon Makes Headlines on Health Impacts of Travel Mode Research

    anne_vernez_moudon2A group of international researchers, including PacTrans Associate Director Dr. Anne Vernez Moudon, are publishing a three part series in the British medical journal The Lancet. The series, among other things, claims that automobiles, and the planning and infrastructure that support them, are making our cities sick. Along with Dr. Moudon, another University of Washington professor, Andrew Dannenberg, is co-authoring the first of this series that explores the connections between travel and health and suggests several planning alternatives for better health. Read More

  • October 21, 2016

    PacTrans Director Elected to ASCE T&DI Board of Governors

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    PacTrans Director, Dr. Yinhai Wang, Ph.D., M.ASCE has been elected to the prestigious role on the Transportation & Development Institute’s Board of Governors as the Official Nominee for the 4-year position on the Board of Governors, commencing October 1, 2016, and will serve as President of T&DI in 2018. Dr. Wang is a longtime contributor to ASCE T&DI. He was a member on the T&DI Board of Governors (BOG) from 2013 to 2015 and is currently an associate editor for two ASCE journals: Journal of Transportation Engineering and Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. He has also been a member on the Advanced Technology Committee since 2008. Congratulations Dr. Wang!

     

  • October 21, 2016

    PacTrans PI Joe Wartman Honored with 2016 Burwell Award for Oso Landslide Research

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    On March 22, 2014, a landslide occurred structures in an unincorporated neighborhood known as “Steelhead Haven” 4 miles on the south side of the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, east of Oso, Washington. The event engulfed 49 homes; killed 43 people and caused an estimated $120 million in damage and loses; and dammed the river, causing extensive flooding upstream as well as blocking State Route 530, the main route to the town of Darrington (population 1,347), approximately 15 miles east of Oso. Read More

  • October 21, 2016

    City of Bellevue Wins Mayors’ Challenge Pedestrian and Bicycle Award

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    On September 16, 2016, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced eighteen Mayors’ Challenge Pedestrian and Bicycle Awards at the 2016 Safer People, Safer Streets Summit in Washington, DC. Among the winners was our very own Bellevue, WA. Read More

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