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New UCITS webinar on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM!

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January 25, 2021

California Assembly Bill 2061 (2018) increased the gross vehicle weight limit for near-zero-emission and zero-emission heavy duty trucks by 2,000 pounds to facilitate the expected growth of battery electric, fuel cell, and natural gas-powered trucks. These alternative fuel vehicle technologies are currently heavier than conventional diesel trucks. AB 2061 also asked the UC Institute of Transportation Studies (UC ITS) to study whether raising this weight limit could have unintended consequences on state and local pavements and bridges.

December 13, 2020

UC ITS

In 2020, the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) enveloped the world, leading to a public health crisis that profoundly changed all aspects of society, including transportation.

August 25, 2020

Brianna Noble riding her horse Dapper Dan in Oakland with AC Transit buses in the background

Oscar Grant. Sandra Bland. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. And too many others. Say their names. 

August 3, 2020

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May 15, 2020

Blurred red tail lights on an illuminated Easter Span of the Bay Bridge at night.

As California starts to re-open after the statewide shelter-in-place order some are starting to wonder, "What will traffic be like?"

April 22, 2020

April 15, 2020

Even though you may be sheltering-in-place away from the campus and unble to access the physical library, many library resources are still available to you. Here are some ways you can still access them. 

1. Use the campus VPN or EZProxy bookmarklet to connect to library resources off campus. (Here are instructions for both services.) After authenticating with your CalNet ID, these tools will let you use licensed databases to search and access articles. 

March 31, 2020

Transportation Research Board

The Transportation Research Board and Sage Journals have opened up a number of articles related to transportation and pandemics. The articles cover topics from germs on planes to network modleing for outbreak management. You can access all of the papers here

March 5, 2020

Cover of The Congestion Con, showing a road crew building new highway lanes.

Today Transportation for America issued a new report, which looks at how efforts to curb congestion haven't been effective. 

October 29, 2019

USDOT

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced nearly $50 million in new initiatives to expand access to transportation for people with disabilities, older adults, and individuals of low income.  At the Access and Mobility for All Summit, Secretary Chao announced her intent to fund new programs to develop and deploy innovations in technology and further interagency partnerships to improve mobility.  U.S.

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March 23, 2017

I-580 at night where car head and tail lights blur together in red and white streaks.

It's been a year since the variable toll express lanes on I-580 through the Tri-Valley region were rolled out, and initial results are in. As reported in the San Francisco Chronicle:

March 20, 2017