PacTrans News

  • October 21, 2016

    PacTrans Director Elected to ASCE T&DI Board of Governors


    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


    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

  • October 17, 2016

    PacTrans Regional Transportation Seminar


  • September 12, 2016

    PacTrans Associate Director Dr. David Hurwitz Receives National Recognition for ITE University Transportation Curriculum Project


    At the August 2016 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) international annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif., PacTrans associate director and Oregon State University associate director, Dr. David Hurwitz, along with three other members of the ITE University Transportation Curriculum Project (UTCP), received the Transportation Education Council Innovation in Education award. Read More

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