PacTrans maintains a robust outreach calendar, including facilitation of, and participation in, many events geared toward practitioners, researchers, and students. PacTrans continues to rely on these opportunities to showcase our strengths, research, abilities, and technologies; build stronger partnerships with the outside world; and showcase our many educational opportunities to young upcoming students in transportation.


PacTrans host various workshops, seminars, and conferences; we host people from all over the world for symposia and tours; we attend others’ events and present research, give lectures, and host informational booths; and we regularly reach out to, and meet with, potential new partners from all over the transportation field. Most of our outreach opportunities are geared toward multiple groups simultaneously but, in general, here are the different events we are involved in, broken down by primary target audience:


  • PacTrans – Regional Transportation Conference (mid October)
  • PacTrans – Region 10 Transportation Safety Workshop (Spring)
  • Carnegie Mellon UTC – UTC Mobility Summit (Spring)
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers and International Municipal Signal Association – Annual Meeting (mid February)
  • Transportation Research Board – Annual Meeting (mid January)


  • PacTrans and STAR Lab – Symposia/Demonstrations/Tours
  • PacTrans – Hosts International Exchanges
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Smart Cities Conference (July)


  • College of Engineering – Engineering Discovery Days (mid February)
  • College of Engineering – Prospective Graduate Student Visitation Day (mid April)
  • PacTrans – Transportation Seminar Series
  • PacTrans – Leadership Training Series
  • PacTrans and STAR Lab – First year pre-engineering student visit